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DPR Crowns First DC Embassy World Cup Champion

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Embassies Face Off in Soccer Finale

DPR Customer Service:(202) 673-7647
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Michael Tucker Jr., (202) 717-4242, [email protected]

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the Bowser Administration and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced it will host the championships and closing ceremony for the first DC Embassy World Cup on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Jelleff Recreation Center’s synthetic field, located at 3265 S Street, NW.

The DC Embassy World Cup Final will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with a third place match between France and Brazil. The championship game, featuring Argentina vs. Serbia, will take place at 7:15 p.m. Following the match, a closing ceremony with a National Flags Parade and Awards Ceremony will take place at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Fans at the event will get to meet and greet Zabivaka, the official mascot of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Attendees are encouraged to wear national teams’ jerseys.

Embracing the excitement surrounding the 2018 World Cup, 16 embassies out of the 32 countries that participated in this year’s World Cup participated in DPR's DC Embassy World Cup. The 16 teams played a 40-game tournament in a 7-vs-7 format in the spirit of FIFA’s Fair Play. The tournament took place from June 17, 2018 – July 12, 2018.

Embassies represented include Russia, Uruguay, Germany, Mexico, Belgium, Panama, England, Colombia, France, Australia, Peru, Denmark, Serbia, Brazil, Switzerland, and Argentina

For more information or to RSVP visit: DPR.events. Follow the hashtag #DCWorldCup on social media.

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The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.