The Speisekammer crowd was of a good size but somewhat mild-mannered on Sunday, July 11, when Spain defeated the Netherlands 1-0 to win the World Cup 2010, which took place in South Africa.
Spain, playing in blue shirts (vs. Holland in orange), made its winning goal in extra time, after the first 90-plus minutes of the game were scoreless.
The Speisekammer also had a robust crowd on Saturday, July 10, when Germany defeated Uruguay 3-2 for the third spot at the tournament.
The German pub and restaurant has been a very popular spot since the World Cup began on June 11 in Cape Town.
Alameda’s Speisekammer restaurant and pub was at full capacity today, when Germany played Spain the the semifinals of the World Cup soccer tournament.
But while the crowd enjoyed German beer and food during the match, it didn’t get all it came for.
Spain defeated the German team 1 goal to 0. Spain’s appearance in the finals on Sunday will be the first time a Spanish team has competed for the world’s top soccer prize.
While Spain is facing the Netherlands, Germany is set to play Uruguay on Saturday in the game that will determine the number three team in the world.
Thanks to Alameda resident James Fryer for sharing these images.
The Speisekammer knows how to appreciate the World Cup - regardless of the hour.
The Lincoln-Avenue pub and restaurant lets patrons show up early — like at 7 a.m. — to watch the international soccer matches, which are being televized live from South Africa.
And show up they are.
Saturday’s 11:30 a.m. match between the United States and Ghana brought at least 250 soccer fans into Speisekammer, which had several TV screens and one large projection screen available to patrons.
And Sunday’s 7 a.m. match between Germany and England was another popular event.
The tournament continues through July 11, so stop by when you can.