Batter Up to open for lunch Thursday for World Cup

Published 4:17 pm Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Batter Up Sports Bar and Grill will open for the United States versus Germany World Cup match on Thursday.

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday for the game that kicks off at 11. They will reopen for normal business hours from 5-10 p.m. as well.

The United States World Cup team has a chance to advance to the round of 16 with a win or a draw with Germany.

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The U.S. won its opening match over Ghana 2-1, then tied with Portugal 2-2 in their second match last weekend.

Germany is considered the No. 3 team in the world and is almost guaranteed to advance to the next round of the World Cup.

Germany defeated Portugal 4-0 in their opening match of the World Cup, and then they tied with Ghana for a 2-2 draw.

If the United States loses to Germany on Thursday, they could still advance to the round of 16 if Portugal and Ghana’s game Thursday ends in a draw.

Germany and the United States are tied for first in the group, but Germany has the edge due to goal differential.