World Cup soccer enthusiasm may transcend national boundaries, but it can’t overcome time zones. So says the District’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, which quashed two bars’ plans to offer live broadcasts of this year’s tournament, staged in Japan and Korea. The Capitol Lounge and Lucky Bar had hoped to stay open for the matches, which will kick off at 2:30, 5, and 7 a.m. local time. But the city rejected the bars’ requests to serve alcohol during off-hours, then turned down follow-up bids to stay open for viewing with the taps shut off. “We didn’t foresee making much money,” Lucky Bar owner Paul Lusty says. “But we’re a soccer bar.” —Chris Shott

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