Once in 4 years, we get to witness the best in the world of football. Russia is hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup from the glory of Moscow bling city to dreary location that recalls Soviet days.
Whether you are following your favourite team, rooting for favourite players or want to join the soccer crowd in an atmosphere other than a sports bar or a pub – we got it covered for you. Note that you may need to at least pay for a meal or drink if you choose to watch in a restaurant or coffee shop.
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Catch the live screening of FIFA World Cup at all 22 McDonald's outlets islandwide while enjoying the World Cup menu specials. Enjoy your dinner, supper or early dawn meal during the live games. Enjoy the game with some Sausage McMuffin, or even the new Chicken Pizza Kicks. Alternatively, if you are sharing a meal with friends, don't miss out on the Happy Sharing Box FIFA World Cup Edition. You'll get a whole box filled with 12 pieces of Chicken Pizza Kicks and 8 delightful pieces of McWings. Check out their website for franchise details.
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This Halal dim sum establishment in East Coast Park is not only open for 24 hours but also provide their customers with a free live screening of FIFA World Cup. If you don’t feel like dining, a dollar can buy you a cup of coffee, allowing you 'access' to join the football craze . No schedule available - simply pop by or call in for reservations.
Address: 1202 East Coast Parkway, #01-01 East Coast Seafood Centre, 449881, Singapore
Contact: 6876 5911
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The OCBC Square features Festival of Football (till 30th July) where most matches including all knockout stage matches as well as the final will be screened live on a mega 66sqm LED screen. Meet local football heroes, or simply soak up the live entertainment, music performances, and food stalls. Activities related to football will definitely keep you occupied. Plenty of Halal eateries in nearby Kallang Mall for your pre and post matches. Check out the screening schedule on the Facebook page.
Address: Stadium Boulevard, Kallang, Singapore 271003
Contact: 6653 8900
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Unite as one at your nearest community centre because there are no excuses not to watch the matches when the 55 community clubs return this year to showcase the live screenings of 2018 FIFA World Cup. Updates on schedules can be referred to Facebook and Instagram (PAFrenz).
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Head to one of the 6 SAFRA Country Club in Jurong, Mount Faber, Punggol, Tampines, Yishun, and Toa Payoh for free FIFA live screenings where you can enjoy the excitement - even if you are not a SAFRA member. For members, you will entitle for special seating upon registration, perks, and exclusive fan packs including prizes to be won for Football Bonanza Draw. Each registered member can bring up to 2 guests into the exclusive member’s area. Activities such as football carnival and clinics are added features you don’t want to miss. Plenty of Halal eatery in SAFRA country club for you to fill in the tummy pre or post matches. Refer to the website for the schedule of the games.
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Be delighted with an interactive football experience as you watch the World Cup for free at the world’s best airport in a comfortable setting. For visitors, catch the live screening at the public area in Terminal 3, Departure Hall North (near Skytrain station to Terminal 1). Before each screening on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, if you guess the right winning team you can stand a chance to win Changi Gift Cards of up to $300 (or $1,000 at the finals!). Plenty of Halal outlets at Changi Airport where you can dine between 6 pm and 9 pm to redeem 2 hours of free parking. Check out the broadcast schedule on the website.
Address: Airport Blvd
Contact: 6595 6868
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Join the fun at Downtown East mall in Pasir Ris for free live screening. Come for the final match and redeem a $5 Downtown East voucher with every $30 spent. Wait, there’s more - the first 30 people to spend $30 at any F&B outlet will receive a limited edition World Cup Russian doll set.
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, 519599
Contact: 6589 1688
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From 26th July, Velocity Novena scheduled important matches where you can watch at the Wing Atrium (near New Balance). Check out their website for selected games screening.
Address: 238 Thomson Road, 307683
Contact: 6358 0700
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Witness the Football Fiesta in the heart of Orchard Road this coming July. Not only you can watch the World Cup third-place and final match on the big screen, ION Station will also gather local fare of foodie delights for you to savour. On top of that, football fans are entertained by live soccer performances from the Urban Street Team, an international freestyle football team.
Address: B4 ION Station, 2, Orchard Turn, 238801 Singapore
Date: From 13th July to 15th July 2018
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If you are in Jurong, head down to JCube to catch live screening of the third playoff and the finals. Free goodies bag (worth $30) could be yours if you are among the first 250 customers that day or you could also stand a chance to win iPhone X free giveaway when you catch the final game.
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609731
Date: From 14th July to 15th July 2018
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Be closer to action via FIFA’s Social Media platform and download the newly renovated FIFA app so you are not missing out on the exclusive update of your favourite team. The Live Blog also bring exclusive coverage for each match in real-time. Check out exciting competitions in Social Media – you could still win a ticket for the semi-finals and final.
Now, we know this is not free but this is so worth a try! For 13 US dollars (equivalent to 18 Singapore dollars), you can purchase an express VPN that gives the option for cancellation within 30 days with no questions asked. With this VPN, you can stream live the 2018 World Cup for FREE on (i) BBC or ITV, or (ii) The World Game. This way, you can watch matches in the comfort of your own home.
Have a wonderful football World Cup season. Do share your favourite places to watch the FIFA World Cup for free in Singapore or if you have anything else to add to the list, we love to hear from you.