The 2014 FIFA World Cup is upon us! It’s no wonder Brazil is hosting the competition for the second time running – it’s the perfect party location! Those streets are going to be LOUD tonight, but I have a feeling Britain’s will be deserted. Yes, Brazil vs. Croatia starts at 9pm. Time to get the Carlsberg in!
If you’re down our way in Brighton and Hove, you can watch tonight’s match from the outdoor beach cinema, The Big Screen. You could almost be in Ipamena itself, if it weren’t for the smell of good ol’ fish and chips.
Props to ITV for coming up with what must be the most exciting place to watch the World Cup in Manchester. Fever Pitch is a World Cup Fan Park with tiered stands and beach-football pitches (450 tons of sand were shipped in) for a Brazilian-style build-up. It doesn’t get more atmospheric than that.
Londoners, check out Boteco Brasil in Soho. Boteco may translate as ‘simple, rustic restaurant’, but this snazzy new venue already has people talking. Popping up from 12 June until 13 July 2014, Boteco Brasil Soho is the official Brazilian cultural embassy for the summer – an experience that celebrates not just football but Brazilian food, art, music and film. It’s also screening every single match. Tickets start at £40, but if you’d prefer a freebie, the Exchange Square’s outdoor screen will be showing a good deal of World Cup weekday matches.
Birmingham fans have the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The Birmingham World Cup Big Screen Event starts 19 June, and it looks like it’s going to be a wild card! It starts with a three-course lunch, followed by a T20 match between Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.
Norwich is throwing a sporting dinner with their World Cup Big Screen at the Mercure Hotel. Catch England vs Uruguay on 19 June. It sounds like a more refined event, but you can never tell with football. We know what you lot are like…
So for something a little Brit different, come on down to your nearest big screen! Send us a Tweet with your thoughts on tonight’s result.