Every four years, die-hard football fans and casual by-standers unite for a month to celebrate the global festival that is the FIFA World Cup.
Whether you prefer to watch it at home or out at a bar, there are plenty of options to make sure you never miss an action this June and July.
What makes this year’s tournament all the more enticing is its favourable match timings for Singapore audiences, with the earliest matches taking place at 8pm and the latest at 3am.
The first option of catching the tournament is to subscribe to the broadcast. Unlike previous years, this year’s subscription prices have remained the same from 2014.
Instead of competing for the sole rights, Singapore’s three main broadcasters Singtel, StarHub and Mediacorp are collaborating for the first time to bring the action here.
That means subscribers can choose to purchase the packages from either of the three broadcasters for the exact same price – S$94.16 from now until May 22, and S$112.35 thereafter.
Moreover, the three broadcasters are offering on-the-go streaming options from their own mobile apps – Singtel TV GO, StarHub Go and Toggle. Singtel and StarHub mobile users will be able to stream matches without any data charge on their respective apps.
Singtel TV subscribers who sign up or renew their Trio, Variety or Value Pack packages for 24 months will also be able to watch the World Cup for FREE.
Do note that your subscription will only allow you to watch the matches on the platform which you subscribed to.
Of course, the World Cup simply isn’t the World Cup without the echoes of cheers and screams around you. Thankfully, several establishments and bars have already committed to showing the matches throughout the tournament.
For instance, SAFRA has confirmed that it will be showing selected matches at all of its clubs. Members will also be able to enjoy exclusive premier seating.
McDonald’s will also be screening selected matches at 22 of its outlets islandwide, while Harry’s Bar has committed to showing all 64 matches across its branches, although some outlets may not be able to screen matches after 2am.
Other establishments include Brewerkz, SportsHub, Muddy Murphy’s and 1-Altitude. For a longer list of venues, check out our sister site Discover SG.