Feeling that World Cup fever? Here's where to watch matches for free

PHOTO: Facebook/Edwin Tong

Will this finally be England's year for success or will one of the heavyweights like Brazil or Argentina lift the World Cup?

With the world's largest sporting event kicking off in just a few days, football fanatics would be looking for ideal locations to catch World Cup matches.

MediaCorp, StarHub and Singtel offer full coverage of all 64 games with packages starting from $98

For fans who might be put off by the price, there are free viewing options too.

Last Sunday (Nov 13), Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong provided a list of 65 location — community clubs, ActiveSG Sports Centres, National Library Building and the Sports Hub — where fans can watch matches for free.

"Nothing beats the atmosphere of fans cheering together in unison as their favourite team scores a goal, or on tenterhooks in the last few minutes of a crucial game.

"And we want to bring people from all walks of life together, to build bonds and experience the electrifying excitement of watching the matches on a big screen," he wrote.

Nov 21 marks the opening match between host nation Qatar and Ecuador and the final takes place in the 80,000-seater Lusail Stadium on Dec 18.

Do note that not all matches will be shown at all venues and each location has its own specific schedule.

Apart from the locations announced by the ministry, fans would be thrilled to know that Singapore EXPO will also be screening nine of these matches live. 

The following matches will be screened as part of EXPO's inaugural Space Fest from Dec 2 to 24. All screenings will be held outside hall 4. 

Match no. Date Time (SGT) Teams Stage
46 Dec 2, 2022, Fri (OC) 11pm South Korea vs Portugal Group H
49 Dec 3, 2022, Sat 11pm Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B Round of 16
52 Dec 4, 2022, Sun 11pm Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group C Round of 16
53 Dec 5, 2022, Mon 11pm Winner Group E vs Runner-up Group F Round of 16
55 Dec 6, 2022, Tue 11pm Winner Group F vs Runner-up Group E Round of 16
58 Dec 9, 2022, Fri 11pm Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 54 Quarter-finals
60 Dec 10, 2022, Sat 11pm Winner Match 55 vs Winner Match 56 Quarter-finals
63 Dec 17, 2022, Sat 11pm Loser Match 61 vs Loser Match 62 Third place
64 Dec 18, 2022, Sun 11pm Winner Match 61 vs Winner Match 62 Finals
The matches will be screened live at Singapore EXPO, outside hall 4. 
PHOTO: Singapore EXPO 

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