It’s been four years, and football (or soccer) fans are finally gearing up for the return of FIFA World Cup 2022, the greatest and most prestigious football tournament in the world.
With 32 teams competing across 64 matches in Doha, Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022 (the first time the World Cup has ever taken place outside May, June, or July), you can definitely expect this season to be a particularly exhilarating one.
Have yet to start making plans for those late nights? Whether you’re cheering on hot favourites like Brazil, Germany, Argentina, and defending champions France, or rooting for the underdogs, here are some of the hottest spots to catch live screenings, including options that are completely free.
Given that “few things bring people together and build bonds in the way sports do”, you can look forward to catching the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches with your family, friends, and neighbours for free at 65 community hubs across Singapore, including the following 58 community clubs.
- Bishan CC
- Ci Yuan CC
- Fernvale CC
- Henderson CC
- Jalan Besar CC
- Kebun Bahru CC
- Leng Kee CC
- Pek Kio CC
- Potong Pasir CC
- Radin Mas CC
- Toa Payoh Central CC
- Toa Payoh East CC
- Toa Payoh West CC
- Eunos CC
- Hougang CC
- Kaki Bukit CC
- One Punggol
- Our Tampines Hub
- Pasir Ris East CC
- Pasir Ris Elias CC
- Paya Lebar Kovan CC
- Punggol 21 CC
- Rivervale CC
- Sengkang CC
- Tampines West CC
- The Serangoon CC
- ACE The Place CC
- Bukit Panjang CC
- Bukit Timah CC
- Nee Soon Central CC
- Nee Soon East CC
- Woodlands CC
- Woodlands Galaxy CC
- Yew Tee CC
- Zhenghua CC
- Bedok CC
- Changi Simei CC
- Fengshan CC
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- Joo Chiat CC
- Kampong Ubi CC
- MacPherson CC
- Siglap CC
- Wisma Geylang Serai
- Ayer Rajah CC
- Boon Lay CC
- Bukit Batok CC
- Choa Chu Kang CC
- Gek Poh Ville CC
- Hillview CC
- Hong Kah North CC
- Jurong Green CC
- Jurong Spring CC
- Keat Hong CC
- Nanyang CC
- Telok Blangah CC
- The Frontier CC
- West Coast CC
On top of the free screenings, the People’s Association will also be hosting fringe activities for residents to fully immerse themselves in the football fever atmosphere, such as E-sports console games, various sports try-outs, mini-football challenges, Subbuteo and Foosball table games, alongside live performances and prize giveaways.
Details on the match schedule, which will be updated as the tournament progresses, can be found here.
ActiveSG Sports Centres
The opening match between Qatar and Ecuador on 21 November 2022 will be screened at the following ActiveSG Sports Centres. Selected football matches will also be screened at the Singapore Sports Hub in December 2022.
- Singapore Sports Hub
- Toa Payoh Sport Centre
- Pasir Ris Sport Centre
- Woodlands Sport Centre
- Hougang Sport Centre
- Jurong West Sport Centre
Details of the schedule can be found here.
National Library Building
According to a press release by the People’s Association, there will also be screenings at the National Library Building on Victoria Street on 17 and 18 December 2022, which will include the much-anticipated final match.
You can also catch complimentary live screenings of selected matches at all SAFRA clubhouses during the SAFRA Football Bonanza 2022, taking place from 21 November to 18 December 2022. There will also be fun football fringe activities and even football matchup boards so that you can keep up with all the action.
- SAFRA Jurong
- SAFRA Mt Faber
- SAFRA Punggol
- SAFRA Tampines
- SAFRA Toa Payoh
- SAFRA Yishun
If you are a SAFRA member, you can also collect stamps when you join the live screenings at any of the SAFRA clubs and redeem free gifts when you hit the milestone on the loyalty cards.
According to HomeTeam NS’ official Facebook page, you will be able to catch live screenings of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at all HomeTeamNS clubhouses. Details will be released in due course, so stay tuned for more information on how you can watch the matches!
Changi Airport ST3PS
If you’re on the lookout for a comfortable spot to catch the world’s most prestigious football tournament, you can head down to Changi Airport Terminal 3 Basement 2 at ST3PS from 20 November 2022 onwards and enjoy free screenings on the ultra-high definition LED screen.
Details of the live screenings can be found here.
Lau Pa Sat
If you’ve ever wanted to cheer for your favourite teams in an iconic heritage food hall, you can now do so at Football Fiesta @ Lau Pa Sat, which will see selected FIFA World Cup football games screened live on a mega 130-inch LED screen, alongside an array of delectable local food (look out for F&B promotions!), live band performances and a gamut of fun offerings.
Downtown East will also be joining in on the fun with free screenings of over 25 matches at its Kick Off World Cup Fever event, so grab your friends, immerse yourself in a sea of football fans, and enjoy the fiesta together at E!Avenue’s Event Square.
Details of the live screenings can be found here.
Sports bars, clubs & restaurants
Although catching the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup at watering holes across Singapore isn’t exactly free, there’s no denying the electrifying atmosphere that comes with cheering for your favourite teams matches with your drinking buddies and fellow football fans.
Here are some of the best sports bars, restaurants, and clubs to catch all the action this season!
1. Cafe Football Singapore
As the name suggests, Cafe Football will be screening this year’s World Cup games live at both their Jurong and Woodleigh outlets. Stay tuned to the football-themed restaurant’s official Facebook page for updates on the live match screening schedule.
Reserve your table here.
📍 2 Townhall Link, Genting Hotel Jurong, Singapore 608516
📍 48 Woodleigh Park, The Arena @ PUB Recreation Club Singapore 357844
2. The Drunken Poet
You know what sounds like a good time? Knocking back pints of Guinness and delectable pub grub at cosy Irish pub The Drunken Poet as you cheer for your favourite teams.
Reservations can be made by calling +65 6734 2924 or contacting +65 8158 1785 via WhatsApp.
📍 400 Orchard Road, #01-29C, Singapore 238875 (Orchard MRT)
🕔 3pm–2am (Tue to Fri), 12pm–2am (Sat), 12pm–11pm (Sun)
3. Muddy Murphy’s
If you plan to catch the World Cup 2022 live at traditional Irish pub Muddy Murphy’s, take the experience to a whole new level with beer promos while chowing down on a hearty World Cup Prediction Platter featuring bar bites from Belgium, The Netherlands, Korea, Germany, and the UK!
Reservations can be made via WhatsApp at +65 93966134.
📍 442 Orchard Road #01-02 to 05 Claymore Connect, Singapore 238879
4. Charlie’s Restaurant & Bar
You can expect the Boat Quay area to be extra buzzy during World Cup season, with many sports fanatics flocking down to Charlie’s for its famed atmosphere and beer on tap.
📍 32 Boat Quay, Singapore 049821
5. The Penny Black
The Victorian London-style pub and counterpart to Muddy Murphy’s, The Penny Black, is also another popular spot to get a taste of the action.
Reservations can be made via WhatsApp at +65 93966134
📍 26-27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817
Scenic sports bar Mischief in Esplanade streams live football matches almost every night, so you can count on it to deliver this World Cup season.
📍 Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-10/12, Singapore 039802
7. Dallas Restaurant & Bar
If you are thinking of hosting colleagues, friends or clients for live World Cup screenings, look no further than Dallas Restaurant & Bar and its newly renovated events space in Boat Quay. It is equipped with a bar, balcony and 3 large television screens to watch the games live from anywhere in the venue, so you won’t miss any of the action.
📍 31 Boat Quay, Singapore 049820
8. The Bar Station
The Bar Station in Tanjong Katong is a go-to for many sports-loving Easties during game season. In lieu of the FIFA World Cup 2022, the casual alfresco sports bar will be ramping up its manpower and extending its opening hours till 2am, so you’re for an electrifying time, indeed!
📍 362 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore, Singapore 437122
In true Harry’s fashion, all 19 outlets of the popular sports bar will be screening the World Cup, so you’re guaranteed to sate your sporting desires no matter what!
Details can be found here.
📍 Multiple outlets
10. BQ Bar
One of the most popular watering holes along Boat Quay is BQ Bar, a riverfront bar offering both indoor and alfresco seating. There are multiple screens dotted around the bar, so you can soak in the lively and upbeat atmosphere from wherever you’re seated (or standing).
📍 39 Boat Quay, Singapore 049828
11. Thunderbird Bistro
Many flock to this popular bistro for its ultra-HD 100 inch projector screen — it’ll be like watching the game in the flesh. From Asian Latin fusion eats to refreshing brews, you can count on Thunderbird Bistro for an unbelievable sports viewing experience in Robertson Walk.
Bookings can be made by contacting +65 8816 8301.
📍 11 Unity Street #01-10/11, Robertson Walk Courtyard Singapore, Singapore 237995
Although popular craft brewery Brewerkz no longers screens live sports at its restaurants, it will be making an exception this World Cup 2022 by screening the games at earlier timeslots, as well as the third-placing and final match.
📍 Multiple outlets
13. CÉ LA VI
The iconic rooftop destination will be screening the highly anticipated Final Match live on 18 December 2022 at the SkyBar and Club Lounge. Although tickets are priced from S$38, fans wearing their favourite team jersey will receive complimentary entry.
Bookings can be made here.
📍 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, 018971
🕒 From 10pm
📅 18 Dec 2022
Rooftop bar Lantern will be showing live screenings of selected tournaments from 10 to 18 December 2022, beer promotions and specially curated gourmet bar snacks culminating in a live screening of the Final Match on 18 December 2022, during which football fans can show their support for their favourite team with complimentary face painting.
📍 80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 049326
15. Darjeeling Social
Darjeeling Social, a buzzy Indian restaurant in Robertson Walk, will be live screening all FIFA World Cup matches (except 3am) on a large screen, alongside special promos all season long!
📍 11 Unity St, #01-12, Singapore 237995
16. Singapore Recreation Club
Singapore Recreation Club members, you’re in luck! Catch the World Cup 2022 live at the Padang from 20 November to 18 December 2022 for free, alongside futsal and soccer competitions and even a World Cup-themed zumba session! Do note that a small admission fee is required for all guests (non-members).
📍 The Padang, Singapore 179861
17. Hollandse Club
You can also catch all matches at Hollandse Club from 20 November to 18 December 2022, and the best part? This is open to the public!
6pm and 9pm matches will be screened at the Camden Hill Bar, while 12am and 3am matches will be screened at the Asia 1 Room. Don’t forget to grab a bucket of Budweiser, Hoegaarden, and San Miguel beers for S$30++ before the match.
📍 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
And of course, if you want to have a ball of a time in the comfort of home, Mediacorp will be screening nine key matches for free on Channel 5 and simulcast on meWATCH — the opening, five group stage matches, two semi-finals, and the final. It’s time to start gathering your kakis for late-night watch parties.
World Cup Fever is certainly heating up — are you ready?
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