Fifa World Cup to be screened live at 55 community clubs islandwide

The opening match of the 2018 World Cup will be shown on June 14 at 11pm at Our Tampines Hub and 40 community clubs.
The opening match of the 2018 World Cup will be shown on June 14 at 11pm at Our Tampines Hub and 40 community clubs.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - Football fans can watch live broadcasts of this year's Fifa World Cup for free at 55 community clubs around Singapore, in an initiative run by the People's Association (PA) since 2010.

The PA will screen all 64 matches of the football championship. The opening match will be shown on June 14 at 11pm at Our Tampines Hub and 40 community clubs.

The other matches will be screened at various community clubs and Our Tampines Hub.

Residents will be able to enjoy related activities at certain community clubs. These include sports table football (known as "Subbuteo") at Pek Kio CC and a football try-out at The Serangoon CC.

Ms Pearly Seah, the PA's director for youth and sports, said: "We are excited to be able to offer live screenings of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia to residents... Although the World Cup only happens once every four years, it unites people regardless of age and race as they cheer on their favourite teams."

Details of the broadcast schedules will come online at www.pa.gov.sg and on the PAFrenz Facebook page during the week of the opening match. The PA encourages those interested to contact the CCs directly for the latest match screening schedules.