World Cup frenzy hits fever pitch in Singapore as businesses cash in

Football fans watching the World Cup match between Belgium and Tunisia at Chijmes last night. With the drama of the knockout rounds fast approaching, bigger crowds are expected at screening locations islandwide.
Football fans watching the World Cup match between Belgium and Tunisia at Chijmes last night. With the drama of the knockout rounds fast approaching, bigger crowds are expected at screening locations islandwide.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

People in Singapore throng places screening World Cup games; businesses benefit from frenzy

Manager Teo Min Yi was startled to hear shouting around her HDB flat in the early morning last Tuesday. And from multiple sources no less.

It did not take her long to realise she was not the only one who had stayed up to watch the Brazil-Switzerland World Cup match, which kicked off at 2am.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Fever pitch'. Print Edition | Subscribe