How to survive a month of World Cup madness

The audience at the Bedok Community Centre reacting to England's equaliser at the 3am live screening of their World Cup 2014 defeat by Uruguay.
The audience at the Bedok Community Centre reacting to England's equaliser at the 3am live screening of their World Cup 2014 defeat by Uruguay.ST FILE PHOTO

How to enjoy and emerge alive from football extravaganza

Sweat, tears, dramatic comebacks and roars of millions of football fans in stadiums and bars. World Cup fever will hit Singapore this month and, whether you are a hardcore football fan or usually oblivious to the offside rule and video assistant referees, here is all you need to know to survive the month-long showpiece.

There are 64 matches involving 32 nations in Russia and the time difference is fairly kind to Singaporean viewers. More than half, or 33, of the games kick off at 11pm or earlier (Singapore time).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'Month of madness'. Print Edition | Subscribe