The 21st FIFA World Cup football kicks off in Moscow on 14 June, when first-time host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia, in its opening group A match, in the 81,000-capacity Luzhniki Stadium – also the venue for the final on 15 July.
Spread over 1,800 miles, 12 stadiums across Russia will host the 64 matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, contested among 32 finalists. Cup-holder Germany, which beat Argentina in Brazil to win the 2014 tournament, begins its campaign in group F, with a match against Mexico (17 June), while England – the only competing home nation – is up against Tunisia in its opening game in group G (18 June).
With the world’s best on show, including stars like Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Brazil’s Neymar and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, why not watch the matches at your local Wetherspoon pub?
An estimated three billion people – almost half of the world’s population – tuned in to watch the 2014 World Cup, the most-viewed sporting event on the planet.
Enjoy the 2018 action with a superb selection of international drinks, many hailing from the same countries as the teams competing in the tournament. Why not try something different and match your chosen drinks to the match?
With our range of draught and bottled beers, ciders, wines and spirits, footie fans are spoiled for choice. Check out our own international line-up and enjoy a world-class World Cup this summer, as we bring a world of taste to your local Wetherspoon.
TUNISIA V ENGLAND
MON 18 JUNE – 7PM
ENGLAND V PANAMA
SUN 24 JUNE – 1PM
ENGLAND V BELGIUM
THU 28 JUNE – 7PM