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Where to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 in Singapore 

Someone once said, “Football is a simple game. 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes”. As it turns out, grown men chasing after a ball is also peak entertainment.

You know it – FIFA World Cup season is right around the corner and the good news is, you don’t need to spend big money to soak in the football fever. More than 70 locations around Singapore are screening matches for free and below are some of the best places you can catch your favourite team play, from 21st November to 18th December 2022.

1. ST3PS at B2 of Changi Airport – Extended opening hours

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup ST3PS at Changi Airport
Image credit: Changi Airport Group

While everyone else flocks to Changi Airport’s Avatar-themed performances and underground go-karting circuit, soccer fans, you’ll want to head down to the air-conditioned ST3PS at Terminal 3 instead.

On top of free movie screenings, they’ll be airing FIFA World Cup matches from 21st November 2022 onwards. Opening hours will be extended so you can even catch the 3am matches here. They’ve also got seating space for 200 and there’s room for an additional 100 to stand if you didn’t manage to chope a seat.

Address: Changi Airport Terminal 3, Basement 2, 65, Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819663
Contact: Changi Airport website

View Changi Airport’s screening schedule.

2. National Library – Screenings of the 3rd placing & final matches

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup National Library
Image credit: Arthop SG

After a day of mugging at the National Library Building, catch the live screenings of the 3rd placing and final matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at the outdoor Plaza. Both will be happening at 11pm onwards.

Address: 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Contact: National Library Singapore Facebook 

3. Singapore Sports Hub – Giant LED screen & live music

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup Singapore Sports Hub
Image credit: Exec8 via Wikipedia

Football fever will be at an all time high at the Singapore Sports Hub. One of the best places to soak in the good vibes with your friends, the venue will have live music, football games, and FIFA- themed displays that everyone can enjoy for free. The matches will also be screened on a giant LED screen.

Address: Stadium Boulevard Kallang, Singapore 271003
Contact: 6653 8900 | Singapore Sports Hub Facebook 

4. ActiveSG Sports Centers – Late-night matches & supper options

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup ActiveSG Sports Centres
Pasir Ris ActiveSG.
Image credit: MyActiveSG

Understandably, not all venues screen the midnight and early morning matches – those are ungodly hours. If soccer > sleep, view some of the exciting matches, including the semi-finals and finals at 5 ActiveSG Sports Centres

  • Toa Payoh Sport Centre
  • Pasir Ris Sport Centre
  • Woodlands Sport Centre
  • Hougang Sport Centre
  • Jurong West Sport Centre

Woodlands Sports Centre’s screening is right next to Citrus by the Pool cafe, which opens all the way till 5am. Pasir Ris ActiveSG also has a 24-hour McDonalds, if you crave a midnight snack during halftime.

View ActiveSG’s screening schedule

5. SAFRA – Kid-friendly games & freebies for members

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup SAFRA
Image credit: SAFRA Punggol 

SAFRA members can invite 2 guests to enjoy live screenings of the FIFA World Cup 2022 for free. Catch your favourite soccer star work the field at the following locations after your usual swim or swim sesh:

  • SAFRA Jurong
  • SAFRA Mount Faber
  • SAFRA Punggol
  • SAFRA Tampines
  • SAFRA Toa Payoh
  • SAFRA Yishun

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup Games At SAFRA
Image credit: SAFRA Toa Payoh, SAFRA Yishun

Enjoy a lineup of kid-friendly games like kick-tac-toe at SAFRA Toa Payoh, and complimentary coffee and tea at SAFRA Tampines. You can also participate in guess-the-winner contests at several of the outlets, and collect stamps to redeem freebies.

View the SAFRA’s screening schedule and activity lineup.

6. Downtown East – 25 matches at E!Avenue, including finals

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup Downtown East
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Downtown East hypes up the East side with the screening of 25 matches at E!Avenue’s Level 2 Event Square. Scream your lungs out without worrying about the neighbours by catching the quarter-finals, 3rd place play-off, and finals live here. 6pm and 9pm matches will also be aired.

Address: E!Avenue Level 2 Event Square, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Contact: 6589 1688 | Downtown East website 

View Downtown East’s screening schedule.

7. HomeTeamNS branches – Screening 64 matches 

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup HomeTeamNS
Image credit: Kezia Tan

You won’t miss your favourite team on the field at the HomeTeamNS branches, as they’ll be screening all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Better yet, complete the day out with more adrenaline-inducing activities at the Khatib branch’s TactSim and AdventureHQ.

Stay tuned to HomeTeamNS’ Facebook page for more updates on the live screenings.

8. Community Centres – 58 screening locations across the island

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup Community Centres
Our Tampines Hub, image for illustrative purposes only.
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No worries if none of the other options are near you, as PA is holding live screenings at 58 Community Centres across the island. Enjoy the show without having to worry about expensive wee-hour transport when you head to your nearest participating CC. 

There’ll also be sideline activities such as E-sports, Foosball table games, and mini-football themed challenges. Also, vibe out with live music and prize giveaways.

View the Community Centres’ screening schedules and activity lineup

9. Lau Pa Sat –  130-inch LED screen 

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup Lau Pa Sat
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Not just a place to enjoy smokin’ satay, Lau Pa Sat is also where you can catch FIFA World Cup matches on a 130-inch LED screen. You don’t have to pay to enter the premises, but it’ll still be a good idea to purchase at least a drink or 2 out of courtesy. There are stalls open round the clock here. 

Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
Contact: 6220 2138 | Lau Pa Sat website

Bonus: Singapore Recreation Club – Festival with beer, at the Padang

9 Best Places To Watch The FIFA World Cup Singapore Recreation Club
Image credit: Dietmar Rabich

World Cup Fest 2022 takes the FIFA frenzy to the next level with a festival at the Padang. All 64 matches will be screened, plus there’ll also be a food bazaar, futsal and soccer competitions as well as World Cup-themed Zumba. Mega fans can also book VIP tables for a more comfortable viewing experience. 

Singapore Recreation Club members can enter for free, but the event is open to the public at $15/person. Each ticket also comes with a beer to get the evening going.

Address: B Connaught Drive, Singapore 179682
Contact: 6595 0500 | Singapore Recreation Club website 

Register for World Cup Fest 2022.

Other screening locations

It’s one of the biggest sporting events of the year, so it’s only natural that every establishment wants a part of the hubbub. Other notable places that are screening the World Cup this year include:

  • McDonald’s 
  • Cafe Football
  • Harry’s 
  • Brewerkz
  • CÉ LA VI
  • Lantern

Homebodies can also catch 9 of the key matches including the opening, semi-finals, and finals at home for free, on Mediacorp’s Channel 5 and simulcast on meWATCH.

Register for World Cup Fest 2022.

Get a kick out of FIFA 2022

Diehard or not, you’ll have to admit that soccer matches are a hundred percent thrilling, especially when the stakes are as high as that of the FIFA World Cup. At these free screenings around Singapore, boo at yellow cards and cheer at successful goals with everyone else. One thing’s for sure, you’ll definitely get a kick out of it.

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Cover image adapted from: Changi Airport, Exec8 via Wikipedia.