Despite plenty of cynicism surrounding the tournament and its organisers, we all know that football fans both passionate and casual will be tuned in to watch the World Cup on TV. There are plenty of venues that will be screening the games live from Russia, with official public viewing of the later stages scheduled in Luxembourg and other cities. Here we list our favourite places in the capital to watch every match. Our photo shows 2014 winners Germany, courtesy of Danilo Borges/Wikimedia Commons.
Bar National’s World Cup Yard (166B Avenue du Dix Septembre, Merl) : a new pop-up venue for this World Cup, Ture Hedberg will be hosting live screenings with a fully-equipped bar and food truck by Escher Kafé.
Rotondes (place du Rotondes, Bonnevoie) : these guys make a real effort to create special events around the footie, with DJs, exhibitions, live commentary and improvised kickabouts.
Kyosk (central park, rue Léon Hengen, Kirchberg): relax on an expansive lawn in front of the big screen and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat and even a game of pétanque. Perhaps the best place to head with kids
The Tube (8 rue Sigefroi, Centre) : knowledgeable sports crowd and a nice terrace to catch your breath and people watch at half time or between games.
Oscar’s Diner (42 Rue de Strasbourg, Gare) : nice place to grab a bite while watching the match on multiple screens and console yourself with a game of pool after your team loses.
The Britannia (69, allée Pierre de Mansfeld, Clausen) : good atmosphere that can get rowdy, especially if England are playing.