The FIFA World Cup 2018
As all football lovers will know, every four years there is natural occurrence that demands all our attention as we pick a team, maybe have a flutter, and eat, sleep, and dream football. Yes, the FIFA World Cup 2018 is upon us and the hopes of lifting the Jules Rimet trophy. Not only will we of course be showing every match on our giant screens in the Euro Youth Bar (open to guests at the Hotel & Hostel), but we will also be creating the most awesome atmosphere in town to watch the game, and probably the best happy hour deals too.
Here’s a look at how the next few beautiful weeks are going to play out in Russia, and how we will be celebrating a German win – AGAIN! Here’s how to Watch the World Cup 2018 in Munich!
The Footy World Cup 2018 Begins
The Matches that we know about…
So, first up is…
The Matches that we don’t know about…
How to behave during a World Cup Match
Unfortunately there are always those who take their excitement too far and spoil the game for everyone else, so here are our tips on how to best comport yourself whilst watching the matches abroad. Be a shining example for your country – especially if you’re watching in someone else’s!
Have a sing song
We love a Teutonic singalong, especially as the German anthem is the most catchy, so get involved! Each game is going to begin with a National Anthem blasted out and sung by most of the players. Some of these tunes are really high spirited and will make you a little emotional – feel free to get carried away even if you don’t know the words or like the team. The French one is particularly bouncy, although Germany is the all time favourite. Learning the first line will make you friends and then you can quickly get to the bar humming the rest before the first whistle goes.
Every language has an ‘ooh’ or ‘ahh’ that can signify how nearly someone scored, or how well someone defended. You can appropriate one in another language if you happen to be supporting globally. A simple ‘boff’ will work in French for a bad shot, and an ‘ole’ in Spanish for a good one. Arm waving and head grabbing are also well understood international semaphore. If you’re watching Brazil play and they’re not playing your team, then you have the advantage of laughing and smiling throughout, knowing that it’s going to be a great game and you can practice some Samba moves at every goal. Easy to make friends at one of these matches. Even if you’re the losing team.
Celebrating a Goal
Fortunately ‘Goal’ is pretty much understood in context by all World Cup enthusiasts (although we call it a Tor in German), so feel free to shout this out when one occurs. If you’re from South America or the Mediterranean you should take a really deep breath and yell this for as long as possible, hold that note like you’re on stage at an operetta and keep going while your face goes beetroot. Dance around and hug your neighbours at each one of these. Even if it wasn’t their team, they might feel a bit better if you let them join in celebrating.
Remember, it’s all about the winning not the taking part, so act dramatic if your team loses, and go mental if it wins.