WORLD CUP 2014: Looking for somewhere to watch the games in and around Wits?

World Cup mascot Fuleko will become a familiar sight in the coming weeks of the tournament. Graphic: FIFA

World Cup 2014 mascot Fuleco. Graphic: FIFA

The 2014 Fifa Football World Cup kicks off tonight with hosts Brazil taking on Croatia at 10pm. Wits Vuvuzela has confirmed that screenings of the matches will take place at the following venues in Braamfontein:

The venues will screen games during the day and at night.

Most of the bars and restaurants along 7th Avenue in Melville will also open their doors to soccer fans:

Many of these places are having specials on drinks and food throughout the  month of the World Cup.

The Stanley Beer Yard, in 44 Stanley will also screen all of the games at night and stay open till late.

But this year’s hotspots for students and fans are the Biccard Street and De Korte Street (just outside the Easy Hotel) big screens.

Both were “mini” fan parks during the 2010 World Cup and Southpoint management hopes to see the same interest this time around.

Finally, all Wits residences, on and off campus will be screening the games. The Wits Postgrad Club will also screen all games for the enjoyment of staff members, postgraduates and alumni.

For the full match schedule, visit the official Fifa website. For daily screening times, visit the SABC website. On Twitter, follow #WC2014.