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Football fever: Where to watch the #WorldCup2018 in Brussels (or places to avoid if you couldn’t care less!)⠀ ⠀ ⚽ If you prefer the outdoor crowd experience, head to one of the many giant screens dotted around the capital. Several communes are planning to broadcast matches at outdoor sites: Molenbeek, Jette, Saint-Josse, Watermael-Boitsfort, Evere, Woluwe, Auderghem), and two screens are planned in Schaerbeek.⠀ ⠀ ⚽ The Football Village - Cheer on your favourite team from the relative comfort of The Football Village’s new home at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel on Avenue Louise. There’s a giant screen in the courtyard of hotel and viewing is also possible from indoor big TV screens (useful if the weather turns foul). ⠀ ⠀ ⚽ Bars and cafes are usually authorised to screen matches as long as the screen is not visible from the street. In the city centre, there are no shortage of possible viewing sites. As well as the Irish pubs, sports bar The Big Game (near the Bourse) wants to guarantee you’ll catch every angle with no less than 25 screens, while Rooster’s bar boasts eight TV screens and two large projectors.⠀ ⠀ ⚽ For craft beer drinkers, Le Barboteur on Avenue Louis Bertrand in Schaerbeek, will ensure your thirst is quenched as well as screening every game. For a younger student vibe, head to Korner Ixelles on Avenue de l'Université. It is taking reservations to guarantee a good seat for each match. ⠀ ⠀ ⚽ Hotel lobby bars could be a quieter option. Thon Hotel, Brussels City Centre, is screening every match in their World Cup Lounge. While the Crowne Plaza Brussels is organising a happy hour between 18.00-19.00 on match days in its Brasserie Deco Verre. At the Pentahotel on Chaussée de Charleroi, all games will be live streamed on seven TVs and one massive big screen. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For more, visit thebulletin.be!