It might seem strange gearing up for the World Cup just as you’re planning your Christmas shopping, but there’s no denying the levels of excitement for the ultimate footy tournament. The team at Style are planning to ditch the car, catch the bus and enjoy all the action on the big screen.
The World Cup 22 kicks off on Sunday November 20 and there’s wall to wall games right through to the final on Sunday December 18 being shown live at venues across the region. But let’s be honest, football and a pint go hand in hand, so how can you enjoy both and not worry about driving? Simple, climb aboard the stylish fleet of National Express buses and forget the stress of parking and the arguments about who’s turn it is to drive.
By choosing to travel on an eco-friendly National Express Bus you can enjoy free WiFi (so you won’t miss the pre-match build-up) and USB points to charge your devices (you don’t want your battery going flat before posting on social media, obvs). There’s also comfier seats and extra leg room, crystal clear CCTV for passenger safety, bright LED interior lighting, improved soundproofing and audio next stop announcements.
You can even take advantage of their Evening Group Saver tickets where up to 5 people can travel together for just £4 overall after 6pm!
HERE’S OUR PICK OF THE PLACES TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP
4TheFans, The Mill, Birmingham: Get the real fan park experience – it’s standing only (unless stated otherwise) for the key games and each match screening also welcomes a Sky Sports presenter plus a genuine football legend, with Kevin Phillips, Mark Lawrenson and Stewart Downing lining up for Birmingham. Tickets are already selling like hotcakes so get yours now here>>Buses>> 17, 60, X1 and X2
Hennessey’s, Digbeth: Three bars and 20 screens – including a giant outdoor LED screen and indoor big screen – ensure you won’t miss the goals. All games are shown live with commentary and there’s table bookings and walk-ins. Click for more info.>>Buses>> 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5 and 6 Platinum
Other Birmingham venues include:
Pryzm, Broad Street: Click for more info. >>Buses>> 9, 23, 24 and X8
The Rainbow: Click for more info.>> Buses>> 17, 60, X1 and X2
The Old Crown: Click for more info. >>Buses>>check the services and timetables page
DropShot: Click for more info.>>Buses>> 17, 60, X1 and X2
Bristol Pear, Selly Oak: Click for more info.>>Buses>> 61, 63 & 76
Molineux: As the Premier League takes a break, Wolves supporters can still get their football fix at their home ground. For young supporters, there will be a fun-filled evening hosted by Dicky Dodd on November 25 as England take on USA; while adults have the choice of three watch parties in hospitality for all of the group games involving the Three Lions. There’s also World Cup hospitality packages too. Click for more info.>>Buses>> 2, 3, 62, 62A
Other Wolverhampton venues include:
The Royal London: Click for more info. >>Buses>> 2, 3, 62, 62A
Swan at Tettenhall: Click for more info.>>Bus>>Number 1
The Registry: The Leicester Street pub will be showing back to back matches. Book you places here >>Buses>> 77, 77A, 934 & 935
Other venues include:
The Crown at Aldridge: Click for more info.>>Buses>>937/997
The Vine, West Bromwich: Click for more info.>>Bus>>74
Saracens Head, Dudley: Click for more info.>>Buses>>1, 2, 5, 17A and 27
The Stourbridge Lion: Click for more info.>>Buses: 7 and 28
-WORLD CUP SCEHDULE-
Sunday November 20: Group A – Qatar v Ecuador (4pm).
Monday November 21: Group B – England v Iran (1pm); Group A – Senegal v Netherlands (4pm); Group B – USA v Wales (7pm).
Tuesday November 22: Group C – Argentina v Saudi Arabia (10am); Group D – Denmark v Tunisia (1pm); Group C – Mexico v Poland (4pm); Group D –France v Australia (7pm).
Wednesday November 23: Group F – Morocco v Croatia (10am); Group E – Germany v Japan (1pm); Group E – Spain v Costa Rica (4pm); Group F – Belgium v Canada (7pm).
Thursday November 24: Group G – Switzerland v Cameroon (10am); Group H – Uruguay v South Korea (1pm); Group H – Portugal v Ghana (4pm); Group G – Brazil v Serbia (7pm).
Friday November 25: Group B – Wales v Iran (10am); Group A – Qatar v Senegal (1pm); Group A – Netherlands v Ecuador (4pm); Group B – England v USA (7pm).
Saturday November 26: Group D – Tunisia v Australia (10am); Group C – Poland v Saudi Arabia (1pm); Group D – France v Denmark (4pm); Group C – Argentina v Mexico (7pm).
Sunday November 27: Group E – Japan v Costa Rica (10am); Group F – Belgium v Morocco (1pm); Group F – Croatia v Canada (4pm); Group E – Spain v Germany (7pm).
Monday November 28: Group G – Cameroon v Serbia (10am); Group H – South Korea v Ghana (1pm); Group G – Brazil v Switzerland (4pm); Group H – Portugal v Uruguay (7pm).
Tuesday 29 November: Group A – Netherlands v Qatar (3pm), Ecuador v Senegal (3pm); Group B – Wales v England (7pm), Iran v USA (7pm).
Wednesday November 3: Group C – Poland v Argentina (3pm), Saudi Arabia v Mexico (3pm); Group D – Tunisia v France (7pm), Australia v Denmark (7pm).
Thursday December 1: Group F – Croatia v Belgium (3pm), Canada v Morocco (3pm); Group E – Japan v Spain (7pm), Costa Rica v Germany (7pm).
Friday December 2: Group H – South Korea v Portugal (3pm), Ghana v Uruguay (3pm); Group G – Cameroon v Brazil (7pm), Serbia v Switzerland (7pm).
Saturday December 3: Group A winners v Group B runners-up (3pm); Group C winners v Group D runners-up (7pm).
Sunday December 4: Group D winners v Group C runners-up (3pm); Group B winners v Group A runners-up (7pm).
Monday December 5: Group E winners v Group F runners-up (3pm); Group G winners v Group H runners-up (7pm).
Tuesday December 6: Group F winners v Group E runners-up (3pm); Group H winners v Group G runners-up (7pm).
Friday December 9: Winners of game 53 v winners of game 54 (3pm); Winners of game 49 v winners of game 50 (7pm).
Saturday December 10: Winners of game 55 v winners of game 56 (3pm); Winners of game 51 v winners of game 52 (7pm).
Tuesday December 13: Winners of game 57 v winners of game 58 (7pm).
Wednesday December 14: Winners of game 59 v winners of game 60 (7pm).
Saturday December 17: Losers of game 61 v losers of game 62 (3pm).
Sunday December 18: Winners of game 61 v winners of game 62 (3pm).
*Match schedules and times are subject to change. Times in GMT.