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Like it or lump it! World Cup set to dominate Thailand over the next month

 

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Picture: Pattaya News

 

If you don't like football - tough luck!

 

As the World Cup kicks off in Russia this evening Thai time one thing is for sure in football crazy Thailand for the next four and a half glorious weeks.

 

It will be football, football, football...and a bit more football!

 

Pattaya News reported that the famed Walking Street in the Thai resort was no different to any other night time entertainment area in the kingdom.

 

The bars and nightclubs are looking resplendent in the colors and flags of the 32 nations that will compete in the once every four years FIFA showpiece. And anticipation was at fever pitch.

 

The 21st edition of the world's biggest sporting event will feature 64 games over 32 days. The matches will be played in 12 stadiums across 11 cities.

 

There are expected to be three billion viewers worldwide with a huge number of Thais glued to TV screens both at home and out in special venues and clubs and restaurants.

 

Hosts Russia kick off against Saudi Arabia in the first match today starting at 10 pm Thai time. But you can warm up earlier with the opening ceremony.

 

For those who don't like football - and it is rumored there are a handful - your misery will end with the final on July 15th.

 

Pattaya News added that the local constabulary and tourist police will be patrolling to make sure everyone has a wonderful time over the next month.

 

Source: Pattaya News

 
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What is the time difference from Russia to Thailand,that will play a big part in watching the games in the bars

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6 minutes ago, bristolgeoff said:

What is the time difference from Russia to Thailand,that will play a big part in watching the games in the bars

google the time differnce EASY to do....

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Two of the England games are on at 1am and one at 7pm not sure there will be a 4th but you never know nana na nana na.

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41 minutes ago, bristolgeoff said:

What is the time difference from Russia to Thailand,that will play a big part in watching the games in the bars

There usually are three matches daily. The first kicks off at 7 pm Thai time, the second at 10 pm, and the last at 1 am. So I guess there will be quite a few venues that have received "special permission" (tied to the usual "special fee" collected by the local plod, of course) to stay open longer in order to accommodate that last match of the day.

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And of course the police will be letting bars stay open for the 1am games. Provided that the correct "late night license fee" has been paid, of course.

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World Cup in Russia set to kick off tonight

By Thai PBS

 

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The Russia World Cup 2018 is just hours away.  Host Russia will lift the curtain on the world’s most-watched sport event with a glittering opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

 

The opening show is scheduled to start at 9 pm Bangkok time and last about 30 minutes with music and hundreds of performers involved.  Russia will kick off the World Cup in an opening match against Saudi Arabia at the same venue.

 

The tournament will feature 32 teams, including World Cup holder Germany, competing in 64 games over 32 days.

 

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/world-cup-russia-set-kick-off-tonight/

 
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48 minutes ago, madmitch said:

And of course the police will be letting bars stay open for the 1am games. Provided that the correct "late night license fee" has been paid, of course.

thort bars stayed open till 2 am anyway !!

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1 hour ago, essox essox said:

thort bars stayed open till 2 am anyway !!

OK if you only want to watch the first half!

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4 hours ago, bristolgeoff said:

What is the time difference from Russia to Thailand,that will play a big part in watching the games in the bars

Different time zones in Russia. Moscow and Bangkok is 4 hours with Bangkok being 4 hours later. Siberia it is only 1 hour difference. Spasibo!

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This time I was proactive on twitter. Ah, I feel much better now.

 

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The 'give em bread and games strategy' bears a great opportunity for the junta to delay elections again,- nobody would notice.

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