11 Ways to enjoy the World Cup Football 2022

11 Ways to enjoy the World Cup Football 2022

Wether you can't wait for the World Cup Football 2022 or are dreading your partner or staff losing their entire lives to football over the coming weeks, it's coming, whether it's coming home we do not know we but we do have the answers to some burning questions and ideas to help enjoy the World Cup 2022 ...

1. When does the World Cup Football start?

The World Cup literally kicks off on Sunday 20 Nov 16:00 UK time with the host nation Qatar playing Ecuador.

When is the first England game in the World Cup ... Mon 21 Nov 13:00 England Vs Iran

When is the first Wales game and USA game in the World Cup ... Mon 21 Nov 19:00, Wales Vs USA

Wales Vs USA World Cup Football

See all of the games and when they're on here.

2. What times are the World Cup Matches?

... and will you have to do any early mornings?

In a word - NO.

The earliest game is 10:00, the latest 19:00 so they're all an easy watch from the UK.

Not fancying a beer at 10:00, we've got you covered! Enjoy a festive Hot Chocolate or a cuppa in one of our World Cup Mugs:
World Cup Football Mugs
Matching World Cup Football Mugs in kids and adults sizes
Morning matches include:
Morrocco Vs Croatia - 10am Wed, 23 Nov
Switzerland Vs Cameroon - 10am Thu, 24 Nov
Wales Vs Iran - 10am Fri, 25 Nov
Tunisia Vs Australia - 10am Sat, 26 Nov
Beyond the group stages it's all after 15:00hrs kick offs!

4. How do I watch the World Cup on TV?

Live coverage of Football World Cup 2022 on TV in the UK is shared between BBC and ITV .

As for the where to watch the World Cup Final? You can watch the final on both the BBC and ITV.

World Cup Football on TV UK

Check out his this great Guide of when and where to watch from your sofa!


5. When should I host a World Cup Party?

With two of the home nations in the same group, choosing the England Vs Wales fixture would be a great shout for a World Cup Party.

So get your 'The Three Lions' bar ready for Tues, 29 Nov.

World Cup Party Bar Set
Turn your home into 'The Three Lions' Pub with our custom bar accessories


With so many mid-week evening games and dark nights we think it might be the year we see more people enjoying the World Cup at home than ever before.

We also think a great shout for a World Cup party during the group stages would be England Vs USA on Friday 25 Nov or Spain Vs Germany on Sunday 27 Nov before we get knee deep into Xmas parties!


6. How can I enjoy the World Cup at work?

Being at work when the matches are on sucks and especially if you're WFH on your own! 

Why not get the whole team involved with a World Cup sweep stake.

We've got a free one for you to download here and it's the perfect way to involve even your home workers - why not have a Zoom call to kick it off and make the big draw!


7. What to do at Half Time during the World Cup?

Filling that gap in especially if you have kids can be the breaker that sees them lose all concentration. For that reason we've created a simple World Cup bingo game to play with the kids and friends during half time. It's simple family fun!

World Cup Bingo game to play during the Word Cup 2022

You could also get some Xmas shopping done! Use our code HALFTIME for a secret bonus discount!


8. Who's in the England Squad at the World Cup 2022?

If you're planning to follow the World Cup but aren't that football savvy, knowing the team and the players will get you a long way and keep you cool with the kids!

The England World Cup Squad and their Names & Numbers have been named as:

1 Jordan Pickford 

2 Kyle Walker 

3 Luke Shaw 

4 Declan Rice 

5 John Stones 

6 Harry Maguire 

7 Jack Grealish 

8 Jordan Henderson 

9 Harry Kane 

10 Raheem Sterling 

11 Marcus Rashford 

12 Kieran Trippier 

13 Nick Pope 

14 Kalvin Phillips 

15 Eric Dier 

16 Conor Coady 

17 Bukayo Saka 

18 Trent Alexander-Arnold 

19 Mason Mount 

20 Phil Foden 

21 Ben White 

22 Jude Bellingham 

23 Aaron Ramsdale 

24 Callum Wilson 

25 James Maddison 

26 Conor Gallagher

Absolutely vital information if you're planning to get a kids World Cup sweater with their favourite player!

England World Cup Sweatshirt In England Away Strip Red - World Cup Christmas Jumper Personalised With Name and Number

You can personalise our World Cup Sweaters with any player name & number or your own custom football shirt number!


9. How can I get the kids involved during the World Cup Football?

The World Cup is a great way to get them to learn about the world beyond their country! And with countries from every corner of the world competing it's a great opportunity for them to investigate the differences around the world.

... Set them an iPad investigation task about one of the countries they haven't heard of to come up with fascinating facts.

... Use our sweepstake tool to get them to investigate a different country at a time - a bot like an advent calendar

... Get them to fill in a knock out chart as the games go on and understand how the tournament works

World Cup Knock Out Chart


10. How can I fit my Xmas shopping in around the World Cup?

Well! You can always use our online personalised gifts service! We're available 24/7! And we have a gift wrapping service too to help!

But if you are going to head to the shops for some Christmas shopping there are no evening games:

Weds 7, Dec

Thursday 8, Dec

Sunday 11, Dec

Monday 12, Dec

Tuesday 13, Dec

Thursday 15, Dec

Friday 16, Dec

And then anytime after Dec 19 ... thats not a lot of time for all those special gifts!

11. How can I keep interested when my team goes out of the World Cup?

Well for some football is football is football but for others there needs to be something a bit more to it!

Thats why we created our 'World Cup Buzz Word Bingo' game which you can play along in any games listening out for the most cliched sayings from commentators you'll likely hear this World Cup!

If we don't hear 'It's Coming Home' before the tournament is over we may well have to have a huge give-away .....

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