New Delhi: You need not fly down to Brazil to absorb the excitement of the FIFA World Cup - giant screens at Delhi pubs and restaurants will capture it for you with awesome food and drinks to go with the thrills and spills of the game.
Teams from 32 countries will compete for the one of most coveted crowns in world sport, football's showpiece event, from June 12-July 13.
Many popular pubs and restaurants in the city would be screening the matches live, offering some irresistible deals to tempt the football buffs.
"We will be showing the 9.30 p.m. matches live on our television sets and with some authentic Italian food. We have an offer for beer guzzlers - buy three and get two free," Virender Singh Vohra, manager at Baci restaurant in Sunder Nagar market told IANS.
Both the fans and the restaurateurs are disappointed that they cannot have more fun as the scheduling of the matches is in a time zone that doesn't help public viewing here beyond midnight.
The World Cup has five time slots in India - 9.30 p.m. (IST), 12.30 a.m., 1.30 a.m., 3.30 a.m. and 6.30 a.m.