In the three group stage matches of England at the 2018 World Cup, 2 matches took place at 7pm on weekdays. And the other match took place at 1:00 pm on Sunday. This is a favorable time frame for pubs in England to ensure they will keep their customers in full for about 2 hours during the match.

It is estimated that with only 3 group stage matches for England at the 2018 World Cup, pubs in this country will earn 193 million pounds from selling food and drinks to the football fans. And this number can increase sharply to 488 million pounds if the Three Lions reach the finals, meaning that up to a third of the UK population will go to the pub to watch football.

Not many people believe in the chance of actually going to the final of coach Gareth Southgate’s teachers and students after their hard victory over Tunisia in the opening match. Regardless, however, the 2018 World Cup is certainly an important boost to the UK economy thanks to the enthusiasm of the fans. Through that, it contributes to highlight the very unique pub culture of this country.

Not only in England, but also restaurants, sports bars and pubs all over the world are also extremely busy with the World Cup season. Although it is not yet time to broadcast, hundreds of diners have been present at the bar and pub venues to join the vibrant atmosphere of the eighth round of the 2018 World Cup.

The year 2020 marks a pause for sports when major activities are canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the rapid spread and the devastating consequences of this virus, the only solution we can enjoy in sports again is a vaccine. Many bars and pubs, including sports pubs, have been closed temporarily or permanently due to being unable to maintain them over social distance time. Hopefully, health will soon have a breakthrough to find vaccines and treatment regimens so that the 2022 World Cup can work as expected.