Where to Watch the 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Stockholm?

by on 09/06/18 at 3:36 pm

The world’s largest sporting event, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Football (soccer for you Yanks), starts next week! It is being played in Russia and the first game will be on June 14th with the final match scheduled for July 15th. One whole month of amazing football. 32 nations from around the world have qualified, including Sweden, and football fans in Stockholm (both locals and visitors) always want to know where they can see the matches. To start off with, all matches will be shown live on Swedish TV (SVT1, SVT2, TV4) which you can see in your room at Hotel Rival. It is also being shown live on certain cable stations (CMore channels). But, it is always more fun to watch the matches with others! Just about every pub and sports bar in Stockholm will be showing the games, but below you will find a few more stand-out bars and restaurants that will be showing live matches to their patrons. Expect large crowds when Sweden is playing!

Outdoors (mostly)

You also have a chain of sports bars called O’Leary’s (with about 9 locations in the the central part of Stockholm) that will, of course, be showing the games at their bars. I composed this list from information from three Swedish websites (that contain even more options than the list above): Nöjesguiden, Stockholm Direkt and ThatsUp. Many of the websites linked above for the bars and restaurants are in Swedish. If you are staying at the Hotel Rival, contact me directly for further assistance.