With the growing excitement over the World Cup soccer which runs June 11 through July 11, cities around the globe are planning extravagant parties for soccer devotees to cheer on their favorite teams. If you can’t make it to South Africa to experience the frenetic energy of diehard fans and to witness epic athlete finesse, wandermelon has spotlighted a few off-the-chart experiences where you can gather with fellow enthusiasts and watch the games. Keep an eye out for hip-shaking queen Shakira who has co-written and will perform the official song of World Cup 2010 called “Waka Waka” which means “This Time for Africa.”
In Mexico City, massive outdoor screens will fill the Plaza de la Constitución with the National Palace as a backdrop where throngs of avid fans are expected to gather to cheer on their national pride in the opening game against South Africa on June 11th.
The French may possess a certain level of sophistication and airs, but when it comes to soccer, pretensions drop and passion takes over. Fans will gather at the Trocadero, a grassy area near the Eiffel Tower, for each match with “Allez les Bleus” ringing through the air!
Everyone knows the Aussies love a good party so look for a giant Down Under-style rager in Sydney’s Darling Harbour with Jumbotrons floating in the sea for each game. Beer-fueled boat parties and dockside barbecues will set the stage.
Rio plans to broadcast all 64 games on Copacabana Beach and one can only imagine the all-night dance parties that will ensue!
The US has much to be excited about with a much stronger team this time around. Boston plans to party at City Hall Plaza with room for several hundred thousand people to gather to watch the final on July 11th, whereas Chicago will thrown down for World Cup final bash with Jumbotrons at Soldier Field. Go Yanks!
Cheers of “Olé, olé, olé, olé” are already echoing inside of our heads. Game on.
For more information: FIFA World Cup Soccer