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World Cup in Sri Lanka

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World Cup in Sri Lanka

Me and my friends are travelling to Sri Lanka during the world cup, and will need to know where in Sri Lanka it will be possible to watch football. Preferably a bar where there may be a bit of atmosphere, or a live screening.

We will be travelling through the following location:

Columbo, Sigiriyia, Kandy, Ella, Udawalawe.

Thank you for any help

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1. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans love football (after cricket) and while i was there recently i watched a 24 hour football channel, mainly about the premier league so i think you will have no problem finding places showing the games.

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2. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

Thank you boss

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3. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

Actually I was in SL in 2014 and found very difficult to watch the world cup.

Not all the bars has TV and not all the TV has the sport Channel (you need to pay extra). In small guesthouse it will be impossible to watch any football as they don't have the channel.

If you re in some touristic place on the coast and in Colombo or ella you ll be fine, not sure about Sigirya..

In 2014 I also tried to watch from my phone, but of course everything was blocked.. Using a VPN you might be fine.

SL is definitely NOT the best place to be is you like to follow the fifa world cup

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4. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar aka Bamboo Garden Restaurant in Kandy are showing the games.

All the bars in Ella are showing too.

I have heard it is on local tv and the matches are on Sony Ten 2

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5. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

I’ll be in Hikkaduwa for England’s match on Saturday. I’ve never visited Sri Lanka before, will we need to travel to be able to watch the game?

TIA

Gill

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6. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

Most of the beach bars in Hikkaduwa probably will have the games on. I am not sure about small guesthouses.

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7. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

You can inform to the staff of the bar or the guest house if there is a tv, to change the channel to channel eye. They will definitely change the tv channel for you cuz people are friendly and nice! Do not hesitate to ask from them

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8. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

Also kick off time should be 19:30 in Sri Lanka if my maths is OK - luckily it's the early game, otherwise you'd have to persuade someone to stay up half the night to let you watch it.

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9. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

Please speak to the staff of where you are staying ,dining .

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10. Re: World Cup in Sri Lanka

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