We’re excited for World Cup watch parties! Which type of football fan are you?
The long-awaited World Cup is just around the corner! It’s time to bust out your jerseys, flags and snacks, and start arranging match dates with your friends. At every watch party, there’s bound to be different types of football fans. See if you can match them to the ones in your group…
5 types of football fans at World Cup watch parties
1. The FOMO-ster
A soccer game may look simple at first glance, but there are actually lots of technicalities. Offside, free kicks, penalties… there’s a lot to understand. Some people know all the rules, but others are just pretending to know everything – due to a classic case of FOMO, of course. They obviously can’t miss out when everyone’s having so much fun watching the World Cup! The trick to spotting these types? They simply stand and cheer when they see people do the same.
2. The die-hard fan
We all know someone who thinks soccer is life. They’re permanently in their favourite soccer jersey, and they religiously set alarms at night to watch live games. With strong support comes strong feelings, and these are the ones who act like the world is over when the opposing team scores a goal. Tip: be a good friend and let them eat their feelings with a variety of Matchday Mania bundles (15 November to 18 December). This includes 20% off Chicha San Chen, 50% off Maki-San, 50% off Popeyes (including a special football meal), and 30% off Pizza Hut’s Christmas variety box that’s exclusive to foodpanda.
3. The Zzz kid
It’s 3am and some people just want to sleep. But in the name of true friendship, sleep is for the weak. Whether or not these friends understand or enjoy the game, they’ll eventually join the watch party. Don’t be surprised if you catch them dozing off on the couch — or even on the floor! Surprisingly, not even the loudest of cheers can stir them from their slumber.
4. The soccer bae
Here’s to all the partners and friends out there who just don’t get football — but turn up anyway. For them, the food and drinks are the highlight, so you’ll catch them stuffing their face, with their eyes glazing over as they look at the screen. Every watch party is guaranteed to be a fun time, and they’re just there to soak up all the good vibes. Reserve a spot for them on your couch; they’ll be more than happy to sit there and pig out. Get your snacks and World Cup essentials from pandamart: shopping from this delivery service is just like getting staples from a supermarket, without the hassle of lugging groceries home. Plus, it’s open 24/7 and delivers within an hour!
5. The enthusiastic influencer
What would we do without a dedicated social media content creator? After all, did the watch party really happen if it isn’t on Instagram or TikTok? This friend will dedicate themselves to recording your reaction to every goal and every penalty… and basically every moment something big happens.
Channel this friend and add more action to your social media feed by heading to the Chijmes World Cup Football Fiesta from now till 18 December. In collaboration with Senor Taco, cheer on the live action while enjoying amazing nachos, burritos and margaritas. Spend $30 and above at Senor Taco and gain exclusive access to The Lawn – an area fitted with outdoor seating zones, dance and live band performances, and a live DJ booth for an unforgettable World Cup experience.
Get prepped for your upcoming World Cup watch parties
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Score! The party starts in three, two, one…
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