Big screens will air World Cup matches for free in Makkah

Football in Saudi Arabia, which is the most popular sport in the country, is governed by Saudi Arabia Football Federation. (File photo: Reuters)

The municipality of Islam’s holiest city, Makkah, is offering football fans venues to watch matches for free as the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off in Brazil on Thursday.

Large screens will be placed in two parks, said Hisham bin Abdulrahman Shelley, the municipality’s general director of facilities and parks.

The World Cup which kicks off in Brazil later on Thursday. The hosts will play Croatia in the opening match in Sao Paulo and millions of fans across the world are expected to tune in to the football feast.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44