| Rydges Hotels
Sport,Hotel News ian 6/6/2014

Whether you call it football or soccer, the much anticipated World Cup is finally here and we will be round-ball focused in the Touchdown Sports Bar – we will be broadcasting every world cup game live PLUS having Happy Hour during the games as well as discounted menu items. This side of Brazil there’s no better place to be part of the action.

Because of the time zone difference, most games will kick off in our morning – 2:00am, 5:00am, 6:00am, 8:00am or 11:00am but there is a tradition when it comes to sport and enjoying a beverage – somewhere in the world it is drinks o’clock – like Brazil!

The first match is Brazil V Croatia and Australia takes on Chile on Friday, June 13. "Friday 13th is unlucky for some", they’ll be saying in Santiago as televisions get hurled out of windows after the first upset! For all match draws and times visit www.fifa.com/worldcup

While every match will be broadcast live, we guess the main interest will be in how our lads are going and the first stage matches for Australia after the Chile game are against The Netherlands and Spain. The final happens at 5:00am on Sunday, July 13 and if you'd like to get a few dollars on Australia holding the cup aloft, you'll get terrific odds of 500 to 1.

Of course, we at Rydges Sydney Airport are totally multicultural and unbiased… but we might do a little green and gold flag waving… well, why not, aren’t they Brazil’s colours???