With the 2022 AFL season done and dusted, it’s time to turn our attention to other ball sports in the warmer months, and one very special series in particular, the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Fortunately we’ll also get the opportunity to get even more involved than normal thanks to Australia’s Socceroos qualifying earlier this year, which means there could be some late nights ahead for many of us.
Kicking off in November of this year, the 2022 FIFA World Cup is being hosted in Qatar, a country that is five hours behind Western Australian standard time.
In some good news over the weekend for fans who love to watch their soccer at the pub, the State Government has announced a one-off liquor policy that will allow venues to open and start their service of alcohol at 3am.
Gaming Minister Tony Buti announced the laws on Friday, saying “more than 3.5 billion people tuned into the last FIFA World Cup in 2018 and this policy will give Western Australian venues and fans more opportunity to be part of this global event.”
There will be 64 games in total across the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with most starting at either 9pm, 11pm, 12am or 3am our time.
“That’s why we’re allowing Western Australian pubs and bars to open longer hours to show 2022 FIFA World Cup games,” said Premier Mark McGowan.
“The extended trading will not only support hospitality businesses and the economy, it’ll also give sports fans the opportunity to watch live and enjoy the spirit of the game with friends.”
If you’re a venue keen to screen some FIFA World Cup soccer action and haven’t already done so, you can lodge an application via the DLGSC Website.