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Ultimate guide on where to watch the 2018 World Cup on Ibiza

Satisfy your World Cup fever during your stay on the White Isle

The biggest festival of football is taking over screens across the world for one month this summer – and there's no escaping it on Ibiza either.

Starting Thursday 14 June with Russia's opening match against Saudi Arabia, the tournament will come to end on Sunday July 15.

The big one is on Friday 15 June where Spain will take on Portugal. England begins its campaign on Monday 18 June against Tunisia, whilst Germany plays Mexico a day before on Sunday 17 June.

A window on the world and the World Cup on STK Ibiza's sunset terrace

Whether you're a family, with friends, or with a loved one, there's plenty of places in every part of Ibiza where you can enjoy this summer's World Cup action.

Head to the many popular sports bars, sample delicious food and wine at some of the island's top restaurants and beach clubs, or even indulge in tapas and beers with the locals off the beaten track. Football fans need not despair, there's somewhere for everyone, just listen out for the roar of the crowds.

Here are some of our best picks to make sure you don't miss any Copa Mundial goodness during your Ibiza holiday.

The Top-End VENUES

Celebrate your team's win at Nikki Beach Ibiza

Ibiza is home to some of the finest bars and restaurants in the world. So, if you fancy some top-quality food before, after, or even during the match, you're in the right place.

STK Ibiza in Ibiza Town is renowned on the island for its food and entertainment - and you can even watch the World Cup here! It will be showing all the matches on its sunset terrace with beautiful views of Dalt Villa.

For the more easy-going folk who still want that gourmet selection, head to TORÖ just below the Marina Playa Hotel in San Antonio Bay. Enjoy all the action on one of four 65 inch screens whilst delving into delicious sandwiches or trying one of the 40+ international beers - not to be tried all at once though.

Half time food doesn't get much better than this at Nassau Beach Club

If a beach club is more your idea of watching the World Cup, then head to either Nassau Beach Club or Tanit Beach Ibiza in Playa d'en Bossa, where both venues will have ten big screens each. The perfect places to take a dip in the sea during half time.

If you want the peaceful paradise of Cala Jondal, then head to the Tropicana Ibiza Beach Club, where picturesque surroundings combine with luxury food. Add to that a 65 inch screen and you've got a football lover's idea of heaven.

If that's not enough beachside splendour, then head to Nikki Beach in Santa Eulalia. Its stylish decor and extravagant atmosphere offers an alternative World Cup viewing experience at one of world's most famous beach club brands.

BARS AND Sports Bars

Football-themed pre-parties at Linekers for your enjoyment

Dust off your team's jersey and wear it proudly at one of the island's many sports and tourist bars. For that tribal feeling, sociable crowds, and stadium atmosphere, Ibiza's televised sports scene rivals any.

For England fans, Linekers in San Antonio will be showing all games with a football themed pre-party. There'll be a DJ on hand blasting out all the English pub classics to keep spirits high before possibly crashing miserably after a bore draw to Tunisia.

Despite Ireland's failure to qualify for the World Cup, popular San Antonio Irish pub Flaherty's will be screening all games this competition, and still with all that famous Irish charm. Enjoy homely food and tasty beer, but with added sunshine.

Flaherty's for Guinness and homely food to watch the match with

In Playa D'en Bossa, you could slip into Dunes right in the centre and get into the football madness. Ten screens will be spread around the bar for your viewing pleasure and you can either go for beers straight up or try their magnificent cocktails.

In the same resort a big screen, big sound experience awaist World Cup watchers at Tantra Ibiza. Two big HD screens inside and three HD screens on the outside terrace with the promise of an "electric" atmosphere for each game.

You'll be hard pressed not to find a place to watch a match at the much-loved Charlie's Bar in Es Caná. With 14 screens including a giant 2 x 2 meter one it'll be hard to miss a goal!

Factory Bar and Smokehouse in San Rafael offers barbeque food, a snack menu and a kids' play area. With indoor and outdoor projectors, it's the perfect place for families and groups who want a break from the bustling tourist hotspots.

The Local Bars

When in Ibiza, do as the Ibizans do. There's plenty of local Spanish bars pocketed in and around the bustling tourist areas of the island. Most serve refreshingly chilled beers at refreshingly low prices.

Ibiza Town by night is spectacular and the local bar scene around the walled citadel of Dalt Vila is one of the best on the island. There's no guarantee of your team's games being shown, however you'll definitely be able to catch all of Spain's matches; which will be nothing short of an exciting experience.

But the best thing about going local is the adventure. Wherever you're staying, there'll be plentiful local offerings. Better brush up on your Spanish, dos cervezas, por favor.

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