Semi-finals for the UEFA Champions League are right around the corner. Football fans all over the world are tuning in as we get closer to the finals in May. Second only to the FIFA World Cup, Champions League is the most popular football tournament in Singapore.
With the Singapore government rollout of Phase 3 in re-opening the community, social gatherings are limited to 8 persons. As Phase 3 has become the new normal, and is not expected to change anytime soon, fans across the country will likely watch at home among close friends and family. Here are 5 clever tips for celebrating and watching the Champions League in 2021.
1. Host an Online Watch Party
The broadcasting partner for the Champions League in Singapore will be beIN Sports this year. Once you sign in with your TV provider, organize an online viewing party using your favorite video-conferencing service to watch with all of your friends.
Houseparty is a new social networking app that makes face to face video calls effortless. Download it as a google chrome extension or on your mobile phone to quickly jump right into the party. Although you may not be able to hug your best friend when your team scores a goal, you can make sure to let them know by jumping for joy in front of your camera.
2. Host an Indoor or Outdoor Watch Party
Considering Phase 3 government restrictions, invite your small group of regular contacts over for a game and enjoy some much-needed socializing time. While making sure to practice safe social distancing behavior during the party, take a look below for more ways to enhance your viewing experience.
If you feel your space at home is too small, consider moving the watch party outside. Set up an outdoor viewing space for your friends and family, or find a local park for a private viewing party. Use a smartphone projector and a white bedsheet to cast the game for everyone to see. You should then be set up for our next tip to celebrate and watch the Champions League this year.
3. Great Food is Key
Whether you are a huge football fan or just there to support a friend or significant other, you probably are eyeing the food. Hosting a small watch party among friends will always be fun, but consider a bring your own (BYO) food and beer policy. Just make sure to follow government guidelines and practice safe social distancing behavior. This means keeping your guest list up to 8 people (including family) at any time and remembering not to share from the same bowl of chips.
Better yet, order in and have the food delivered right to you. Are you feeling a little generous? Buy everyone a great game day meal and make sure to take advantage of credit card rewards to save on your favorite food delivery application.
Even if you are planning to watch the game by yourself, make it unique. Why not share the couch with your favorite game-day snack and order out.
4. Fun Watch Party Games
We are all getting creative with how to socialize during Phase 3 safely. Plan some fun group games that could liven up the watch party. Whether you chose to organize a small watch party at home or online, here are a few fun socially-distanced game ideas to try.
- Big game predictions
- Football Trivia
- Football Chirades
Just because we can't play 11 vs. 11 on the football field doesn't mean we can't enjoy a fun game while watching it. If you pick a suitable game, it can make an in-person or online party memorable.
5. Where to Watch UEFA Champions League in Singapore
First, you may be wondering who even watches TV these days when most consumers get their entertainment completely online. This year UEFA Champions League is broadcasting the game through beIN Sports. Whoever your TV provider is, contact them to see how you can watch Champions League in 2021. Some service providers even allow you to stream live content onto your mobile devices.
To save costs, make your viewing party a regular event during the Champions League tournament and split the bill 8 ways. Not only this but make sure to use a rewards credit card to get the most value with your purchase.