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Where to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Abuja

Nigerian football fans
Nigerian football fans | © Oluniyi Ajao / Flickr
Football is one sport that has the power to unite people from all walks of life—regardless of race, gender, faith, political ideology, or ethnicity. From children playing on dusty pitches, to youths and senior citizens watching the game in large numbers at the closest viewing centers and sport bars, football in Nigeria is a dearly-loved sport. The 2018 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018, is hosting Nigeria’s Super Eagles. Here’s our pick of sports bars and cafes to watch the games in Abuja, Nigeria.

Eagles Sports Bar & Grill

Bar, African
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The name of this bar arouses some sort of patriotic movement for football fans in Abuja, considering the country’s national team is called ‘Super Eagles’, which is by the way a pleasant coincidence. Eagles Sports Bar & Grill offers one of the best facilities and harmonic ambiance for cheerful football fans on the lookout for a good evening of sport entertainment. You’ll also find some of Nigeria’s finest cuisines and a variety of beer brands, served by a team of friendly staff.
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Beer Barn

Sports Center, $$$
The amazing thing about Beer Barn is that it provides you and your buddies with the finest beer brands from across the world—while you relax and enjoy a good night of loud cheers, watching your favorite football match in a beautifully-furnished lounge, with an option of a sit-out balcony overlooking the city. Beer Barn is a barn-style liquor lounge and tastefully-facilitated sports bar also serving delicious delicacies, located in Wuse 2, Abuja.
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Mirage Hookah Lounge

Sports Center
With a balcony that overlooks the city, some well-seasoned grilled meat, cheerful football fans, a bottle of your favorite beer and music in the background, this is the ideal after-work relaxation spot. Mirage Hookah Lounge offers its customers the perfect vibe for football match days.
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Crush Café

Sports Center
Crush Café is a sports-lovers haven, located in the buzzing Gwarimpa area of Abuja. From the beautiful landscaping to strategic placements of the different screens within the premises, Crush Café offers its football fans an atmosphere to have an unforgettable experience.
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Firewood Restaurant and Grill Bar

Restaurant, African
Firewood is a lounge that provides you with the right viewing environment to relax and create enduring relationships over great meals and drinks. The restaurant serves as a sports viewing center for football lovers, serving tasteful Nigerian meals alongside.
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Sheraton Hotel Sports Bar

Bar, Hotel Restaurant, African, European, American, French
Football on the big screens! Sheraton Hotel, Abuja offers a state-of-the-art sports bar to catch up on the latest sports action from around the world. The bar presents a serene ambiance to enjoy your favorite international and local beer brands, at the same time gearing high spirit to mingle and cheer on with fellow sports enthusiasts. The food and customer service here is top notch, perfect for viewing the FIFA games with friends and colleagues.
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These recommendations were updated on May 31, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.