Japan in action. Photo: FIFA World Cup Facebook
And just like that, we are almost half way through the FIFA World Cup 2018! We are left with the last round of group stage matches before the round of 16. With most of the remaining matches being played at either 10pm or 2am Singapore time, here are some suggestions on how to stay awake and fresh to catch the matches.
1. Food delivery services
Feel hungry during the match? Food delivery services got you covered! With just a click, your late night hunger can be satisfied. Joining the festivity of the World Cup, various food delivery services are offering special deals to fill your tummy while getting your money’s worth. Be sure to place your order early to ensure that you do not have to wait too long for your order!
2. Caffeinated products
Similar to late night muggings for exams, caffeine is once again your best friend as you try to stay awake to catch the late night matches. Not a coffee lover? Fret not. Substitutes for coffee include hot chocolate, tea, energy drinks, coke, and even water. So do yourself a favour; stock up on caffeinated products in case you need them to stay awake!
3. Power nap
Taking an afternoon nap would help to boost your energy level to stay awake at night. However, if you are holding a regular job, an afternoon nap might seem impossible. Instead, before the match, try to squeeze in a power nap of 15 to 20 minutes. You will be amazed at how much of an energy boost a power nap can bring.
4. Keep the lights on
Instead of turning off or diming the lights, keep the lights on. Light affects our biological clock, thus causing our body to think that it is not time for bed yet. The brighter the light, the more difficult it will be to fall asleep during matches!
5. Get up and walk around during half time
Apart from giving your eyes a break from the TV, moving around can help you to stay awake. A toilet break during half time can help to freshen you up, and get yourself ready for the second half.
Let’s gear up and prepare yourselves for the remaining matches of the FIFA World Cup 2018!
Here’s a list of venues where you can catch the World Cup matches this football season!
Embracing our nation’s love for football, Sport Singapore continues to facilitate our football community to celebrate the sport in the second edition of the Singapore Football Festival in June and July this year.
Coinciding with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, International Champions Cup (ICC), Singapore Premier League (SP and the Singapore National Games (SNG), this year’s festivities aim to inspire our people to learn, watch and play various forms of football organised by ActiveSG, Football Association of Singapore (FAS), as well as operators, clubs and fans from the local football community.
Visit http://www.footballfest.sg for more details! #SGFootballFest