Whether you’re traveling to the World Cup or just during the World Cup, let’s face it: you probably don’t consider the airport as an ideal place to keep up with the numerous soccer matches. However, don’t fret! While you wait to board the plane (to Brazil…or to Dallas) you too can stay (comfortably) up-to-date on the latest World Cup ‘gooooooooaaaaal’ with these three tips.
- Charge your electronics: Before you even shuffle out of your abode, for the love of all things soccer, make sure all your electronics are charged. All of them. (This will make tip #2 that much easier to realize.) It’s not that there aren’t outlets in airports, there are, but do you want to be wasting your time, frantically eyeing every single wall for some electricity that you have in abundance at home?
- Find Free Wi-Fi: “Seek and you will find” was probably written in the context of finding free Wi-Fi (pretty sure, but not positive…). Try seeking out a coffee shop, like Starbucks, that (usually) has free Wi-Fi for its patrons.
- Livestream the game(s): I remember a dark time when I lived sans cable. That dark time also encompassed the previous, 2010 World Cup. Whilst sulking on the internet, I found the Holy Grail of live-streaming soccer: ESPN. This year, ESPN will also be live-streaming all 64 soccer matches, and you can watch them via their WatchESPN website and/or app.
If you are NOT tuning into the World Cup—that is okay! Tips 1 and 2 are still applicable to you! However, my alternate 3rd tip for you folks is bring a good pair of headphones or earplugs; unfortunately, I can’t guarantee that no one will scream “GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!” two feet away from you.