Where to watch FIFA World Cup in NWA, primer for USA vs England

Venues in Northwest Arkansas are hosting watch parties during the FIFA World Cup 2022 and Black Friday game between USA Men’s National Team and England is sure to draw football fans and interested spectators alike.

There will be four matches per day until the end of the group stage on December 2, with kick-off times at 4:00am, 7:00am, 10:00am and 1:00pm.

For Fayetteville fans, Farrell’s Lounge Bar & Grill shows every game at 1:00 p.m. and most games at 10:00 a.m. Smoke & Barrel will stream all but the earliest games and the neighborhood pub bar Kingfish will be banned for games containing the USMNT.

Football fans in Springdale can head to The Odd Soul for the 1pm games and any game with the USA or Mexico. The Next Level Soccer Center will open its indoor fields in addition to streaming games.

At Rogers, Rendezvous Junction Brewing Co. and Tribe Soccer will host separate watch parties covering the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. games, with the latter also opening the indoor fields for play. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s will be holding the 1pm games for Bentonville locals.

Viewers at home (or those wanting to catch the early kickoffs) can find every game on Fox, FS1 and Telemundo.

The United States drew 1-1 with Wales in their opening game on November 21. England opened the tournament with a resounding 6-2 win over Iran and will look to build on that success. Ahead of the World Cup, England and USA were favorites to leave Group B and advance to the next round of the competition.

A win for England will cement their place at the top of the group. The Americans need a win (and ideally, a Wales defeat by Iran) to keep their knock-out dreams alive. England are expected to make a grand showing in this competition and recent upsets cast doubt on other tournament favorites – Saudi Arabia shocked Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 on November 22 while Japan did a similar one on November 22 move against international powerhouse Germany. 23 – The English could get going at just the right moment.

However, the United States had an impressive first half against Wales and their chances of a result against England will improve further if they can bring forward Giovanni Reyna. Reyna currently plays for German club Borussia Dortmund and is one of the best players for USA when not injured.

Some US players have also gained experience against the English side through their time in the English Premier League. Chelsea player Christian Pulisic will be the most recognizable name for many. He provided the assist for the USMNT’s goal against Wales and he needs to stay at his best to help this USA team succeed.

Though USA are no favorites to win the entire tournament, impressive individual performances could see more American players moving to bigger European leagues. This kind of experience could prove invaluable and will only raise American football’s profile on the international stage. As one of the youngest teams in the tournament, the USMNT will look to develop its core talent ahead of the 2026 World Championship that will be hosted together from the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Photo credit: Europa Press

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