If you’re of that rare species rooting for Croatia on Sunday, better confine yourself to the comfort of your couch! Occasionally, Pondicherry wears its French connection on its sleeve- and this weekend when France faces off Croatia, you will encounter strong waves of support for Equipe France!
If you want to yell ‘Allez les Bleus’ with fellow football fans , check out these live viewings in Pondicherry.
1. OPEN-AIR @ Le Cafe, Beach Road
By the beach, fresh breeze , feverish spirits and a energetic crowd to cheer your favourite team with!
2. EUROPEAN EVENING: @Alliance Francaise de Pondicherry, Rue Suffren
Due to high demand, seats for the finale at the auditorium at AFP are reserved only for members and students. Go early at 4 p.m. to catch the first movie of the European Union Film Festival ,opening on the same evening.
3. GARDEN GALA @ Consulat Général de France à Pondichéry
Catch a live transmission at the Consulat’s garden ! Limited seats and entry for members of the French community – check requirements here
4 GALLERY VIEW @Aurodhan Gallery, Kuruchikuppam
Sit back and take in the game surrounded by art and culture at this gallery in Kuruchikuppam!
5 FILM & FOOTBALL @ Santhi Inn, Nehru Street
Start Sunday evening with a documentary screening of ‘Ladies and Gentlewomen’, interact with the director , and later get all pumped up to cheer your team on this rooftop!
6. MUSIC AND AN EPIC MATCH @ Rendezvous Restaurant
What’s better than a live screening? Live music leading up to it and a few chilled beers. Starts at 7 p.m.
7 DRINK TO GOALS WITH FRIENDS @Crosskeys Restropub
With offers on starters and drinks, the restropub might be a good place to drink every time Lloris denies Croatia a goal!
8 THE CLASSIC COMBO @Storytellers Bar
For quite a few, beer and football are the classic pairing! The Bud90 match screenings are perfect for those who swear by this combo!
This is by no means an exhaustive list. If we have missed a screening, please mention in the comments below.