You don’t have to be a soccer fan to get excited about this upcoming international tournament. We’ve got the latest information on how to join the celebration.

With great anticipation in one of the most globally celebrated events this summer, the World Cup tournament will begin and air live this Thursday, June 12, 2014. Enthusiasts will unite as 32 teams from all over the world compete for the title in Brazil. However, you don’t need a crash course in soccer to enjoy this month-long tournament. Much like the Winter Olympics, the World Cup inspires entertaining ideas to celebrate in the festivities. Here are a few suggestions.


Of course, one of the most enjoyable ways to watch a game is to watch it live. Plan a get-together or go to a local bar that offers the best environment for a dynamic experience. Which bars are the best? Find the listing here.


Getting your head in the game is easier than you think. Reliable standbys like Twitter and Facebook are sure to fire up with game updates, but it’s not the only social network online. Have you heard of Sportlobster? It’s the motherload of sports social networks. It’s the one place where fans can follow leagues, teams, and players (like FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo), receive live scores and results, and read the latest news and blogs. Best of all, its app is available for both Apple and Android products.


In the chance that all the revelry piqued some interest in learning the sport, pick up a book or two filled with enough basic facts to carry on a conversation during game time. Two such notable books are Smart Girl’s Guide to Sports and Soccer For Dummies.


Events that occur over extended periods like the World Cup often inspire last-minute travelers to visit the host country. Instead of looking for rooms in typical online sites, try a new service that helps find deeply discounted rates. Roomer helps people purchase hotel rooms –  at significant discounts – that someone else booked and paid for, but can no longer use. This concept allows the seller to recoup a portion of his or her money and, in this case, could make a soccer fan’s dream to attend the World Cup come true.


As one of the most celebrated sporting events in the world, partying FIFA World Cup-style will be found everywhere around the city. The tournament only happens every four years, so make sure to join the fun!