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FIFA Cup action live on big screen

Manama, June 10, 2010

Football fans in Bahrain can watch this year's FIFA World Cup on the big screen.

Each of the tournament's games will be broadcast live at Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco) screens at the City Centre Mall, Seef Cineplex and at the Saar Cineplex from tomorrow.

Matches will be presented in standard 2D display, but might be shown in a 3D format as the tournament progresses.

Fans will be able to buy tickets prior to the games just as though they were buying tickets to watch a movie, officials told our sister newspaper Gulf Daily News (GDN).

However, officials did not confirm whether the tournament's opening ceremony would be broadcast ahead of its opening fixture at 5pm tomorrow.

Host nation South Africa will face Mexico in the first match of the month-long tournament that begins tomorrow in Johannesburg.

Tickets will cost BD3.500 for all matches in the group stages, but ticket prices for the quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals were still being finalised.

They are also available online at

Officials said that they were prepared to deal with fans who were violent or disruptive following their team's performances, but would not reveal what measures they would take to combat such situations.

'We're not scared about that,' said Bahrain Cinema Company chief operating officer Sunil Balan.

'I don't think that anything like that's going to happen, even though such kinds of things do happen, but we are prepared for it if it does.'

World Cup matches broadcast at the cinemas are sponsored by Batelco.-TradeArabia News Service

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