With current worries, many have forgotten that the World Cup is actually on. But, perhaps, out of the corner of your ear heard about the main sensations of this year: Spain lost to Japan, and the Moroccan team reached the semi-finals.
Russia, of course, does not participate in the World Cup, which does not prevent Moscow fans from gathering to watch the game in pubs and bars. Many institutions say that there are no places for the final, which will be held on Sunday, December 18 – everything is booked.
Bookings started last month. How writes “Moslenta”, in the sports bar “League of Pap” on Bolshaya Lubyanka, they say that there are no places for the finals since the beginning of December. The same situation is in the John Donn pub on Nikitsky Boulevard and in Fonbet on Novy Arbat.
In the bar “Pivzavod 77” on Baumanskaya, they said that it was necessary to book a table, because if you come on the same day, there will definitely not be any places.
“In the Bruxx restaurant, we are broadcasting the final in the second hall on a large projector. All places are booked. Table orders have started since the beginning of December,” said the Bruxx bar on Malaya Dmitrovka.
Restaurant Ombudsman of Moscow Sergey Mironov, meanwhile, does not notice a strong increase in attendance. “There is some growth. This is a landmark event, and many people watch it, but people watch more actively when Russia is involved. Then there is much more attention to such championships. Here it is, but to a lesser extent,” he says.