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Qatar is a six-hour flight from the UK, but with the right gear, you’ll feel like you’re part of the 2022 World Cup and just sitting at home.
Ultra-rich TV screens and Full HD projectors can massively stream games directly to your living room while you relax and enjoy watching your team play on the field.
In addition to receiving the perfect picture, the audiophiles among us can also listen to the latest technology, immerse themselves in the sounds of the crowd and match the commentary.
Of course, no football match is complete without cold drinks and hot snacks.
If you don’t have an outdoor space but want to enjoy authentic flavors at home, a more compact unit will allow you to grill more easily and even taste the perfect pint yourself without even having to go out.
The World Cup will start on November 20. England’s first match against Iran is on 21 November.
LG OLED C2
An OLED TV like this is full of visual magic, delivering greater contrast and great shadow detail along with rich colors.
Throw in a 2.2 channel speaker system and AI-enhanced immersive audio, support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision for flawless football action, and a 120Hz screen to keep everything clear, even when the action speeds up, and you’ll find any excuse for gawp in this almost on a TV without bezels.
Get it from LG from £949.48 (42-inch to 83-inch sizes).
These stunning 11″ modular glow sticks feature stunning backlighting to flood the wall behind them in the design and team color of your choice.
Ideal for ambient lighting, they are also capable of executing voice commands through the usual trio of digital assistants. Alternatively, pull out your smartphone for easy remote control.
Buy it from Nanoleaf for £179.99.
Whatever the weather, football is a great excuse to inspire Barbie. Those who prefer the raw thrill of a charcoal-fueled grill or gas-fired power might scoff at the motor, but if you have the size of a Subbuteo table in your backyard and you’re craving real grilled food, this is a great option.
Expect the 189 square inches of ceramic-coated cast iron to handle up to 8 hamburgers (or meatless patties) at a time, distributing heat evenly for delicious-looking burn marks, and eventually achieving a similar finish to a gas or charcoal grill effect, all with the convenience of electricity.
Get it from Weber for £359.
Just connect it to one of the more than 40 available kegs and you’ll have around 10 pints of crisp, cold beer. Better yet, let the app know what kegs are inside and you’ll get a suggested optimal temperature. With automatic rapid cooling, variable temperature control from zero to 12C, smart features that let you know when you’re running low on battery, and the ability to order more from the app, you’ll never be short of a pint.
Buy it from Beerhawk for £385.
Smeg Retro Mini Bar Fridge
This 1950s-inspired Italian-made refrigerator is energy efficient and features an adjustable thermostat.
It also boasts a low-noise design and efficient compressor cooling, two door shelves for placing snacks and two adjustable interior shelves.
Get it from Nisbets for £799.99.
roberts revival petite
This FM/DAB+ retro style radio is perfect for those must-hear games.
Expect big, detailed audio that challenges its small size, 20 presets (10 DAB and 10 FM), Bluetooth connectivity to a smartphone and 20 hours of battery.
Get it from Radio Roberts for £99.99.
Bose Sound Bar 600
Surround sound sounds pleasing, but if you don’t have the space for a full speaker array, a soundbar is a great option.
Featuring a stylish wraparound metal grille, this ultra-compact audio bar features wi-fi streaming intelligence and Dolby Atmos for immersive home theater sound that brings the sound of the stadium into your living room.
Get it from Bose for £499.95.
Samsung Freestyle Projector
Want your scores to hang on the wall? Samsung’s uniquely designed portable projector projects full HD images up to 100 inches onto any flat surface.
It has a tiltable 180-degree stand and a built-in 360-degree speaker to handle the sound. There are also handy features like autofocus and automatic keystone correction that ensure visuals stay sharp and straight on the wall.
Get it from Richer Sounds for £449.
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