Gadgets you can buy to help bring the World Cup football fever home

You don’t have to leave home to have the stadium experience (Picture:

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Qatar is a six-hour flight from the UK but, with the right kit, you could feel like you’re part of the World Cup 2022 action while just sitting at home.

Hyper-rich TV screens and full HD projectors can do the leg-work in beaming the games straight into your living room in large scale, while you kick back and enjoy watching the teams battling it out on the pitch.

As well as taking in flawless imagery, the audiophiles among us can tune in with the latest tech to immerse themselves in crowd sounds and match commentary.

Of course, watching the footie is not complete without a cold beverage and a hot snack to hand.

If you don’t have the outdoor space but crave the authentic flavors at home, more compact devices can make it easier to fire up a barbecue and even pull your own perfect pints without even having to step a foot outside.

The World Cup starts on November 20. England’s first game, against Iranis on November 21.


Take in the fine details on TVs like this bezel-free LG OLED65C2 (Picture: LG)

OLED TVs, like this one, are loaded with visual wizardry that provide greater contrast and exceptional dark detail, alongside rich colours.

Throw in a 2.2 channel speaker system and AI-enhanced immersive audio, support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision for flawless footie action, and a 120Hz screen to keep everything clear, even when the action speeds up, and you’ll find any excuse to gawp at this almost bezel-free TV.

Buy (in sizes 42in-83in) for prices starting from £949.48 from LG.

Nanoleaf lines

An ambient light-show at your very command (Picture: Nanoleaf)

These brilliant 11in modular light sticks rock a stunning backlit effect, splashing light on the wall behind them in your chosen design and team colours.

Ideal for ambient lighting, they’re able to carry out audible commands via the usual trio of digital assistants too. Alternatively, pull out your smartphone for convenient remote control.

Buy for £179.99 from Nanoleaf.

Weber Q1400

You can have a barbecue in the comfort of your own home (Picture: Weber)

Whatever the weather, football is a great excuse to fire up the barbie. Those who love the primitive thrill of charcoal-fuelled grills, or the firepower of gas, may scoff at an electric machine but if your backyard is the size of a Subbuteo table and you crave authentically barbecued food, this is a great option.

Expect 189sq in of porcelain-coated cast iron that can handle up to eight hamburgers (or meat-free patties) at once, distribute heat evenly to produce those tasty looking sea marks and ultimately achieve similar results to a gas or charcoal grill, all with the convenience of electricity.

Buy for £359 from Weber.

PerfectDraft Pro

Each keg holds about 10 pints of beer (Picture: PerfectDraft)

Simply connect this to one of over 40 available kegs for around ten pints of crisp, cold beer. Even better, let the app know what keg is inside, and you’ll get a suggested optimal temperature. With automatic and fast cooling, variable temperature control from zero to 12C, smart features to let you know when you’re running low and the ability to order more from the app, you’ll never be short of a pint.

Buy for £385 from Beerhawk.

Smeg retro minibar fridge

This mini-bar fridge will keep your drinks and snacks cool and close to hand (Picture: Smeg)

This 1950s-inspired Italian-made fridge is energy efficient and equipped with an adjustable thermostat.

It also boasts a low-noise design with an effective compressor cooling mechanism, two door shelves for snacks and two adjustable interior shelves.

Buy for £799.99 from Nisbets.

Roberts Revival Petite

This rechargeable radio combines vintage cool with modern technology (Picture: Roberts)

This FM/DAB+ vintage-style radio is ideal for those must-hear matches.

Expect big, detailed audio that defies its diminutive dimensions, 20 presets (ten DAB and ten FM), Bluetooth connectivity to hook up your smartphone and a 20-hour battery.

Buy for £99.99 from Roberts Radio.

Bose sound bar 600

A soundbar is a good alternative if you don’t have room for a full sound system (Picture: Bose)

Surround sound is all kinds of audibly pleasing, but if you don’t have the space for a full-on speaker array, a soundbar is an excellent alternative.

This ultra-compact audio bar, with its stylish wraparound metal grille, comes with wi-fi streaming smarts and Dolby Atmos, for an immersive home cinema sound, which will bring the sound of the stadiums into your living room.

Buy for £499.95 from Bose.

Samsung Freestyle Projector

You could beam a 100-inch ‘screen’ on your wall with this nifty gadget (Picture: Supplied)

Want scores beamed on to the walls? Samsung’s uniquely designed portable projector beams a Full HD image up to 100in on to any flat surface.

It has a tilting 180-degree stand and a built-in 360-degree speaker that takes care of sound. There are also handy features like autofocus and auto-keystone correction, ensuring visuals stay sharp and straight on the wall.

Buy for £449 from Richer Sounds.

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