A BIG British pub chain is offering free pints to England and Wales fans during the World Cup – but there’s a catch.
Greene King is giving away free drinks to lucky players who share a surname with one of the 50 members of the two national teams.
Greene King is offering free pints for England and Wales fans who have something in common with the players[/caption]
Lucky customers can snag a complimentary pint, bottle of Ice Breaker Pale Ale or alternative soft drink at more than 800 participating pubs.
To receive your complimentary drinks, customers must show their photo ID at the bar during a live group game involving either home nation.
Greene King pubs across the country will broadcast every England and Wales game of the tournament.
The Three Lions meet Iran, USA and Wales in Group B to reach their first World Cup final since 1966.
Elite leagues around the world have paused to allow the best players to travel to the Middle East to compete for the game’s most prestigious trophy.
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Greene King Sport Marketing Director Chris Conchie said: “Any international football tournament is a major event for the fans and since the Lionesses’ success earlier this year, all eyes are on the men’s teams this winter.
“This limited time offer is more than just a free drink, it’s a chance for us as your home of pub sport to give people the best environment to come and show their support for our stars from England and Wales across the UK show you strive for glory at the highest level of international football.”
It comes after it was revealed Wetherspoons will be showing World Cup matches in its pubs for the first time.
The vast majority of the country’s 850 pubs will be broadcasting the world’s biggest football tournament, according to the popular drunk.
The national chain confirmed that only a “handful” of its facilities across the country would not be televising matches because they did not have screens.
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Tournament fans are not allowed to drink alcohol during matches in the stadiums.
However, alcohol is not illegal in Qatar, but it is against the law to drink or be seen drunk in public.