Bar goes Iceland-mad as glasses are raised
World Cup fever has officially kicked off all across Scotland as friends, colleagues and families packed into pubs throughout the country to watch the first matches live from Russia.
Football fans from all walks of life will spend the next few weeks cheering on their favourite teams, participating in office sweepstakes and collecting World Cup stickers.
Pubs all across the country celebrated the first day of the festivities yesterday by decking the walls with a rainbow of flags from all across the world.
Yesterday at Ma Cameron’s on Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen, football lovers packed in early to get a good seat to watch the very first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Although Scotland are not in this year’s event, the pub has decided to back Iceland – offering free pints whenever the tiny Nordic nation wins – although the odds for the country winning the entire tournament are currently 275/1.
In their first match against Argentina tomorrow they are looking at 9/1 odds for victory.
Scottish fans can look forward to watching even more games today, with Egypt playing against Uruguay, Morocco against Iran and finally Portugal taking on Spain.
England will play their first World Cup match against Tunisia on Monday.
Kristina Kocakova and Viktoras Surmieliovas in Ma Camerons in Aberdeen.