The municipality of Islam’s holiest city, Makkah, is offering football fans venues to watch matches for free as the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off in Brazil on Thursday.

Large screens will be placed in two parks, said Hisham bin Abdulrahman Shelley, the municipality’s general director of facilities and parks.

The World Cup which kicks off in Brazil later on Thursday. The hosts will play Croatia in the opening match in Sao Paulo and millions of fans across the world are expected to tune in to the football feast.