The city of Brussels will not put up screens in public places this year for the Football World Cup 2018.
The decision covered the entire Brussels-Ixelles police zone and was for security reasons. However, as of yet, there is no ban on hotels, bars or restaurants installing their own screens or projectors on their terraces.
Some notable private venues will continue to have screens. The Machtens Stadium will be open to supporters to view the matches on big screen placed on the field with spectators viewing from the pitch, and one has also been given the go ahead at Place du Miroir.
Here are some of Belgium’s opening games – expect Brussels to be busy: