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The Saitama Prefectural Government and the City of Saitama are holding public events to broadcast seven FIFA World Cup matches live on big screens.

The games to be shown at the event, dubbed “Public viewing Saitama,” will include games held in the nearby Saitama Stadium 2002, the first-round matches of Japan’s national team and the final match to be held in Yokohama.

Admission to the screenings is free but will be limited to the capacity of each facility. To take part in some of the events, participants will be required to obtain numbered tickets, which will be delivered to each site on the day of the game.

The locations and schedules of the events are:

Sunday, England-Sweden, to be broadcast at Saitama Super Arena, near Saitama Shintoshin Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku, Takasaki and Utsunomiya lines. The venue opens at 10 a.m. and will accommodate 15,000 people to see the game, which starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Japan-Belgium, to be broadcast at Saitama Super Arena. The venue will open at 3 p.m. and 15,000 people can enter to see the game, which starts at 6 p.m.

On June 2 and June 4, World Cup-related events will be held at the arena before the live broadcasts, so the venues are likely to be filled much earlier than kickoff time.

Thursday, Cameroon-Saudi Arabia, to be broadcast at Saitama Supporters’ Village, located near Saitama Shintoshin Station. The venue opens at 4 p.m. and will accommodate 1,000 people to see the game starting at 6 p.m.

June 9, Japan-Russia, to be aired at Urawa Komaba Stadium. The venue opens at 2 p.m. and will accommodate 15,000 people. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. Participants are required to obtain numbered tickets to be distributed at the site beginning at 2 p.m.

June 14, Tunisia-Japan, to be broadcast at Urawa Komaba Stadium. The venue opens at 1 p.m. and a maximum of 15,000 can enter to see the game, which starts at 3:30 p.m. Participants will be required to obtain numbered tickets distributed at the site beginning at 1 p.m.

For both events at Urawa Komaba Stadium, a shuttle bus service is available from JR Urawa Station.

June 26, the semifinals will be shown at Saitama Super Arena. The venue opens at 6:30 p.m. and will accommodate 5,000. The game starts at 8:30 p.m.

June 30, the final will be shown at Saitama Super Arena. The venue opens at 6 p.m. and will accommodate 15,000 people. The game starts at 8 p.m.

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