FOOTBALL fans will be tuning in to watch England take on Panama today with kick-off at 1pm. 

If you're looking for somewhere to watch the game that isn't your sofa, here's where to head. 

The Inferno, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth

If you’re heading to The Metropole Market on Sunday, you’ll be able to get your football fix at The Inferno.

The pub will be putting up a giant projector screen in the garden and bringing in a 13-tap free-standing, outside bar to cater for customers.

The Inferno will be showing all the matches throughout the World Cup on eight big, HD TVs dotted throughout the pub and providing table service, so you don’t have to miss any of the action.

What to drink: Well, there is a 13-tap free-standing bar so it would be rude not to take advantage of it...

What to eat: Sunday's Metropole Market has a Mardi Gras theme so there will be plenty of Louisana-style grub to chow down when you get hungry. 

Canvas, Poole Hill, Bournemouth

Samba your way through the World Cup at Canvas, who are showing all the Brazil games.

Tickets are £5 or £7 on the door, with welcome drinks on arrival at 6pm. They will also be showing the evening games in the coming weeks: check Facebook for a full schedule.

What to drink: Bournemouth’s only loft bar is cool for cocktails and caipirinhas (made with cachaça, sugar and lime) are on sale two-for-one during every game. Or hit happy hour (5pm-7pm) where all cocktails are on offer. Bring a friend or why not buy two for yourself! We won’t tell anyone...

What to eat: Expect a ‘selection of Brazilian snacks’ with your welcome drinks.

The Brasshouse, Westover Road, Bournemouth

It’s a real tourist trap but locals love it for football, too. It’s ideal for groups, with lots of seating as well as ample room to stand. For footie fans on a budget the drinks deals are the best beyond Wetherspoons we’ve seen.

What to drink: Lager, craft ale or cider by the bucket - literally! Choose from a variety of named brands: get 12 ales (12 Goose Island IPA, 312, Honkers Ale, Beavertown Nick Oil, Brewdog Elvis Juice or Dead Pony Club) or lagers (Corona, Peroni or Bud) or 10 Old Mout ciders (a variety of flavours) for £30. Cocktails are also two-for-one all day, if you fancy something more elaborate.

What to eat: Fish and chips or sausage and mash: The Brasshouse food is fantastic value, family friendly traditional pub grub. Order two meals from a selection for just £8.50. During England games burgers cost only £4, too!

Bar So, Exeter Road, Bournemouth 

Part of the Royal Exeter Hotel, Bar So is a brilliant day-to-night bar, offering a sunny terrace and fine food for daytime drinks, plus a large dancefloor and cool cocktails. As such, it’ll be the ideal venue to celebrate England’s wins in (we’re thinking positive here!). You can even reserve a booth for you and your friends (£21 including six beers); see Facebook for their full schedule of matches.

What to drink: Double Jack Daniels and cokes are our tipple of choice. Pick up a member's card for £3 and get the second shot half price.

What to eat: Dirty Fries at £4.50 are the perfect pre-match pick-me-up, featuring fiery jalapenos, bacon and melted mozzarella atop fine French fries. Again, bag a membership card and save all summer: you’ll get 25 per cent off food, as well as a queue jump before 10pm.

Sixty Million Postcards, Exeter Road, Bournemouth

Arrive early for each game to bag a booth and work your way through the burger menu (see below). Or book a table online.

What to drink: You can’t drink every night of the tournament, so indulge in one of their super shakes. Opt for Oreo, Peanut Butter, Strawberry or Vanilla.

What to eat: Their burgers are freshly made and wittily named. Try the gut-busting Big Cow (traditional burger, beef brisket, cheesy sauce and tobacco onions), or the Ex-Boyfriend (chargrilled jerk chicken breast, Scotch bonnet dip and lime mayonnaise). From £6.