MSC Cruises has announced that it will broadcast live FIFA World Cup games from Brazil aboard all of its ships.

Through a partnership with Sport 24, guests are able to watch all 64 games of the competition, which will be broadcast live in the public areas. In addition to the games being shown aboard the MSC fleet, themed entertainment and activities will be organized.

In the days leading up the start of the tournament, a Sailaway Pool Party World Cup Edition will be held aboard. Other games will include the MSC World Cup Championship – a table football tournament where many teams will compete against one another, and MSC prizes will be awarded; the MSC World Cup game – a team game where teams have to challenge each other in water games, to win MSC prizes; World Champions Quizzes, where guests can take part in a football-related quiz competition.

Arts and crafts enthusiasts will have the opportunity to make their own football shirt, by creating t-shirts with the colours of their favourite teams.

During the final stages of the tournament guests will have the opportunity to bet on who will win the match.

The FIFA World Cup starts June 12; 32 soccer teams from five continents will meet in Brazil.

There have been 19 FIFA World Cup tournaments, won by eight different national teams. Brazil has won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other winners are Italy, with four titles; Germany, with three wins; Argentina and inaugural winners Uruguay, with two; and England, France, and Spain, with one title each.

The FIFA World Cup is reported to be the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world, and the world's most widely viewed sporting event.