World Cup fans can get a free pint at Greene King if they have one of these surnames

Greene King is offering a free pint for those sharing the same last name as England and Wales’s football team  (Getty Images)
Greene King is offering a free pint for those sharing the same last name as England and Wales’s football team (Getty Images)

Football fans in Qatar for the World Cup may be having difficulties getting their hands on a pint of beer following Fifa’s last-minute ban. But in the UK, fans are in for a treat.

Greene King has announced a free drink is in store for those who share a surname with a player in either the England football team or the Wales football team, during certain World Cup matches.

The pub chain will offer football fans a free pint, a bottle of Ice Breaker Pale Ale, or a soft drink alternative during the home nations group stages of the tournament.

Find out below which lucky fans will be able to enjoy a free pint during the World Cup.

How to claim a free drink at Greene King

If you share a surname with any player from the England team or Wales team, you can bag yourself a free drink.

The players’ surnames are the following: Hennessey, Ward, Davies, Cabango, Lockyer, Rodon, Mepham, Ampadu, Gunter, Williams, Roberts, Thomas, Allen, Smith, Levitt, Wilson, Morrell, Williams, Ramsey, Colwill, Bale, Moore, Harris, Johnson, James, Pickford, Pope, Ramsdale, Alexander-Arnold, Coady, Dier, Maguire, Shaw, Stones, Trippier, Walker, White, Bellingham, Gallagher, Henderson, Mount, Phillips, Rice, Foden, Grealish, Kane, Maddison, Rashford, Saka, Sterling, Wilson.

To claim your free drink to celebrate the beautiful game, customers will need to bring a valid, in-date photo ID at any of the 800 participating pubs. The offer is available in England and Wales with only one drink per person, while stocks last, and you must be 18 or over to participate.

Which World Cup matches can you get a free drink with?

The Greene King offer is available during the following matches:

  • England vs Iran, November 21

  • USA vs Wales, November 21

  • Wales vs Iran, November 25

  • England v USA, November 25

  • Wales vs England, November 29

“Any international football tournament is a major event for fans and, since the success of the Lionesses earlier this year, all eyes are on the men’s teams this winter,” says head of marketing for Greene King sport, Chris Conchie.

“This limited-time offer is more than just a free drink, it’s a chance for us, as your home of pub sport, to provide the best environment for people to come and show their support right across the UK for our England and Wales stars as they pursue glory at the highest level of international football.”