Fancy giving the drinks menu an international feel for the tournament? Line Elise Svanevik looks at what fans around the world could be using to toast their triumphs and drown their sorrows.

1. Mexico
The Mexicans provide plenty of options behind the bar and in the kitchen. Something with a slice of lime – or maybe fans will be celebrating with shots of tequila.

2. Argentina
Among the favourites for the World Cup and a good malbec can taste like it was made by the hand of God.

3. Iran
Alcohol is forbidden in Iran under Islamic law, so for this match, it might be better to focus on the non-alcoholic drinks. Failing that, arak
is the national spirit.

4. Uruguay
While England are trying to get to grips with Luis Suarez, Uruguayans will be getting to grips with national drink grappamiel. But we hear they like a beer too.

5. France
Classy, celebratory, fizzing; can the French forward line perform like Champagne?

6. Germany
They like a beer, and a glass of wine, and certain herbal liqueurs. There's not much they don't like. And they rarely fail to perform on the big stage. Annoying, aren't they?

7. Japan
Sake is the obvious choice, but don't overlook the Japanese love for whisky.

8. USA
Budweiser is the official beer of the World Cup, which is probably the closest the Americans will get to the famous trophy.

9. Chile
South American brandy pisco is a great choice for Chile. Why not give the pisco sour cocktails a chance?

10. Nigeria
Ireland won't be playing the World Cup, but that doesn't mean you have to throw the Guinness aside. The stronger Foreign Extra Stout is a favourite in Nigeria.

11. Spain
Will the current champions be celebrating again? You might want to stock up on sangria just in case.

12. Greece
The Greeks have sworn by their white or rose retsina wine for more than 2,000 years, so they must be on to something.

13. Italy
The Italians have plenty of options on and off the pitch – pinot grigio, limoncello, Peroni, sambuca. England fans will hope they won't be shooting to victory on June 14.

14. Costa Rica
Guaro, described by some as a softer version of vodka, is a popular South and Central American drink, especially in Costa Rica.

15. Netherlands
A lovely gin and tonic is as English as can be, but the spirit didn't originate here. Gin was first produced in Holland in about 1650 but we took it and improved it. A bit like football, but in reverse.

16. England
Most fans in the pub will be drinking lager but there are plenty of domestically produced beers, ciders, wines and spirits to weep into as well.

17. Portugal
The clue's in the name. Finish off Portugal matches with a glass of port.

18. Russia
Vodka. Do we really need to say more?

19. Algeria
Algeria is another Muslim country, but that doesn't stop it producing a selection of wines such as clairette blanche.

20. Ecuador
If you want to give those Ecuador fans something to sup on, we are told pilsners work well, or sugar-cane spirits such as Guarapo or Ron Castillo rum.

21. Australia
Another nation with plenty to offer in the drinks department, though their wines travel better than their beers.

22. Brazil
Apparently Brazil's national cocktail Caipirinha was made for people suffering from the Spanish flu and is to this day used to cure a cold. If someone's a bit sniffly at the bar, you know what to offer them.

23. South Korea
South Korean spirit soju is one of the most widely sold spirits in the world. Although it's not too popular over here, it sure is appropriate when South Korea are on the field.

24. Belgium
For once, one of the greatest beer nations on the planet could have a football team to match. Go for a kriek lambic – while the beer is dry and sour, your customers won't be.

25. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Try pronouncing this nation after a shot or two of popular tipple rakia, which ranges between 40 and 60 per cent ABV.

26. Switzerland
The national spirit in Switzerland is kirsch, which is made from cherry pits and plums and can either be served neat or in cocktails. If that doesn't grab you, maybe a schnapps will.

27. Honduras
Feeling brave? In Honduras, they let herbs and spices marinate in rum for a few weeks before serving what they call gifiti, which provides an unusual bitter taste (a bit like defeat).

28. Colombia
Colombians are known for having the highest consumption of aguadiente in South America. Their version is an anise-flavoured liqueur.

29. Cameroon
Potent palm wine made from palm sap is a winner in Cameroon, and often it is distilled into something that resembles gin and the locals call afofo – a much stronger alternative than the wine. That should make the Indomitable Lions roar.

30. The Ivory Coast
Bangui, a local wine made from palm, is the most traditional drink of the Ivory Coast.

31. Croatia
Along with the Bosnians, the Croatians love a good rakia. Fruit-based spirits such as plum brandy, which originated in Slavonia, are also popular.

32. Ghana
The top-selling beer in Ghana is Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. If you want to go local try the maize-based asaana.