Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
What do you say about watching football matches?
It depends on the individual and his or her state with regard to travelling the path to Allah. If it is a waste of time for you then use your time wisely. If it is a means of relaxation and it allows you to recharge then it is like any other permissible means of recreation and it is fine as long as it does not cause you to neglect your obligations.