SBS has announced its broadcast schedule for the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup this June.
The broadcaster’s TV coverage will feature 25 premium games live, free and in HD, including the opening match, semifinals, final and all Socceroos fixtures.
SBS’s coverage – hosted by former Socceroo captain Craig Foster and The World Game’s Lucy Zelic – launches on Thursday June 14 at 10.30pm with Russia taking on Saudi Arabia.
Coverage of the Socceroos’ campaign to progress from Group C under new coach Bert van Marwijk will see the team face Denmark from 9pm on Thursday June 21, then Peru on Tuesday June 26 from 11pm. Both matches will feature exclusive commentary from David Basheer and former Socceroo captain Craig Moore.
The World Game website will stream all 25 SBS matches live alongside and the latest scores, video highlights, breaking news and analysis from all 64 games from Russia.
SBS Radio will broadcast all 64 matches of the World Cup, live and free via the official FIFA World Cup and SBS Radio apps. Matches will be broadcast in up to three languages simultaneously: English and in languages of competing teams.
SBS Radio’s English coverage be hosted by former Matilda striker Kate Gill, former Socceroo goalkeeper Clint Bolton and current Melbourne City FC defender Scott Jamieson.
Throughout the tournament, SBS Radio will broadcast in at least 13 languages including Arabic, Korean, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese, more than any other FIFA World Cup broadcaster.
Optus Sport last week announced its 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage, which includes two 24/7 channels, all 64 matches both live and on-demand.
SBS live match broadcast schedule
Friday 15 June, 12am
Russia v Saudi Arabia (kick-off 1am)
Saturday 16 June, 3.30am
Portugal v Spain (kick-off 4am)
Saturday 16 June, 7pm
France v Australia (kick-off 8pm)
Monday 18 June, 12am
Germany v Mexico (kick-off 1am)
Tuesday 19 June, 3.30am
Tunisia v England (kick-off 4am)
Tuesday 19 June, 9.30pm
Colombia v Japan (kick-off 10pm)
Wednesday 20 June, 9.30pm
Portugal v Morocco (kick-off 10pm)
Thursday 21 June, 9pm
Denmark v Australia (kick-off 10pm)
Friday 22 June, 9.30pm
Brazil v Costa Rica (kick-off 10pm)
Sunday 24 June, 3.30am
Germany v Sweden (kick-off 4am)
Sunday 24 June, 9.30pm
England v Panama (kick-off 10pm)
Monday 25 June
Tuesday 26 June, 11pm
Australia v Peru (kick-off 12am)
Wednesday 27 June
TBC – following earlier Group E and F matches
Thursday 28 June
TBC – following earlier Group G and H matches
SBS’s coverage of the Round of 16 and Quarter Finals will be announced throughout the tournament.
Wednesday 11 July, 3.30am
2018 FIFA World Cup™ Semi-Final 1 (kick-off 4am)
Thursday 12 July, 3.30am
2018 FIFA World Cup™ Semi-Final 2 (kick-off 4am)
Saturday 14 July, 11pm
2018 FIFA World Cup™ Playoff for 3rd (kick-off 12am)
Sunday 15 July from 11pm
2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final (kick-off 1am)
All times are AEST and are subject to change
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