2018 FIFA World Cup - Road to Russia

After one of the most nail-biting World Cup qualifying campaigns in Australian football history, the Socceroos have finally booked their place in Russia. SBS is proud to be able to bring you every minute of Australia's journey at the FIFA 2018 World Cup, with all Socceroos matches as well as the biggest names and the biggest games broadcast live, free and in HD.

Biggest Names, Biggest Games

This year, SBS will offer 25 premium games completely live, free and in HD with exclusive commentary from Martin Tyler, including the opening match, semi-finals and finals, and, of course, any games featuring the mighty Socceroos. 

At the official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia draw in Moscow on 1st of December, 2017, the Socceroos have drawn the second position in Group C, and will face a relatively favourable set of opponents in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup - France, Peru and Denmark.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will see some mouthwatering matchups in the group stage, including Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal up against former world champions, Spain in Group B.

Group D will see Messi against his Barcelona FC teammate, Ivan Rakitic when Argentina take on Croatia, who boasts one of the most talented midfields in the world.

Belgium, one of the dark horses to challenge for the World Cup trophy will be up against England. The abundance of Belgium's superstars will be familiar with the England side, having the majority of the national team ply their trade in the Premier League.

Your Inside Track to the Cup – Anytime and Anywhere

SBS coverage across television, digital and radio will feature the comprehensive, trusted analysis we are known for and the best access on the ground in Russia. 

Football is in SBS’s DNA and we continue to be Australia’s spiritual home for the game, believing its universal appeal can break down barriers without language.  

Craig Foster, Lucy Zelic and the SBS team will come to you every day from our studio in Red Square as part of over 200 hours of content, including breaking news and highlights from all 64 matches.

The new World Cup App will be your must-have Russia 2018 companion, with enhanced viewing functionality, multi-angle replays and immersive stats at your fingertips.

How to Watch

The complete 2018 FIFA World Cup How to Watch Guide

Initial Broadcast Schedule:

2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Match: Russia vs Saudi Arabia - Friday 15 June, kick-off at 1am AEST

Group C: France vs Australia - Saturday 16 June, kick-off at 8pm AEST

Group C: Denmark vs Australia - Thursday 21 June, kick-off at 10pm AEST

Group C: Australia vs Peru - Wednesday 27 June, kick-off at 12 midnight AEST


Times subject to change

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