Live Soccer TV

Live Soccer TV App for iOS
Live Soccer TV App for Android
Where to watch the World Cup in Australia

2018 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights in Australia: TV channels, OTT, streaming and radio

May 27, 2018 By Michelle Bonsu
If you're based in Australia, but aren't able to get a flight over to Russia, don't fret! LiveSoccerTV.com has all the info you need to catch the Socceroos in action this summer.

Australia are making their fifth World Cup appearance this summer after featuring at the 1974, 2006, 2010, and 2014 editions. However, the Socceroos haven't cleared the group stage since 2006 and face a tough task to get out of a quartet with European heavyweights France as well as ambitious sides Denmark and Peru.

Not able to make the long journey over there to Russia? No problem. Here's all the info you need to tune in to the latest edition of arguably the biggest sporting event in the world.

When is the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

This year's edition of the famous quadrennial tournament will be played between June 14, 2018 and July 16, 2018.

2018 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights in Australia

Optus Sport will cover all 64 of this summer's World Cup games, including Australia's group stage clashes with Peru, Denmark, and France. Notably, for the first time in history, Australian fans will have a chance to see the Socceroos in action during prime-time as their game against France will be streamed at 20:00 AEST on Saturday, June 16th.

Another option to catch some of the games will be through SBS, which will provide coverage of all three of Australia's group stage games and 25 of the 64 games overall.

Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup on TV

If you're watching the games through the traditional method, the way to go will be either Optus Sport or SBS Live. Both will provide coverage of all of Australia's three games against France, Denmark, and Peru. SBS also will offer coverage of selected games, including the juicy clash between Portugal and Spain, reigning champs Germany's group stage opener vs. Mexico, as well as both semi-finals, the third-place game, and the final.  

Stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup online

Not able to be near a TV, or simply prefer to be able to follow the game on the go? SBS Live will provide some coverage of selected matches, while Optus Sport also has a feature that will allow you to stream any of the games via tablet, phone, or other mobile device.

Listen to the 2018 FIFA World Cup on radio

On a long drive? Or simply prefer the old fashioned way to catch your football via radio? SBS Radio has you covered!

2018 FIFA World Cup match times

To be honest, Russian time is not exactly the best for fans who are based in Australia. There are some games that kick off at 5:00 AEST. Yes, that's at five in the morning.

The opening match, featuring hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia will start at 1:00 AEST. Same goes for the final, so be prepared to stay up late, as it will begin at 1:00 AEST on Monday, July 16th.

Overall, kick off times for the majority of fixtures will be between 22:00 AEST and 4:00 AEST. Not exactly perfect for people who have to go to work or summer university classes, but viewers will have to make do.

When does Australia play?

Australia's group stage games will take place on:

  • Saturday, June 16th: France vs. Australia, 20:00 AEST on SBS Live, SBS, Optus Sport
  • Thursday, June 21st: Denmark vs. Australia, 22:00 AEST on SBS, Optus Sport, SBS Live
  • Wednesday, June 27th: Australia vs. Peru, 00:00 AEST on SBS, Optus Sport, SBS Live

Which countries are in Australia's World Cup Group C:

  • France
  • Peru
  • Denmark

World Cup Fixtures:

Below you will find a detailed list of all 64 games taking place at this summer's World Cup starting from 14th June through the final on 16th July:

Thursday, 14 June 2018
Live
+11:00am Group A
6:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Russia National TeamRussia 5 - 0 Saudi ArabiaRussia National Team
Friday, 15 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group A
5:00pm local (Yekaterinburg)
Ekaterinburg Arena
Egypt National TeamEgypt 0 - 1 UruguayEgypt National Team
Live
+11:00am Group B
6:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Morocco National TeamMorocco 0 - 1 IranMorocco National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group B
9:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Portugal National TeamPortugal 3 - 3 SpainPortugal National Team
Saturday, 16 June 2018
Live
+6:00am Group C
1:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
France National TeamFrance 2 - 1 AustraliaFrance National Team
Live
+9:00am Group D
4:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Argentina National TeamArgentina 1 - 1 IcelandArgentina National Team
Live
+12:00pm Group C
7:00pm local (Saransk)
Mordovia Arena
Peru National TeamPeru 0 - 1 DenmarkPeru National Team
Live
+3:00pm Group D
9:00pm local (Kaliningrad)
Kaliningrad Stadium
Croatia National TeamCroatia 2 - 0 NigeriaCroatia National Team
Sunday, 17 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group E
4:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Costa Rica National TeamCosta Rica 0 - 1 SerbiaCosta Rica National Team
Live
+11:00am Group F
6:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Germany National TeamGermany 0 - 1 MexicoGermany National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group E
9:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Brazil National TeamBrazil 1 - 1 SwitzerlandBrazil National Team
Monday, 18 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group F
3:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Sweden National TeamSweden 1 - 0 Korea RepublicSweden National Team
Live
+11:00am Group G
6:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Belgium National TeamBelgium 3 - 0 PanamaBelgium National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group G
9:00pm local (Volgograd)
Volgograd Arena
Tunisia National TeamTunisia 1 - 2 EnglandTunisia National Team
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group H
3:00pm local (Saransk)
Mordovia Arena
Colombia National TeamColombia 1 - 2 JapanColombia National Team
Live
+11:00am Group H
6:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Poland National TeamPoland 1 - 2 SenegalPoland National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group A
9:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Russia National TeamRussia 3 - 1 EgyptRussia National Team
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group B
3:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Portugal National TeamPortugal 1 - 0 MoroccoPortugal National Team
Live
+11:00am Group A
6:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Uruguay National TeamUruguay 1 - 0 Saudi ArabiaUruguay National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group B
9:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
Iran National TeamIran 0 - 1 SpainIran National Team
Thursday, 21 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group C
4:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Denmark National TeamDenmark 1 - 1 AustraliaDenmark National Team
Live
+11:00am Group C
8:00pm local (Yekaterinburg)
Ekaterinburg Arena
France National TeamFrance 1 - 0 PeruFrance National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group D
9:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Argentina National TeamArgentina 0 - 3 CroatiaArgentina National Team
Friday, 22 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group E
3:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Brazil National TeamBrazil 2 - 0 Costa RicaBrazil National Team
Live
+11:00am Group D
6:00pm local (Volgograd)
Volgograd Arena
Nigeria National TeamNigeria 2 - 0 IcelandNigeria National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group E
8:00pm local (Kaliningrad)
Kaliningrad Stadium
Serbia National TeamSerbia 1 - 2 SwitzerlandSerbia National Team
Saturday, 23 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group G
3:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Belgium National TeamBelgium 5 - 2 TunisiaBelgium National Team
Live
+11:00am Group F
6:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Korea Republic National TeamKorea Republic 1 - 2 MexicoKorea Republic National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group F
9:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Germany National TeamGermany 2 - 1 SwedenGermany National Team
Sunday, 24 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group G
3:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
England National TeamEngland 6 - 1 PanamaEngland National Team
Live
+11:00am Group H
8:00pm local (Yekaterinburg)
Ekaterinburg Arena
Japan National TeamJapan 2 - 2 SenegalJapan National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group H
9:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
Poland National TeamPoland 0 - 3 ColombiaPoland National Team
Monday, 25 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Group A
5:00pm local (Volgograd)
Volgograd Arena
Saudi Arabia National TeamSaudi Arabia 2 - 1 EgyptSaudi Arabia National Team
Live
+10:00am Group A
6:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Uruguay National TeamUruguay 3 - 0 RussiaUruguay National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group B
9:00pm local (Saransk)
Mordovia Arena
Iran National TeamIran 1 - 1 PortugalIran National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group B
8:00pm local (Kaliningrad)
Kaliningrad Stadium
Spain National TeamSpain 2 - 2 MoroccoSpain National Team
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Group C
5:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Australia National TeamAustralia 0 - 2 PeruAustralia National Team
Live
+10:00am Group C
5:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Denmark National TeamDenmark 0 - 0 FranceDenmark National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group D
9:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Iceland National TeamIceland 1 - 2 CroatiaIceland National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group D
9:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Nigeria National TeamNigeria 1 - 2 ArgentinaNigeria National Team
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Group F
5:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
Korea Republic National TeamKorea Republic 2 - 0 GermanyKorea Republic National Team
Live
+10:00am Group F
7:00pm local (Yekaterinburg)
Ekaterinburg Arena
Mexico National TeamMexico 0 - 3 SwedenMexico National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group E
9:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Serbia National TeamSerbia 0 - 2 BrazilSerbia National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group E
9:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Switzerland National TeamSwitzerland 2 - 2 Costa RicaSwitzerland National Team
Thursday, 28 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Group H
5:00pm local (Volgograd)
Volgograd Arena
Japan National TeamJapan 0 - 1 PolandJapan National Team
Live
+10:00am Group H
6:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Senegal National TeamSenegal 0 - 1 ColombiaSenegal National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group G
8:00pm local (Kaliningrad)
Kaliningrad Stadium
England National TeamEngland 0 - 1 BelgiumEngland National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group G
9:00pm local (Saransk)
Mordovia Arena
Panama National TeamPanama 1 - 2 TunisiaPanama National Team
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Round of 16
5:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
France National TeamFrance 4 - 3 ArgentinaFrance National Team
Live
+2:00pm Round of 16
9:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Uruguay National TeamUruguay 2 - 1 PortugalUruguay National Team
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Round of 16
5:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Spain National TeamSpain 1 - 1P RussiaSpain National Team
Live
+2:00pm Round of 16
9:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Croatia National TeamCroatia P1 - 1 DenmarkCroatia National Team
Monday, 2 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Round of 16
6:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Brazil National TeamBrazil 2 - 0 MexicoBrazil National Team
Live
+2:00pm Round of 16
9:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Belgium National TeamBelgium 3 - 2 JapanBelgium National Team
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Round of 16
5:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Sweden National TeamSweden 1 - 0 SwitzerlandSweden National Team
Live
+2:00pm Round of 16
9:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Colombia National TeamColombia 1 - 1 EnglandColombia National Team
Friday, 6 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Quarter Final 1
5:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Uruguay National TeamUruguay 0 - 2 FranceUruguay National Team
Live
+2:00pm Quarter Final 2
9:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
Brazil National TeamBrazil 1 - 2 BelgiumBrazil National Team
Saturday, 7 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Quarter Final 3
6:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Sweden National TeamSweden 0 - 2 EnglandSweden National Team
Live
+2:00pm Quarter Final 4
9:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Russia National TeamRussia 2 - 2P CroatiaRussia National Team
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Live
+2:00pm Semi-final 1
9:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
France National TeamFrance 1 - 0 BelgiumFrance National Team
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Live
+2:00pm Semi-final 2
9:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Croatia National TeamCroatia 2 - 1 EnglandCroatia National Team
Saturday, 14 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Third place match
5:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Belgium National TeamBelgium 2 - 0 EnglandBelgium National Team
Sunday, 15 July 2018
Live
+11:00am Final
6:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
France National TeamFrance 4 - 2 CroatiaFrance National Team

 

 


Newsletter Signup »

Email: Why Signup?

Upcoming Top Matches »

Brighton & Hove AlbionAug 19
11:00am
Manchester United
Real MadridAug 19
4:15pm
Getafe
Crystal PalaceAug 20
3:00pm
Liverpool
Bayern MünchenAug 24
2:30pm
Hoffenheim
ArsenalAug 25
10:00am
West Ham United
LiverpoolAug 25
12:30pm
Brighton & Hove Albion
Real ValladolidAug 25
4:15pm
Barcelona
Newcastle UnitedAug 26
11:00am
Chelsea
GironaAug 26
4:15pm
Real Madrid
Manchester UnitedAug 27
3:00pm
Tottenham Hotspur
Live Soccer TV App
Follow the game on the go
Download the Live Soccer TV App for
iPhone and Android
Live Soccer TV App for iOSLive Soccer TV App for Android