Everything you need to know when it comes to the 2018 FIFA World Cup

By Stephanie Nuzzo June 14, 2018
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It all kicks off this Friday.

Oh hey, football fans! Don’t you have an exciting few weeks ahead of ya? 

The 2018 FIFA World Cup starts in Russia at 1:00am AEST on Friday, June 15th and if you’re anything like us, you’re more than ready to see the world’s finest and their perfectly-defined calf-muscles (you know it’s true) take to the field. 

If you’re unsure about when and where you can see each major match, don’t worry - we’ve got you. 

Here’s everything you need to know:

Where can you watch games?

When it comes to tuning in, SBS will screen every Socceroos game along with the match of the day, every day and Optus will be airing every game of the World Cup. 

When are the Socceroos playing?

Australia’s first match, Australia v France takes place at 8:00pm AEST on Saturday, June 16th.

This is followed by Australia v Denmark on Thursday, June 21 at 10:00pm AEST.

Then Australia v Peru on Wednesday, June 27 at 12:00am AEST.

What about other major games?

The quarter-finals will play out between July 7th and 8th, the semi-finals are on July 11th and 12th, the game crowning the team in third place will be on July 15th and the final is on Monday, July 16th at 1:00am AEST.

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