FIFA World Cup 2022: Everything you need to know

All 64 matches from Qatar will be shown live and free on SBS

The FIFA World Cup 2022 kicks off on Monday, November 21 and will be a free-to-air exclusive broadcast on SBS in Australia.

All 64 matches from Qatar will be shown live and free, with eight live games shown on SBS VICELAND.

In the opening match, Qatar fell 2-0 to Ecuador. In the 92 years of the World Cup, no host had lost their opening match before.

The group stages continue until the final match between Serbia and Switzerland on December 3 (AEDT).

Group Stage: November 21 – December 3
Round of 16: December 4 – 7
Quarter-Finals: December 10 – 11
Semi-Finals: December 14 – 15
3rd vs 4th playoff: December 18
World Cup Final: December 19

SBS and SBS VICELAND will be the exclusive free-to-air home to all 64 matches, with a total of 500 hours of content being broadcast across the two channels throughout the tournament.

In addition to the live match coverage of all 64 matches – eight of which will be shown on SBS VICELAND – the content offering will include the World Cup Daily and FIFA TV Preview Shows, World Cup classic matches and match replays from Qatar 2022.

Many matches will be at favourable times for Aussie fans, with seven matches in the group stage set to kick off during prime time at 9pm (AEDT) and 20 group stage matches to kick off at 6am (AEDT).

World Cup Daily Show and FIFA TV Preview Show
The World Cup Daily on show will be the one-stop-shop for Australians to catch up on everything from the World Cup every match day.

Every action-packed episode will include up-to-date highlights, previews, expert analysis, exclusive interviews, and star guests, plus all the latest news, views, and on-the-ground reactions from Qatar, in Australia and around the World.

The World Cup Daily show will air from 5:30pm (AEDT) each night on SBS and will be followed by the FIFA TV Preview Show.

FIFA World Cup classic matches
SBS On Demand is featuring 25 classic matches from 1986 to 2018 to allow audiences to relive some of the greatest games on football’s biggest stage.

The majority of the classic matches will also be broadcast on SBS and SBS VICELAND during the World Cup.

See also: SBS names its official broadcast partners for the FIFA World Cup 2022

WATCH every match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 live and free on SBS and SBS On Demand.

Top image credit: SBS Sport from Getty images 

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