More football fever! SBS announces 2018 Premier League coverage

• Broadcaster to feature one match per week from August

While the FIFA World Cup on SBS is wrapping up this weekend when Croatia takes on France, football fans need not worry. The broadcaster has announced the return of the Premier League, kicking off on August 11.

SBS’s exclusive coverage of Premier League will feature one match per week and be hosted by The World Game’s Lucy Zelić alongside SBS Chief Football Analyst Craig Foster.

SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp, said: “SBS is thrilled to continue bringing the best international football live to all Australians for free. We have a very proud 30-year history of broadcasting the world game to the country and we are confident football fans will continue to turn to SBS for the trusted analysis and coverage we are known for.

“The Premier League is one of the most highly regarded sporting leagues in the world, and one which speaks to SBS’s charter through its representation of the beautiful game’s ability to unite diverse communities both here in Australia and around the globe, as we have seen throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.”

SBS will also livestream every SBS Premier League match free through The World Game app.

In addition, SBS’s weekly global football highlights program The World Game hosted by Lucy Zelić will return to 11pm, Monday nights from August 13 on SBS and online via The World Game website.

2018-19 Premier League Broadcast Schedule

Saturday 11 August, 9pm, SBS
• Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspurs (kick-off 9.30pm)

Saturday 18 August, 11.30pm, SBS
• Fulham v Tottenham Hotspurs (kick-off midnight)

Saturday 25 August, 9pm, SBS
• Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City (kick-off 9.30pm)

Saturday 1 September, 9pm, SBS
•Leicester City v Liverpool (kick-off 9.30pm)

Saturday 15 September, 9pm, SBS
• Tottenham Hotspurs v Liverpool (kick-off 9.30pm)

Saturday 22 September, 11.30pm, SBS
• Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers (kick-off midnight)

Saturday 29 September, 9pm, SBS
• West Ham v Manchester United (kick-off 9.30pm)

All matches broadcast on SBS will also be live streamed through The World Game app, available for iOS and Android**.

Top photo: Chelsea FC’s Álvaro Morata (credit: shutterstock)

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