SBS to air all remaining FIFA World Cup games as Optus surrenders exclusivity

‘We know how passionate the country is about the world game.’

SBS and Optus’s temporary set-up to simulcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup until the end of the group stage has officially been extended to the end of the tournament.

SBS will simulcast all remaining World Cup games on TV, SBS On Demand, the FIFA World Cup app and The World Game website, until the event ends on July 16.

SBS MD Michael Ebeid said: “We’re pleased to be able to simulcast more of the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches with Optus. With eight million Australians tuning into SBS’s coverage to date, we know how passionate the country is about the world game and are confident fans will continue to engage with the matches as we head towards the end of the competition in Russia.”

The broadcaster will continue to air daily highlights in FIFA World Cup Today live from Red Square at 5.30pm each match day with expert analysis from Craig Foster and Lucy Zelić and commentary from Martin Tyler. It will also show replays of the SBS Match of the Day each morning at 6.30am.

Top photo: Denmark’s Simon Kjaer and France’s Ousmane Dembele in their 2018 World Cup Group C match (credit: A.RICARDO / Shutterstock)

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