For soccer fans in Australia, the TV and Internet schedule for World Cup 2014 has been announced.
Every match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be live and exclusive on SBS with over 700 hours of coverage dedicated to the world’s biggest single sporting event. Les Murray and Craig Foster will be based in Brazil, while David Zdrilic and Lucy Zelic will host matches from SBS’s Sydney studio. They will be joined throughout the tournament by former Australian footballers John Aloisi, Jason Culina, Ned Zelic, Clint Bolton, Zeljko Kalac and Aytek Genc. SBS Reporters David Basheer, Scott McIntyre and Vitor Sobral will be pitch side to deliver the latest match news direct from Brazil.
All times posted below are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Matches will be exclusively on SBS.
The tournament will also be at streamed online and available on the SBS app.
Sunday, June 29 (Round of 16)
Brazil vs. Chile, 2:00 am
Colombia vs. Uruguay, 6:00 am
Monday, June 30 (Round of 16)
Netherlands vs. Mexico, 2:00 am
Costa Rica vs. Greece, 6:00 am
Tuesday, July 1 (Round of 16)
France vs. Nigeria, 2:00 am
Germany vs. Algeria, 6:00 am
Wednesday, July 2 (Round of 16)
Argentina vs. Switzerland, 2:00 am
Belgium vs. United States, 6:00 am
Saturday, July 5 (Quarterfinals)
Winner 53 vs. Winner 54, 2:00 am
Winner 49 vs. Winner 50, 6:00 am
Sunday, July 6 (Quarterfinals)
Winner 55 vs. Winner 56, 2:00 am
Winner 51 vs. Winner 52, 6:00 am
Wednesday, July 9 (Semifinals)
Winner 57 vs. Winner 58, 6:00 am
Thursday, July 10 (Semifinals)
Winner 59 vs. Winner 60, 6:00 am
Sunday, July 13 (Third place game)
Loser 61 vs. Loser 62, 6:00 am
Monday, July 14 (Finals)
Winner 61 vs. Winner 62, 5:00 am
For over 25 years, SBS has broadcast the World Cup in Australia.
Director of Sport at SBS, Ken Shipp, said the line-up is the biggest yet.
“For the 2014 FIFA World Cup SBS will be providing more content across more platforms than ever before, making it our biggest World Cup yet. And I’m prepared to say no other media organisation anywhere in the world will offer the depth of coverage SBS will offer.”
All the latest World Cup news, match highlights, analysis and features can be seen every night in The FIFA World Cup Show (9:30pm Thursday 12 June to Sunday 13 July on SBS 2). Hosted by Les Murray and Craig Foster live from Rio de Janeiro, it provides a look at the colour and excitement from Brazil on and off the pitch with special guests including Brazilian-born SBS lifestyle presenter Fernanda de Paula.
Mariana Rudan will bring fans a full run down of what happened in Brazil overnight with FIFA World Cup Morning News (from 7am Friday 13 June to Monday 14 July), including match highlights, interviews and the latest reactions from around the world.
SBS’s new daily prime-time entertainment show will see comedian and football tragic Jimeoin go The Full Brazilian (nightly, 7:30pm from Friday 13 June on SBS ONE and SBS Radio 4) with funny clips, sketches and in-studio challenges in front of a live studio audience. Jimeoin will be joined by comedian Nazeem Hussain, the show’s man on the ground in Brazil, as well as musical acts, celebrities, sportspeople and daily catch-ups with SBS football presenters Les Murray and Craig Foster from Brazil.
SBS’s 2014 FIFA World Cup season gets a whole lot sexier as Sam Pang goes on a journey into the heart of what makes Brasilians the coolest race on the planet in the two-part comedy series, A Pang for Brasil (7:30pm Monday 2 June and 9 June on SBS ONE). Gorgeous, sexy, bold, passionate, great dancers, love makers and incredible footballers, Brasilians are everything that Sam is not.
Fernanda de Paula rediscovers the food and people she grew up with and uncovers Brazil’s soul in This is Brazil! (7:30pm Fridays on SBS ONE). From the pounding drums of the Afro-Brazilian capital, Salvador, to the floating villages of the Amazon, Fernanda meets the people that infuse everyday life in Brazil with passion.
Fernanda also shares her love of Brazilian cinema with the 31 Days in Brazil (nightly, 11:00pm from Friday 13 June on SBS 2). Fernanda introduces 31 Brazilian films over 31 days with titles including Lower City, City of God and City of Men.
Also on SBS 2 is the reality series Brazil’s Next Top Model (5:35pm Saturdays from 14 June on SBS 2). Hosted by Brazilian model Fernanda Motta and based on the American series, it sees women take part in various challenges, photo shoots and meetings in the hope of becoming Brazil’s next top model.
The best international films go head-to-head across five nights in June when World Movies presents Sex Before Soccer (nightly from Monday 2 June to Friday 6 June on World Movies, Channel 430 on Foxtel). Each salacious film originates from a country competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
SBS takes a look at the Socceroos’ historic 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign in the SBS-produced documentary Two Weeks in June (8:30pm Thursday 12 June on SBS 2). Told by the players themselves, including Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Jason Culina, John Aloisi and Lucas Neil, it features extensive interviews with the squad and never before seen behind-the-scenes vision.
Welcome to Rio (10:00pm Sundays on SBS ONE) reveals the truth about life inside Rio’s famous shanty-towns, the favelas in a three-part documentary series. With extraordinary access to them this series reveals the favelas to be places of energy, resourcefulness and humour, through the lives of the people who live there.
The SBS World News team, headed by Sarah Abo and Brett Mason, will deliver comprehensive reports on the Socceroos campaign and all the other big cup stories on SBS World News (nightly 6:30pm on SBS ONE), radio and online.
Online & Mobile
For the very first time, all 2014 FIFA World Cup matches will be streamed live online at www.sbs.com.au/theworldgame. The World Game website features multi-angle replay functionality, match stats including heat maps and tactical information, live text commentary, social integration, fantasy football and tipping as well as news, highlights, polls and photo galleries. All matches will be able to be watched on catch up via SBS On Demand. SBS The World game App will be available as a FIFA World Cup edition with bespoke functionality for smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android).
SBS Radio will broadcast every game of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM live and exclusive across two dedicated radio stations. Featuring commentary in 13 languages, SBS Radio will be broadcasting in more languages than ever before and the most languages from a single broadcaster in the history of the FIFA World Cup.
Pop-up radio station SBS PopBrazil (SBS Radio 4), will keep the Brazilian vibe alive with the sounds of 2014 FIFA World Cup day and night. From samba, choro and bossa nova to straight up Brazilian rock, it will keep the Brazilian party going 24/7.
Tune in on match days to hear a simulcast The Full Brazilian (7:30pm from Friday 13 June) followed by two hours of the hottest Latin American dance tracks and mashups with resident DJ’s Dante Rivera and DJ Libre (nightly, 8:30pm).