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.