2018

Croatia to play in first ever World Cup Final against France - live, free and in HD on SBS

Thursday 12 July

News Release

Les Bleus qualified in match time against Belgium (1-0) early on Wednesday morning thanks to a tidy Samuel Umtiti header in the 51st minute, while Croatia needed 30 minutes of extra time in their match against England (2-1) for Mario Mandžukić to strike the match-winning goal.

Before the final, England and Belgium will play the 63rd match of the month-long tournament in St Petersburg on Saturday evening to decide who takes 3rd place. Then, in the early hours of Monday morning* France and Croatia will battle it out in Moscow with the hope of taking home the world’s most coveted sporting trophy, the FIFA World Cup™.

SBS will broadcast an extended two hour pre-match show from 11pm* Sunday before the final kicks off at 1am* Monday with world exclusive match commentary from Martin Tyler. In addition SBS will continue to air highlights in FIFA World Cup™ Today live from Red Square each match day hosted by Lucy Zelić and with expert analysis from Craig Foster and special guests, reporting from David Zdrilic, David Basheer and Sebastian Hassett on-ground in Russia and replays at 7am Sunday and Monday.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE – 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Finals
SATURDAY 14 JULY
FIFA World Cup™ Play-off for Third Place
11.00pm*    Belgium v England    LIVE (kick-off 12am*Sunday)    SBS and SBS On Demand
SUNDAY 15 JULY
7.00am*        Belgium v England    REPLAY (kick-off 8.00am*)    SBS and The World Game online
5.30pm*        FIFA World Cup™ Today    LIVE from Red Square        SBS and SBS On Demand
FIFA World Cup™ Final
11.00pm*    France v Croatia        LIVE (kick-off 1am* Monday)    SBS and SBS On Demand
MONDAY 16 JULY
7.00am*        France v Croatia         REPLAY (kick-off 9.00am*)    SBS and The World Game online
5.30pm*        FIFA World Cup™ Today    LIVE from Red Square        SBS and SBS On Demand
*Times are AEST, all matches subject to Extra Time and Penalties
Matches broadcast on SBS will also be live streamed on The World Game website, through SBS On Demand and via the official 2018 FIFA World Cup™ app.
All matches will be available for catch-up in the official FIFA World Cup app, on The World Game website and through SBS On Demand.