We give an Aussie guide to the greatest show on the planet- FIFA World Cup 2018 - Russia
Don’t miss a second of the action thanks to our ‘Aussie Guide To The World Cup’
AN AUSTRALIAN GUIDE TO THE FIFA WORLD CUP IN RUSSIA
GAME TIMES, LOCATIONS ETC
Group C – France v Australia – Saturday, June 16 - 8pm AEST (Kazan Arena, Kazan, 45,000 seat capacity)
Group C – Denmark v Australia – Thursday, June 21 - 10pm AEST (Samara Arena, Samara, 45,000 seat capacity)
Group C – Australia v Peru – Wednesday, June 27 – 12am AEST (Fisht Stadium, Sochi, 48,000 seat capacity)
WHERE TO WATCH – SBS, LIVE SITES, OPTUS SPORT
There are a number of ways punters can immerse themselves in the colour of the World Cup in Russia including catching the action on traditional broadcaster SBS, TAB operated live sites and of course the Optus Sport app.
The Optus Sport app is the place to catch every game live of the FIFA World Cup. Not only will you be able to watch every match but there is a heap of news and highlights packages every day so you won’t miss a second of the action.
SBS – TV AND RADIO
Australians have traditionally tuned in to the national broadcaster to watch the World Cup since the early days of Les Murray, Johnny Warren and Andy Paschalidis. This time around, Lucy Zelic and Craig Foster spearhead the coverage with the legendary Martin Tyler to once again be the voice of the World Cup for aussies.
SBS will televise 25 premium games throughout the tournament in partnership with Optus Sport while SBS Radio has most of the games covered in Russia.
Every one of the Socceroos games will be televised live.
For a detailed look at the SBS coverage head to: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/how-to-watch-world-cup#matches
TAB has teamed up with Optus Sport to televise every game of the World Cup live throughout their agencies.
A number of TABs will be open throughout the tournament in Russia and they will be the only place where you can bet live on the matches without having to use your phone.
Essentially, if you don’t have Optus, then these TABs are the only place that will have every game covered.
Some of these live sites include The Star, Club Marconi and Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL in NSW while in Victoria, Crown Casino will be a key destination as will Zagames Boronia Hotel and Olympic Hotel just to name a few.
Check out TAB.com.au for all locations open during the World Cup.
SOCCEROOS – SQUAD LIST
Mat Ryan, Brad Jones, Danny Vukovic
Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Matthew Jurman, James Meredith, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury
Daniel Arzani, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak ©, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Andrew Nabbout, Tomas Rogic
Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren, Dimi Petratos
Bert Van Marwijk (Head Coach), Ante Milicic (Assistant Coach), Tony Franken (Goalkeeping Coach)
SOCCEROOS – BET TYPES
STAGE OF ELIMINATION
Group Stages ($1.18), Round of 16 ($5), Quarter Finals ($17), Semi Finals ($51), Runner Up ($151), Winner ($301)
TOP TEAM GOAL SCORER
Tomi Juric ($6), No Goal Scorer ($6.50), Jamie Maclaren ($8), Tom Rogic ($8), Tim Cahill ($9), Mathew Leckie ($9), Andrew Nabbout ($9), Mile Jedinak ($11), Aaron Mooy ($13), Others from $15
FINISHING GROUP POSITION
4TH ($1.80), 3RD ($2.75), 2ND ($6), 1ST ($21)
TOTAL GROUP GOALS CONCEDED
Over 4.5 Goals ($1.72), Under 4.5 Goals ($2.05)
TO WIN A MATCH
No – Australia do not win a match ($1.60), Yes – Australia do win a match ($2.25)
WORLD CUP WINNER
OTHER BET TYPESTOURNAMENT TOTAL GOALS, TOTAL GROUP GOALS CONCEDED, TOURNAMENT ANYTIME GOALSCORER, EXACT GROUP POINTS