Where to watch the World Cup in Sydney

The first recorded soccer match in Australia was played in Sydney on Parramatta Common on Saturday 14 August 1880.

Fast forward 138 years and Australia is set to take part in its 4th consecutive World Cup campaign.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on 14 June. Sixty-four matches will be played to determine which of the 32 competing countries gets to take home the trophy.

The Socceroos play:

  • Saturday 16 June from 7pm Sydney time – France vs Australia (kick-off 8pm)
  • Thursday 21 June from 9pm Sydney time – Denmark vs Australia (kick-off 10pm)
  • Tuesday 26 June from 11pm Sydney – Australia vs Peru (kick-off 12am)

Watch the games live

You can watch the Socceroos’ campaign to progress from Group C under new coach Bert van Marwijk at multiple venues across Sydney.

SBS will be airing 25 of the matches live on free-to-air TV. These matches will also be live streamed on The World Game website, and through the official World Cup app. They include:

  • all Socceroos matches
  • the opening match of the tournament
  • the game of the day, every day
  • two quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and the final.

Live sites

Cheers Bar

The 24-hour sports pub centrally located on George Street in the city centre will provide free coverage.

The Star’s 24/7 Sports Bar

Catch all the games at the sports bar in Pyrmont. Expect live entertainment and guest appearances from Sydney FC stars.

Keg & Brew

Celebrate goals and commiserate close misses at the Surry Hills pub.

The DOG Hotel

Cheer on the Socceroos and enjoy the warmth and atmosphere of Marrickville venue.

Enmore Theatre

Watch the Socceroos on a massive 9 metre × 6 metre screen with a concert-quality sound system in a comfortable theatre setting.

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