Starting in June, SBS will broadcast the Socceroos 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier matches.
While Fox Sports holds the 'Exclusively Live' broadcast rights, Free to Air viewers will get to see the games on a 1 hour delay.
The Socceroos, who are the current Asian champions, will take on Kyrgyzstan on June 17th from 12.30am in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
SBS’s coverage of the first match will be hosted by SBS Chief Football Analyst Craig Foster, SBS Football Host David Zdrilic along with Jason Culina and Craig Moore –all of whom have sported the green and gold jersey in their football careers.
SBS Radio will broadcast all of the matches live on digital SBS Radio 3, online at sbs.com.au/radio and via the SBS Radio app, with commentary by SBS Radio’s Glenn Osborne and analysis from Socceroo, Clint Bolton.
Ken Shipp, SBS’s Director of Sport said: “Australians love watching the Socceroos play. Last year millions of fans tuned in early to see them play in the FIFA World Cup on SBS. These matches are the first steps in their path to qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and I am pleased that once again SBS will make them available on Free-to-Air TV, radio and online.”
SBS holds the exclusive broadcast rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.