How To Watch The World Cup Final In Australia: Live, Online And Free

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In the early hours of Sunday morning, the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion will be crowned in Russia. Will it be France or Croatia who take home the coveted gold trophy? And will it all end in another nail-biting shootout? Here's how to watch the World Cup Final in Australia - live, online and free!

2018 World Cup Final start time

The 2018 World Cup Final is on Monday, July 16. Kick off/starting time is approximately 1am AEST.

How To Watch The 2018 World Cup On TV

SBS will be broadcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final live. Coverage is scheduled to begin just before 1am AEST.

How To Watch World Cup Final Online

There are two main ways to watch the FIFA World Cup online in Australia. The first is to download the Optus Sport app which is available on Android, iOS and most internet browsers. Originally costing $14.99 a month, the app is now free until August following technical problems during the first few matches of the tournament.

The other way to stream the World Cup Final for free is via the SBS On Demand website. There's also a mobile optimised version available for Android and iOS.

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How To Watch The 2018 World Cup Live In HD

Want to watch the World Cup Final in high-definition? If you have a compatible laptop or HD TV, you can watch SBS' coverage in HD. Click here for details.

How To Watch The World Cup Final At The Pub

A handful of pubs and sports bars will be staying open late on Sunday to screen the World Cup Final live. Click here to find the closest venue to your location!


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