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They don't call it the 'World Game' for nothing: Alongside the Summer Olympics, the FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet. Over four weeks, the best 32 teams in the world will compete in 64 games to determine a winner. Here's everything you need to know about watching the 2018 World Cup in Australia.

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Football fever is about to sweep the nation once again as the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia. The Australian soccer team - the Socceroos - limped to the qualifying line, overcoming some pretty dismal performances along the way to qualify as one of the World's 'Best 32' teams. They've got some tough competition in the first Group Stage, taking on France, Denmark and Peru. How will they fare? Let's not discuss, let's just hope. Here's when and where to catch every game the Socceroos play in at the World Cup, live and free!

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For the past few decades, it's been possible for Aussies to enjoy the FIFA World Cup without paying for the privilege - telly reception permitting, of course. This year, Optus has snapped up the rights to the event in Australia which means you can no longer rely on free-to-air TV. Fortunately, there are still options available for those who refuse to pay.

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We have some potentially devastating news for Socceroos fans: in response to the ongoing stoush between Russia and our international allies, the government has announced that Australia may boycott the upcoming World Cup in Russia as a retaliatory response. Here are the details.