Where and when to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 matches

Fifa World Cup officially kicks off with its first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia tonight (June 14).

RTM has confirmed it will be airing 41 matches (28 live and 13 delayed) across TV1 and TV2. More matches may be added.

Meanwhile, Astro will air all 64 matches. All Malaysians can watch 29 live matches and 12 delayed matches for free through the Astro Go app.

To watch all 64 matches, Astro has two World Cup dedicated channels in HD (Astro Ch 823 and 824) and two in SD (Astro Ch 821 and 822). The fees vary according to the various packages available. Find out more here.

The pay TV service has also introduced the Stadium Astro VR app which allows viewers to experience the prestigious football event in virtual reality.

Below is a guide to where and when to watch these matches during the group stages (we will update other stages – round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals – at a later date).

The timings shown here are for the live telecast of the matches only (delayed telecast times are as indicated). It does not include timings for re-runs of the matches.

Group Stages (in Malaysian time)

June 14

Russia vs Saudi Arabia – 11pm – TV2 & Astro

June 15

Egypt vs Uruguay – 8pm – TV2 & Astro
Morocco vs Iran – 11pm – Astro

June 16

Portugal vs Spain – 2am – TV1 & Astro
France vs Australia – 6pm – TV2 & Astro
Argentina vs Iceland – 9pm – Astro
Peru vs Denmark – midnight – TV2 (delayed, 12.30am) & Astro

June 17

Croatia vs Nigeria – 3am – TV1 & Astro
Costa Rica vs Serbia – 8pm – TV2 & Astro
Germany vs Mexico – 11pm – Astro

June 18

Brazil vs Switzerland – 2am – Astro
Sweden vs South Korea – 8pm – Astro
Belgium vs Panama – 11pm – TV1 (delayed, 11.30pm) & Astro

June 19

Tunisia vs England – 2am – Astro
Colombia vs Japan – 8pm – TV2 & Astro
Poland vs Senegal – 11pm – Astro

June 20

Russia vs Egypt – 2am – TV1 & Astro
Portugal vs Morocco – 8pm – Astro
Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia – 11pm – Astro

June 21

Iran vs Spain – 2am – TV1 & Astro
Denmark vs Australia – 8pm – TV2 & Astro
France vs Peru – 11pm – Astro

June 22

Argentina vs Croatia – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am) & Astro
Brazil vs Costa Rica – 8pm – TV1 (delayed, 8.30pm) & Astro
Nigeria vs Iceland – 11pm – Astro

June 23

Serbia vs Switzerland – 2am – Astro
Belgium vs Tunisia – 8pm – TV2 & Astro
South Korea vs Mexico – 11pm – TV1 & Astro

June 24

Germany vs Sweden – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am) & Astro
England vs Panama – 8pm – Astro
Japan vs Senegal – 11pm – TV1 & Astro

June 25

Poland vs Colombia – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am) & Astro
Uruguay vs Russia – 10pm – Astro
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt – 10pm – TV1 (delayed, 10.30pm) & Astro
Spain vs Morocco – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am) & Astro

June 26

Iran vs Portugal – 2am – Astro
Denmark vs France – 10pm – Astro
Australia vs Peru – 10pm – Astro

June 27

Nigeria vs Argentina – 2am – TV1 & Astro
Iceland vs Croatia – 2am – Astro
South Korea vs Germany – 10pm – TV1 & Astro
Mexico vs Sweden – 10pm – Astro

June 28

Serbia vs Brazil – 2am – TV1 & Astro
Switzerland vs Costa Rica – 2am – Astro
Japan vs Poland – 10pm – Astro
Senegal vs Colombia – 10pm – Astro

June 29

England vs Belgium – 2am – TV1 & Astro
Panama vs Tunisia – 2am – Astro

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