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How to watch the Socceroos online or on TV: Australia vs Denmark, 2018 FIFA World Cup live stream

Mile Jedinak of Australia looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between France and Australia at Kazan Arena on June 16, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
21st June, 2018
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The Socceroos will be out to get their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign back on track when they take on Denmark in the second round of matches in the group stage. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the match online or watching it on TV.

The match is set to be played at the Samara Arena in Samara, with kick-off scheduled for 10pm (AEST) on Thursday, June 21.

» Follow the match live with Australia vs Denmark live scores and commentary

Australia lost their opening match of the tournament to France 2-1, despite what was a brave performance against a far superior team. Denmark, on the other hand, already have three points to their name after beating Peru 1-0.

If Australia are to get out of the group stage, they must get a result here. For Denmark, a draw, provided France beat Peru in the other group game to be played in this round of matches, will be enough to secure qualification.

How to watch the match on TV

As with every Socceroos game at the FIFA World Cup, it will be broadcast live on SBS. They have the rights to 25 games throughout the tournament, with Optus holding the rest, although, on Wednesday June 18 it was announced SBS would pick up the next 48 hours worth of games due to the failings of Optus and their live streaming.

Regardless, that announcement doesn’t affect this game. SBS will begin their coverage from the earlier time of 9pm (AEST), allowing for a one-hour build-up to the fixture.

SBS can be found on Channel 30 in high definition or 31 in standard definition. If you’re tuning in through Foxtel, you’ll need to use Channel 228 and 104 respectively.


How to live stream the match online

To see the SBS coverage online, you’ll want to tune into The World Game website or application. They are the official SBS streaming service for Football events, with the service being free to use and download from both the Google Play and App store if streaming from a mobile or tablet.

The match is also broadcast on Optus Sport. To stream their coverage, you will need to sign up for a subscription worth $15 per month, unless you are already an Optus customer, in which case, it could be free. You will need to check the details of your mobile or broadband plan to confirm this information.

Here at The Roar, we will be covering the match with a live blog and highlights so you won’t miss a moment of the action.