Footie fans who have an Astro subscription? Good for you. You’re all set. Those without can turn to Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), who’s airing 41 out of a total of 64 matches, for free. But here’s something you probably didn’t know. You can catch up on all the free RTM matches on its mobile app, too. You’re welcome.
As you know, through the new government’s initiative, RTM has purchased Free-to-Air (FTA) rights to broadcast 41 out of 64 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. A total of 27 matches will be aired live while the rest will be delayed telecasts.
Maxis has come out as the lead broadcast sponsor, alongside AirAsia.
You’ll have an option to stream in up to HD 720p resolution.
That’s it, enjoy!
As we speak, host nation Russia is on the pitch against Saudi Arabia, in the first match of the tournament on 14 June.
Here’s a full schedule of matches aired on both RTM and Astro (delayed telecasts are as indicated):
Group Stages (in Malaysian time) 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 Round of 16 June 30
France vs Argentina – 10pm – TV1 (delayed, 10.30pm), AA (delayed) & Astro
Uruguay vs Portugal – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am), AA (delayed) & Astro July 1
Spain vs Russia – 10pm – TV1, AA & Astro
Croatia vs Denmark – 2am – TV1, AA & Astro July 2
Brazil vs Mexico – 10pm – TV1, AA & Astro
Winner of Group G vs Runner-up of Group H – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am), AA (delayed) & Astro July 3
Sweden vs Switzerland – 10pm – AA (delayed), Astro
Winner of Group H vs Runner-up of Group G – 2am – TV1, AA & Astro Quarter finals July 6
Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50 – 10pm – TV1, AA & Astro
Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 54 – 2am – TV1 (delayed, 2.30am), AA (delayed) & Astro July 7
Winner Match 55 vs Winner Match 56 – 10pm – TV2, AA & Astro
Winner Match 51 vs Winner Match 52 – 2am – TV1, AA (delayed) & Astro July 11
Winner Match 57 vs Winner Match 57 – 2am (Wednesday) – TV1/2*, AA & Astro July 12
Winner Match 59 vs Winner Match 60 – 2am (Thursday) – TV1/2*, AA & Astro
3rd & 4th Placing – 10pm – TV1/2*, AA & Astro
Final – 11pm – TV1/2*, AA & Astro
Here’s other 2018 FIFA World Cup related articles:
- Everyone can watch all 64 LIVE FIFA World Cup matches even if they’re not an Astro customer
- Watch World Cup 2018 matches for free on RTM
- Watch 2018 FIFA World Cup matches for MYR1 per match with Maxis
- Get the latest 2018 FIFA World Cup updates with Twitter and Astro
- TM: Sorry no 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcast on Unifi TV