Where to live stream Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 online in Australia

Alexandra Plesa 20 June 2018 NEWS

We’ve tracked down where to stream Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia in Australia so you don’t miss a minute of the action.

Uruguay and Saudi Arabia face off Thursday in what is shaping up to be an exciting match. Uruguay will be looking to secure a place in the knockout stages after a slow start.

The team managed a 1-0 win against Egypt in a match without star player Mohamed Salah, who is recovering after a shoulder injury.

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The encounter was a pretty dull affair, but Jose Gimenez scored the winning goal in the 89th minute following a free kick from the corner.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Group A match will mark Luis Suarez’s 100th appearance for Uruguay at football's biggest tournament. He is Uruguay's record goalscorer, with 51 goals in 99 matches.

Meanwhile, the Saudis are pretty shaken up after their official team plane caught fire Monday and was forced to make an emergency landing. Players and officials of Saudi Arabia have arrived in Rostov-on-Don safely, but the incident is likely to have an effect on team morale, especially after the 5-0 loss the team faced against host Russia in the opening game of the World Cup. The team didn't have a single shot on target during the match, so they’re likely eager to make a better impression this time around.

This is Saudi Arabia's 15th game at the World Cup, and their first against a South American side. They finished bottom of their group in their last three World Cup appearances.

Uruguay has lost just one of their last nine World Cup group games, winning five of their last six.

These two teams have met before in friendly international games. Saudi Arabia won 3-2 in 2002 before a 1-1 draw in 2014. This will be the third encounter between the teams and the first at a World Cup. Uruguay and Saudi Arabia are set to face off on Rostov Arena.

Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 live stream time and date in Australia

The Group A match kicks off at 1 am on Thursday, 21 June 2018 here in Australia.

Where to watch Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia in Australia

Below are your options for live streaming the match locally.

Optus Sport - Live stream

  • 1:00 am, 21 June 2018
  • Paid subscription: $14.99 per month, currently free

Generally $14.99 per month, Optus Sport enables you to access the FIFA World Cup 2018 and ongoing UEFA matches via the Optus Sport app. However, Optus Sport will be completely free to access until August 31.

The app is available for iOS and Android (smartphones and tablets) and the following web browsers on PC and Mac: Microsoft Edge (Windows 10), Internet Explorer (Windows 7+), Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari 9 (Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11). You can also watch it on Apple TV or Fetch.

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SBS On Demand - Live Stream

  • 1:00 am, 21 June 2018
  • Free

You can stream selected FIFA World Cup 2018 matches for free via the SBS On Demand app. The SBS On Demand app is available on iOS and Android (smartphones and tablets), Apple TV (4th gen), set-top boxes (Telstra TV, Telstra T-box and Fetch), Smart TVs (select Hisense, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Sony), Blu-ray players (select Samsung and Sony) and the following web browsers on PC and Mac: Google Chrome (55 and above), Mozilla Firefox (52 and above), Safari (7 and above), Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 7 and above) and Microsoft Edge (14 and above).

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Stream selected FIFA World Cup 2018 matches via the SBS On Demand app.

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