Another FIFA World Cup means another tough decision for Australian fans wondering where to watch the action unfold.
The 2022 tournament in Qatar offers up some kinder kickoff times for viewers Down Under with a number of 9:00 p.m. (AEDT) games on offer.
For those eager to watch matches with fellow fans, there’s nothing quite like getting out of the house and sharing in what’s always a special sporting event.
The Sporting News has all the details on how you can watch the World Cup at a pub or live site in Melbourne.
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Pubs in Melbourne showing World Cup games 2022
Location: 2-8 Bourke St, Melbourne
Details: The official live site venue for the Australian Active Support group with the majority of matches to be shown.
Location: 131 Queen St, Melbourne
Details: All Socceroos matches will be shown along with big World Cup games within licensing times.
Location: 288 Bridge Rd, Richmond
Details: Every Australia match live with all other games shown in normal opening hours.
Location: 415 Collins St, Melbourne
Details: All major World Cup games with sound.
Location: 127 Russell St, Melbourne
Details: Every Socceroos match live and other World Cup matches within opening hours.
Location: 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton
Details: A venue just outside the City CBD that will host all Socceroos matches and other big World Cup contests.
Location: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne
Details: The three Australia games and other World Cup matches within opening hours to be shown.
Live sites in Melbourne showing World Cup games 2022
A World Cup live site is yet to be announced but keep an eye on this space.
What about a Federation Square World Cup live site?
In previous years, World Cup matches and big Socceroos games have been telecast live on a big screen at Federation Square with a terrific atmosphere.
While plans have not been confirmed for 2022, it’s likely that at least Australia matches will be shown at the Melbourne landmark.
Stay tuned for further details.
When are the Socceroos playing at the World Cup?
So when it comes to Socceroos game at the 2022 World Cup, it’s a pretty mixed bag.
Australia will kickoff the tournament against reigning champions France on Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00 a.m. (AEDT).
The Socceroos will then play a make-or-break match against Tunisia on Saturday, November 26 at 9:00 p.m. (AEDT). This is a game Australia will likely need to win to keep their hopes of progression alive and the timing is ideal for fans looking to go out and watch it.
Another reason to get out of the house to watch the Tunisia game is that the Socceroos final group match against Denmark kicks off at 2:00 a.m. (AEDT) on Thursday, December 1.
If Australia were to make the knockout stages, games would then be played at either 2:00 a.m. or 6:00 a.m. (AEDT).
Socceroos group match schedule
|Wed, Nov. 23||6:00 a.m.||France vs. Australia||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Sat, Nov. 26||9:00 p.m.||Tunisia vs. Australia||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Thu, Dec. 1||2:00 a.m.||Australia vs. Denmark||Al Janoub Stadium|