What time is the World Cup on and where can I watch it in Hong Kong? Your guide to Now TV and Viu TV games

Hong Kong football fans get 19 games free to air on Viu TV but face late nights or early mornings to keep up with the action this June and July

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 June, 2018, 2:10pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 5:25pm

The 2018 Fifa World Cup kicks off at 10pm on Thursday June 14 when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia and 63 games later two teams will meet in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for the final.

Here in Hong Kong local fans will get to see 19 games for free on Viu TV (channel 99) while the whole tournament will be broadcast on Now TV’s dedicated World Cup 2018 channels (channels 618 and 619).

The kick-off times in Hong Kong are below with the free-to-air games in bold.

Download and print your free World Cup chart here

As for the tournament itself, fans will want to look out for the favourites Brazil who are paying $5.50 and holders Germany at $6. Spain are $7.5, France at $8.5 and Argentina are $11.

Bookmark this schedule as it will be updated as the tournament progresses.

Thursday June 14

Russia v Saudi Arabia (group A) – 11pm

Friday June 15

Egypt v Uruguay (A) – 8pm

Morocco v Iran (B) – 11pm

Saturday June 16

Portugal v Spain (B) – 2am

France v Australia (C) – 6pm

Argentina v Iceland (D) – 9pm

Sunday June 17

Peru v Denmark (C) – midnight

Croatia v Nigeria (D) – 3am

Costa Rica v Serbia (E) – 8pm

Germany v Mexico (F) – 11pm

Monday June 18

Brazil v Switzerland (E) – 2am

Sweden v South Korea (F) – 8pm

Belgium v Panama (G) – 11pm

Tuesday June 19

Tunisia v England (G) – 2am

Colombia v Japan (H) – 8pm

Poland v Senegal (H) – 11pm

Wednesday June 20

Russia v Egypt (A) – 2am

Portugal v Morocco (B) – 8pm

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (A) – 11pm

Thursday June 21

Iran v Spain (B) – 2am

Denmark v Australia (C) – 8pm

France v Peru (C) – 11pm

Friday June 22

Argentina v Croatia (D) – 2am

Brazil v Costa Rica (E) – 8pm

Nigeria v Iceland (D) – 11pm

Saturday June 23

Serbia v Switzerland (E) – 2am

Belgium v Tunisia (G) – 8pm

South Korea v Mexico (F) – 11pm

Sunday June 24

Germany v Sweden (F) – 2am

England v Panama (G) – 8pm

Japan v Senegal (H) – 11pm

Monday June 25

Poland v Colombia (H) – 2am

Uruguay v Russia (A) – 10pm

Saudi Arabia v Egypt (A) – 10pm

Tuesday June 26

Spain v Morocco (B) – 2am

Iran v Portugal (B) – 2am

Denmark v France (C) – 10pm

Australia v Peru (C) – 10pm

Wednesday June 27

Nigeria v Argentina (D) – 2am

Iceland v Croatia (D) – 2am

South Korea v Germany (F) – 10pm

Mexico v Sweden (F) – 10pm

Thursday June 28

Serbia v Brazil (E) – 2am

Switzerland v Costa Rica (E) – 2am

Japan v Poland (H) – 10pm

Senegal v Colombia (H) – 10pm

Friday June 29

England v Belgium (G) – 2am

Panama v Tunisia (G) – 2am

Knockout stages

Saturday June 30

Game 50: France v Argentina – 10pm

Sunday July 1

Game 49: Uruguay v Portugal – 2am

Game 51: Spain v Russia – 10pm

Monday July 2

Game 52: Croatia v Denmark – 2am

Game 53: Brazil v Mexico – 10pm

Tuesday July 3

Game 54: Belgium v Japan – 2am

Game 55: Sweden v Switzerland – 10pm

Wednesday July 4

Game 56: Colombia v England – 2am


Friday July 6

Game 57: Urugauay v France – 10pm

Saturday July 7

Game 59: Belgium v Brazil – 2am

Game 60: Sweden v England – 10pm

Sunday July 8

Game 59: Russia v Croatia – 2am


Wednesday July 11

France v Belgium – 2am

Thursday July 12

Croatia v England – 2am

Third-place play-off

Saturday July 14

Losers of two semi-finals – 10pm


Sunday July 15

Winners of two semi-finals – 11pm

Stick with scmp.com’s World Cup coverage for everything you need from Russia and details of how to enjoy the games here in Hong Kong.