SBS unites the nation with historic sporting moments

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While many of the world’s major sporting events are on hold, SBS is giving fans something to cheer about with a slate of iconic sporting events returning to screens this month.

Classic matches from the FIFA World Cups™ and FIFA Women’s World Cups™, the 2020 All-Around Gymnastics World Cup and the 2019 French Open are just some of the memorable moments that Australians can relive on SBS.

Director of Sport, Ken Shipp, says:

“In these unprecedented times, we’re excited to bring Australians some of the most incredible sporting events from recent years. We’ve raided the archives as part of an effort to entertain the nation while we’re spending more time at home. From glorious moments at the FIFA World Cups™ to Ash Barty’s memorable 2019 French Open victory, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”


From May 21, SBS will air FIFA World Cup™ Classic Matches every Thursday and Sunday, kicking off with the unforgettable 1970 FIFA World Cup™ Final between Brazil and Italy.

The ten classic matches will be introduced by SBS Sport Presenter, Lucy Zelić, and the selected games will feature football legends such as Lionel Messi, Sam Kerr, David Beckham, Pelé, Diego Maradona and Mark Viduka.

Thursday, 21 May2.30pm1970 FIFA World Cup™ Final: Brazil v Italy
Thursday, 28 May2.30pm2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup™: Australia v Brazil
Sunday, 31 May3.30pm2006 FIFA World Cup™: Australia v Japan
Thursday, 4 June2.30pm1998 FIFA World Cup™: Argentina v England
Sunday, 7 June3.30pm2006 FIFA World Cup™ Semi-Final: Germany v Italy
Thursday, 11 June2.30pm1974 FIFA World Cup™ Final: West Germany v Holland
Sunday, 14 June3.30pm2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™: Australia v Brazil
Thursday, 18 June2.30pm2010 FIFA World Cup™ Quarter Final: Uruguay v Ghana
Sunday, 21 June3.30pm2006 FIFA World Cup™: Australia v Croatia
Thursday, 25 June2.30pm2018 FIFA World Cup™: France v Argentina

Fans can watch the matches on SBS, The World Game website and app, and stream them via SBS On Demand.

On Wednesdays, fans can join Lucy Zelić and Nick Stoll at 1pm for the weekly The World Game LIVE show, as they discuss all the hot football topics. Fans can tune in via @sbstheworldgame on Instagram or via The World Game Facebook pageand join the conversation.

Lucy will put a question to fans every Tuesday and responses will be discussed during the live show the following day.


In place of this year’s postponed French Open, SBS will air Ash Barty’s Road to Glory – all five of Ash’s games from the 2019 French Open. Barty made history last year as the first Australian to win the French Open in 46 years.

Australians can re-experience the moments that united the nation from Saturday, 30 May on SBS.

Saturday, 30 May2.30pmWomen’s Singles third round: Ashleigh Barty v Andrea Petkovic
Saturday, 6 June2.30pmWomen’s Singles fourth round: Ashleigh Barty v Sofia Kenin
Saturday, 13 June2.30pmWomen’s Singles quarter-final: Ashleigh Barty v Madison Keys
Saturday, 20 June2.30pmWomen’s Singles semi-final: Ashleigh Barty v Amanda Anisimova
Saturday, 27 June2.00pmWomen’s Singles Final: Ashleigh Barty v Marketa Vondrousova


SBS VICELAND will broadcast the recent NBA 2K Players Tournament, which sees some of the biggest NBA stars competing against each other on the video game, NBA 2K20.

From Monday 11 May, players including top seeds Kevin Durant and Trae Young will compete in a single-elimination, tournament on Xbox One. The winner will be crowned the ultimate ‘NBA 2K20 Champion’ and select a charity beneficiary to receive a $100,000 donation in support of ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts.

Monday, 11 May12pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 1, Round 1
Monday, 11 May1pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 2, Round 1
Tuesday, 12 May12pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 3, Round 1
Tuesday, 12 May1pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 4, Round 1
Wednesday, 13 May12pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 5, Round 1
Wednesday, 13 May1pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 6, Round 1
Thursday, 14 May12pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 7, Round 1
Thursday, 14 May1pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 8, Round 1
Friday, 15 May12pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 9 Quarter Finals 
Friday, 15 May1pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 10 Quarter Finals 
Monday, 18 May12pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 11 Quarter Finals 
Monday, 18 May1pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 12 Quarter Finals 
Tuesday, 19 May12pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 13, Semi Finals 
Tuesday, 19 May1pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 14, Semi Finals 
Wednesday, 20 May12pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 15, Semi Finals 
Wednesday, 20 May1pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 16, Semi Finals 
Thursday, 21 May12pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 17, Semi Finals 
Thursday, 21 May1pmNBA 2K20 Players Tournament, Game 18, Semi Finals 


In May, the 2020 All-Around World Cup and the 2020 Trampoline World Cup will fill the void for gymnastics fans as we feature exclusive highlights from both tournaments.

Sunday, 10 May3.30pmTrampoline World Cup 2020
Sunday, 17 May3pmArtistic Individual All-Around World Cup 2020, Milwakee 
Sunday, 24 May3pmArtistic Individual All-Around World Cup 2020, Milwakee 


Speedweek will continue to bring fans exciting wheel-to-wheel moments and superb on-track entertainment every Sunday at 1pm on SBS. Speedweek is a comprehensive motorsport show that covers many forms of Australian and International motorsport.


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