RTM to air two quarterfinal, semifinal and final matches

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PUTRAJAYA — It’s not just the final World Cup 2018 match that will be shown live for free over TV1, but also two quarterfinal matches and all semifinal matches.

State broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will show two quarterfinal matches live via TV1 on July 6 (Friday) from 9pm to 12.30am with a kickoff time of 10pm, and on July 8 (Sunday) from 1am to 4.30am with a kickoff time of 2am.

The two remaining quarterfinal matches on July 7 (Saturday) will be slightly delayed, with the pre-dawn match having a kickoff time of 2am and to be shown on TV1 from 2.30am to 5.30am, while the late night match with a kickoff time of 10pm will be shown on TV2 from 10.30pm to 1.30am.

The semifinal matches on July 11 (Wednesday) and July 12 (Thursday) will also be screened live in Malaysia via TV1 both at 1am to 4.30am, with a kickoff time of 2am.

The July 14 (Saturday) match that determines who takes third place will be shown live from 9pm to 12.30am via TV1, with a kickoff time of 10pm.

And the final match will be screened live on TV1 from 10pm to 2am, with a kickoff time of 11pm.

RTM has allocated 400 hours to broadcast 41 out of the 64 matches through its channels TV1 and TV2, with 28 games to be shown live and another 13 games on delayed transmission.

There will be 21 matches shown live via TV1 including the semifinals and final, while there will be seven matches including the opening game screened live on TV2.

Ten matches will be shown on delayed screening via TV1, with the remaining three delayed matches will be aired on TV2.

The broadcasts will be on matches involving Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, South Korea and Japan.

There will be 83 repeat screenings over TV1 and TV2.

Match previews will be available on TV2, while match highlights will be shown on TV1.