Argentina versus Iceland is the attraction of the day as four FIFA World Cup matches are lined up today (Saturday) between 3.30 pm and 12.30 past midnight (Sunday early morning).
The match by experience may simply be dismissed as a David versus Goliath duo. The Lionel Messi led Argentina is one of the oldest and most seasoned World Cup-playing nations. Minnows Iceland will make their FIFA World Cup debut on Saturday. Argentina has a strong economy and rich lineage for football. In Iceland, the most of the passionate footballers are still not the hard core football professionals.
Still fans favourites Iceland can give their much-fancied rivals a run for their money. The point lies in the two teams journey to the FIFA World Cup 2018 Finals in Russia. The two-time champions Argentina were made to struggle till their last qualifier for a ticket to Russia. Iceland in the qualifiers have prevailed over sides like Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey to reach Russia as impactful World Cup debutants.
The match for this sharp contrast invokes the maximum interest in the games scheduled for Saturday. However, the 6.30 start is not an ideal time for average football fan to catch live action. This is the time when a majority of metro cities will be on the move in India. So how to catch the much-anticipated action live. Sony Picture Network’s OTT platform is the option for the fan on the move.
The match is streamed live on Sony LIV app and website in Hindi, English and regional Indian language commentary for all the Sony LIV subscribers. Others have the option to catch the action with a five-minute delay.
Various screens will be abuzz with football action between 3.30 pm and 12.30 past midnight with four match schedules one after another.
France vs Australia @ 3.30 pm is the first match for the day; followed by the much-awaited Argentina vs Iceland duel @ 6.30 pm; Peru vs Denmark tie @ 9.30 pm and Croatia vs Nigeria @ 12.30 past midnight.
There are numerous screens to catch all the action.
Sony Pictures Network is the destination for the fans looking up to catch the games on the big screen.
SPN will broadcast all the live action on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD with English language World feed; Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD with Hindi commentary and on Sony ESPN with regional language Bangla, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam commentaries. And then there are interesting analysis pre- and post-match shows.
Reliance Jio and Airtel subscribers can also watch the live action on Reliance TV and Airtel TV apps respectively.