How to Watch World Cup 2018 in Korea

World Cup 2018

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14, 2018, as host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia.  CBS Sports will have a full coverage for the tournament. But, wait, there are more exciting choices to enjoy the matches. Below, we will show you how to discover the most exciting destinations to watch the game in Korea!   Here will be how you can watch the World Cup 2018 in Korea.  

Watch it at Home

It is a real surprise that Korean mobile IPTV, Naver SportsTV and Kakao Services are not streaming the World Cup 2018. Don’t worry, you have still more options to relax. MBC, KBS, and SBS have the broadcasting rights for the biggest event of world sports. Catch the game on TV at home. Additionally, there is an MBC TV app available for free download for mobile lovers. They start streaming from June 18 (9 pm KST) since these channels cover only Korean National Team matches. Still not enough? Do you want not to miss a single moment of the competition? FOX Sports Go App is one of the best options for those who have an American IP address. You have to check the subscription fee before installing the application. YouTubeTV might be a choice with the same offers as FOX Sports. 

Watch it at Bars

If you would prefer to watch the games with friends at a lively crowd, then there are hundreds of bars and pubs broadcasting all matches. Here is the list of some famous destinations for live streaming:

Sam Ryan’s Sports Bar & Grill – “All sports all the time”. This is a famous motto of this classic bar. This is place is perfect for large groups to chill out till late at night. 

Address: 116-15 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Phone: 02-749-7933

The Upper Deck – It is an American style sports bar. They have three floors and even a sky lounge beer garden. The bar is open from 11 am till 2 am. 

Address: 13 Hoenamu-ro, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Beer O’Clock – Run by the friendly Canadian expats, they offer a wide range of drinks and snacks. Beer O’clock would be a hot place to enjoy World Cup 2018. 

Address: 52-47 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

Phone: 02-333-9733

One tip: call the bars and check if they are streaming the match you want to watch before your visit.

Watch it Outside

Gwanghwamun Square will welcome you on June 18, 23 and 27 for the Russia World Cup 2018. Koreans become really patriotic during the World Cup Games. You will see thousands of spectators gathered at Gwanghwamun Square to support their national team during the event. The square will be dyed with the red color as the Korean team’s nickname is the Red Devils. 

Jakhongir Gulomov
Jakhongir Gulomov

Global Communications Manager

Jakhongir is the Social Media Marketer and an Editor at Startup Radar. He has an MA in International Finance and is a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Enthusiast. He is a digital content creator who loves sports and technology.

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