With the start of FIFA World Cup just days away, the excitement for sports in 2022 will reach its peak with the biggest international football tournament in the world kicking off from 21 November 2022 where host nation Qatar takes on Ecuador at 12am (Malaysian time).

It will be a World Cup like no other before, commented ex-Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel during a post-match discussion on Astro SuperSport. Having played for multiple clubs and the United States, he shared that European clubs never had to deal with an international football tournament during winter.

“It’s going to be tough for teams and players to navigate a tight schedule, juggling club football such as the Premier League or Bundesliga, European competitions like the UEFA Champions League and domestic tournaments like the FA Cup. It’ll be an interesting World Cup to say the least, and more unpredictable due to a different calendar year for football.”




Much like the Premier League, Astro’s coverage of the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be filled with international pundits and football legends sharing their thoughts and match analysis. Stadium Astro has announced its line-up of pundits that fans can catch throughout the World Cup which includes current Everton winger Andros Townsend of England, Cristiano Ronaldo’s former Portugal teammate Paulo Ferreira, and Markus Babbel who was part of the Germany team who won EURO 1996.

Catch all 64 matches LIVE in 4K UHD on the Ultra Box with 37 live matches exclusively on Astro including Senegal vs Netherlands (22 Nov, 12am), Wales vs England (30 Nov, 3am), South Korea vs Portugal (2 Dec, 11pm) and many more! Interactive Mode app on Astro GO will also be enabled where fans can get match and team stats in real time, and watch instant highlights during live matches.

It’s the best time to get the Astro Sports Pack now to catch your favourite football players from all over the world battling for glory at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Sports Pack customers also stand a chance to meet with the visiting pundits and legends, stay tuned to Astro Rewards to win tickets to Astro’s viewing parties.

Get the Sports Pack online now at RM79.99/month, a discount of RM10 for 6 months, or save RM10 for 18 months with Astro’s new Sports Plus Pack that includes Netflix. Learn more and subscribe now at https://product.astro.com.my/sports.