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Published: Sunday June 8, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday June 8, 2014 MYT 10:32:30 AM

Get on the ball: Find out how to get your World Cup 2014 fix

With the World Cup only days away, here are some of the ways you can satisfy your football fever.

The FIFA World Cup is only four days away! By now you should already have your schedules ready, your Astro subscriptions renewed, and your alarm clocks set to wake you up in the wee hours of the morning to catch the games.

But if you haven’t actually gotten around to planning how or where to watch the matches yet, then here are a few tips for you:

Television

Astro is the official local broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup, and will be showing all 64 matches live. For more information on Astro’s Fifa World Cup promotions and content, or to subscribe to Astro, visit www.stadiumastro.com or call 1-300-82 3838. 

For those without an Astro subscription, RTM will also be showing some of the matches live.

Tip: The Live Soccer TV website (www.livesoccertv.com) has a handy list of all the football matches that will be on live TV (World Cup or otherwise), and even tells you what channels are featuring those matches.

Radio

In case your TV is busted (you poor thing!), you can always follow the matches live on TalkSport, the world’s biggest sports radio station, and the official broadcaster for 2014 FIFA World Cup. You can tune in to the station at home through their free online streaming service at www.talksport.com.

If you happen to miss the matches, you can always keep up to date with the results and developments via Star Radio Group’s partnership with TalkSport, which will be bringing you detailed and comprehensive reports of the different matches on Red FM, 988, SuriaFM and Capital FM; both on air and on the stations’ website.

Online

If you’re in the United States, you can actually live stream all 64 matches via ESPN. In Malaysia though, live-streaming options are rather limited. There ARE other ways you can get into the World Cup mood online though.

First of all, you can follow the official FIFA World Cup Twitter account (@FIFAWorldCup), or like the official Facebook page (facebook.com/fifaworldcup) to get official updates on the tournament.

But if you want something more on the ground and personal, we suggest following the players’ Twitter feeds instead. However, even choosing what tweets to follow can be tricky. 

You’re welcome to follow Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) or Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney), but those guys aren’t as interesting as you think they might be. Far better to follow are guys like Rio Ferdinand (@RioFerdy5), Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) or Michael Owen (@TheMichaelOwen), who may not be in the World Cup, but are not afraid to speak their mind about anything (which makes for some entertaining tweets indeed).

Of course, you can also follow @MyStarTwo, @StarOnline, StarSport_My and @mStarOnline for updates.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, World Cup, Astro, football, Twitter

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