Etisalat announce World Cup packages for home viewers

Package now available to watch all 64 matches

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Telecoms provider Etisalat has released its 2018 World Cup package for those who want to watch it at home.

For Dhs555, all 64 games in Russia will be available.

That’s an increase of around Dhs100 on its prices for the last World Cup in Brazil, which was, of course, four years ago.

The country’s provider du had been offering its own packages to show the games, but over the weekend the subscriptions were paused.

Broadcaster beIN sports has the exclusive rights to broadcast the tournament in the Middle East, but its regular channels were pulled from du without warning.

It had led to football fans that use du worrying over they’d be able to watch the World Cup in their own homes.

No reason has been given by beIN for the withdrawal of its channels, but du says it is working on resolving the issue and has apologised to its customers for the outage, which it says is out of their hands.

The tournament kicks off in Moscow on June 14, with a match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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