Stefanovic joined the hordes of Australian football fans whose enjoyment of the global spectacle, that comes around just once every four years, has been ruined by unreliable service.

Optus owns the broadcast rights to Russia 2018, with FTA SBS showing all Socceroos matches, match of the day, finals and the tournament decider.

That led Stefanovic to quip if the telecommunications company can't get it right they should let SBS do it...or his "Uncle Rob".

"It's the biggest show in town and instead of watching the World Cup we are watching playback error on our phones," he said before adding, "this is too big a deal to stuff up."

Check out the full tirade here...