How to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 | Live, Stream, Online, TV

Every four years the world comes together for the biggest sporting event on Earth. Football. Or soccer, if you’re in the United States. So you’re right to ask how to watch World Cup 2022, especially given the state of the planet, the state of streaming, and exactly where the next World Cup is going to be played.

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Here’s the deal: There are 64 men’s matches being played in Qatar, with the winning nation claiming bragging rights for the next four years. Newcomers will have a shot against seasoned veterans. There will be upsets. There will be surprises. There will be goals galore.

This year’s World Cup is taking place in an interesting part of the world — Qatar. That means it’s going to be a relatively warm one, with the average temperature in that nation in the mid-80s in November. Yes, you read that right: World Cup 2022 isn’t happening in the summer in the northern hemisphere — it’s at the edge of winter. But it’s Qatar, so things are going to be warm.

The first match kicks off at 5 a.m. ET (Qatar is seven hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast and 10 hours ahead of the West Coast) on Sunday, November 20. The final match is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET on Sunday, December 18.

In any event, you’re here to know how to actually watch things. And we’ve got answers.

How to stream World Cup 2022 for free

If you’re in the United States, you’ll be able to watch all 64 matches on either Fox or FS1. Both channels are available on every major streaming service in the United States, which is good because it makes it super easy to stream World Cup 2022. And it’s a relatively even split, with 35 matches on Fox and 29 on FS1.

Here’s how things break down across the major services. (Note that broadcast availability — meaning Fox proper — may vary a little depending on where you live.)

  • Hulu With Live TV: Fox on broadcast; FS1 available as part of the sole plan.
  • YouTube TV: Fox on broadcast; FS1 available as part of the sole plan.
  • Sling TV: Fox on broadcast; FS1 is available on the Sling Blue plan.
  • DirecTV Stream: Fox on broadcast; FS1 available on all plans.
  • FuboTV: Fox on broadcast; FS1 available on both plans.

Note that all of those streaming services have free trials, so you can watch the World Cup for free so long as those trials are active.

Every match also will be available on the Fox Sports app. That method requires a subscription to some other service — cable, satellite, or a live streaming service. (What it doesn’t necessarily require is for that subscription to actually be yours.)

Also, every World Cup 2022 match will be available on-demand on Tubi — the advertising-based streaming service owned by Fox — just as soon as the game is over, Tubi founder and CEO Farhad Massoudi said on Twitter. While that’s a far cry from the games being streamed live, it’s certainly better than nothing, particularly if you don’t mind seeing ads.

When does the United States play?

The World Cup field is divided into eight groups of four. The United States is in Group B, along with England, Wales, and Iran. That’s intriguing for all kinds of reasons. Wales and England are both members of the United Kingdom, of course. And Iran isn’t exactly on the friendliest of terms with the United States (or the UK, for that matter) — at least insofar as political purposes are concerned.

Here’s the full group play schedule for the USA. All times are Eastern, and all three first-round matches will be on Fox, which means they’ll be available on broadcast channels as well as streaming services.

  • Monday, November 21: United States vs. Wales, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, November 25: England vs. the United States, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 29: Iran vs. the United States, 2 p.m.

Note that the match against England is on Black Friday in the United States. While it’s not an official holiday, it’s the biggest shopping day of the year and the day after the Thanksgiving holiday, when many people take an extra day off work.

“It’s fitting this tournament will take place during the holiday season because the draw was a gift to soccer fans everywhere, highlighted by the [the United States men’s national soccer team’s] return and an epic rematch with England, alongside so many storied group stage matchups,” David Neal, executive producer of FIFA World Cup on Fox and vice president of production for Fox Sports.

“Between global heavyweights playing each other early on and having the opportunity to present what could be the last FIFA World Cup for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Fox Sports is honored and excited to bring our world-class products to not only showcasing the matches but also delivering nearly 100 hours of studio shows on linear alone around them.”

How to watch the World Cup in 4K

One thing Fox hasn’t mentioned yet is any sort of availability in 4K resolution. While that’s not a deal-breaker, we’ve seen enough football (ahem, soccer) in 4K to know that you want it if you can get it. Yes, it’s upscaled, but it’s just better. Full stop.

And Fox has been one of the few broadcasters to do anything in 4K resolution, so we’ll hold out hope that we’ll get to watch at least some of the World Cup in 4K. But it’s worth remembering that this isn’t a one-off (or even weekly) event in Fox’s backyard. It’s the World Cup, quite literally on the other side of the world.

Of the five major streaming services, however, only two have any sort of content available in 4K resolution. FuboTV includes the occasional 4K event in its plans, while you’ll have to pay extra for 4K on YouTube TV.

So will we get to watch the World Cup in 4K or not? Stay tuned.

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The draw for the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup takes place on Friday, April 1, 2022 (4/1/22) from the host nation Qatar.

Fans without cable can watch the event for free with a trial of fuboTV.

Here’s what you need to know:

What: FIFA World Cup 2022, Group Stage Draw

When: Friday, April 1, 2022

Time: 12 p.m. ET

TV: Fox Sports 1

Channel finder: Verizon Fios, Comcast XfinitySpectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, CoxDIRECTV, Dish, HulufuboTVSling.

Live stream: fuboTV (free trial)


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The United States received a boost for the World Cup draw and Canada took a hit in Thursday’s updated FIFA rankings.

The Americans, who failed to qualify for the last World Cup, will be in Pot 2 after being ranked 15th in the world.

Canada, which won the North American qualifying group and will play at the tournament for the first time in 36 years, missed a chance for a rankings boost by losing to Panama 1-0 in its final qualifier.

Instead, Canada will be among the lowest-seeded teams in Pot 4.

The eight groups for the tournament in Qatar will be drawn Friday from four pots.

Qatar gets the top-seeded slot given to the World Cup host nation despite being ranked No. 51.

The other top-seeded teams are Brazil, Belgium, defending champions France, Argentina, England, Spain, and Portugal.

Brazil took over as the No. 1 team from Belgium, the first change to the top in three years. Sixth-ranked Italy is the only team from the top 10 that failed to qualify.

Besides the United States, Pot 2 includes Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, and Croatia, while Pot 3 it’s Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, and South Korea, and Tunisia.

Three of the 32 entries are still unknown because qualifying hasn’t been completed. Those three entries have all been placed in Pot 4 regardless of the rankings of the teams involved. No. 18 Wales is the highest-ranked of the eight teams left in the playoffs.

The rest of Pot 4 includes Cameroon Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, and Ghana along with Canada.

Teams from the same content will be placed in different groups, except for some Europeans.

Europe has 13 teams in the tournament and five of the eight groups will each get two teams from the continent. The other three groups each get one European team.

Qatar will kick off its home World Cup in the opening game of Group A on Nov. 21. The final is scheduled for Dec. 18 — the host’s National Day.

When is FIFA World Cup final draw taking place?

The 2022 World Cup final draw is expected to take place on 3 April 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

Qatar World Cup 2022 Schedule below may be subject to change.

Monday 21 November 2022: World Cup begins with a group stage
Friday 2 December 2022: Group stage end
Saturday 3 December to Tuesday 6 December 2022: Knockout round of 16
Friday 9 December to Saturday 10 December 2022: Quarter-finals
Tuesday, 13 December, and Wednesday 14 December 2022: Semi-finals
Saturday 17 December 2022: Third-place match
Sunday 18 December 2022: Qatar World Cup 2022 Final

What Time does World Cup start in the US?

The 2022 Qatar World Cup knockout stage will begin with the round of 16 on 3 December 2022, kickoff at 10:00 a.m. ET at Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar, and end on 6 December 2022 at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar.

The world Cup quarter-finals round will begin on 9 December 2022 and start at 10:00 a.m. ET at Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar, and end on 10 December 2022, at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar.

Semi-finals will begin on 13 December 2022 at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar, and end on 14 December 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar.

The Third-place match will take place on 17 December 2022 at 10 a.m. ET at Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar.

When is the World Cup final and what time does it start?

The FIFA World Cup final 2022 will take place on Sunday, 18 December 2022 at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar. Kickoff time is set at 10:00 a.m. ET.

What channel does World Cup 2022 on today?

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be televised on Fox and Telemundo in the United States followed by BBC, ITV in the UK, Mediapro for Spain, TF1, beIN Sports in France, EBU in Europe, ARD, ZDF, and Deutsche Telekom in Germany, and Bell Media in Canada for more details you can visit TV channel lists and enjoy.

FIFA World Cup is the world’s most renowned tournament. The FIFA Men’s World Cup is held every four years, and it features 32 countries competing for the trophy. It draws fans together around their enthusiasm and love for the game, with continental qualification processes building to an exciting finals event.

Since France World Cup in 1998, the FIFA men’s World Cup has included 32 teams divided into eight groups, in each of the last six tournaments. Thirty-one countries came up after the qualification round and the host nation had already been seeded.

How qualifying numbers do work

Africa (CAF): 5
Asia (AFC): 4 (plus 1 playoff qualifier)
Europe (UEFA): 13
North/Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF): 3 (plus 1 playoff qualifier)
Oceania (OFC): 1 playoff qualifier
South America (CONMEBOL): 4 (plus 1 playoff qualifier)


Qatar World Cup has eight venues, Lusail Iconic Stadium (80,000), Al Bayt Stadium (60,000), Stadium 974 (40,000), Al Thumama Stadium (40,000), Education City Stadium (45,350), Ahmad bin Ali Stadium (44,740), Khalifa International Stadium (40,000), Al Janoub Stadium (40,000).

How to watch on FIFA+

This is a world-class digital platform to watch any soccer game online. FIFA+ will provide almost 40,000 live matches in 2022 including domestic league games, international matches, premium original content, and immersive global storytelling from around the world. FIFA+ make extensive streaming content for its fan.

In France?

France has been huge football fans in the world cup. They are tuned on TF1, beIN Sports, and enjoy the mega sports event at home.

In the United Kingdom?

BBC and ITV have the exclusive broadcasting rights to show entire World Cup matches live in the UK get it via BBC iPlayer and ITVX smart TV apps.

In the United States?

Fox Sports will cover the rights of the English language to show all matches of the 2022 World Cup and Telemundo has Spanish-language in the United States.

How can I watch the World Cup in Canada?

Bell Media will stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Canada.

In Asia?

Asia football fans tune on beIN Sports from almost all Middle East & Arab countries, including Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, etc. Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Viacom 18 India. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan can access with Saran Media International Ltd. The Japanese with Dentsu Inc. KBS Korea, MBC Korea, SBS Korea, South & North Korea. Malaysian and Bruneian can access Astro Measat Malaysia.

How to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 with a VPN?

Get a VPN and connect with a valid server location properly. Enjoy watching mega sports events simply!

  1. Get NordVPN or ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect your location with a valid U.S. postal code.
  3. Tune in live with Fox or Telemundo.
  4. Happy streaming

FIFA Soccer WC 2022

Host Country – Qatar

Starting Date – 21 November 2022

Ending Date – 18 December 2022

Venue – 8

Team – 32

Matches –

Official Website: FIFA World Cup 2022

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FIFA WC 2022 Qualified Team

  • Qatar – Host nation

FIFA WC 2022 Group Stage

  • Group A – Qatar, Senegal, Ecuador, Netherlands
  • Group B – England, Iran, United States,
  • Group C – Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D – France, Denmark, Tunisia,
  • Group E – Spain, Germany, Japan,
  • Group F – Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G – Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H – Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea