Here’s how to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Stream Free Fixtures online and on regular TV when all the action finally kicks off in Qatar later this year.
The tournament gets underway on Monday 21 November, with England facing Iran and Wales playing the USA in the first round of Group B fixtures on an opening day.
Over the next couple of weeks, 32 teams will compete in eight groups to make it through to the knock-out stages, culminating with the final on Sunday 18 December.
Here’s everything you need to know…
How to watch World Cup 2022 online in the US
US fans can watch the World Cup 2022 online on Fox Sports App and Peacock Premium, while they will also be broadcast on Fox, FS1, Telemundo, and Universo.
With the tournament taking place in the Middle East for the first time, matches will kick off quite early in the morning for most Americans, with 5 am ET matches (2 am PT) for the first week of the competition.
How to watch the World Cup 2022 online in the UK. Is the World Cup on BBC or ITV?
As one of the sporting events protected by Ofcom(opens in new tab) regulations that ensure they must be available on free-to-air television in the UK, every World Cup match will be available to watch on terrestrial TV in the UK.
BBC and ITV share the rights to the fixtures and viewers can also watch games online on the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub. Details of which fixtures will be aired on which channel will be confirmed closer to the tournament.
The kick-off times should be very convenient for UK-based fans with games at 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm during the first eight days of the tournament. Hopefully, your boss won’t mind you tuning in during that morning Zoom call!
Where is World Cup 2022 being held?
The World Cup 2022 is being held in Qatar in the Middle East.
Senegal will take on the Netherlands at Al Thumama Stadium in Group A in the opening match, while hosts Qatar play Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium a few hours later. Eight stadiums, all within or on the outskirts of Doha, will host all the games.
- Lusail Stadium (80,000 capacity) will host 10 games including the final.
- Al Bayt Stadium (60,000 capacity) will host 8 games including the opening match.
- Stadium 974 (40,000 capacity) will host seven games.
- Khalifa International Stadium (45,416 capacity) will host eight games including the third-place play-off.
- Education City Stadium (40,000 capacity) will host eight games.
- Al Thumama Stadium (40,000 capacity) will host eight games.
- Al Janoub Stadium (40,000 capacity) will host seven games.
- Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (40,000) capacity) will host seven games.
Does the USA have a chance of winning the World Cup?
The US is not favored to win the World Cup, with bookmakers giving them a 100-1 shot at lifting the trophy in December.
However, Gregg Berhalter’s boys have a fair chance of progressing to the knock-out rounds. England is the favorite to top Group B and the US will be pleased if they can match their result against the Three Lions in the 2010 World Cup, where they drew 1-1.
Their opening fixture against Wales could prove vital, although, with new LA Galaxy star Gareth Bale in their ranks, the Welsh will prove a formidable opponent. The US will probably need to beat Iran in their final fixture if they are to have any chance of progressing.
Brazil, France, and England are the bookie’s favorites to win the tournament, with Spain, Germany, and Argentina also tipped to do well.
The 2022 World Cup will begin with 32 teams in eight groups of four. The top two teams from each group progress to the Round of 16, if teams are level on points goal difference will be used to decide placings.
- Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
- Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
- Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
- Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
- Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
- Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
- Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
- Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
Group stage (all KO times the UK)
Monday, November 21
Group A: Senegal vs the Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 10 am)
Group B: England vs Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1 pm)
Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 4 pm)
Group B: USA vs Wales (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7 pm)
Tuesday, November 22
Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 10am)
Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1 pm)
Group C: Mexico vs Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; 4 pm)
Group D: France vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 7 pm)
Wednesday, November 23
Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 10 am)
Group E: Germany vs Japan (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1 pm)
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 4 pm)
Group F: Belgium vs Canada (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7 pm)
Thursday, November 24
Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 10am)
Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1 pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (Stadium 974, Doha; 4 pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7 pm)
Friday, November 25
Group B: Wales vs Iran (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 10 am)
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 1 pm)
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 4 pm)
Group B: England vs USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7 pm)
Saturday, November 26
Group C: Tunisia vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 10am)
Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1 pm)
Group D: France vs Denmark (Stadium 974, Doha; 4 pm)
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7 pm)
Sunday, November 27
Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 10 am)
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 1 pm)
Group F: Croatia vs Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 4 pm)
Group E: Spain vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7 pm)
Monday, November 28
Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 10am)
Group G: South Korea vs Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1 pm)
Group H: Brazil vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; 4 pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7 pm)
Tuesday, November 29
Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 3pm)
Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3 pm)
Group B: Wales vs England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7 pm)
Group B: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 7pm)
Wednesday, November 30
Group D: Australia vs Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 3 pm)
Group D: Tunisia vs France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3 pm)
Group C: Poland vs Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha; 7 pm)
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7 pm)
Thursday, December 1
Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3 pm)
Group F: Canada vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 3 pm)
Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7 pm)
Group E: Japan vs Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7 pm)
Friday, December 2
Group G: South Korea vs Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3 pm)
Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 3 pm)
Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; 7 pm)
Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7 pm)
Round of 16
Saturday, December 3
49 – Winners of Group A vs. Runners-up of Group B (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3 pm)
50 – Winners of Group C vs. Runners-up of Group D (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7 pm)
Sunday, December 4
Winners of Group D vs. Runners-up of Group C (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; 3 pm)
Winners of Group B vs. Runners-up of Group A (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7 pm)
Monday, December 5
Winners of Group E vs. Runners-up of Group F (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 3 pm)
Winners of Group G vs. Runners-up of Group H (Stadium 974, Doha; 7 pm)
Tuesday, December 6
Winners of Group F vs. Runners-up of Group E (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3 pm)
Winners of Group H vs. Runners-up of Group G (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7 pm)
Friday, December 9
Winners of 53 vs. Winners of 54 (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3 pm)
Winners of 49 vs. Winners of 50 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 3 pm)
Saturday, December 10
60 – Winners of 55 vs. Winners of 56 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; 3 pm) 59 – Winners of 51 vs. Winners of 52 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7 pm)
Tuesday, December 13
Winners of 57 vs. Winners of 58 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7 pm)
Wednesday, December 14
Winners of 59 vs. Winners of 60 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7 pm)
Saturday, December 17
Third place play-off (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3 pm)
Sunday, December 18
The World Cup final (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 3 pm)
Is FIFA World Cup 2022 Cancelled?
FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was controversial and some critics have questioned the 2010 bidding process — which also awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia — yet the tournament has not been canceled and is set to go ahead.
When is the USA hosting the World Cup?
The 2026 World Cup will be played in the US, Canada, and Mexico, during the summer of that year. Host cities include Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle in the US. Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey in Mexico, and Canadian cities Toronto and Vancouver will also host games.
Fifa World Cup 2022: FIFA has uncovered where every one of the 32 nations will stay and prepare for the Qatar World Cup this winter.
Meanwhile, some of the favorites for this year’s World Cup have opted for their own choice of hotels and resorts with England choosing a liquor-free ocean-side hotel, Germany remaining at a wellbeing retreat, and Belgium’s base flaunting a water park.
Every country was shown various choices according to the respected convenience as the inspections were taken place while the qualifying was still in progress. Meanwhile, it was a ‘first come, first served policy in the event that more than one nation needed a similar base.
In any case, given Qatar’s conservative geology and the vicinity of group hotels, training grounds, and stadiums, venture times will be short in comparison to what teams had to cover in Brazil in 2014 and Russia in 2018.
Most of the teams have decided to remain in or around the capital city, Doha, with England, Germany, Belgium, and Portugal among eight who will be based somewhere else in the country. Moreover, 24 teams out of 32 will be staying within a ‘10km radius of each other.
Fifa World Cup 2022: Stay for Team England
The English team has booked the Souq Al-Wakra hotel which is 10 miles away from the capital Doha. It is situated in the fishing village of Al Wakrah. Moreover, Gareth Southgate’s players will most likely partake in the advantage of the five-star resort and its closeness to the beach, they will not have the option to drink liquor during their visit.
The main reason for choosing this hotel was that it is close to eight venues out of ten where the World Cup matches will be played. The hotel itself has five restaurants with some boasting sea views as well. The Spa also offers various treatments for £100 for an hour session and comes with a small fitness center.
The Three Lions will train at the Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium which is a six-minute drive from their respected hotel. The stadium has a capacity of 12,000 and it was built for the Al-Wakrah Sports Club.
Fifa World Cup 2022: Stay for Wales Team
Wales will be staying at the Delta Hotels City Center in Doha. It is controlled by the Marriott group and will open this year in the month of October. The Delta Hotels City Center comes with a spa, swimming pool, fitness center, and a famous Spanish restaurant.
Fifa World Cup 2022: Stay for Belgium Team
Belgium has the most astonishing hotel, the Hilton Salwa Beach, in the southwest part of the nation. It is described as ‘beachfront delight meets theme-park thrills’ since it flaunts a water experience park with 54 rides as well as scuba-diving and a go-kart track. It is far away from the main stadium in Doha and the journey will last around 60 minutes.
Stay for Germany Team
Germany has chosen the wellness and health retreat by the name of Zulal Wellness Resort and it is situated in the northern part of Qatar. It also offers plenty of treatments that will keep Hansi Flick’s team nice and well relaxed during their visit.
Stay for France Team
The reigning World Cup champions France have opted for the luxurious Al-Messila in Doha. It is based on an Arabian palace and has many eye-catching designs to it. The stay is fairly not cheap at £1,500 a night and the hotel offers 30 private pools and a broad wine and champagne list.
Stay for Brazil Team
Brazil, who were the first team to qualify for the finals have opted to stay at the Westin Doha. It is a 17-minute drive from all the stadiums where the matches will take place. The hotel offers four restaurants, three swimming pools, a fitness centre, and a spa.
Stay for Argentina & Spain
Argentina and Spain have settled on more humble convenience at Qatar University. They will be staying separately all through the competition, with various yet close-by training pitches. The university offers 52 food and bistro choices nearby.
Stay for Australia & Costa Rica
Even Australia and Costa Rica, the last sides to qualify following end-of-the-season games in June, have had no issue getting downtown area convenience in Doha. Australia will be at the cutting-edge New Aspire Academy, which has a lot of training pitches, while Costa Rica will remain at the dusitD2 Salwa, a four-star hotel.
The Fifa World Cup 2022 will be played in the winter and the first match will start off when Senegal plays Holland on November 21. The final of the mega event will be held on December 18.
It’s an exciting time to be a follower of Canadian sports, with the national soccer team qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2022. This will be the team’s first appearance at this level since 1986, making it a cause for celebration.
This winter’s tournament will be the first of two World Cups Canada will play a part in as they are guaranteed to qualify for World Cup 2026 due to being one of three host nations alongside the United States and Mexico. The entire country will get behind the boys.
All previous installments of FIFA’s showpiece tournament have been played during the months of June and July. This is to maximize the good weather while taking advantage of all major European club competitions, such as the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and the Spanish La Liga, being in their off-season.
But things will be different this year, and there are a few changes Canadian soccer lovers should know about before making predictions at the best sports betting sites in Vegas and planning your viewing.
A competitive renewal
This promises to be one of the most competitive renewals of the World Cup we have witnessed in a generation, and there’s no reason why Canadian fans shouldn’t dream big.
At this stage of preparations, Canada has as much chance of lifting the trophy as Brazil, England, defending champions France, the USA, or any other team that secured their involvement in Qatar.
Canada went into the draw for the tournament group stages in pot four of four, meaning they were expected to be the weakest team in their pool.
At this level of soccer, there are tough groups and near-impossible groups of a team like Canada. But which did they get, and how are they expected to handle themselves when things get moving in November with the opening round of matches?
Canada was added to Group F alongside Belgium, Morocco, and Croatia. Escaping that bracket in one piece will be no mean feat as Canada mixes it with a Belgian side which is one of the pre-tournament favorites to win the World Cup, and Croatia, who finished as runners-up behind France in 2018.
They will open against Belgium on 23rd November at Amad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Ryaan. Let’s look at three ways you can see Les Rouges in action.
The best way to get the full Qatar 2022 experience is to purchase a ticket, travel to the World Cup, and enjoy the match from the stadium. This allows you to share in all the emotions of Canada’s quest for three points as they aim to upset the betting odds and silence the critics.
You can get as close to the action as possible, but remember to only purchase matchday tickets from official avenues, such as the FIFA smartphone app, or by registering your interest for a ticket with the Canadian FA.
Perhaps you prefer to enjoy the matches from the comfort of your home. You can do just that, thanks to the live coverage provided by Bell Media.
This gives you a chance to enjoy the tournament without having to travel across the globe during the festive period. For many casual soccer fans, shelling out for flights, hotels, and matchday tickets, as well as food, drink, and merchandise just isn’t an option.
One criticism of Qatar being awarded the World Cup is that it will price many supporters out of attending, especially on the approach to Christmas.
Save cash and watch from home or, better yet, create a watch party and invite your friends, family, neighbors, and fellow soccer lovers around to create a personalized fan zone.
Live to stream
The leading online betting apps allow registered members to watch the World Cup for free on their Android or iOS device. Simply register an account and place a bet for a minimum of $1 to watch the match.
The live streams are 100% legal with HD quality, expert commentary, in-play betting apps, predictions, live scores from around the grounds, and more.
This is perfect if you are away from home during the play. Using your mobile, you can turn everyday situations into an opportunity to watch live sports.