FIFA World Cup broadcast Guide
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How to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 on TV and online? Which TV channels will air the World Cup matches? We are here with the latest news about the FIFA World Cup 2022 live broadcasting. Let’s learn where we can watch right below.

The most viewed sports event all across the globe, the FIFA World Cup, is back in 2022. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar in November this year. All the groups are drawn, venues are fixed, and fixtures and schedules are already set.

DUE TO QATAR’S HOT TEMPERATURE, the FIFA World Cup has been moved from June-July to November-December. This huge event will lift its curtain on Monday, 21 November 2022, with the opening match between Senegal and Netherlands. It will end with the Grand Final on Sunday, 18 December 2022.

TV channels in the UK, USA, and 180 other regions have already bought the rights from FIFA to broadcast this massive event.

How to Watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 in the USA?

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be available on Fox Sports in the United States. FoxSports has bought the rights to English language broadcasting of the Qatar World Cup 2022.

So, if you are someone from the USA, you can watch all the matches of the World Cup via Fox Sports. All the 64 matches will be broadcast via Fox Sports. To be precise, Fox will air 35 matches, and FS1 will air 29 matches.

FS1 will broadcast 27 group-stage matches and 2 round-of-16 matches. The Round of 16 matches will be on Sunday, 4 December 2022.

Fox will broadcast the remaining 35 matches. These 35 matches include 21 group-stage matches except Sunday, round-of-16 matches except Sunday, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final matches.

Fox will broadcast all three of the USA group-stage matches. They will be on the following schedule:

  • USA vs. Wales/Scotland/Ukraine – 2:00 pm ET on 21 November 2022
  • USA vs. England – 2:00 pm ET on 25 November 2022
  • USA vs. Iran – 2:00 pm ET on 29 November 2022

The opening match of the World Cup between Senegal and the Netherlands will be available on Fox at 5:00 am ET on 21 November 2022.

You have to buy a cable connection, satellite connection, or streaming plan to watch Fox Sports on your TV or other devices. You can enjoy Fox Sports on streaming services like fuboTV, Hulu, YouTube TV, etc. Purchase a subscription plan to enjoy Fox on streaming services.

Again, you can enjoy Fox and FS1 via the Fox Sports streaming website or their FoxGo app if you have subscribed to Fox Sports on cable or satellite connection.

Moreover, Telemundo has bought the Spanish language broadcasting rights of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in the United States. You can enjoy World Cup 2022 matches via Telemundo if you are someone from the United States.

How to Watch World Cup Coverage in the UK?

BBC and ITV have bought the broadcasting rights for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in the UK. If you are someone from the UK, you can enjoy all the matches of the Qatar World Cup 2022 via BBC and ITV.

The matches will be split and broadcast between BBC and ITV. BBC will air 24 of the 48 group-stage matches, and ITV will air 24 matches. The matches of the knock-out stages are yet to be confirmed.

ITV will broadcast the opening match between Senegal and Netherlands on 21 November 2022, at 10:00 am GMT. The following two matches of the day, England vs. Iran at 1:00 pm GMT and Qatar vs. Ecuador at 4:00 pm GMT, will be available on BBC One. The final match of the opening day between USA vs. Wales/Ukraine/Scotland at 7:00 pm GMT will be available on ITV.

You have to tune in to BBC One to enjoy 2 of England’s group-stage matches. ITV will broadcast England’s one group-stage match.

  • England vs. Iran on 21 November, at 1:00 pm GMT – BBC One
  • England vs USA on 25 November, at 7:00 pm GMT – ITV
  • England vs. Wales/Scotland/Ukraine on 29 November, at 7:00 pm GMT – BBC One

You can enjoy the BBC and ITV via cable, satellite, or streaming services. You can enjoy the BBC and ITV streaming service via BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub if you have subscribed to BBC and ITV.

How to Watch the World Cup 2022 in your Region:

Let’s check out where you can watch the live-action of the World Cup 2022 from different regions.

  • Albania – RTSH
  • Armenia – ARMTV
  • Australia – SBS, Kayo Sports
  • Austria – ORF
  • Azerbaijan – iTV
  • Belarus – BTRC
  • Belgium – VRT, RTBF
  • Bolivia – Unitel
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – BHRT
  • Brazil – TV Globo, SporTV
  • Bulgaria – BNT
  • Canada – CTV, TSN, RDS
  • Caribbean – SportsMax
  • China – CCTV
  • Costa Rica – Teletica
  • Croatia – HRT
  • Cyprus – CyBC
  • Denmark – DR – TV 2
  • Estonia – ERR
  • Finland – Yle, MTV3
  • France – TF1, beIN Sports
  • Germany – ARD, ZDF, Deutsche Telekom
  • Guatemala – TV Azteca, Tigo Sports
  • Greece – ANT1
  • Georgia – GPB
  • Hong Kong – PCCW
  • Hungary – MTVA
  • Iceland – RÚV
  • India – Viacom18, Sony Network
  • Indonesia – RCTI, MNCTV, iNews
  • Ireland – RTÉ
  • Israel – IPBC
  • Italy – RAI
  • Japan – NHK General TV, Fuji Television, Nippon Television, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo
  • Kosovo – RTK
  • Latvia – LTV
  • Lithuania – LRT
  • Luxembourg – RTL Group
  • Malta – PBS
  • México – Televisa, Sky México, TDN, TV Azteca
  • Middle East – beIN Sports
  • North Africa – beIN Sports
  • Moldova – TRM
  • Montenegro – RTCG
  • Netherlands – NOS
  • New Zealand – Sky Sport
  • North Macedonia – MRT
  • Pakistan – PTV Sports
  • Peru – Latina
  • Poland – TVP
  • Portugal – RTP
  • Romania – TVR
  • Russia – Perviy Kanal, VGTRK, Match TV
  • Serbia – RTS
  • Slovakia – RTVS
  • Spain – Mediapro
  • South Africa – SuperSport
  • Sub Saharan Africa – SuperSport
  • Sweden – SVT, TV4
  • Switzerland – SRG SSR
  • Turkey – TRT
  • Ukraine – Suspilne
  • United Kingdom – BBC, ITV
  • United States – Fox, Telemundo

FIFA has made sure to air the biggest football tournament in every corner of the planet. Hence, you can enjoy the most exciting tournament from anywhere in the world.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.