How to Watch FIFA World Cup in China [2022]

Are you still wondering how to watch FIFA World Cup in China? This article will give you a detailed overview of watching the FIFA World Cup in China.

It’s almost time to welcome the FIFA World Cup 2022 with just over a month remaining.  The men’s football world cup will kick off on 20th November in Qatar and wrap up with the Final on 18th December.

The Groups are drawn and fixtures are all set for the biggest and most watched tournament on the planet. Football fans around the world are getting crazy with each day, setting up flags and wearing jerseys of their favorite teams. It’s high time to get ready and never miss any action.

How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 in China

  • 📺 TV: CCTV
  • 💻 Live Stream: CCTV, Migu TV

How to Watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on TV in China

CCTV is the official FIFA World Cup broadcasting partner in China. The Chinese fans can enjoy all 64 matches of the tournament live on TV via CCTV.

China Central Television (CCTV) is a state-run broadcasting network in China that has multiple channels. Moreover, the network is available in six languages including English. CCTV 5 is dedicated to sports events.

No TV? No Problem. The cable cutters can enjoy the World Cup 2022 live stream via the CCTV official site.

How to watch FIFA World Cup in China

How to Live Stream World Cup 2022 in China

Migu TV is a wonderful option for watching World Cup matches live in China. It’s a free-to-download app and streaming service. Chinese fans can enjoy the games on this app seamlessly, anywhere, and even on the go.

It’s a free-to-download app that you can download from the official site. Android users can also download it from the Play Store.

However, you cannot watch live matches via the free plan. You need to upgrade to the VIP plan to watch the live stream. It costs 18 CNY a month.

Where Can I Watch the World Cup in Mandarin?

CCTV is available in six languages including Mandarin. Chinese fans can enjoy the matches live in Mandarin via CCTV.

Is CCTV Free?

CCTV-1 is the biggest free-to-air broadcaster in China. You can watch the channel for free from anywhere in China.

Can I watch CCTV 5 outside of China?

CCTV is a geo-restricted broadcasting corporation in China. Hence, you cannot watch the channel outside China. However, a VPN will let you watch the channel from anywhere.

Groups in the World Cup 2022

Let’s look at the FIFA World Cup groups and find out where your favorite team is.

Group A

  • 🇶🇦 Qatar
  • 🇪🇨 Ecuador
  • 🇸🇳 Senegal
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands

Group B

  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
  • 🇺🇸 USA
  • 🇮🇷 Iran
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales

Group C

  • 🇦🇷 Argentina
  • 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia
  • 🇲🇽 Mexico
  • 🇵🇱 Poland

Group D

  • 🇫🇷 France
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark
  • 🇹🇳 Tunisia
  • 🇦🇺 Australia

Group E 

  • 🇪🇸 Spain
  • 🇩🇪 Germany
  • 🇯🇵 Japan
  • 🇨🇷 Costa Rica

Group F

  • 🇧🇪 Belgium
  • 🇨🇦 Canada
  • 🇲🇦 Morocco 
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia

Group G

  • 🇧🇷 Brazil
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland
  • 🇨🇲 Cameroon

Group H

  • 🇵🇹 Portugal
  • 🇺🇾 Uruguay
  • 🇬🇭 Ghana
  • 🇰🇷 Korea Republic

FIFA World Cup Bracket

Round of 16 Matchups

  • A1 vs B2
  • B1 vs A2


  • C1 vs D2
  • D1 vs C2


  • E1 vs F2
  • F1 vs E2


  • G1 vs H2
  • H1 vs G2

Quarter-Finals Matchups

  • 1 (A1 vs B2) vs (C1 vs D2)
  • 2 (B1 vs A2) vs (D1 vs C2)
  • 3 (E1 vs F2) vs (G1 vs H2)
  • 4 (F1 vs E2) vs (H1 vs G2)

Semi-Finals Matchups

  • 1 vs 3
  • 2 vs 4

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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.