The United States may not have caught up with the rest of the world when it comes to appreciating soccer, but a growing number of American fans have fallen in love with this beautiful game in recent years. So when the FIFA World Cup returns this fall, expect more of your friends to become part of the international audience. With the right video streaming service, you can join in on the fun, too. Here’s how to watch the 2022 World Cup online.
Watch the World Cup online
When is the 2022 World Cup?
The 2022 World Cup kicks off in Qatar on Sunday, November 20, with group stage matches starting at 11am EST. From there, the tournament moves on to knockout matches, quarterfinals, semifinals, and the match for third place. The final championship game takes place on Sunday, December 18 at 10 am EST. For a more detailed schedule, please consult the FIFA website.(Opens in a new window).
Which teams have qualified for the World Cup?
The teams qualified for the World Cup are classified in groups for the initial games. Here are the eight groups, each made up of four countries.
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
B Group: England, IR Iran, USA, 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, Ghana, Uruguay, Republic of Korea
Where to watch the World Cup online
In the United States, Fox Sports (Fox and FS1) will broadcast the World Cup live. So if you use YouTube TV or any other live TV streaming service that can access those channels, you can watch these games as they happen.
Several other video streaming services will allow subscribers to watch the games directly through the magic of the Internet. Watch the World Cup broadcast on FuboTV, Peacock, Sling TV and Vidgo.
How to stream the World Cup abroad
As an especially global event, the majority of the World Cup’s audience will come from other countries, and those viewers deserve convenient online streaming options too. Telemundo will broadcast the games in Spanish, so look for that channel as an option. British viewers can use BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.
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Of course, the best way to bypass regional restrictions online is to use a VPN. Not only does this help keep you safe online, but it also allows you to spoof your location to a server in another country. So no matter where you are, a VPN can let you watch the World Cup. Just keep in mind that not all video streaming services work with all VPNs.
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