How to watch the World Cup 2022 online: live stream every game

How to watch World Cup 2022 — here's where to watch online when the tournament kicks off in November


The World Cup 2022 began on November 20, and in a week the quadrennial football tournament has already seen some fantastic matches, with surprising wins and defeats.

Each day brings new matches, and we're here to help you watch them. We've got guides on how to watch Brazil vs Switzerland and how to watch Portugal vs Uruguay today, with many more for subsequent games on later days.

We're currently mid-way through the first stage of the World Cup, which is the group stage, where teams are allocated into groups of four and must play matches against the three others. You can find information about the groups, fixtures and results below.

If you want advice more generally on watching all of the World Cup 2022 games, this is the guide for you, as we'll show you how to stream the matches from wherever you are in the world.

If you're away from home a VPN is always an option to watch the World Cup. We recommend ExpressVPN(opens in new tab).

Beyond that here's everything you need to know about the 2022 World Cup, including who's playing who and how you can watch the matches.

HOW TO WATCH WORLD CUP 2022 ONLINE IN THE US

US fans can watch the World Cup 2022 through Fox. This includes the Fox Sports App, FOX and FOX Sports 1 cable channels, Tubi (though not for live games) and FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or YouTube TV if you have packages that include Fox's sporting channels. Some, like Fubo, have confirmed that they'll be streaming the games in 4K UHD resolution.

Another option is streaming service Peacock, which is putting the first 12 games of the tournament on its free tier and the rest on Peacock Premium. These will be Spanish-language streams, but it's a more affordable option for watching the game than Fox's options.

With the tournament taking place in the Middle East for the first time, matches 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. 

Fortunately, all of the US's group stage fixtures will start at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.

HOW TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP 2022 ONLINE IN THE UK

Every World Cup match is available on UK terrestrial TV thanks to Ofcom(Opens in a new tab) protected regulations which ensure they must be shown on UK free-to-air TV. At the same time, Maxbook55 also provides an online World Cup live broadcast platform.

BBC and ITV share the rights to the fixtures and viewers can also watch games online on the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub. The BBC has kicked off an extra channel called World Cup Extra for pre- and post-match analysis for some of the games. Welsh channel S4C will be airing the games too, so if you live in the UK, you can watch them with the channel's Welsh-language coverage.

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.

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'Captain America' Christian Pulisic will pull strings in midfield for the US (Image credit: Getty)

HOW TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP 2022 ONLINE EVERYWHERE ELSE

Wherever you live, there's a good possibility that a national broadcaster is streaming the World Cup 2022 games, particularly if your country has a team playing in the tournament.

However there's a possibility that there's no easy way of watching the World Cup games. Thankfully, you'll be able to solve this issue with a Virtual Private Network (a VPN). 

A VPN lets you get around the usual digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favorite TV shows even if you're going to be away from where you would normally watch your favorite shows and movies. Our favorite is ExpressVPN(opens in new tab), which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar.

Using a VPN, you could change your IP address to the UK, and stream live TV.

LATEST WORLD CUP 2022 FIXTURES

Group stage  

Sunday, November 20

Group A: Qatar (0) vs Ecuador (1)

Monday, November 21

Group B: England (6) vs Iran (2)
Group A: Senegal (0) vs Netherlands (2)
Group B: USA (1) vs Wales (1)

Tuesday, November 22

Group C: Argentina (1) vs Saudi Arabia (2)
Group D: Denmark (0) vs Tunisia (0)
Group C: Mexico (0) vs Poland (0)
Group D: France (4) vs Australia (1)

Wednesday, November 23

Group F: Morocco (0) vs Croatia (0)
Group E: Germany (1) vs Japan (2)
Group E: Spain (7) vs Costa Rica (0)
Group F: Belgium (1) vs Canada (0)

Thursday, November 24

Group G: Switzerland (1) vs Cameroon (0)
Group H: Uruguay (0) vs South Korea (0)
Group H: Portugal (3) vs Ghana (2)
Group G: Brazil (2) vs Serbia (0)

Friday, November 25

Group B: Wales (0) vs Iran (2)
Group A: Qatar (1) vs Senegal (3)
Group A: Netherlands (1) vs Ecuador (1)
Group B: England (0) vs USA (0)

Saturday, November 26

Group C: Tunisia (0) vs Australia (1)
Group C: Poland (2) vs Saudi Arabia (0)
Group D: France (2) vs Denmark (1)
Group C: Argentina (2) vs Mexico (0)

Sunday, November 27

Group E: Japan (0) vs Costa Rica (1)
Group F: Belgium (0) vs Morocco (2)
Group F: Croatia (4) vs Canada (1)
Group E: Spain (1) vs Germany (1)

Monday, November 28

Group G: Cameroon (3) vs Serbia (3)
Group G: South Korea (2) vs Ghana (3)
Group H: Brazil (1) vs Switzerland (0)
Group H: Portugal (2) vs Uruguay (0)

Tuesday, November 29

Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar, 10 am ET (NA) / 3 pm UK (ITV)
Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal, 10 am ET (NA) / 3 pm UK (NA)
Group B: Wales vs England, 2 pm ET (FOX Sports 1) / 7 pm UK (BBC 1)
Group B: Iran vs USA, 2 pm ET (FOX) / 7 pm UK (ITV)

Wednesday, November 30

Group D: Australia vs Denmark, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group D: Tunisia vs France, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group C: Poland vs Argentina, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK

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Gabriel Jesus is expected to lead Brazil's attack as they aim for their sixth title (Image credit: Getty)

Thursday, December 1

Group F: Croatia vs Belgium, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group F: Canada vs Morocco, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK
Group E: Japan vs Spain, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK

Friday, December 2

Group G: South Korea vs Portugal, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK
Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK

Round of 16

Saturday, December 3
Group A winner vs Group B runner-up, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group C winner vs Group D runner-up, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK

Sunday, December 4

Group D winner vs Group C runner-up, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group B winner vs Group A runner-up, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK

Monday, December 5 

Group E winner vs Group F runner-up, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group G winner vs Group H runner-up, 2pm ET/7 pm UK

Tuesday, December 6
Group F winner vs Group E runner-up, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
Group H winner vs Group G runner-up, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK

Quarter-finals

Friday, December 9
TBD vs TBD, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
TBD vs TBD, 10 am ET/3 pm UK

Saturday, December 10
TBD vs TBD, 10 am ET/3 pm UK
TBD vs TBD, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK

Semi-finals

Tuesday, December 13 

TBD vs TBD, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK

Wednesday, December 14 

TBD vs TBD, 2 pm ET/7 pm UK

Saturday, December 17 

Third place play-off, 10 am ET/3 pm UK

Final

Sunday, December 18 

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