How to watch World Cup 2022
FIFA World Cup has begun. The world comes together every four years for the world’s largest sporting event. The question of how to watch World Cup 2022 is valid, especially given the planet’s current state, the current state of streaming, and the future location of the next World Cup. If you live in the United States, you might prefer soccer.
A total of 64 men’s matches are taking place in Qatar, and the winning nation will be entitled to bragging rights for the next four years. (Or even longer, since national pride is very real here.) Newcomers will have the opportunity to test their skills against experienced players. There will certainly be upsets. There will be some surprises. A lot of goals will be scored.
The off-field drama will also play a role. As it turns out, this year’s World Cup will take place in an interesting part of the world at an interesting time – Qatar, about four months after the competition would normally take place. The average temperature in that nation in November is in the mid-80s, so it is expected to be a relatively warm one. Yes, you read that correctly: World Cup 2022 will occur in the northern hemisphere at the end of the winter season. It is Qatar, so things are likely to be warm.
A final match will still be scheduled for 10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Sunday, December 18.
In any case, you are here to learn how to watch things. There are answers to your questions.
Free World Cup 2022 streaming
If you live in the United States, you can watch all 64 matches on FS1 or Fox. Both channels are accessible on every major streaming service in the United States, which makes watching World Cup 2022 a very simple process. The split is relatively even with 35 matches on Fox and 29 on FS1.
The following are the major services. Depending on your location, broadcast availability – Fox programming – may vary slightly.
- With Hulu With Live TV, Fox broadcasts; FS1 available as part of the sole plan.
- FS1 is available as part of the YouTube TV plan. Fox is broadcast on the channel.
- On Sling TV, Fox is on broadcast; FS1 is available on Sling Blue.
- The DirecTV Stream includes Fox on broadcast and FS1 on all plans.
- With FuboTV, Fox is available on both plans; FS1 is available on both plans.
Several of these streaming services offer free trials, so you can watch the broadcasting of the World Cup for free as long as the trial is active.
There will also be a Fox Sports app available for each match. This method requires a subscription to another service – cable, satellite, or a live streaming service. (Although the subscription does not necessarily have to be yours.)
Stream World Cup content for free on Tubi
Tubi, a free and ad-supported streaming service owned by Fox, will also offer a wide selection of World Cup content. There are 64 games available there in an on-demand format, free of charge. Additionally, Tubi offers a good deal of World Cup content on demand. Among the shows are:
- When the World Watched
- FIFA World Cup Classics
- Gold Stars — The True Story
- Etched in Gold
- FIFA Women’s World Cup Classics
All of them are now available directly within the Tubi app. However, Tubi is also launching a dedicated World Cup channel named “FIFA World Cup FAST Channel.”
What is the schedule for the United States’ games?
There are eight groups of four players on the World Cup field. Group B members are the United States, England, Wales, and Iran. Additionally, there are several reasons why that is intriguing. The United Kingdom includes both Wales and England. Additionally, Iran is not exactly friendly with the United States (or the United Kingdom, for that matter) – at least from a political standpoint.
Here is the complete schedule for the USA group play. We will be able to watch all three first-round matches on Fox, which means they will be available on both broadcast and streaming channels.
Fox will broadcast all United States games:
- The United States will face Wales at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 21.
- England and United States will play a match at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 25.
- Iran and United States will play at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29.
In the United States, the match against England takes place on Black Friday. Although it is not an official holiday, it is the busiest shopping day of the year, following the Thanksgiving holiday, when many people take time off from work.
In light of the draw is a gift to soccer fans worldwide, this tournament should be held during the holiday season. It was highlighted by the return of the [United States men’s national soccer team] and an epic rematch against England. In addition, there were many storied group stage matches, according to David Neal, executive producer for vice president of Fox Sports production and FIFA World Cup on Fox.
We are honored and excited to bring our world-class production to showcase matches and provide nearly 100 hours of studio shows. These shows will premier on linear alone around the matches because global heavyweights will be playing early on. This could be Lionel Messi’s and Cristiano Ronaldo’s last FIFA World Cup.
What are the best ways to watch the World Cup in 4K and HDR?
Several televisions will provide you with 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR), making World Cup 2022 the best-looking World Cup ever.
There will be a 4K production of every World Cup match, and you can watch the matches in 4K on Fox Sports, YouTube TV, or FuboTV. Unlike Fox’s Super Bowl LIV coverage, which was a 1080p image upscaled to 4K, Fox says it will be shooting and broadcasting the matches in native 4K this time. However, studio segments will continue to be upscaled.
A 4K stream will offer you the highest resolution, which makes details easier to see. It is important to note that 60 frames per second (fps) is another feature of Fox’s 4K coverage, as this enables you to see the extra 4K detail, regardless of how fast the action moves. Finally, HDR will make everything pop — the grass will look brighter, and the uniforms will look more clear and more colorful. Similarly, the ball might even be seamless to see, thanks to HDR’s higher contrast.
To watch matches in 4K via the Fox Sports app, you must subscribe to a satellite, cable, or streaming service.
There is no additional charge for FuboTV’s 4K content.
In contrast, YouTube TV needs you to subscribe to its 4K Plus add-on if you wish to watch 4K content, live or otherwise. The first month is free – which covers the entire World Cup. After the first year, the 4K Plus option costs $10 monthly and doubles to $20 monthly. Along with live sports, you will also have access to several on-demand programs in 4K.
Regardless of your method, you will enjoy watching the World Cup in 4K.
Watch the World Cup in Español
American announcers have a different feel than those in Spanish. (Or even UK English, for that matter.) Fortunately for you, you can watch the World Cup in Spanish.
In the United States, Telemundo Deportes is the premier Spanish-language source of the World Cup. Due to simultaneous kickoffs, Telemundo and Universo will broadcast all 64 matches live, with the Opening Ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Telemundo and Peacock.
The pre-game coverage of every match will be one hour, and the on-site coverage will begin at 4 a.m. Eastern time with the preliminary group-stage matches.
Schedule for the World Cup 2022
Below is the complete schedule for the Group Stage of the World Cup 2022. Teams will play three games in their group to progress to the Round of 16, after which the tournament will become a single-elimination format.
November 20, Sunday
Qatar 0, Ecuador 2
November 21, Monday
Iran vs. England, 8 a.m, FSI.
Netherlands vs. Senegal, 11 a.m, Fox.
Wales vs. the United States, 2 p.m, Fox.
November 22, Tuesday
Saudi Arabia vs. Argentina, FS1, 5 a.m.
Denmark vs. Tunisia, FS1, 8 a.m.
Mexico vs. Poland, Fox, 11 a.m.
France vs. Australia, Fox, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 23
Croatia vs. Morocco, 5 a.m, FS1.
Japan vs. Germany, 8 a.m, FS1.
Costa Rica vs. Spain, 11 a.m, Fox.
Canada vs. Belgium, 2 p.m, Fox.
November 24, Thursday
Cameroon vs. Switzerland, 5 a.m, FS1.
South Kora vs. Uruguay, 8 a.m, FS1.
Ghana vs. Portuga, 11 a.m, Fox.
Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m, Fox.
November 25, Friday
Iran vs. Wales, 5 a.m, FS1.
Senegal vs. Qatar, 8 a.m, FS1.
Ecuador vs. Netherlands, 11 a.m, Fox.
United States vs. England, 2 p.m, Fox.
November 26, Saturday
Australia vs. Tunisia, 5 a.m, FS1.
Saudi Arabia vs. Poland, 8 a.m, FS1.
Denmark vs. France, 11 a.m, FS1.
Mexico vs. Argentina, 2 p.m, FS1.
November 27, Sunday
Costa Rica vs. Japan, 5 a.m, FS1.
Morocco vs. Belgium, 8 a.m, FS1.
Canada vs. Croatia, 11 a.m, FS1.
Germany vs. Spain, 2 p.m, FS1.
November 28, Monday
Serbia vs. Cameron, 5 a.m, FS1.
Ghana vs. South Korea, 8 a.m, FS1.
Switzerland vs. Brazil, 11 a.m, Fox.
Uruguay vs. Portugal, 2 p.m, Fox.
November 29, Tuesday
Qatar vs. Netherlands, 10 a.m, TBD.
Senegal vs. Ecuador, 10 a.m, TBD.
England vs. Wales, 2 p.m, FS1.
United States vs. Iran, 2 p.m, Fox.
November 30, Wednesday
France vs. Tunisia, 10 a.m, TBD.
Denmark vs. Australia, 10 a.m, TBD.
Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico, 2 p.m, TBD.
Poland vs. Argentina, 2 p.m, TBD.