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How To Watch The 'FIFA World Cup 2022' Online

How To Watch The 'FIFA World Cup 2022' Online

World Cup 2022 takes place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18; 32 teams to compete in eight groups.

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With World Cup 2022 getting closer day by day, it's important to keep an eye out if you are hoping to catch all the matches. Here is a handy guide for you to refer to for this year's world cup. The quadrennial football cup begins on November 20, with up to four games scheduled every day for the first stage. In the first stage, each team will have to play three matches that will then send them to the knockout rounds, culminating in a final on December 18.

The World Cup 2022 starts with both England and The USA playing on the second day against Iran And Wales respectively. They're both parts of Group B, so will go head-to-head.

How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022...

Jordan Pickford
Jordan Pickford

The first game of the 2022 World Cup will begin at 11 am ET which is 8 am PT on Sunday. Fox holds the English language rights to World Cup games in the US, while NBC-owned Telemundo offers all the games in Spanish. Games in English will air on FOX and FS1. If you are watching online, then Peacock, Sling TV blue, Vidgo, YouTube TV, and Hulu are the platforms to head to. In the UK, BBC and ITV share the rights to the fixtures so you know where to head if you are living in the UK.

Where is World Cup 2022 being Held?

France vs Croatia (World Cup Final 2018)
France vs Croatia (World Cup Final 2018)

The World Cup 2022 is being held in Qatar in the Middle East. The first match is being played between Senegal and Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium in Group A. All eight stadiums that are hosting the games are located on the outskirts of Doha, the capital of Qatar. The final game will be hosted in Lusail Stadium with a capacity of 80,000 people, which will also hold nine other games, excluding the finals. 

World Cup 2022 Groups

The tournament will begin with 32 teams in eight groups of four. 

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

Does the US have a chance of winning the World Cup?

2018 Finals
2018 Finals

The US national team is a dark horse capable of beating some of the tournament favorites, and a run to the semi-final will be seen as massive progress for the team. Brazil, Argentina, France, Germany, and Portugal are considered favorites to win the tournament with everyone anticipating a Messi vs Ronaldo clash in the final. The US is unlikely to take the cup home, but there's a high chance of progressing to the knock-out rounds.

World Cup 2022 Fixtures 

Group stage  
 
Sunday, November 20
 
Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador, 11 am ET (FOX Sports 1) /4 pm UK (BBC 1)
 
Monday, November 21
 
Group B: England vs Iran, 8 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 1 pm UK (BBC 1)
Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands, 11 am ET (FOX) / 4 pm UK (ITV)
Group B: USA vs Wales, 2 pm ET (FOX) / 7 pm UK (ITV)
 
Tuesday, November 22
 
Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, 5 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 10 am UK (ITV)
Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia, 8 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 1 pm UK (ITV)
Group C: Mexico vs Poland, 11 am ET (FOX) / 4 pm UK (BBC 1)
Group D: France vs Australia, 2 pm ET (FOX) / 7 pm UK (BBC 1)
 
Wednesday, November 23
 
Group F: Morocco vs Croatia, 5 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 10 am UK (ITV)
Group E: Germany vs Japan, 8 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 1 pm UK (ITV)
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica, 11 am ET (FOX) / 4 pm UK (ITV)
Group F: Belgium vs Canada, 2 pm ET (FOX) / 7 pm UK (BBC 1)
 
Thursday, November 24
 
Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon, 5 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 10 am UK (ITV)
Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea, 8 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 1 pm UK (BBC 1)
Group H: Portugal vs Ghana, 11 am ET (FOX) / 4 pm UK (ITV)
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia, 2 pm ET (FOX) / 7 pm UK (BBC 1)
 
Friday, November 25
 
Group B: Wales vs Iran, 5 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 10 am UK (BBC 1)
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal, 8 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 1 pm UK (BBC 1)
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador, 11 am ET (FOX) / 4 pm UK (ITV)
Group B: England vs USA, 2 pm ET (FOX) / 7 pm UK (ITV)
 
Saturday, November 26
 
Group C: Tunisia vs Australia, 5 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 10 am UK (BBC 1)
Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia, 8 am ET(FOX Sports 1) / 1 pm UK (ITV)
Group D: France vs Denmark, 11 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 4 pm UK (ITV)
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico, 2 pm ET (FOX Sports 1) / 7 pm UK (ITV)
 
Sunday, November 27
 
Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica, 5 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 10 am UK (ITV)
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco, 8 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 1 pm UK (BBC 1)
Group F: Croatia vs Canada, 11 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 4 pm UK (BBC 1)
Group E: Spain vs Germany, 2 pm ET (FOX Sports 1) / 7 pm UK (BBC 1)
 
Monday, November 28
 
Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia, 5 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 10 am UK (ITV)
Group G: South Korea vs Ghana, 8 am ET (FOX Sports 1) / 1 pm UK (BBC 1)
Group H: Brazil vs Switzerland, 11 am ET (FOX) / 4 pm UK (ITV)
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay, 2 pm ET (FOX)/ 7 pm UK (ITV)
 
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

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 
 The World Cup final, 10 am ET/3 pm ET

When is the USA hosting the World Cup?

The 2026 World Cup will be played in the US, Canada, and Mexico during the summer of that year. The host cities include Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, LA, New York/ New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle in the US. Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey in Mexico, and Canadian cities include Toronto and Vancouver. 

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