2022 FIFA World Cup: All the Ways to Watch & Stream From Anywhere

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Let the games begin! The 2022 FIFA World Cup launched on Nov. 20 with host country Qatar squaring off against Ecuador at Al-Bayt Stadium.

There are 32 countries participating in this year’s World Cup, which includes the U.S., Mexico, England, Brazil, Iran, Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Tunisia, Poland, France and Australia.

Read on for all the details on how to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup from anywhere (click here to buy tickets).

2022 FIFA World Cup: Date, Time & How to Watch

The 2022 World Cup is held from Nov. 20-Dec. 18 at Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. World Cup matches will air on FS1, Fox, and Telemundo Deportes.

Morgan Freeman helped kick off the Opening Ceremony on Nov. 20, along with BTS’ Jung Kook, who performed his World Cup song “Dreamers.”

Maluma and Lebanese singer Myriam Fares headlined the FIFA Fan Festival a day earlier performing the official World Cup anthem, “Tokoh Taka,” for the first time. The song and music video, featuring Nicki Minaj, were released on Nov. 18. Lil Baby, Ozuna and Camilo are some of the other recording artists who have released songs for the 2022 World Cup.

Over the monthlong event, several other music artists are expected to appear at the Live Stage by FIFA Sound, including Diplo, Kizz Daniel, Nora Fatehi, Trinidad Cardona and Calvin Harris.

The World Cup’s matchups have included England vs. Iran, Senegal vs. Netherlands, the U.S. vs. Wales, Mexico vs. Poland, and Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia.

After winning an elimination game against Iran earlier in the week, the U.S. will face the Netherlands on Saturday (Dec. 3) airing at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on Fox and Telemundo Deportes. The day’s matches will include Argentina vs. Australia.

France vs. Poland and England vs. Senegal are scheduled for Sunday (Dec. 4) while Japan will face Croatia on Monday (Dec. 5). Click here for the full schedule of matches.  

How to Watch the 2022 World Cup on Peacock

Peacock will livestream all 64 World Cup matches in Spanish. The streaming platform will also provide hour-long pre- and post-match onsite coverage from Qatar. The first 12 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be available to Peacock subscribers on the free tier, while the remaining 52 games will be available to Peacock Premium subscribers beginning on Nov. 24.

Peacock Premium is $4.99/month after a free trial (cable customers may be eligible to receive a free subscription to Peacock).

If you already have access to local and cable channels, feel free to check your local listings for channel information to watch the World Cup on TV, computer or streaming device (you’ll need a cable or streaming provider log-in to watch online).

Cord cutters can stream the World Cup on platforms such as Fubo TV, Direct TV Stream, Sling TV, Vidgo, and Hulu + Live TV, all of which are priced at less than $75 a month. And if you don’t want to pay anything up front, Fubo and Direct TV Stream offer free trials for up to a week.

Streaming the World Cup from outside of the U.S.? Use ExpressVPN (get 15 months free during ExpressVPN’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal. Find more Cyber Week streaming deals here).

Where to Buy World Cup Merch & Apparel Online

Stock up on shirts, socks, jerseys, and more World Cup gear at Adidas, Nike, Amazon, Fanatics, Dick’s Sporting Goods, World Soccer Shop and Soccer.com.

Latifah Muhammad