Watch World Cup 2022 live: free, in USA, in Canada, UK

Watch World Cup 2022 live: free, in USA, in Canada, UK

Despite the controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup being hosted in Qatar, millions of football fans will watch the event regardless. It will be difficult to avoid one of the biggest sporting events in the World. For the football fans who want to follow all of the action from the group stages to the final, we've made a helpful guide or when and how to watch the World Cup for free, online.

What are the World Cup dates?

The 2022 World Cup begins on the 20th November and finished with the World Cup Final on the 18th December, that is almost a month of football, which is either a blessing or a curse depending on how interested you are in football.

How to watch the World Cup?

Watch the World Cup in USA:

Football fans in the US, also known as soccer fans, can watch the games on Fox and FS1 (Fox Sports 1). You can stream these channels on Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream and fuboTV. You can also watch every match on the Fox Sports app.

Watch the World Cup in Canada:

In Canada you can watch the games on TSN (The Sports Network), or TSN Direct, a subscription service if you don't already pay for TSN as part of an existing package. A TSN Direct subscription costs $19.99 per month (which will cover the entire month of football). 

Watch the World Cup in the UK:

For football fans in the UK, all of the games will be broadcast for free on either BBC or ITV. You can use BBC iPlayer to watch games on your PC, or the ITV hub. All you need to do is create an account on BBC iPlayer and or the ITV hub. Below we have a full schedule for all of the World Cup matches and their UK start times (to make it easier to use BBC or ITV to watch the matches). 

Watch the World Cup in Australia:

Australian soccer fans can watch the World Cup on SBS for free. You can watch it on TV or with the SBS On-Demand service.

How to watch the World Cup for free?

If you live in a country where you would otherwise have to pay to watch the World Cup, you can simply use a VPN, such as NordVPN or ExpressVPN and connect to the UK and watch the World Cup on the BBC or ITV. This is arguably the safest and easiest way to watch the World Cup for free without putting your computer at risk with some questionable streaming website. 

What is the World Cup 2022 draw?

There are 32 teams in 8 groups of 4. They play each other once before moving on to the knock out stages.

  • 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

What is the World Cup 2022 schedule?

This is is the full World Cup schedule from the group stages to the final. The times include here are UK / GMT.  There are a total of 64 matches, split into the group stages (48 matches), before the knock out stages begin on the 3rd December. There is then the round of 16, the quarter finals, the semi-finals, a third place playoff match and then the World Cup Final on the 18th. 

Sunday November 20

Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (kick-off 7pm)

Monday November 21

Group B: England vs Iran (kick-off 1pm)
Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (kick-off 4pm)
Group B: USA vs Wales (kick-off 7pm)

Tuesday November 22

Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (kick-off 10am)
Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (kick-off 1pm)
Group C: Mexico vs Poland (4pm)
Group D: France vs Australia (7pm)

Wednesday November 23

Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (10am)
Group E: Germany vs Japan (1pm)
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica (kick-off 4pm)
Group F: Belgium vs Canada (kick-off 7pm)

Thursday November 24 

Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (kick-off 10am)
Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (kick-off 1pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (kick-off 4pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (kick-off 7pm)

Friday November 25

Group B: Wales vs Iran (kick-off 10am)
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (kick-off 1pm)
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (kick-off 4pm)
Group B: England vs USA (kick-off 7pm)

Saturday November 26

Group D: Tunisia vs Australia (kick-off 10am)
Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia (kick-off 1pm)
Group D: France vs Denmark (kick-off 4pm)
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (kick-off 7pm)

Sunday November 27

Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica (kick-off 10am)
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (kick-off 1pm)
Group F: Croatia vs Canada (kick-off 4pm)
Group E: Spain vs Germany (kick-off 7pm)

Monday November 28

Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (kick-off 10am)
Group H: South Korea vs Ghana (kick-off 1pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Switzerland (kick-off 4pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (kick-off 7pm)

Tuesday November 29

Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (kick-off 3pm)
Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (kick-off 3pm)
Group B: Wales vs England (kick-off 7pm)
Group B: Iran vs USA (kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday November 30

Group D: Australia vs Denmark (kick-off 3pm)
Group D: Tunisia vs France (kick-off 3pm)
Group C: Poland vs Argentina (kick-off 7pm)
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (kick-off 7pm)

Thursday December 1

Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (kick-off 3pm)
Group F: Canada vs Morocco (kick-off 3pm)
Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany (kick-off 7pm)
Group E: Japan vs Spain (kick-off 7pm)

Friday, December 2

Group G: South Korea vs Portugal (kick-off 3pm)
Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay (kick-off 3pm)
Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland (kick-off 7pm)
Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil (kick-off 7pm)

Round of 16

Saturday December 3
49 - Netherlands vs USA (kick-off 3pm)
50 - Argentina vs Australia (kick-off 7pm)

Sunday December 4
52 - France vs Poland (kick-off 3pm)
51 - England vs Senegal (kick-off 7pm)

Monday December 5
53 - Japan vs Croatia (kick-off 3pm)
54 - Brazil vs South Korea (kick-off 7pm)

Tuesday December 6
55 - Morocco vs Spain (kick-off 3pm)
56 - Portugal vs Switzerland (kick-off 7pm)

Quarter-finals

Friday December 9
58 - Winners of 53 vs Winners of 54 (kick-off 3pm)
57 - Netherlands vs Argentina (kick-off 7pm)

Saturday December 10
60 - Winners of 55 vs Winners of 56 (kick-off 3pm)
59 - England vs France (kick-off 7pm)

Semi-finals

Tuesday December 13
61 - Winners of 57 vs Winners of 58 (kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday December 14
62 - Winners of 59 vs Winners of 60 (kick-off 7pm)

Saturday December 17
63 - Third place play-off (kick-off 3pm)

Final

Sunday December 18
64 - The World Cup final (kick-off 3pm)