How to watch the FIFA World Cup?

Fans around the world are ready for the sporting event of the year. The tournament has no shortage of drama, from Cameroon’s upset of Argentina in 1990 to Germany’s 7-1 dismantling of Brazil in 2014, and of course Diego Maradona’s Hand of God and Zinedine Zidane’s head-butt. Who knows what could happen in FIFA 2018!

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World Cup 2018 streaming options

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[Recommended] Watch the 2018 World Cup on BBC or ITV (Free)

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  2. Connect to a UK server location. If you need help on choosing a location, contact Support
  3. Go to https://tvplayer.com/to access the BBC and ITV channels (no registration or payment required)
  4. Watch the stream!

[Recommended] Watch the 2018 World Cup free on The World Game (Free)

Looking for another free option? The World Game website and the official World Cup app will show all Socceroos matches, the opening match, a daily “game of the day,” two quarter-finals, one semi-final, and the final.

To watch:

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  2. Connect to an Australian ExpressVPN server
  3. Go to https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2017/11/15/how-watch-2018-fifa-world-cup-live
  4. Enjoy the games!

[Recommended] How to stream World Cup without cable subscription (Free Trial)

Optus will carry all 64 games. Sign up for the 14-day free trial and start watching!

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  2. Connect to an Australian ExpressVPN server
  3. Go to https://www.optus.com.au/for-you/entertainment/sport/optus-sport/2018-fifa-world-cup
  4. Enjoy the games!

Stream the FIFA World Cup on FOX Sports (U.S. cable subscription required)

If you have a U.S. cable subscription, or if you’d like to watch the games on mobile, use FOX Sports.

To watch:

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  2. Connect to a U.S. ExpressVPN server
  3. Go to https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup
  4. Enjoy the games!

How to stream the Russia World Cup 2018 live (Free)

TSN and CTV are the World Cup broadcasters for Canada.

To watch:

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  2. Connect to a Canadian ExpressVPN server
  3. Go to https://www.tsn.ca/fifa-world-cupor https://www.ctv.ca. You may need a valid cable subscription.
  4. Enjoy the games!

How to stream the FIFA World Cup from anywhere

Broadcast Language Channel Free?
English – Australia Optus Sport Free trial
English – Australia SBS Free
English – Canada CTV Requires cable
English – Canada TSN Requires cable
English – U.S. FOX Sports app
FOX Sports GO
Requires cable
English – U.S. Fubo TV Free trial
English – UK BBC Free
English – UK ITV Free trial
French – Canada RDS Requires cable
French – France TF1 Free
French – France beIN Sports Subscription required
German – Germany ARD Free
German – Germany ZDF Free
German – Germany Sky Sport Subscription required
German – Austria ORF Free
German – Switzerland SRG SSR Free
Italian Mediaset Free
Portuguese – Portugal RTP Free
Portuguese – Portugal SIC Free
Portuguese – Brazil Globo Subscription required
Portuguese – Brazil SporTV Subscription required
Portuguese – Brazil Fox Sports Subscription required
Russian Perviy Kanal Free
Russian VGTRK Free
Russian Match TV Free
Spanish – Argentina TV Pública Free
Spanish – Argentina DirecTV Subscription required
Spanish – Argentina TyC Sports Subscription required
Spanish – U.S. Telemundo Requires cable
Spanish – Spain Mediaset España Telecinco Free
Spanish – Spain Mediaset España Cuatro Free
Danish DR Free
Dutch NOS Free
Arabic beIN Sports Subscription required
Arabic KAN 11 Free  
Arabic MAKAN 33 Free
Bengali BTV Free
Bengali Nagorik TV Subscription required
Hindi Sony Pictures Networks Subscription required

Infographic: All ways to stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Full World Cup 2018 fixtures, schedule, and results

Group stage

June 14: Russia v Saudi Arabia (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group A)
June 15: Egypt v Uruguay (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group A)
June 15: Morocco v Iran (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group B)
June 15: Portugal v Spain (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group B)
June 16: France v Australia (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group C)
June 16: Argentina v Iceland (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group D)
June 16: Peru v Denmark (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group C)
June 16: Croatia v Nigeria (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group D)
June 17: Costa Rica v Serbia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group E)
June 17: Germany v Mexico (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group F)
June 17: Brazil v Switzerland (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group E)
June 18: Sweden v South Korea (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group F)
June 18: Belgium v Panama (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group G)
June 18: Tunisia v England (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group G)
June 19: Poland v Senegal (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group H)
June 19: Colombia v Japan (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group H)
June 19: Russia v Egypt (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group A)
June 20: Portugal v Morocco (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group B)
June 20: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group A)
June 20: Iran v Spain (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group B)
June 21: France v Peru (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group C)
June 21: Denmark v Australia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group C)
June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group D)
June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group E)
June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group D)
June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group E)
June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group G)
June 23: Germany v Sweden (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group F)
June 23: South Korea v Mexico (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group F)
June 24: England v Panama (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group G)
June 24: Japan v Senegal (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group H)
June 24: Poland v Colombia (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group H)
June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group A)
June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group A)
June 25: Iran v Portugal (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group B)
June 25: Spain v Morocco (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group B)
June 26: Australia v Peru (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group C)
June 26: Denmark v France (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group C)
June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group D)
June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group D)
June 27: South Korea v Germany (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group F)
June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group F)
June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group E)
June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group E)
June 28: Japan v Poland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group H)
June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group H)
June 28: England v Belgium (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group G)
June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group G)

Round of 16

June 30: Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D (Kazan Arena, Kazan)
June 30: A1 v B2 (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi)
July 1: B1 v A2 (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow)
July 1: D1 v C2 (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod)
July 2: E1 v F2 (Samara Arena, Samara)
July 2: G1 v H2 (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don)
July 3: F1 v E2 (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg)
July 3: H1 v G2 (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow)

Quarter-finals

July 6: Winner R16 1 v Winner R16 2 (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod)
July 6: Winner R16 5 v Winner R16 6 (Kazan Arena, Kazan)
July 7: Winner R16 7 v Winner R16 8 (Samara Arena, Samara)
July 7: Winner R16 3 v Winner R16 4 (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi)

Semi-finals

July 10: Winner QF1 v Winner QF 2 (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg)
July 11: Winner QF3 v Winner QF 4 (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow)

Third-placed play-off

July 14: Loser SF1 v Loser SF 2 (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg)

Final

July 15: Winner SF1 v Winner SF 2 (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow)

Who will win the World Cup?

After that infamous 7-1 loss in 2014, you know Brazil will be looking for revenge. Will Germany retain its crown, or is an incredibly talented Belgium team primed to take the prize?

Can Lionel Messi finally win the World Cup and end the “greatest of all time” debate? Will Cristiano Ronaldo best his great rival on the international stage? Or is this the tournament where Neymar surpass them both as the best player in the world?

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