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5 Platforms to Enjoy FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Stream

Find out the 5 Platforms to Enjoy FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Stream.

The world’s leading football body, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), hosts the world cup. The event holds every four (4) years and is rotated among the member countries. This year’s edition (2022) is held in the oil-rich country of Qatar.

You have followed some of the highlights, watched some of the matches on your television and even shared a beer or two with friends while debating on who the winner will be at the end of the day.

But one thing you haven’t been able to figure out is how to do FIFA World Cup 2022 live stream. It would be a delight to watch your favorite teams as they slug it out on the pitch. With your smartphone, you can watch these teams and even bet on the outcome on the go.

That is why we have written this guide to how you can do FIFA World Cup 2022 live streaming from any part of the world.

Understand the Distributorship Rights

As much as you want to access these matches live, it may be impossible because of the existing distributorship rights. FIFA has allowed certain companies to be the official broadcasters of the tournament. Without these broadcasters’ “say-so,” it becomes practically impossible to watch these matches.

Below is a table of the licensed media rights holder for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar:

CountriesLicensed Media Rights Holders
AlbaniaRTSH
ArgentinaTyC Sports
AustraliaSBS
BelarusBelteleradio
BelgiumRTBFVRT
BoliviaRed UnoUnitel
CambodiaTVK
CanadaBell Media
Central AsiaSaran Media
Costa RicaTeletica
CyprusCyBC
Czech RepublicCT
DenmarkDRTV 2
El SavadorTCS
EstoniaERR
EuropeEBU
GeorgiaGPB
HungaryMTVA
IsraelIPBC
KosovoRTK
LatviaLTV
MaltaPBS
MoldovaTRM
NetherlandsNOS
NorwayNRKTV 2
PeruLatina Television
PolandTVP
RomaniaRTP
SerbiaRTS
South KoreaSBSKBSMBC
Sub-Saharan AfricaSuperSports
SwedenSVTTV4
SwitzerlandSRG SSR
TaiwanELTA
Trinidad and TobagoCNC3
TurkeyTRT
UkraineSuspilne Movlennia
United KingdomBBC and ITV
United StatesFoxSports
UruguayANTELCanal
UzbekistanMTRK
VenezuelaTeleven

As official media rights holders, these platforms tend to view the FIFA World Cup 2022 in their respective locations. There are many other media rights holders not mentioned in the list, such as:

  • RTCG in Montenegro
  • Vrio Corp. in Latin America
  • Dentsu Inc. in Japan
  • Teleamazonas in Ecuador
  • TV Direct 13 in Curacao
  • SportsMax in the Caribbean

Out of those media rights holders, the BBC iPlayer and ITV are the most popular. continue reading to discover how you can do live streaming of the remaining world cup matches on these platforms.

1.    Live Stream on CCTV

If you are in China, your best platform to watch the 2022 world cup online is China Central Television (CCTV). As the leading media company in the People’s Republic of China, the platform has partnered with FIFA to show the world cup matches in the country.

The interesting thing is that viewers can watch the matches live and follow the highlights at the end of the matches. CCTV obtained those two rights and readily makes the matches available through the mobile application.

2.    How to Watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup in the USA

If you are a resident of the United States, FoxSports and Telemundo will be showing the world cup. While FoxSports will be broadcasting in the English Language, Telemundo, the base sports platform will also be showing the same in Spanish.

Matches are readily viewed via the FoxSports mobile application. You need to check the official FoxSports website to get an idea of the viewing time.

You can also view the matches through the official FoxSports website. However, if you are outside the U.S., it makes sense to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

3.    View the Qatar 2022 World Cup in Sub-Saharan Africa

As per the qualifications, only five countries under the Confederation of African Football (CAF) qualified for the 2022 world cup. These countries are:

  • Tunisia
  • Cameroon
  • Senegal
  • Ghana and;
  • Morocco

Nigeria didn’t qualify for this world cup.

If you are to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 live stream in sub-Saharan Africa, it has to be through SuperSports, the official media rights holder.

The company has made the matches readily available for viewing across different platforms, including but not limited to:

  • Web
  • DSTv on mobile, and television

4.    How to Watch World Cup 2022 Free in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a sports-enthusiastic country and it is, therefore, not surprising that the tournament will be viewable there. BBC, one of the most popular media brands, has secured the license to show the matches in the country.

The world cup matches and the highlights will be shown across the BBC iPlayer and ITV platforms. We are going to show you how to watch these matches in the U.K. via BBC iPlayer.

Getting Started

Note that the BBC iPlayer is exclusive to users in the U.K. Therefore, you must confirm that you reside in the country and that usually involves submitting information like:

  • Signing up with your email address
  • Providing your name and residential address

However, some football lovers prefer using a VPN to get around this. If that is the case, you would need to get a very good VPN and use a valid UK IP address to create your account.

Viewing Countries

On BBC iPlayer, users are expected to come from specific countries. If your location doesn’t fall into any of those countries, it means that you probably wouldn’t be able to live stream the FIFA world cup 2022.

The following are some of the countries where the BBC iPlayer is available for world cup streaming:

  • Wales
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

Here is a list of some of the supported regions in the U.K. where the matches can be live-streamed:

  • Yorkshire
  • Cambridge
  • South East
  • East Midlands
  • Channel Islands
  • West Midlands
  • Oxfordshire
  • East Yorks & Lincs
  • London
  • North East & Cumbria

Matches are Grouped by Episodes and Days

BBC iPlayer also has an excellent organization of the content, making it easier for the users to navigate how to watch the world cup 2022 free. On the site, matches are grouped by day. At the time of writing, the matches have been grouped into Days 1 to 6, the total number of matchdays played so far.

BBC iPlayer also adds highlights of each of these matches, so the users can watch the pre-match and the post-match events, including the studio commentaries.

Note that some of the highlights aren’t evergreen. We checked one of these highlights and saw that it would only be available for 29 days after which it would be removed from the site. So, be quick to watch before it expires.

5.    Other Ways to Watch 2022 World Cup Online

The list of FIFA world cup live streaming free websites we mentioned above are some of the best places to view the matches. But what happens when those websites restrict users outside their locations? What happens when you are unable to connect in good time to those websites?

You don’t want to miss out on all the actions and that’s understandable. So, we have figured out a way to help you follow the matches every time.

Here is a list of some of the additional platforms you want to check for real-time updates about the 2022 world cup in Qatar.

Use Streaming Networks for FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Stream

There are lots of streaming platforms out there where you can watch your favorite matches live. Of course, you need to get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to use these platforms, partly because of the country differences and mainly to bypass any security risks.

Examples of some streaming platforms you want to check out are:

  • Sling TV
  • fubo TV
  • ARD/ZDF for Germany
  • KODI
  • NPO/NOS for The Netherlands
  • Hesgoal
  • SBS on Demand

Check on YouTube

You will be surprised to see that some of the ongoing matches in the FIFA 2022 world cup are available on YouTube.

Go to YouTube.com and type the keyword “FIFA 2022 Live Streaming” and scroll through the results.

To make the search concise, view the matchdays and take note of the teams playing and at what time.

Then, go back to YouTube and type the keyword using those team names. For example, on November 26, 2022, there is a Group D match between Tunisia and Australia at the Al Janoub Stadium.

If you would like to watch this match live, go to YouTube and type “Tunisia vs Australia world cup match.”

Keep scrolling through the results. One or more of those results should contain a YouTube channel making a live stream of the match.

Do the Same Thing on Twitter

Twitter is one of the leading social media platforms, but it is also a medium for football enthusiasts to share their passion and follow their favorite G.O.A.T.

If you have an account on Twitter and you are still wondering if it is possible to use the platform for this world cup match viewing; we want to tell you that it is possible.

The same process it took you to get the live streams on YouTube is the same way you get the live matches on Twitter.

Once you’ve logged into the app (or via the website), go to the search bar located at the top of the page.

Enter the competing teams and search. For example, for the match coming up on November 27 between Croatia and Canada, you can make your search with this query “Croatia vs Canada.”

Check the top tweets and if possible, switch to the “Latest” tab to see the latest updates about the match. But most of the time, the “Top” section gives you the most relevant information about the match, including the Twitter account making the live stream.

Final Words on Where to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Stream

The FIFA world cup, 2022 edition holds between November 11 and December 18, and the final match will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium at 3 pm.

You still have 3 weeks of non-stop entertainment to follow the action and watch your favorite players as they dribble, commit offenses, pick up cards and score goals on the pitch. If you’ve got more ideas on how to watch the FIFA world cup live streaming online, please drop a comment to inspire other football enthusiasts.

Written by Chukwukadibia Abah

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

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