How to watch the World Cup (check local listings)
United States: Fox Sports, Telemundo Deportes
Canada: Bell Media
Argentina: TVP, TyC Sports
United Kingdom: BBC, ITV
France: TF1, beIN Sports
Germany: ARD, ZDF, Deutsche Telekom
Spain: RTVE, Mediapro, Movistar, Plus+
South Africa: SABC
2022 World Cup Venues
|Lusail Iconic Stadium||Lusail||80,000|
|Al Bayt Stadium||Al Khor||60,000|
|Al Janoub Stadium||Al Wakrah||40,000|
|Al Thumama Stadium||Doha||40,000|
|Khalifa International Stadium||Al Rayyan||45,416|
|Education City Stadium||Al Rayyan||45,350|
|Ahmad bin Ali Stadium||Al Rayyan||44,740|
How to stream World Cup 2022 for free
If you’re in the United States, you’ll be able to watch all 64 matches on either Fox or FS1. Both channels are available on every major streaming service in the United States, which is good, because it makes it super easy to stream World Cup 2022. And it’s a relatively even split, with 35 matches on Fox and 29 on FS1.
Here’s how things break down across the major services. (Note that broadcast availability — meaning Fox proper — may vary a little depending on where you live.)
FuboTV: Fox on broadcast; FS1 available on both plans.
Hulu With Live TV: Fox on broadcast; FS1 available as part of the sole plan.
YouTube TV: Fox on broadcast; FS1 available as part of the sole plan.
Sling TV: Fox on broadcast; FS1 is available on the Sling Blue plan.
DirecTV Stream: Fox on broadcast; FS1 available on all plans.
How to watch the World Cup in 4K and HDR
And this may well be best-looking World Cup in history, thanks to your television. You’ll be able to watch World Cup 2022 in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) in a number of places.
Every match of this World Cup will be produced in 4K, Fox says. And you’ll be able to watch each match in 4K on the Fox Sports app, on YouTube TV, or on FuboTV. It’s worth noting — just for the purists out there — that unlike Fox’s Super Bowl LIV coverage, (which was actually a 1080p image that was upscaled to 4K), this time Fox says it will shoot and broadcast the matches in native 4K. The studio segments, however, will continue to be upscaled.
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A 4K stream will give you the highest resolution, which makes details easier to see. 60 frames per second (fps) is another aspect of Fox’s 4K coverage and it’s the key to keeping that extra 4K detail visible even at times when the action gets really fast. Finally, HDR is going to make everything pop — the grass will look greener, team uniforms will look more colorful, and the ball might even be easier to see thanks to HDR’s higher contrast.
If you want to use the Fox Sports app to watch matches in 4K, you’ll need to have a subscription to a cable, satellite or streaming service.
FuboTV throws in 4K content for free. You don’t have to pay anything extra for that luxury.
YouTube TV, on the other hand, requires you to also subscribe to its 4K Plus add-on if you want any 4K content, live or otherwise. You get the first month free — which covers the entirety of the World Cup. The 4K Plus option then costs $10 a month for the first year, and doubles to $20 a month after that. And in addition to some live sports, you’ll also find a number of on-demand programs available in 4K.
Regardless of which method you use, you’ll absolutely want to watch the World Cup in 4K. It’s so much better.
Content and fixtures
Fixtures, result & bracket: Daily match schedule
Groups: Tables at the 2022 World Cup
Squads: Check out the confirmed squads
Stadiums: All the venues
News and features: ESPN’s home for everything World Cup
Para la cobertura de la Copa Mundial en español, visite ESPN Deportes
Para a cobertura da Copa do Mundo em Português, por favor visite ESPN Brasil