How to watch the 2022 World Cup on TV or streaming sites

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Fans flocked to Qatar on Friday, November 18, 2022, ahead of the inaugural Middle East World Cup. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

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Matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar begin on Sunday morning, with the United States opening game on Monday.

Here’s information on how to watch the games on TV in the United States, both on cable and streaming services.

If you’d rather watch the games with a crowd, we’ve also compiled a list of the best football bars and World Cup watch parties in the Triangle.

Check out the 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule here.

Watch 2022 World Cup football matches on TV

Matches will be broadcast live in English on FOX networks, FOX and Fox Sports 1 (FS1). FOX is a live network, so if you have an antenna, you won’t even need cable to watch these games.

The matches will be broadcast live on Telemundo in Spanish.

How to stream FIFA World Cup matches

You can stream the matches live on Peacock, Fubo, Sling, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, DirecTV Stream and Vidgo.

Here is how much these services cost.

Peacock: You can watch the first 12 matches on Peacock’s free subscription tier. After that, you will need a premium subscription, which costs $4.99 per month. English and Spanish language. Information: peacocktv.com

Fubo: Fubo is streaming all 64 matches, and some will be in 4K HD. Fubo plans start at $69.99 per month and include a 7-day free trial. TechNadu recommends getting the Elite plan ($79.99/month) for the best World Cup experience. Information: fubo.tv/stream/worldcup

Sling: You can watch World Cup matches on blue tier or orange+blue tier. Blue costs $40 per month and Orange+Blue costs $55. Information: sling.com

Vidgo: Vidgo offers FOX and FS1 and starts at $45 per month with an additional $20 for Latin. Information: vidgo.com/plans

YouTubeTV: YouTube TV has FOX, FS1, and Telemundo, and costs $65 per month. Information: tv.youtube.com/welcome

Hulu + Live TV: Hulu + Live TV has FOX, FS1, and Telemundo, and costs $70 per month. Information: hulu.com/start/affiliate-liveTV

DirecTV stream: This service has FOX, FS1, and Telemundo in select markets and costs $70 per month. Information: directv.com/stream/live

You can also stream the games on the Fox Sports appif you are a paying cable/satellite customer.

Can you watch the 2022 World Cup for free?

You can’t watch every game for free, but you can watch free replays and highlights on the FOX Tubi streaming app. These replays are available 30 minutes after each game.

This story was originally published November 18, 2022 4:32 p.m.

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Brooke Cain is from North Carolina and has worked at The News & Observer for over 25 years. She is the editor of service journalism and writes about television and local media for The N&O’s Happiness is a Warm TV blog.

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