How to stream the 2022 Qatar World Cup free from anywhere

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The World Cup is in Qatar

The world’s greatest sporting occasion begins on Sunday, November 20 and we have the details on how to stream all World Cup matches from wherever you are on the planet.

The World Cup never fails to excite. Think of Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God’ and incredible solo goal against England in 1986, Zidane headbutting Materazzi in the 2006 Final, and Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in 2014…with drama guaranteed, you don’t want to miss a second of Qatar 2022.

Unfortunately, depending on your location, you will be limited in the matches you will be able to watch. In several countries, watching certain games is not possible due to them being unavailable on television. With ExpressVPN, you can watch any game you like, from wherever you are.

Watch the World Cup from any country with a VPN on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub

ExpressVPN is the best VPN when it comes to streaming sports, ensuring you can get an uninterrupted stream, and perhaps best of all, it has a 30-day money-back guarantee plus three months FREE when you subscribe for a year, so you are covered for all sporting events for 12 months!

You can live stream all 64 World Cup matches for free by using BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, which you can access from absolutely anywhere in the world using ExpressVPN…so they’ve got you covered!

By installing ExpressVPN on your devices, you will be able to securely connect to a server located in the UK and change your online location.

You can then head to either BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub and enjoy the greatest competition on the planet! Both services are absolutely free, so you only need to have ExpressVPN downloaded on your devices to access the live streams.

A bonus of BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub is that both services have an easy-to-use interface, with apps for iOS or Android so you can watch the football on the go!

The only downside is that only select matches will be available on each platform. You will have to check the schedule in advance of the matches to see if the game is on ITV or BBC, but with both combined, every match is available to stream.

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a server in a location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, connect to a server in the UK to watch the free BBC coverage. ExpressVPN has high-speed servers in 94 countries around the globe, offering a huge number of options.
  3. Visit the broadcaster you want to watch and sign up if required.
  4. Start streaming the games!


How to stream World Cup games in the UK

As mentioned, when it comes to the UK coverage of Qatar 2022 you have two broadcasters to choose from.


The BBC will be streaming 33 of the World Cup matches live on their channels, which will be accessible through your television as well as online through BBC iPlayer.

England’s first Group Stage match against Iran on November 21 will be available live on BBC One, at 1pm, UK time.


ITV will broadcast the other 31 matches of the tournament, accessible through your TV and online on ITV Hub.

England’s second fixture against the USA will be broadcast on ITV One, at 7pm UK time.

And to stream the BBC or ITV from anywhere in the world, you can sign up for ExpressVPN and change your server location to the UK.


How to watch the World Cup live in the USA

Fox Sports and Telemundo

As for watching Qatar 2022 in the US, you have a number of different options.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be broadcast live across FOX Sports (FOX and FS1) in the English Language as well as on Telemundo in Spanish.

You can stream the World Cup online with a Fox Sports Account on their website, just sign up for Express VPN and use the US as your server location. 

How to watch the World Cup live in Canada


Watching the World Cup in Canada also gives you plenty of options, too.

All of the tournament’s matches will be broadcast live, on the following channels: TSN 2, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5, TSN 4K. RDS and RDS2 (available in the French language).

The World Cup is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN and RDS. It is also available to TSN Direct and RDS Direct subscribers via and You can also download the TSN App on your favourite app store and enjoy the fun.

All you need to do is sign up for ExpressVPN and use Canada as your server location on whatever device you’re using to watch the football!

How to watch the World Cup live in Australia


In Australia, SBS is showing every match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 live and for free. This includes all three of Australia’s group matches.

You can catch every game on SBS in high-definition with English commentary. Simply sign up to ExpressVPN and set your server location to Australia.


How to watch the World Cup live in Ireland

RTE Player

In Ireland, you can watch select World Cup matches live and for free on RTE Player, which has the FIFA World Cup 2022 rights for Ireland.

RTE are only showing select games, so you will have to check to see if the one you want to watch is a part of their schedule.

To access RTE Player from anywhere in the world, sign up for ExpressVPN and set your server location to Ireland.


How to watch the World Cup live in Germany


The two public-service broadcasters in Germany, ARD and ZDF, will be showing 48 of the 64 World Cup matches, including Qatar’s opener against Ecuador on Sunday.

ARD and ZDF will also broadcast all of Germany’s World Cup fixtures.

You can stream these channels online from anywhere in the world with a ZDF account, so long as you are connected to a Germany server location using Express VPN.


How to watch the World Cup live in Belgium


In Belgium, all 64 matches of the World Cup will be broadcast on RTBF.

These games will be available to stream online, for free, and all you need is a RTBF account,

Simply sign up for ExpressVPN, change your server location to Belgium and enjoy the football!


How to watch the World Cup live in France


Using French broadcaster TF1, you can stream 28 of the World Cup’s matches, online, for free.

This includes all of France’s matches in the competition.

All you have to do is sign up for ExpressVPN, set your server location to France, head over to the TF1 website, and voila! You can enjoy the World Cup from anywhere on the planet.

For the matches not being shown, simply change your server location to another country and try one of the many other options!


How to watch the World Cup live in the Netherlands


Dutch broadcaster NOS will live stream all 64 of the World Cup’s fixtures. These streams can be watched online, through an iOS app, an Android app, or on Apple TV or Chromecast… all in HD with Dutch commentary.

Simply sign up for ExpressVPN and change your server location to the Netherlands!


How to watch the World Cup live in Spain

In Spain, you have two options when it comes to watching the World Cup.


Public-owned RTVE will be showing all Spain games, plus the World Cup final, semi-finals, quarter-finals, four knockout stage games, the opening match and one match from each group in the group stage.

RTVE is a great free option for Spanish speakers who can’t get coverage of the games in their home country.

The only downside is that RTVE does not have comprehensive coverage of all 64 games.


On the other hand, Golmundial will be broadcasting every match from the competition!

It will run a 24/7 channel with additional content for the World Cup including expert, in-depth match analysis.

The only drawback is that to use the service you will have to pay 20 euros, compared to the vast amount of free options that are available which we have previously mentioned.

To access both RTVE and Golmundial, all you have to do is sign up for ExpressVPN, set your server location to Spain and head over to their websites and enjoy the greatest competition in the world!


FAQ: About the Qatar 2022 World Cup

When will the World Cup 2022 start?

Host nation Qatar plays Ecuador in Group A to open the FIFA World Cup on November 20 at 7pm local time (4pm GMT, 12pm ET).

The World Cup Final will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 6pm local time (3pm GMT, 11am ET).

How much does a FIFA World Cup ticket cost?

Category 1 tickets for the opening match sell for as much as 2,250 QAR (approximately $600), while tickets for the final can cost up to 5,850 QAR (approximately £1365, $1,600).

For more information, visit

Why is the 2022 World Cup in November?

The World Cup is traditionally held in the summer.

However, since Qatar was announced as the host nation for the 2022 tournament, it was moved to the winter for player and fan welfare, given summer temperatures in the Middle Eastern country can reach average daily highs of over 41 degrees Celsius (106F).

 Why is Qatar a controversial venue for the 2022 World Cup?

There are several issues that make Qatar a controversial venue for the World Cup.

Primarily, there have been widespread accusations of poor working conditions for the migrant workers who built the football stadiums in Qatar.

Since Qatar was announced as the venue for the 2022 World Cup in 2011, an estimated 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died in Qatar, according to The Guardian.

This has raised serious moral concerns over whether the World Cup should have been allowed to take place in the Middle Eastern country at all.

Beyond this, the fact that football schedules have been greatly affected by the decision to hold a World Cup in the winter for the first time is also a source of controversy.

Finally, there are strict regulations in place for tourists who wish to attend World Cup games. You can find details of these regulations on the Gov.UK website.

Where will the 2026 World Cup be held?

The next World Cup will be held in North America, with matches being played in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Is the World Cup trophy real gold?

The original ‘Jules Rimet’ World Cup trophy was made of gold-plated sterling silver and lapis lazuli, with an estimated value of $20 million. It was stolen in 1983 and never recovered.

Now, the winners receive a bronze replica of the trophy, which is gold-plated. Now let’s get ready to find out the latest recipients…