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How to watch World Cup games live for free in your country
Broadcasters all over the world will carry live streams for the games. You can securely live stream FIFA World Cup in 2023 with a VPN in just a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, if you’d like to see the UK broadcast, connect to a server in London.
- Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, like the BBC.
- Tune in and enjoy the games!
Where to watch FIFA World Cup games for free online
Choose your region:
Australian broadcaster SBS is airing all 64 World Cup matches for free. If you’re a Socceroos fan, their World Cup quest began against reigning champions France on November 22. You can sign up for a free account from anywhere by visiting www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/, then just connect to an Australian server, sign in, and start streaming!
If you’re tuning in from the UK, the BBC will be showing World Cup streams online for free via its BBC iPlayer streaming service—including England’s opening group game against Iran on November 21 and other choice games from the group stage and knockout rounds. Another way to watch the BBC coverage is by using Swiss service Zattoo’s Premium tier, which comes with a 30-day free trial.
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ITX (formerly ITV Hub) is the online home of all of ITV’s content, with both on-demand and live stream events, including free FIFA World Cup streams. Check the schedule before tuning in to the matches. ITV will show several games from the group stages every day (including games featuring England and Wales), as well as select games from the knockout rounds. You can also tune into the ITV coverage via Swiss service Zattoo’s Premium tier, which comes with a 30-day free trial.
You can watch select matches live and for free on RTÉ Player as the Irish broadcaster holds the FIFA World Cup rights for Ireland.
ServusTV (which also broadcasts Formula 1 races and UEFA Champions League games) provides free German-language World Cup streams, even though Austria will not be competing at this edition of tournament.
French-language broadcaster RTBF has free-to-air rights for FIFA World Cup streams and will be broadcasting the tournament live. Belgium is currently ranked N0. 2 in the world and could well qualify top of its group—all the more reason to tune into its games, as well as many others the broadcaster is showing throughout.
For local coverage in Portuguese, you can watch games for free on the Brazilian streaming platform Globoplay.
Free Danish streaming service DR TV carries live football matches and international sporting events including FIFA World Cup streams. No account is required, but note that the commentary is in Danish.
France’s free streaming platform TF1 will provide free-to-air coverage of some World Cup games as Les Bleus try to defend their 2018 title. Create your account to start watching select games TFI has the rights for. Note that this stream is in French.
For free German-language options, German broadcaster ARD is showing FIFA World Cup streams online. Four-time champions Germany are among the favorites to challenge for the World Cup this year, so follow their journey on ARD.
Germany’s ZDF is one of the country’s biggest networks and will also offer free World Cup streams during the tournament—in German.
Germany football fans can live stream 48 of 64 World Cup matches online for free on ARD and ZDF, including the semi-finals and final (Magenta TV will air the other 16 matches). In addition, the Austrian broadcasters ORF and Servus TV will stream all 64 matches online for free in German.
RaiPlay is great way to watch FIFA World Cup live streams for free in Italy. The free streaming service also lets you watch other sports, as well as Italian TV and movies. Note: The commentary is in Italian.
Abema allows you to watch FIFA World Cup live streams for free in Japan. Catch all 64 games—including games featuring Japan and the final on December 18. Note: The commentary is in Japanese.
The Netherlands have a rich history at internationals—yet have never won the World Cup, despite three finals appearances. If this is the year the Dutch go all the way, you can catch all the action—with Dutch commentary—when you stream free on the national broadcaster, NOS.
Norwegian public-service broadcaster NRK TV and paid provider TV 2 will share the rights to show FIFA World Cup streams in Norway, with NRK TV showing its games for free. The games will be shown with Norwegian commentary.
Spanish broadcaster RTVE will broadcast all the matches that Spain plays, in addition to the opening game between Qatar vs. Ecuador and several of the knockout stages up to and including the final.
Swedish public-service broadcaster SVT has the official rights to stream World Cup games for free. SVT will air 32 of the 64 matches live on TV and online, with commentary in Swedish.
TV4 will air 32 of the 64 World Cup games during the tournament for free. SVT has the other fixtures, free to stream. The commentary is in Swedish.
How to watch FIFA World Cup games in the United States
In the United States, Fox Sports is the official English-language broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup in 2023. All USA matches will air on Fox, with many other games streaming on Fox Sports 1 (FS1). Telemundo has picked up the rights to broadcast games in the U.S. in Spanish, available to stream on Peacock. All channels are available by subscribing to cord-cutting services such as Hulu + Live TV, Sling Blue, and DirecTV Stream.
Hulu + Live TV
Price: 70 USD/month
Channel: Fox, FS1, Telemundo
With a cord-cutting service like Hulu+Live TV you can watch FIFA World Cup streams throughout the tournament on Fox and FS1. Hulu + Live TV offers more than 75 channels and also gives you access to full seasons of hit TV shows and movies on demand for an all-around entertainment package.
Note: You may need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to Hulu.
Price: 35 USD/month and up
Channels: Fox, FS1
Sling TV’s Sling Blue package comes with a host of channels including Fox Sports 1, allowing you to watch World Cup streams during the winter tournament. It costs 25 USD/month on top of Sling’s 10 USD/month subscription but comes with a three-day free trial, in case you only want to watch a specific game.
Price: 75 USD/month
Channels: Fox, FS1, Telemundo
Fubo offers a seven-day free trial for new subscribers, which is a great way to live stream World Cup games online through Fox, FS1, or Telemundo if you want Spanish-language coverage.
Note: You may need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to Fubo.
Price: 75 USD/month and up
Channels: Fox, FS1, Telemundo
DirecTV Stream is a popular streaming platform for sports fans and includes Fox, which is broadcasting the FIFA World Cup in the United States. A five-day free trial is also available.
Note: You may need to provide a U.S. ZIP code (e.g., 90210, 10022) and a valid U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to DirecTV Stream.
Price: 6 USD/month
Fans in the U.S. who want to stream World Cup games with Spanish commentary should look no further than Peacock, which will stream every FIFA World Cup match live in Spanish on Telemundo. Peacock Premium is reasonably priced at just 6 USD per month and also streams many EPL games (in English).
How to stream FIFA World Cup games in Switzerland
Price: 10 EUR/month and up
Channels: BBC, ITV
With more than 250 channels across several countries, Swiss-based streaming service Zattoo has quickly become a go-to app when it comes to watching live TV. Zattoo is also a handy way to watch FIFA World Cup streams through BBC and ITV and offers a 30-day free trial.
How to stream FIFA World Cup games in France, Middle East, North Africa
Regions: France, Middle East, North Africa
Fans in France and 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Sudan, and Chad) can stream World Cup games live online on beIN Sports, which is showing the games in Arabic, English, and French. Highlights and clips of memorable moments will also be shown on beIN Sports social media channels and digital platforms throughout the tournament.
Watch World Cup goals and highlights for free
While you won’t be able to watch FIFA World Cup live on it, FIFA+ is a great companion app for football fans who want to rewatch classic World Cup games, browse the latest news and results, and pore over match data from games around the world. FIFA’s own streaming platform does offer highlights, documentaries, and plenty of other content to watch on-demand.
You can catch highlights of games, goals, and memorable moments throughout the tournament on the official FIFA YouTube channel.
Women’s FIFA World Cup 2023: Groups and list of qualified countries
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|New Zealand (host)||Australia (host)||Spain||England|
|Norway||Republic of Ireland||Costa Rica||Haiti|
|Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup schedule
The 2023 Women’s World Cup will kick off on Thursday, July 20 at 5 p.m. local time (3 a.m. ET) when co-host New Zealand faces Norway. The World Cup final will be held on Saturday, August 20, at 8 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET) in Accor Stadium in Sydney. Find the full match schedule detailing all 64 games below.
|Match||Date||Time (local)||Time (ET)||Network|
|(Group A) New Zealand vs. Norway (Winner: New Zealand 1-0)||July 20||5 p.m.||3 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group B) Australia vs. Republic of Ireland (Winner: Australia 1-0)||July 20||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group B) Nigeria vs. Canada||July 21||12:30 p.m.||10:30 p.m. (July 20)||BBC|
|(Group A) Philippines vs. Switzerland||July 21||5 p.m.||1:00 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group C) Spain vs. Costa Rica||July 21||7:30 p.m.||3:30 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group E) United States vs. Vietnam||July 22||1 p.m.||9 p.m. (July 21)||BBC|
|(Group C) Zambia vs. Japan||July 22||7 p.m.||3 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group D) England v Haiti||July 22||7:30 p.m.||5:30 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group D) Denmark vs. China||July 22||8 p.m.||8 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group G) Sweden vs. South Africa||July 23||5 p.m.||1 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group E) Netherlands vs. Portugal||July 23||7:30 p.m.||3:30 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group F) France vs. Jamaica||July 23||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group G) Italy vs. Argentina||July 24||7 p.m.||2 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group H) Germany vs. Morocco||July 24||6:30 p.m.||4:30 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group F) Brazil vs. Panama||July 24||8:30 p.m.||7 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group H) Colombia vs. South Korea||July 25||12 p.m.||10 p.m. (July 24)||BBC|
|(Group A) New Zealand vs. Philippines||July 25||5:30 p.m.||1:30 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group A) Switzerland vs. Norway||July 25||8 p.m.||4 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group C) Spain vs. Zambia||July 26||7:30 p.m.||3:30 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group C) Japan vs. Costa Rica||July 26||5 p.m.||1 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group B) Canada vs. Republic of Ireland||July 26||8 p.m.||8 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group E) United States vs. Netherlands||July 27||1 p.m.||9 p.m. (July 26)||BBC|
|(Group E) Portugal vs. Vietnam||July 27||7:30 p.m.||3:30 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group B) Australia vs. Nigeria||July 27||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group D) England vs. Denmark||July 28||6:30 p.m.||4:30 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group G) Argentina vs. South Africa||July 28||12 p.m.||8 p.m. (July 27)||ITV|
|(Group D) China vs. Haiti||July 28||8:30 p.m.||7 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group G) Sweden vs. Italy||July 29||7:30 p.m.||3:30 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group F) France vs. Brazil||July 29||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group F) Panama vs. Jamaica||July 29||8:30 p.m.||8:30 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group H) Germany vs. Colombia||July 30||7:30 p.m.||5:30 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group H) South Korea vs. Morocco||July 30||2 p.m.||12:30 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group A) Norway vs. Philippines||July 30||7 p.m.||3 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group A) Switzerland vs. New Zealand||July 30||7 p.m.||3 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group B) Canada vs. Australia||July 31||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group C) Japan vs. Spain||July 31||7 p.m.||3 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group C) Costa Rica vs. Zambia||July 31||7 p.m.||3 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group B) Republic of Ireland vs. Nigeria||July 31||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group E) Portugal vs. USA||August 1||7 p.m.||3 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group E) Vietnam vs. Netherlands||August 1||7 p.m.||3 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group D) Haiti vs. Denmark||August 1||7 p.m.||7 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group D) China vs. England||August 1||8:30 p.m.||7 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group F) Panama vs. France||August 2||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group F) Jamaica vs. Brazil||August 2||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||ITV|
|(Group G) South Africa vs. Italy||August 2||7 p.m.||3 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group G) Argentina vs. Sweden||August 2||7 p.m.||3 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group H) South Korea vs. Germany||August 3||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||BBC|
|(Group H) Morocco vs. Colombia||August 3||6 p.m.||6 a.m.||BBC|
|(Round of 16) Group A Winner vs. Group C Runner-up||August 5||5 p.m.||1 a.m.||TBD|
|(Round of 16) Group C Winner vs. Group A Runner-up||August 5||8 p.m.||4 a.m.||TBD|
|(Round of 16) Group E Winner vs. Group G Runner-up||August 6||12 p.m.||10 p.m. (August 5)||TBD|
|(Round of 16) Group G Winner vs. Group E Runner-up||August 6||7 p.m.||5 a.m.||TBD|
|(Round of 16) Group D Winner vs. Group B Runner-up||August 7||5:30 p.m.||3:30 a.m.||TBD|
|(Round of 16) Group B Winner vs. Group D Runner-up||August 7||5:30 p.m.||6:30 a.m.||TBD|
|(Round of 16) Group H Winner vs. Group F Runner-up||August 8||6 p.m.||7 a.m.||TBD|
|(Round of 16) Group F Winner vs. Group H Runner-up||August 8||8:30 p.m.||4 a.m.||TBD|
|(Quarterfinal 1) TBD vs. TBD||August 11||1 p.m.||9 p.m. (August 10)||TBD|
|(Quarterfinal 2) TBD vs. TBD||August 11||7:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||TBD|
|(Quarterfinal 3) TBD vs. TBD||August 12||5 p.m.||3 a.m.||TBD|
|(Quarterfinal 4) TBD vs. TBD||August 12||8:30 p.m.||6:30 a.m.||TBD|
|(Semifinal) TBD vs. TBD||August 15||8 p.m.||4 a.m.||TBD|
|(Semifinal) TBD vs. TBD||August 16||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||TBD|
|(3rd Place) TBD vs. TBD||August 19||6 p.m.||4 a.m.||TBD|
|(Final) TBD vs. TBD||August 20||8 p.m.||6 a.m.||BBC, ITV|
2023 Women’s World Cup odds
Will the United States win the Women’s World Cup once again? Here are the latest odds according to the FanDuel Sportsbook.
|Republic of Ireland||+10000|
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