View the latest Men’s FIFA World Cup news, analysis, schedule, groups, odds, predictions, where to watch and more at FOX Sports.The World Cup 2022 is less than two weeks away — and you can watch every single game of Qatar 2022 live and online.
For the first time in history, the biggest tournament in the world will be played in the autumn. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will start in November of this year instead of the customary summertime tournament due to excessive heat. France is eager to defend its 2018 title as soccer’s best national team, but nations like Belgium, Brazil, Argentina and others are poised to break their hopes of becoming repeat champions.
Storylines are not in short supply heading into the colossal tournament. The United States – after embarrassingly missing out on the 2018 World Cup – is back in the fold this year and is placed alongside England, Iran and Wales in Group B. Elsewhere, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are back to lead their nations (Argentina and Portugal, respectively), in what will likely be their last hurrah at taking home sport’s most prestigious award. All eyes will be on them come tournament time.
Also of note is the fact that Italy, fresh off one of the most dominant runs in country history culminating in the capture of the 2020 EURO tournament championship, failed to qualify for the World Cup this time around. Italy usually poses one of the biggest threats on the international stage but their colors will not be worn in Qatar this year.
One of the biggest months in sports is nearly upon us. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar How To Watch
What: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Where: The opening match as well as the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final will take place in Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Other games will take place here as well at other stadiums throughout the country.
When: Sunday, November 20 — Sunday, December 18
TV Channel: 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.
Live Stream: You can live stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Peacock, Fubo, SlingTV, and Vidgo.
2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar TV Schedule
(All times are EST)
Sunday, November 20 at 11am — Friday, December 2 at 2pm: Group stage matches
Sunday, December 3 at 10am — Tuesday, December 6 at 2pm: Round of 16 knockout matches
Friday, December 9 at 10am — Saturday, December 10 at 2pm: Quarterfinals
Tuesday, December 13 at 2pm and Wednesday, December 14 at 2pm: Semifinals
Saturday, December 17 at 10am: Third-place match
Sunday, December 18 at 10am: 2022 FIFA World Cup Final
Team USA FIFA World Cup Schedule
Monday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.: USA vs. Wales on FOX
Friday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m.: USA vs. England on FOX
Tuesday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m.: USA vs. Iran on FOX
Team USA FIFA World Cup Roster
USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter announced the team’s roster at a special event in New York City on November 9. There were some surprises both on the lists of players left out and included in the 26-man squad.
Ricardo Pepi, who was a crucial piece of the USMNT’s journey to qualification, was left out of the final roster–there lies arguably the biggest surprise of all. On the other side of the coin, certain players like Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris got surprise call-ups despite inconsistent play for the national team.
Here’s the final roster for the United States as they begin making the trek to Qatar for the tournament:
Ethan Horvath (Luton Town)
Sean Johnson (NYCFC)
Matt Turner (Arsenal)
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)
Sergiño Dest (AC Milan)
Aaron Long (NY Red Bulls)
Shaquell Moore (Nashville SC)
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Antonee Robinson (Fulham)
Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach)
DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami)
Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United)
Kellyn Acosta (LAFC)
Tyler Adams (Leeds United)
Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo)
Weston McKennie (Juventus)
Yunus Musah (Valencia)
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders)
Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders)
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)
Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)
Josh Sargent (Norwich City)
Tim Weah (Lille)
Haji Wright (Antalyaspor)
ABOUT THE 2022 WORLD CUP
The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar is the 22nd edition of the single biggest tournament for the single biggest sport on the planet.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is nearly here, and for the first time since the tournament’s inauguration in 1930, it will kick off in the winter instead of the summer. All 32 teams will hope to secure a spot in the Final on Dec. 18, but first they’ll have to carve a path in the group stage matches, which will start Nov. 20 and air exclusively on FOX networks and Tubi.
Among the teams looking to punch their ticket to the knockout rounds is the United States. In 2018, the veteran-heavy USMNT failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Now, the youthful Yanks will hope to make a statement against England in their return to soccer’s biggest stage.
The biggest tournament in global football is just a few days away. The 2022 FIFA World Cup takes place in Qatar — a controversial choice of host, to say the least — and pits 32 of the best national teams in the world against each other to find out which country can claim soccer superiority for the next four years.
This is the first time that the World Cup will be played in November. The competition is usually held every four years during June and July. The decision to alter the schedule was made in order to avoid the brutal midsummer heat of the Middle East. The tournament was also condensed by four days to minimize the midseason disruption, as many domestic leagues around the world are pausing their schedules in order to allow their top players to suit up for their respective national teams.
Team USA is set to appear in the World Cup for the first time since 2014, having failed to qualify for the 2018 competition in Russia. The young group will be led by the 24-year-old forward Christian Pulisic, who has scored just once in 12 starts in the Premier League this season for Chelsea. Despite his difficulties at club level, Pulisic notched a hat trick in a World Cup qualifying match against Panama this past March. Pulisic and the rest of the Men’s National Team will have to play well in order to escape tough Group B matchups against England, Wales and Iran.
The first game of the 2022 World Cup will kick off at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT) on Sunday, Nov. 20, with a group stage match between the host country and Ecuador. That game will air in the US on FS1 and in Spanish on Peacock. Team USA debuts versus Wales on Monday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) on Fox and in Spanish on Telemundo and Peacock.
What channels do I need to watch the World Cup live?
Fox holds the English language rights to World Cup games in the US, while NBC-owned Telemundo offers all the games in Spanish. Games in English will air on Fox and FS1, while games in Spanish will be on Telemundo and NBC’s Peacock premium streaming platform.
What’s the schedule for the World Cup and Team USA?
The teams have been split into eight groups of four. They will each play three matches against the other teams in their group. Group winners and runners-up will move on to the elimination round of 16. Those eight matches will be played from Dec. 3 to 6, with the winners moving on to the quarterfinals.
There will be four quarterfinal matchups played between Dec. 9 and 10, with the semifinals taking place on Dec. 13 and 14. The losers of the semifinal games will play in a single game for third place on Dec. 17. The World Cup Final will conclude the tournament on Dec. 18.
Team USA is in Group B along with England, Wales and Iran. Team USA’s group stage schedule is as follows:
Game 1: USA vs. Wales, Monday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m PT) on Fox and Telemundo/Peacock
Game 2: England vs. USA, Friday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m PT) on Fox and Telemundo/Peacock
Game 3: Iran vs. USA, Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m PT) on Fox and Telemundo/Peacock
Click here for the full World Cup schedule.
Can I watch live World Cup matches for free?
Yes, you will be able to stream the first 12 matches of the World Cup for free on the Peacock app. The broadcasts will be in Spanish as part of NBC’s Spanish-language coverage. Beginning on Nov. 24, you’ll have to upgrade to Peacock Premium in order to catch the remaining 52 games of the tournament.
However, you will be able to watch full-length replays of the games in English minutes after they end on the free ad-supported streaming channel Tubi TV. You’ll have to sign up for an account on the service in order to get the games, but you won’t need a credit card or subscription.