How to watch World Cup 2022: live stream soccer from anywhere today – FRA vs ARG

Watch World Cup 2022 in US, UK, Canada and beyond

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France and Argentina are 90 minutes away from immortality, give or take the potential for extra-time and penalties. Win and Les Bleus will be the first team in 60 years to retain the World Cup trophy, though they'll have to overcome a catastrophically timed sickness outbreak to do so. La Albiceleste are on the verge of wiping out 36 years of hurt and giving Lionel Messi his Maradona moment. Here's how to watch World Cup 2022 online with free soccer streams from anywhere today – the next game is France vs Argentina in the final!

Watch World Cup 2022 soccer streams

Dates: Sunday, November 20 - Sunday, December 18

FREE live stream: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) / ITVX (opens in new tab) (UK) | SBS on Demand (opens in new tab) (AU) | JioCinema (opens in new tab) (IN)

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Global live streams: Peacock TV (opens in new tab) or Fox via Sling TV discount (opens in new tab) or FREE FuboTV trial (opens in new tab) (US) | TSN (CA) | Sky Sport (NZ)

Kylian Mbappe gave the entire nation of Argentina collective trauma when they met four years ago, scoring twice, winning a penalty, leaving countless striped shirts floundering in his wake, and making Messi look like yesterday's man. France have looked even better this time around, thanks to the growing chemistry between Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Mbappe.

However, Argentina's No.10 had what was arguably his best ever game at any World Cup in midweek, and whether you call it faith, quasi-religion or something else entirely, there's a growing sense that lifting this trophy at this tournament is simply Messi's predetermined destiny.

In Qatar Argentina have repeatedly demonstrated their knack for doing just enough to get over the line, and although France look like the superior team by almost all measures, a bug has affected several members of their first XI, including Raphael Varane, Ibrahima Konate, Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano. Is the World Cup finally going back to South America?

Follow our guide on how to watch World Cup 2022 on soccer streams in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and India. We've included free-to-air World Cup coverage, free trials and straightforward instructions on how to use a VPN to live stream World Cup games in any language and location.

Watch World Cup 2022: Today's game

Sunday, December 18

How to watch World Cup 2022: live stream every game for FREE

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Use ExpressVPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad (opens in new tab)

Football fans in the UK can watch World Cup 2022 for FREE, with the tournament split evenly between the BBC and ITV. 

Both channels are showing the final, which is also being live streamed on the broadcasters' respective platforms - just make sure you possess a valid TV license. 

It's also worth noting that the BBC's coverage is available in 4K HDR through BBC iPlayer.

Away from home in the UK right now? No worries:

Use ExpressVPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad (opens in new tab).

Both BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) and ITVX (opens in new tab) are free to use and work across a wide range of devices. However, bear in mind that ITV has just relaunched ITV Hub as ITVX.

How to watch a World Cup 2022 live stream from any country

If you're abroad and want to watch World Cup 2022 using your usual home coverage, you'll most likely find yourself geo-blocked. You'll need to use a VPN to unlock your access.

A VPN is a piece of software that allows you to change your virtual location, which will enable you to tap into a World Cup soccer stream from any country and any streaming service. They're easy to use and super-secure. We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for streaming.

Watch World Cup 2022 soccer streams from anywhere:

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We've tested all of the biggest VPN providers and we rate ExpressVPN as the very best to watch World Cup 2022. It guarantees fast connections from anywhere and can unlock access to any streaming service.

It's safe, robust and, best of all, comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab). There's also 24/7 customer support in case you have any problems. You can install the ExpressVPN app on almost all smart devices including laptops, mobiles, tablets, games consoles and smart TVs.

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How to watch World Cup 2022: soccer stream in the US without cable

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Peacock TV (opens in new tab)

In the US, you can watch World Cup 2022 on Fox. Peacock TV, meanwhile, is showing every game of the tournament in Spanish.

Cheapest ways to watch World Cup 2022 without cable:

If you don't have cable TV, a cord-cutting service is what you need for instant access to Fox. Sling Blue is the cheapest option. It's $40 per month but you can get your first month half-price with this discount (opens in new tab).

FuboTV (opens in new tab) is another good option. It carries Fox and over 100 channels besides. It's more expensive at $69.99 a month after but there's a FREE FuboTV trial (opens in new tab).

The Peacock price, meanwhile, comes in at $4.99 a month (opens in new tab) and the service also offers live coverage of the NFL, EPL and WWE. 

If you subscribe to Sling, Peacock or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best (opens in new tab).

Watch World Cup 2022 soccer stream in Canada

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TSN is the place to watch World Cup 2022 in Canada.

If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider to get World Cup 2022 soccer streams.

If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis for $19.99 a month or $199.90 per year.

If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go – just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days (opens in new tab) and follow the instructions above.

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How to watch World Cup 2022 for FREE in Australia

SBS On Demand (opens in new tab)

Football fans in Australia can watch World Cup 2022 live streams courtesy of SBS, which is free-to-air. You can tune in on TV or by using the free SBS On Demand (opens in new tab) streaming service.

Travelling away from Australia?

Use a VPN to watch SBS from anywhere in the world. (opens in new tab)

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How to watch World Cup 2022 in New Zealand

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Football fans can watch World Cup 2022 on Sky Sport (opens in new tab) in New Zealand.

If you don't have Sky Sport on cable, you can use the streaming-only service, Sky Sport Now. It's $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month, and it also shows every Premier League game this season. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial.

Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch games online using the country's Sky Go service.

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How to watch World Cup 2022 for FREE in India

JioCinema (opens in new tab)

In India, the World Cup is being televised on Sports18, but every game is being shown for free and in 4K via the JioCinema (opens in new tab) app.

Coverage is available in Hindi, English, Malayalam, Bengali and Tamil, and the JioCinema app is compatible with Chromecast, so you can get a big-screen experience.

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home World Cup coverage can just pick up a good VPN (opens in new tab) and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

Watch World Cup 2022 in 4K HDR

The quality at Qatar 2022 is about more than just the fancy footwork and diving contests. The great news is that the 2022 World Cup is being broadcast in 4K on several worldwide streaming services.

Those in the UK can watch World Cup 2022 in 4K HDR on BBC iPlayer, free of charge. All of the BBC's games will be available in top resolution, although you can expect a bit of a delay on the transmission of about 30 seconds or more. In other words, there's a chance you'll hear your neighbours cheering a goal before you see it go in. 

In the States, Fox is showing all of the World Cup 2022 games in 4K too, but you'll need to make sure that your streaming service package is 4K-enabled. With FuboTV, for example, that means paying a little more.

India is another place to watch World Cup 2022 in 4K. Plus, you can use the JioCinema (opens in new tab) app to watch for free. Get the full details on watching World Cup 2022 in 4K HDR.

World Cup 2022 TV schedule: times, dates and fixtures

All times are ET. Add 5 hours for GMT, subtract 3 hours for PT.

LAST 16

Saturday, December 3
Netherlands vs USA 3-1
Argentina vs Australia 2-1

Sunday, December 4
France vs Poland 3-1
England vs Senegal 3-0

Monday, December 5
Japan vs Croatia 1-1 (1-3 pens)
Brazil vs South Korea 4-1

Tuesday, December 6
Morocco vs Spain 0-0 (3-0 pens)
Portugal vs Switzerland 6-1

QUARTER FINALS

Friday, December 9
Croatia vs Brazil 1-1 (4-2 pens)
Argentina vs Netherlands 2-2 (4-3)

Saturday, December 10
Morocco vs Portugal 1-0
England vs France 1-2

SEMI FINALS

Tuesday, December 13
Croatia vs Argentina 0-3

Wednesday, December 14
Morocco vs France 0-2

THIRD-PLACE PLAYOFF

Saturday, December 17
Croatia vs Morocco 2-1

2022 WORLD CUP FINAL

Sunday, December 18
10am - Argentina vs France

World Cup 2022 group tables – final standings

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Group A
TeamPlayedWonLostDrawnPoints
Netherlands (Q)32017
Senegal (Q)32106
Ecuador (E)31114
Qatar (E)30300
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Group B
PWDLGDPts
England (Q)321077
USA (Q)312015
Iran (E)3102-33
Wales (E)301211
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Group C
TeamPlayedWonLostDrawnPoints
Argentina (Q)32106
Poland (Q)31114
Mexico (E)31114
Saudi Arabia (E)31203
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Group D
PWDLPts
France (Q)32016
Australia (Q)32016
Tunisia (E)31114
Denmark (E)30121
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Group E
TeamPlayedWonLostDrawnPoints
Japan (Q)32106
Spain (Q)31114
Germany (E)31114
Costa Rica (E)31203
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Group F
TeamPlayedWonLostDrawnPoints
Morocco (Q)32017
Croatia (Q)31025
Belgium (E)31114
Canada (E)30300
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Group G
TeamPlayedWonLostDrawnPoints
Brazil (Q)32106
Switzerland (Q)32106
Cameroon (E)31114
Serbia (E)30211
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Group H
TeamPlayedWonLostDrawnPoints
Portugal (Q)32106
South Korea (Q)31114
Uruguay (E)31114
Ghana (E)31203

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.