How to watch World Cup 2022: live stream soccer from anywhere today – SEN vs ENG on next

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

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Senegal are about to take on England in the round of 16, and though the Three Lions were the joint-top scoring team during the group stage and amongst the pre-tournament favorites, their failure to win the World Cup in 56 years hangs like a weight around their necks. Could we be about to see the first real shock of the knockouts? Here's how to watch World Cup 2022 online with free soccer streams from anywhere today – Senegal vs England is the next game.

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 and FS1 via Sling TV discount (opens in new tab) or FREE FuboTV trial (opens in new tab) (US) | TSN (CA) | Sky Sport (NZ)

Knockout football is here, which means there are no more permutations to wrap your mind around, no more need to multi-screen, and the threat of a penalty shootout is ever-present! It wasn't to be for Poland, who went down 3-1 to France in the early game, and the reigning champions will face either England or Senegal in the quarter-finals on Saturday. 

The only sides that are yet to taste defeat in Qatar are Morocco, Croatia, England and the Netherlands. Even Brazil have lost! Granted, it was Brazil's second-string, but it was still one heck of a team.

Six of the world's top 20 didn't even make it to the knockout phase, a group that includes heavyweights Belgium, Germany, Uruguay, Mexico and Denmark, and more and more big names are about to join them on the scrapheap. 

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 games

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 will be showing the final.

Every game 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 all of the BBC's games are 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.

World Cup 2022 schedule UK:

Throughout the knockouts, kick-off times will be at 3pm and 7pm GMT.

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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Use ExpressVPN to watch World Cup 2022 live streams (opens in new tab)
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 and FS1, but bear in mind that Fox will be showing every game from Monday onwards. 

Peacock TV (opens in new tab), meanwhile, is showing every single game of the tournament in Spanish.

World Cup 2022 schedule USA

Throughout the knockouts, kick-off times will be 10am ET / 7am PT and 2pm ET / 11am PT.

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 and FS1. Sling Blue (opens in new tab) 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 both Fox and FS1, 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 (opens in new tab) comes in at $4.99 a month (opens in new tab) and the service also offers live coverage of the NFL, EPL and WWE. However, it's showing the first 12 games of the tournament for free.

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

World Cup 2022 schedule Canada

All the way through the knockouts, kick-offs are scheduled for 10am ET / 7am PT and 2pm ET / 11am PT.

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 and SBS Viceland, which are 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)

World Cup 2022 schedule Australia

Throughout the knockouts, kick-off times will be 2am and 6am AEDT.

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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.

World Cup 2022 schedule New Zealand

Throughout the knockouts, kick-off times will be 4am and 8am NZDT.

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.

World Cup 2022 schedule India

Throughout the knockouts, kick-off times will be 8.30pm and 12.30am IST.

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.

KNOCKOUTS

Monday, December 5
10am - Japan vs Croatia
2pm - Brazil vs South Korea

Tuesday, December 6
10am - Morocco vs Spain
2pm - Portugal vs Switzerland

Friday, December 9
10am - Quarter-Final 1
2pm - Quarter-Final 2

Saturday, December 10
10am - Quarter-Final 3
2pm - Quarter-Final 4

Tuesday, December 13
2pm - Semi-Final 1

Wednesday, December 14
2pm - Semi-Final 2

Saturday, December 17
10am - Third-Place Playoff

Sunday, December 18
10am - 2022 World Cup Final

World Cup 2022 players to watch

Jude Bellingham
Still only 19 but already well-established as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the world, Jude Bellingham may be the answer to one of England’s longest-standing problems. A lack of tactical awareness and/or quality at the center of the park has been the theme of multiple tournament exits, but having honed his craft at one of Germany’s top clubs, Bellingham has more to his game than his predecessors.

Frenkie de Jong
He may be unloved at Barcelona, but Louis van Gaal knows full well that Frenkie de Jong is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. And he can play too. Silky on the ball, tireless off it and tactically brilliant, he’s the beating heart of this Netherlands team, whichever way van Gaal chooses to play him, and is offering the watching world an emphatic reminder of his considerable talents.

Breel Embolo
The perennial wonderkid, Breel Embolo is no longer a fresh-faced teen but he’s still only 25 years old. He was just 18 when he was burdened with the weight of an entire nation, but now that the fervor has died down somewhat, he may go on to become the player that Swiss fans have always dreamed of. He looked unstoppable at the Euros last summer before his tournament was cut short by injury, and has been Switzerland's key player at this World Cup.

Kylian Mbappe
Probably the best forward in the world right now, Kylian Mbappe in full flight is one of the most thrilling sights in football. He came of age in Russia four years ago and has been nigh-on unstoppable ever since, and rumor has it that he sees this World Cup as a chance to put himself in the shop window in order to force a PSG exit. His preference for playing alongside Olivier Giroud instead of fellow apex predator Karim Benzema would have given France a major selection headache, were it not for Benzema picking up an injury on the eve of the tournament.

Lionel Messi
One of the greatest footballers of all time, there’s a sense that the stars have aligned for the little magician at what’s likely to be his last World Cup. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has dropped the Messi-first philosophy that has proven to be disastrous at so many previous tournaments, and the team has benefited as a result.

Neymar
His on- and off-field antics make him difficult to stomach, but Neymar remains one of the world’s most entertaining players – when motivated. Despite being just 30-years-old, he’s claimed that this will be his final World Cup. However unlikely that sounds, if that is the case he’ll want to sign off in style, as the key cog in the most formidable attacking unit in international football. However, he was poor in Brazil's opening game and sustained an ankle injury that may keep him out of the rest of the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo
The goals have dried up for the No.1 international goalscorer of all time, but Cristiano Ronaldo remains one of the most feared attackers on the planet. That interview has done his image no favors and despite his ego, he’s going to have to swallow his pride and at least pretend to be a team player if Portugal are to get the most from this talent-stacked group at what’s sure to be Ronaldo’s final World Cup.

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
Row 0 - Cell 0 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
Row 0 - Cell 0 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 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.