FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar is the 22nd FIFA World Cup. It is an international men’s soccer mega tournament that is contested by national teams from the FIFA member associations after each four years. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar between 21 November and 18 December 2022. This will be the first ever World Cup to be held in Arabia and the second World Cup completely contested in Asia. The tournament will feature 32 teams.
The tournament will feature 32 teams that have been qualified. Eight groups of four teams will be formed. The competition will feature 64 matches (48 matches in the group stage, eight rounds of 16 games, four quarter-finals and two semifinals as well as the grand final). The knockout stage will be contested by the top two teams from each group (16 sides). Eight teams will then enter the quarterfinals. The winner of four quarterfinals will progress to the semifinals. Four teams will be competing for the final spot. The winning teams from each semifinal will then move on to the grand final.
Hosting country: Qatar
Dates 21 Nov – 18 Dec 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Streaming and TV Channels, Live Telecast, Broadcasting Rights
Sony Six and Sony Six HD will broadcast live coverage in India of the FIFA World Cup 2022. All matches are also available live on SonyLiv (Website and App) for a premium monthly or annual subscription. Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited has been granted exclusive broadcast rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. JioFiber plans can also be bundled with a premium subscription to SonyLiv.
- Sony Networks – Sony Six, Sony ESPN, Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony 3, Sony TEN 4 (SD), Sony Six, Sony ESPN, Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony 3, Sony TEN 4 (HD)
- Sony is available in Nepal on SimTV Nepal and Net TV Nepal
- Sony is available in Sri Lanka on SLRC (Channel Eye), Dialog TV and PeoTV
- Sony is available in Maldives on Medianet
After a new rights agreement with FIFA, the BBC will broadcast the 2022 FIFA World Cup from the United Kingdom. This agreement secures the exclusive shared rights for BBC/ITV to continue the free-to-air broadcasting of FIFA World Cup 2022 to UK TV viewers through online streaming and radio coverage. You can also stream FIFA World Cup 2022 live on ITV’s official website, mobile app, and other connected TV apps, as well as BBC iPlayer and BBC News.
FIFA extended its television agreement with Telemundo and Fox Sports. Fox Sports and Telemundo, a Spanish-language network, will broadcast the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Viewers can also stream live matches via the Fox Sports App and website. If you wish to stream the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches live, there are many options. You can view Fox Sports (FS1) online without cable on fuboTV or Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV Now.
beIN Sports has secured exclusive media rights to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in 24 Middle East and North African countries. BeIN Sports will broadcast live coverage to millions of viewers across the MENA region. 2Sport2 has been granted media rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. This will be available on free-to-air (FTA), and pay-TV in Russia.
Antenna TV purchased exclusive media rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Greece. The tournament will be covered by Greece’s free to air broadcaster. It will also provide live coverage of every match on its platforms. Ant1TV will broadcast at least 32 matches including the opening, quarterfinals and final.
Rai Italy has acquired the digital, radio and television rights to FIFA World Cup 2022. Rai 1 will broadcast all 64 matches live in Italy. Fubo TV viewers can also stream the matches live. Rai 1, the broadcaster’s flagship channel, will show at least 28 matches from the tournament, including both the final and opening matches.
FIFA and MEDIAPRO have signed an agreement for media rights in Spain (TV, internet, and mobile) for FIFA events, including the 2022 FIFA World Cup. MEDIAPRO will broadcast live coverage in Spain through a 24/7 channel dedicated to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 are available live on SuperSport Sub-Saharan Africa. SuperSport has expanded its pay-TV broadcast rights to all platforms. All matches can also be streamed live on SuperSport’s digital platform (Website and App). SuperSport Now on DStv, GOtv and SuperSport dot com. Also available on DStv Now and DStv Now for 50 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Bell Media has acquired the rights to Canada for the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament from 2015 through 2022. Bell Media will be covering the FIFA World Cup 2022 with its sports TV channels TSN, TSN2, and TSN Radio. It also has its TSN Mobile TV and TSN Radio websites. Bell Media will also provide French-language coverage of Quebec TV market assets including its RDS cable sport channel.
PTV Sports and Ten Sports will be the official broadcasters for Pakistan’s 2022 FIFA World Cup. PTV Sports has exclusive telecast rights to all matches in the tournament. They also have OTT (Audio, video and other media services over the internet) rights. New Zealand viewers can tune in to SKY Sport NZ for live coverage.
All media rights for 2022 FIFA World Cup in Europe have been secured by the European Broadcasting Union. The rights to 37 European countries are covered by the new FIFA/EBU agreement. SBS is the exclusive broadcast rights holder for Australia’s 2022 FIFA World Cup. SBS On Demand allows you to stream live TV channels from your computer, laptop or mobile device via SBS On Demand.
Globo, Brazil’s largest media company, has broadcast rights with Fifa for live coverage of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. DirecTV is the pay-television operator and has exclusive media rights for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. This includes the Caribbean territories of Antigua & Barbuda and Anguilla. Fifa has extended its rights agreement in the Caribbean with Sportsmax.
FIFA and China Central Television (CCTV), have signed a broadcast agreement to give CCTV exclusive media rights in China during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. CCTV has all media rights under this agreement. This includes live, delay, and highlights rights. The major state broadcaster and public broadcaster of China, CCTV will have the FIFA World Cup available on its multiple channels and on other new media platforms (OTT).
Al Jazeera has been granted the rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cups 2022 in their region. The broadcaster will broadcast games in the MENA region. The deal covers cable TV, satellite TV, terrestrial, mobile, broadband and broadband rights across 23 countries and territories.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Streaming & TV Channel Listings
How to Watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup in your country, here is the full list:
Belgium: VRT, RTBF
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
Brazil: TV Globo, SporTV
Canada: CTV, TSN, RDS (Bell Media)
Caribbean: DirectTV, SportsMax
Czech Republic: ČT
Europe: European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
France: TF1, beIN Sports
Germany: ARD, ZDF, Deutsche Telekom
India: Sony Pictures Network
Luxembourg: RTL Group
Mexico: Televisa, Sky México, TUDN, TV Azteca
MENA: beIN Sports
New Zealand: SKY Sport NZ
North Macedonia: MRT
Pakistan: PTV Sports, Ten Sports
Russia: Perviy Kanal, VGTRK, Match TV, 2Sports2
Sweden: SVT, TV4
Switzerland – SRF
United Kingdom: BBC, ITV
United States: Fox, Telemundo
Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
TV Channel/Broadcast Rights Country wise
|Canada||CTV, TSN, RDS|
|Caribbean||DirecTV Latin America|
|Colombia||RCN Televisión, Caracol Televisión|
|French Polynesia||TNTV Tahiti|
|India & its Subcontinent||Sony Pictures Networks India|
|Japan||Fuji Television, J Sports|
|Korea, North & Korea, South||MBC, KBS|
|Malaysia & Brunei||Astro|
|MENA||beIN Sports, Al Jazeera|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports|
|Panama||TVN, RPC TV Canal 4|
|South America||DirecTV Latin America|
|Uruguay||Canal 10, Teledoce, Monte Carlo TV, ANTEL|
|United States||Fox Sports, Telemundo, Fútbol de Primera|
Europe (European Broadcasting Union). Albania.
Middle East & North Africa Countries (beIN Sports): Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Dijibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestininan Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen; Non-Exclusive: Chad, Dijibouti, Mauritania, Somalia and Sudan
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport: Angola: Angola.
FIFA Word Cup 2022: Schedule/Fixtures
FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Qatar will be played at eight stadiums: Lusail Iconic Stadium; Al Bayt Stadium; Ras Abu Aboud Stadium; Al Thumama Stadium; Education City Stadium; Ahmed bin Ali Stadium; Khalifa International Stadium and Al Janoub Stadium
Total Matches 64 Matches (48 matches from the group stage, eight matches starting in round 16, two quarterfinals and two semifinals, as well as the final). See Complete Fixtures Here
Group Stage: 21 November – 2 December, 2022
Round of 16: 3 December – 6 December, 2022
Quarterfinals: 9 December – 10 December, 2022
Semifinals: 13 December – 14 December, 2022
Third Place match: 17 December, 2022
Final: 18 December, 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Teams
210 teams currently competing in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification, from 210 teams only 32 teams will qualify to play in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
210 teams is competing in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier for the 32 Spots: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China PR, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo DR, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, IR Iran, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Q, Qatar, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent / Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tahiti, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe