FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the international men’s football mega tournament contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA after every four years. The FIFA World Cup 2022 is scheduled to be held in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arabian nation and the second World Cup entirely contested in Asia. 32 teams will participate in the tournament.
Total 32 qualified teams will participate in the tournament, and will be divided into eight groups of four teams. Total 64 matches will be played in the competition (48 matches in group stage, eight games in Round of 16, four quarter-finals, two semifinal’s, one third-place game and the grand final). Top two sides from each group (16 teams) will advance to the knockout stage, and from the round of 16, eight-team will enter into quarterfinals, and winner team of four quarterfinals will reach into the semifinals. The four teams will compete in the semifinal’s for the final spot and winning teams from both semifinal’s will enter to play the grand final.
Host country: Qatar
Dates: 21 November – 18 December, 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Streaming & TV Channels, Live Telecast, Broadcasting Rights
Sony Six and Sony Six HD to broadcast live coverage of FIFA World Cup 2022 in India and its subcontinent (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Nepal) countries; all these matches also live-streamed in India and its Subcontinent on SonyLiv (Website, App) with a premium subscription – Monthly and Annually. Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPNI) has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar. JioFiber plans also bundled with a subscription of SonyLiv premium.
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)
In Nepal, Sony available on Net TV Nepal and SimTV Nepal
In Sri Lanka, Sony available on SLRC (Channel Eye), Dialog TV, PeoTV
In Maldives, Sony available on Medianet
The BBC will broadcast the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the United Kingdom after signing a new rights deal with FIFA. The new agreement securing the shared exclusive rights for BBC and ITV continues the free to air broadcasting of FIFA World Cup 2022 to UK television viewers, through online live streaming and radio coverage. You can also watch FIFA World Cup 2022 live stream through ITV official website, mobile app and some connected TV apps or on BBC iPlayer, BBC News and BBC Sport.
FIFA has extended the television deal with Fox Sports and Telemundo. Fox Sports and the Spanish-language network Telemundo will telecast the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the USA, and viewers can watch live streaming of matches through Fox Sports official website and App. There are multiple options available if you want to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 matches live stream: You can watch Fox Sports (FS1) live without cable on fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV Now, or YouTube TV.
beIN Sports have secured the exclusive media rights for the FIFA World Cup 2022 across 24 countries of the Middle East and North Africa, beIN Sports will broadcast live coverage of the events to millions of viewers in the MENA region. The 2Sport2 consortium has secured media rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar across free-to-air (FTA) and pay-TV in Russia.
Antenna TV bought exclusive media rights to air the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Greece. Greece’s free-to-air broadcaster will cover the tournament daily and live coverage of all 64 matches on its platforms. Ant1TV will telecast at least 32 matches, including the opening match, quarterfinals, semi-finals, and final.
In Italy, Rai has acquired FIFA World Cup 2022 television, digital and radio rights. All 64 matches will be telecasted live on Rai 1 in the territory and viewers can also live stream matches via Fubo TV. At least 28 matches of the tournament, including the opening match, final and both semi-finals, will be shown on the broadcaster’s flagship channel, Rai 1.
FIFA signed an agreement with MEDIAPRO for media rights (TV, internet, mobile) in Spain for FIFA events including FIFA World Cup 2022. MEDIAPRO will broadcast live coverage through a dedicated 24/7 channel in Spain for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be broadcast live on SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa, SuperSport’s pay-TV broadcast rights extended to all platforms, all these matches also streamed live on SuperSport digital platform (Website, App). SuperSport Now available on DStv and GOtv as well as on SuperSport dot com and DStv Now in 50 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
Bell Media has snagged the Canadian rights to the FIFA World Cup of soccer from 2015 through 2022. Bell Media will cover the FIFA World Cup 2022 using its sports TV channels TSN and TSN2, its TSN Radio network, its TSN dot ca website and its TSN Mobile TV offering. Bell Media will also present French-language coverage on Quebec TV market assets, including its RDS cable sports channel.
PTV Sports and Ten Sports are the official broadcasters in Pakistan for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, PTV Sports own exclusive telecast rights for all matches played in this tournament; they also acquired OTT (Audio, Video, and other media services via the internet) right. For New Zealand audience’s, SKY Sport NZ is the official broadcaster, they can tune to SKY for the live coverage of the event.
The European Broadcasting Union has secured all exclusive media rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Europe. The new FIFA/EBU deal covers the rights for 37 countries in Europe. SBS is already the exclusive broadcast rights holder in Australia for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. SBS also offers live streaming of TV channels on your laptop and desktop computer or mobile via SBS On Demand.
Brazil’s largest media company Globo already have broadcasting rights with Fifa to deliver live coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. DirecTV, the pay-television operator, has exclusive media rights in the Caribbean for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in the territories of Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and Caicos. Fifa extended its rights deal in the Caribbean region with Sportsmax.
FIFA has signed a broadcast deal with China Central Television (CCTV) to grant CCTV exclusive media rights in China for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Under this agreement, CCTV has acquired all media rights, across all platforms and including live, delay and highlights rights. CCTV is the major state and public broadcaster in China, the FIFA World Cup will be available for viewing on CCTV’s multiple channels as well as on various new media and mobile platforms (OTT).
Al Jazeera has acquired the regional broadcast rights to the FIFA World Cups of 2022. The broadcaster will air games across the MENA region, The deal includes cable TV, satellite, terrestrial, mobile and broadband rights across 23 territories and countries.
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
CTV, TSN, RDS
DirecTV Latin America
RCN Televisión, Caracol Televisión
India & its Subcontinent
Sony Pictures Networks India
Fuji Television, J Sports
Korea, North & Korea, South
Malaysia & Brunei
beIN Sports, Al Jazeera
TVN, RPC TV Canal 4
DirecTV Latin America
Canal 10, Teledoce, Monte Carlo TV, ANTEL
Fox Sports, Telemundo, Fútbol de Primera
Europe (European Broadcasting Union): Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia; Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania; Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland; Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
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, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democractic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, South Africa, St. Helena and Ascension, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Non-Exclusive: Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia (Somaliland), South Sudan and Sudan
FIFA Word Cup 2022 Schedule/Fixtures
FIFA World Cup 2022 matches will be played at eight stadiums in Qatar: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium
Total Matches: 64 Matches (48 group stage matches, eight matches from round of 16, four quarterfinals, two semifinal’s, a third-place game and the final).
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