How to stream World Cup games from around the world
With the 2018 World Cup kicking off this Thursday, it’s time to figure out where you’ll be taking in all the action. If you’re not headed to the local pub, or don’t get coverage on your TV, you can still watch every match online.
The World Cup is being broadcast on TV in most countries around the world and Wikipedia has a good list of the official broadcaster in each country. Many of these broadcasters have also decided to stream the World Cup online and we’ve put together a few of the top streaming locations below so that you don’t miss a match.
World Cup broadcasters
National broadcaster SBS has the rights for 25 of the 64 games at the World Cup, including all of Australia’s matches. To watch all of the fixtures, users will have to sign up to Optus Sport and stream the action.
FIFA awarded the broadcasting rights to Bell Media, who own The Sports Network and will show the games in Russia.
In Germany, subscription service Sky Deutschland has rights to broadcast 25 of the 64 games.
ITV and BBC in the UK will have complete coverage of every match, with the national broadcasters splitting the coverage. Both services will be streaming matches live through their apps and sites – and both will show the final simultaneously.
Sony Pictures Networks own the rights to the World Cup in India.
This means the action will be shown on Sony Ten 2, with HD available. The games will be streamed online also.
TF1 has their choice of 28 of the top games, while beIN has all of the action.
For English language content in the US, Fox Sports will air 38 games live on the broadcast network, more than the previous four World Cups combined and the most ever for an English-language network.
All 64 games will be live-streamed via Fox Sports Go and Fox Soccer Match Pass.
For Spanish language content, Telemundo has the exclusive rights to World Cup 2018. 56 of the 64 games will be shown live on Telemundo while the remaining eight matches will be on Universo.
To get the best results for streaming any of these matches, you’ll need a decent internet connection. Most sites recommend at least a 1.1 Mbps connection to ensure you get a smooth video feed during the match. You can test how fast your internet connection is using a speedtest service.
Let us know if you find any other good links and we’ll add them to our list. Have a great World Cup!