The FIFA World Cup is the biggest and most popular football tournament in the world. There is no higher honour in the sport of football than winning this trophy for your nation. That's why come November 20, we will all be glued to the TV screens. In this article, we will talk about the TV broadcast info and how people in the UK can watch every World Cup fixture.
Tunisia and Australia face each other in the second round of the World Cup at Al Janoub Stadium. The Carthage Eagles managed to earn a single point in the opening game of the campaign with a 0-0 draw against Denmark. But France left no chance for the Socceroos and hammered them with a 4-1 defeat. Australia might be confident over a long winning streak prior to the last game but Tunisia has also secured a tally of six wins and three draws in the last ten outings.
Education City Stadium features Group C teams, Poland and Saudi Arabia facing each other in the second round of the World Cup. The Eagles witnessed a 0-0 draw in the previous game despite getting awarded a penalty against Mexico. However, the Green Falcons surprised everyone by causing an upset to Argentina, making a brilliant comeback to a 1-2 victory. Both teams have been unable to record consistency in recent games and registered only two victories in the span of the last six outings.
After hammering Australia in the first round, France lines up against Denmark in the next fixture of the World Cup at Stadium 974, Doha. The Red and Whites defeated France in Nations League before entering the mega event but they were clipped to a 0-0 draw in the opening game of the tournament. However, Denmark has avoided defeat to the Blues in the last three meetings, ending the World Cup 2018 duel in a 0-0 draw. France will miss defender Lucas Hernandez throughout the tournament who suffered an ACL injury in the last game.
Argentina takes the pressure of the victory against Saudi Arabia to the next round against Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium. Lionel Messi opened the scoring for his side but the Green Falcons made a surprising comeback in the second half to steal three points. Mexico also dropped two points in the opening game of the tournament with a 0-0 draw against Poland but Guillermo Ochoa was the man of the hour by saving a penalty. Argentina had a long winning streak before the last game but Mexico has conceded alternative defeats in recent outings.
TV broadcast info – World Cup 2022 coverage
Football fans across the UK can watch every World Cup game either on BBC or ITV. The tournament is split between these two broadcasters and each game will be on one of their channels. So, if you possess a valid UK TV license, you are ready for the World Cup. Additionally, the BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub will also stream all World Cup fixtures. So, even if you are not at home at some point, the games will still be available to you.
During the group stage, all fixtures start at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm GMT. In the last round, matches are played only at 3pm and 7pm GMT. So, check whether the game you want to watch is on BBC or ITV before kick-off and enjoy the show.
World Cup TV schedule 2022 – How to watch England at the World Cup?
BBC and ITV have shared coverage of major tournaments for more than 50 years. According to reports ITV had the first pick on which fixtures they would stream at the World Cup. BBC will show two of England's group matches. First, they will stream the game against Iran and then the last group match against Wales. However, after that, the next potential England fixture that BBC will stream is if the Three Lions make it to the semi-finals. Among other excellent fixtures during the group stage, BBC will also cover the game between Spain and Germany.
On the other hand, ITV is going to stream the 2nd group fixture for England where they face the USA. It's going to be an interesting match as England is yet to beat the USA in a World Cup finals tournament. They lost to them back in 1950 and got just a draw the last time they met in 2010. The TV broadcast info states that following the group stage, ITV will potentially stream any fixture England gets in the last 16 rounds and the quarter-finals. We also have to mention that ITV will also cover Wales when they face the USA as part of Group B.
England group stage TV coverage
The World Cup TV schedule 2022 for England during the group stage is as follows:
- England vs. Iran – Sunday, November 20 on BBC – 1pm GMT
- England vs. USA – Friday, November 25 on ITV – 7pm GMT
- Wales vs. England – Tuesday, November 29 on BBC – 7pm GMT
Full TV broadcast info for BBC and ITV
While broadcasting the Three Lions is an obvious priority, BBC and ITV are going to cover the whole World Cup as well. UK football fans should be happy that they can watch any fixture during Qatar 2022. Keep in mind that both BBC and ITV have several channels at their disposal. At one point during the tournament, there will be two games at the same time which is where some of those other channels can come into play. For instance, instead of the main BBC and/or ITV channel, a game could be put on BBC 2, BBC 3, ITV 2, etc.
Qatar vs. Ecuador 4pm BBC
England vs. Iran 1pm BBC
Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia 10am ITV
Morocco vs. Croatia 10am ITV
Switzerland vs. Cameroon 10am ITV
Wales vs. Iran 10am BBC
Tunisia vs. Australia 10am BBC
Senegal vs. Holland 4pm ITV
Denmark vs. Tunisia 1pm ITV
Germany vs. Japan 1pm ITV
Uruguay vs. South Korea 1pm BBC
Qatar vs. Senegal 1pm BBC
Poland vs. Saudi Arabia 1pm ITV
USA vs. Wales 7pm ITV
Mexico vs. Poland 4pm BBC
Spain vs. Costa Rica 4pm ITV
Portugal vs. Ghana 4pm ITV
Holland vs. Ecuador 4pm ITV
France vs. Denmark 4pm ITV
France vs. Australia 7pm BBC
Belgium vs. Canada 7pm BBC
Brazil vs. Serbia 7pm BBC
England vs. USA 7pm ITV
Argentina vs. Mexico 7pm ITV
Japan vs. Costa Rica 10am ITV
Cameroon vs. Serbia 10am ITV
Ecuador vs. Senegal 3pm ITV
Tunisia vs. France 3pm BBC
Canada vs. Morocco 4pm BBC
Ghana vs. Uruguay 4pm BBC
Belgium vs. Morocco 1pm BBC
South Korea vs. Ghana 1pm BBC
Holland vs Qatar 3pm ITV
Australia vs. Denmark 3pm BBC
Croatia vs. Belgium 4pm BBC
South Korea vs. Portugal 4pm BBC
Croatia vs. Canada 4pm BBC
Brazil vs. Switzerland 4pm ITV
Iran vs. USA 7pm BBC
Poland vs. Argentina 7pm BBC
Japan vs. Spain 7pm ITV
Serbia vs. Switzerland 7pm ITV
Spain vs. Germany 7pm BBC
Portugal vs. Uruguay 7pm ITV
Wales vs. England 7pm BBC
Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico 7pm BBC
Costa Rica vs. Germany 7pm ITV
Cameroon vs. Brazil 7pm ITV
Based on TV broadcast info, who will cover the World Cup coverage in the UK?
As with previous tournaments of this type, BBC and ITV will share the broadcasting rights.
How to watch England during the group stage?
BBC will cover their fixtures against Iran and Wales while ITV will screen the fixture against the USA.
What's required to be able to watch BBC and ITV in the UK?
All residents in the UK who have a valid TV license will be able to watch all the World Cup fixtures on both BBC and ITV.
What if you are outside the UK during the World Cup?
UK residents can still watch the whole action for free through the BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub.