FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – How to Watch
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 started on November 20, 2022. All matches are broadcast live on FOX, FS1 (English-language), and Telemundo (Spanish-language). Watch FOX and Telemundo for FREE with a whole-home outdoor antenna. Watch FS1 (Fox Sports 1) with a skinny streaming bundle. Stream legally with services like Fubo TV, Sling, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream and others that cover these networks. All US world cup soccer matches can be watched for free on FOX via an outdoor antenna.
StreamWise Solutions recommends a combination of a properly-configured outdoor HD Antenna plus Sling to get the most games at the lowest cost. And, trust your streaming to a WI-FI 6 enabled, 4K streaming media player like the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. The proper hardware can minimize buffering and poor resolution – issues typical of home Internet or ineffective smart TVs.
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View the Full FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Schedule
See the full schedule of play-in games pool-play matches as well as the single-elimination brackets on FIFA – view the full schedule on FIFA.com.
Group Stage Games
These matches are a set of pool-play games that feature 4 teams from each participating region. Only 2 of the 4 teams will advance to the 16-team bracket. The US is competing in Group B and will be playing against England, IR Iran and Wales. All Group Stage games are televised on (FOX, Peacock, Telemundo).
The US is favored to break pool and advance into the 16-team bracket. Group Stage matches for the US:
- vs. England Nov. 25 at 12:00pm.
- vs. Wales. Nov. 21 at 12:00pm MST.
- vs. IR Iran Nov. 29 at 12:00pm.
Football vs. FOOTBALL
If you think Tom Brady is famous, he’s got nothing on Cristiano Ronaldo. While Brady plays football, Ronaldo plays FOOTBALL, known as soccer in our part of the world. The NFL Superbowl usually draws an audience of 100 million people. The men’s World Cup Final on December 20, 2022 will draw an audience of over 1 billion. On that day, one in every eight people on earth will be glued to their TVs. According to some projections, over 3.5 billion different people will watch at least one game during the month-long tournament. It’s an extraordinary sporting spectacle with the US Men’s team favored to get out of the first round of 32 teams.
FIFA World Cup 2022 – Colorado Connections
Ethan Horvath (#12) of Highlands Ranch will represent our country as one of the three goalkeepers sent to the World Cup 2022. Matt Turner from New Jersey will most likely start. Horvath who graduated from Arapahoe High School, could see play during the most popular sporting event in the world.
Beginners Guide to Watching the 2022 World Cup
If you have never played the most popular sport in the world but would like to watch some of the games, here are a few YouTube Videos that explain the basics:
- How to Play Soccer
- How to Play Soccer: Soccer Rules
- Soccer: Movement and Positioning
- How Offside Works in Soccer
- Why Set Pieces Make the Difference in Football / Soccer
While many in the US think soccer is boring because of the low scores, there are few moments in sports more exciting than a goal scored at the World Cup.
The Good Thing About Watching Soccer: No Commercials
One of the great things about watching soccer is the lack of commercials. While this is bad for advertisers, it’s great for viewers. Each half is 45 minutes long + injury time. During that time the cameras focus entirely on the game without commercial breaks. They only show commercials during the fifteen minute break at halftime. It’s a different experience than American football where annoying commercial breaks come at nearly every change of possession and time out.
The Bad Thing About Watching Soccer: Injury Acting
If you were an intergalactic alien who came to earth to watch a men’s soccer game and then a women’s soccer game, you would likely conclude: women are tougher than men. Why would an intergalactic alien reach this conclusion? Because the men get injuries much more frequently than the women. While the tough women players get knocked-down, they quickly get up. The men roll around on the ground and scream in agony. One would think they just stepped on a landmine.
Of course, all these theatrics are meant to influence the referee into calling a foul against the offending team. But now the referees seem far less likely to respond to these amateur theatrics, often issuing fouls (yellow cards) to the performers.
This is not to say that serious injuries do not occur. In the recent US Major League Soccer, the goalie for the Los Angeles Football Club broke his leg in a collision. And in the British Premier League, the most watched sports league in the world, one of the top players fractured his eye socket. While injuries tend to be less frequent and less serious than in the NFL, they do occur and the referees need to balance between concern for the players and Oscar worthy performances.