Nov 21, 2022 - Sports

How to watch the 2022 World Cup

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All 64 World Cup matches will air in the U.S. on Fox and FS1, and most days will feature four kickoff times: 5 a.m. ET, 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The big picture: TV ratings are always a talking point during major sporting events, and Qatar 2022 being sandwiched between Thanksgiving and Christmas makes it especially intriguing.

  • On one hand, broadcasters are competing with the NFL, NBA, college football and others for the first time, all while navigating an unfavorable time difference.
  • On the other hand, the holiday season could be a boon. USA-England on Black Friday (when many Americans are off work) could be one of the most-watched soccer games in U.S. history.

Where to stream the games

  • Tubi, Fox's ad-supported streaming service, will have all matches available to stream — but only after they've been completed.
  • Spanish-language telecasts will air on Telemundo or Universo and stream live on Peacock (first 12 matches are free, then you'll need a Peacock Premium subscription).

Mark your calendars: All three USMNT group stage matches — Monday against Wales, Friday against England and next Tuesday against Iran — will air at 2 p.m. ET on Fox.

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