How to watch 2018 FIFA World Cup with a VPN | Live Streaming

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Wondering how to stream the World Cup live? You’ve come to the right place!

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Fans around the world are ready for the sporting event of the year. The tournament has no shortage of drama, from Cameroon’s upset of Argentina in 1990 to Germany’s 7-1 dismantling of Brazil in 2014, and of course Diego Maradona’s Hand of God and Zinedine Zidane’s head-butt. Who knows what could happen in FIFA 2018?

See all World Cup stream options below!

[Recommended] Watch the 2018 World Cup on BBC or ITV (Free)

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a UK server location. If you need help on choosing a location, contact Support
  3. Go to https://tvplayer.com/ to access the BBC and ITV channels (no registration or payment required)
  4. Watch the stream!

[Recommended] Watch the 2018 World Cup free on The World Game (Free)

Looking for another free option? The World Game website and the official World Cup app will show all Socceroos matches, the opening match, a daily “game of the day,” two quarter-finals, one semi-final, and the final.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an Australian ExpressVPN server
  3. Go to https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2017/11/15/how-watch-2018-fifa-world-cup-live
  4. Enjoy the games!

[Recommended] How to stream World Cup without cable subscription (Free Trial)

Optus will carry all 64 games. Sign up for the 14-day free trial and start watching!

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an Australian ExpressVPN server
  3. Go to https://www.optus.com.au/for-you/entertainment/sport/optus-sport/2018-fifa-world-cup
  4. Enjoy the games!

Stream the FIFA World Cup on FOX Sports (U.S. cable subscription required)

If you have a U.S. cable subscription, or if you’d like to watch the games on mobile, use FOX Sports.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. ExpressVPN server
  3. Go to https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup
  4. Enjoy the games!

How to stream the Russia World Cup 2018 live (Free)

TSN and CTV are the World Cup broadcasters for Canada. Both broadcasts will be in English.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a Canadian ExpressVPN server
  3. Go to https://www.tsn.ca/fifa-world-cup or https://www.ctv.ca. You may need a valid cable subscription.
  4. Enjoy the games!

How to stream the FIFA World Cup from your country

Broadcast Language Channel Free?
English – Australia Optus Sport Free trial
English – Australia SBS Free
English – Canada CTV Requires cable
English – Canada TSN Requires cable
English – U.S. FOX Sports app
FOX Sports GO
Requires cable
English – U.S. Fubo TV Free trial
English – UK BBC Free
English – UK ITV Free trial
French – Canada RDS Requires cable
French – France TF1 Free
French – France beIN Sports Subscription required
German – Germany ARD Free
German – Germany ZDF Free
German – Germany Sky Sport Subscription required
German – Austria ORF Free
German – Switzerland SRG SSR Free
Italian Mediaset Free
Portuguese – Portugal RTP Free
Portuguese – Portugal SIC Free
Portuguese – Brazil Globo Subscription required
Portuguese – Brazil SporTV Subscription required
Portuguese – Brazil Fox Sports Subscription required
Russian Perviy Kanal Free
Russian VGTRK Free
Russian Match TV Free
Spanish – Argentina TV Pública Free
Spanish – Argentina DirecTV Subscription required
Spanish – Argentina TyC Sports Subscription required
Spanish – U.S. Telemundo Requires cable
Spanish – Spain Mediaset España Telecinco Free
Spanish – Spain Mediaset España Cuatro Free
Danish DR Free
Dutch NOS Free
Arabic beIN Sports Subscription required
Arabic KAN 11 Free  
Arabic MAKAN 33 Free
Bengali BTV Free
Bengali Nagorik TV Subscription required
Hindi Sony Pictures Networks Subscription required

Infographic: Best ways to stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Infographic: all the ways to stream the 2018 World Cup
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Full World Cup 2018 schedule: Which games will be on BBC and which on ITV?

Want to know what time the World Cup games kick off? Not sure which channel is showing which matches?

Here’s the full list of World Cup games and broadcast times in GMT+1.

Group stage

June 14: Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group A),  4 PM –  ITV1
June 15: Egypt v Uruguay (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group A), 1 PM – BBC One
June 15: Morocco v Iran (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group B),  4 PM –  ITV1
June 15: Portugal v Spain (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group B), 7 PM – BBC One
June 16: France v Australia (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group C), 11 AM – BBC One
June 16: Argentina v Iceland (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group D), 2 PM – ITV1
June 16: Peru v Denmark (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group C), 5 PM – BBC One
June 16: Croatia v Nigeria (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group D), 8 PM – ITV1
June 17: Costa Rica v Serbia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group E), 1 PM – ITV1
June 17: Germany v Mexico (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group F), 4 PM – BBC One
June 17: Brazil v Switzerland (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group E), 7 PM – ITV1
June 18: Sweden v South Korea (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group F), 1 PM – ITV1
June 18: Belgium v Panama (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group G), 4 PM – BBC One
June 18: Tunisia v England (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group G), 7 PM BBC One
June 19: Poland v Senegal (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group H), 4 PM – ITV1
June 19: Colombia v Japan (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group H), 1 PM – BBC One
June 19: Russia v Egypt (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group A), 7 PM – BBC One
June 20: Portugal v Morocco (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group B), 1 PM – BBC One
June 20: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group A), 4 PM – BBC One
June 20: Iran v Spain (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group B), 7 PM – ITV1
June 21: France v Peru (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group C), 4 PM – ITV1
June 21: Denmark v Australia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group C), 1 PM – ITV1
June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group D), 7 PM – BBC One
June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group E), 1 PM – ITV1
June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group D), 4 PM – BBC One
June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group E), 7 PM – BBC One
June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group G), 1 PM – BBC One
June 23: Germany v Sweden (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group F), 7 PM  – ITV1
June 23: South Korea v Mexico (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group F), 4 PM – ITV1
June 24: England v Panama (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group G), 1 PM – BBC One
June 24: Japan v Senegal (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group H), 4 PM – BBC One
June 24: Poland v Colombia (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group H), 7 PM – ITV1
June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group A), 3 PM – ITV4
June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group A), 3 PM – ITV1
June 25: Iran v Portugal (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group B), 7 PM – BBC One
June 25: Spain v Morocco (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group B), 7 PM – BBC One
June 26: Australia v Peru (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group C), 3 PM – ITV4
June 26: Denmark v France (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group C), 3 PM – ITV1
June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group D), 7 PM – BBC Two
June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group D), 7 PM – BBC One
June 27: South Korea v Germany (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group F), 3 PM – BBC One
June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group F), 3 PM – BBC Two
June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group E), 7 PM – ITV1
June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group E), 7 PM – ITV4
June 28: Japan v Poland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group H), 3 PM – BBC One
June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group H), 3 PM – BBC Two
June 28: England v Belgium (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group G), 7 PM – ITV1
June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group G), 7 PM – ITV4

Round of 16

June 30: Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D (Kazan Arena, Kazan), 3 PM – ITV1
June 30: A1 v B2 (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi), 7 PM – ITV1
July 1: B1 v A2 (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow), 3 PM – BBC One
July 1: D1 v C2 (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod), 7 PM – ITV1
July 2: E1 v F2 (Samara Arena, Samara), 3 PM – BBC One
July 2: G1 v H2 (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don), 7 PM – BBC One
July 3: F1 v E2 (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg), 3 PM – ITV1
July 3: H1 v G2 (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow), 7 PM – BBC One

Quarter-finals

July 6: Winner R16 1 v Winner R16 2 (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod), 3 PM – BBC One
July 6: Winner R16 5 v Winner R16 6 (Kazan Arena, Kazan), 7 PM – BBC
July 7: Winner R16 7 v Winner R16 8 (Samara Arena, Samara), 3 PM – ITV1
July 7: Winner R16 3 v Winner R16 4 (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi), 7 PM – ITV1

Semi-finals

July 10: Winner QF1 v Winner QF 2 (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg), 7 PM – ITV1
July 11: Winner QF3 v Winner QF 4 (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow), 7 PM – BBC One

Third-placed play-off

July 14: Loser SF1 v Loser SF 2 (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg), 3 PM – ITV1

Final

July 15: Winner SF1 v Winner SF 2 (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow), 4 PM – BBC & ITV

Who will win the World Cup?

After that infamous 7-1 loss in 2014, you know Brazil will be looking for revenge. Will Germany retain its crown, or is an incredibly talented Belgium team primed to take the prize?

Can Lionel Messi finally win the World Cup and end the “greatest of all time” debate? Will Cristiano Ronaldo best his great rival on the international stage? Or is this the tournament where Neymar surpass them both as the best player in the world?

And if you want to make sure you don’t miss a goal, even when traveling abroad, make sure you have a VPN in your streaming lineup!

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