How to watch the World Cup with a VPN | Live Streaming

Published: Jul 17, 2018

How to watch the FIFA World Cup live? *

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

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France, 20 years removed from their first World Cup triumph, are champions again. A golden generation led by Kylian Mbappé, N’Golo Kanté, and Paul Pogba now look set to dominate world football for the next decade. Will a new champion arise in Qatar?

The logo of the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup
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World Cup 2018 streaming options

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Which games are on BBC and ITV

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 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
  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
  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
  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 or 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 0-1 Uruguay (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group A), 1 PM – BBC One
June 15: Morocco 0-1 Iran (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group B),  4 PM –  ITV1
June 15: Portugal 3-3 Spain (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group B), 7 PM – BBC One
June 16: France 2-1 Australia (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group C), 11 AM – BBC One
June 16: Argentina 1-1 Iceland (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group D), 2 PM – ITV1
June 16: Peru 0-1 Denmark (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group C), 5 PM – BBC One
June 16: Croatia 2-0 Nigeria (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group D), 8 PM – ITV1
June 17: Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group E), 1 PM – ITV1
June 17: Germany 0-1 Mexico (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group F), 4 PM – BBC One
June 17: Brazil 1-1 Switzerland (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group E), 7 PM – ITV1
June 18: Sweden 1-0 South Korea (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group F), 1 PM – ITV1
June 18: Belgium 3-0 Panama (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group G), 4 PM – BBC One
June 18: Tunisia 1-2 England (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group G), 7 PM BBC One
June 19: Poland 1-2 Senegal (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group H), 4 PM – ITV1
June 19: Colombia 1-2 Japan (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group H), 1 PM – BBC One
June 19: Russia 3-1 Egypt (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group A), 7 PM – BBC One
June 20: Portugal 1-0 Morocco (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group B), 1 PM – BBC One
June 20: Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group A), 4 PM – BBC One
June 20: Iran 0-1 Spain (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group B), 7 PM – ITV1
June 21: France 1-0 Peru (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group C), 4 PM – ITV1
June 21: Denmark 1-1 Australia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group C), 1 PM – ITV1
June 21: Argentina 0-3 Croatia (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group D), 7 PM – BBC One
June 22: Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group E), 1 PM – ITV1
June 22: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group D), 4 PM – BBC One
June 22: Serbia 1-2 Switzerland (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group E), 7 PM – BBC One
June 23: Belgium 5-2 Tunisia (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group G), 1 PM – BBC One
June 23: Germany 2-1 Sweden (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group F), 7 PM  – ITV1
June 23: South Korea 1-2 Mexico (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group F), 4 PM – ITV1
June 24: England 6-1 Panama (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group G), 1 PM – BBC One
June 24: Japan 2-2 Senegal (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group H), 4 PM – BBC One
June 24: Poland 0-3 Colombia (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group H), 7 PM – ITV1
June 25: Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group A), 3 PM – ITV4
June 25: Uruguay 3-0 Russia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group A), 3 PM – ITV1
June 25: Iran 1-1 Portugal (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group B), 7 PM – BBC One
June 25: Spain 2-2 Morocco (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group B), 7 PM – BBC One
June 26: Australia 0-2 Peru (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group C), 3 PM – ITV4
June 26: Denmark 0-0 France (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group C), 3 PM – ITV1
June 26: Iceland 1-2 Croatia (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group D), 7 PM – BBC Two
June 26: Nigeria 1-2 Argentina (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group D), 7 PM – BBC One
June 27: South Korea 0-2 Germany (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group F), 3 PM – BBC One
June 27: Mexico 0-3 Sweden (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group F), 3 PM – BBC Two
June 27: Serbia 0-2 Brazil (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group E), 7 PM – ITV1
June 27: Switzerland 2-2 Costa Rica (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group E), 7 PM – ITV4
June 28: Japan 0-1 Poland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group H), 3 PM – BBC One
June 28: Senegal 0-1 Colombia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group H), 3 PM – BBC Two
June 28: England 0-1 Belgium (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group G), 7 PM – ITV1
June 28: Panama 1-2 Tunisia (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group G), 7 PM – ITV4

Round of 16

June 30: France 4-3 Argentina (Kazan Arena, Kazan), 3 PM – ITV1
June 30: Uruguay 2-1 Portugal (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi), 7 PM – ITV1
July 1: Spain 1-1 (3-4) Russia (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow), 3 PM – BBC One
July 1: Croatia 1-1 (3-2) Denmark (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod), 7 PM – ITV1
July 2: Brazil 2-0 Mexico (Samara Arena, Samara), 3 PM – BBC One
July 2: Belgium 3-2 Japan (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don), 7 PM – BBC One
July 3: Sweden 1-0 Switzerland (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg), 3 PM – ITV1
July 3: Colombia 1-1 (3-4) England (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow), 7 PM – BBC One


July 6: Uruguay 0-2 France (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod), 3 PM – BBC One
July 6: Brazil  1-2 Belgium (Kazan Arena, Kazan), 7 PM – BBC
July 7: Sweden 0-2 England (Samara Arena, Samara), 3 PM – ITV1
July 7: Russia 2-2 (3-4) Croatia (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi), 7 PM – ITV1


July 10: France 1-0 Belgium (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg), 7 PM – ITV1
July 11: Croatia 2-1 England (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow), 7 PM – BBC One

Third-placed play-off

July 14: Belgium 2-0 England (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg), 3 PM – ITV1


July 15: France 4-2 Croatia (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow), 4 PM – BBC & ITV

Who will win the World Cup?

It’s been a World Cup of shocking twists and turns. Who foresaw Spain’s shock exit to hosts Russia, Belgium’s incredible comeback against Japan, or Germany failing to make it out of the group stages?

Will a new team dethrone France in Qatar? Leave your predictions below and remember to tune in with your VPN!

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44 thoughts on “FIFA World Cup

  1. I tried your free trial to stream the World Cup but the connection is terrible.

    If I were to pay for the one-mth vpn for World Cup, can I expect better and faster connection please? I know there is the money back guarantee but we just want to catch the world cup

  2. Hi Team,
    If I choose for one year subscription, can I use it with Linksys router to have encryption to all connected devices. Thus, I can avoid installing on each devices. Especially, on mobile devices which might be a problem in middle east.

  3. What a pleasure listening to KJ and S. Caldwell !!
    I have been a youth soccer coach for 25 years but I learn every day from Kristian’s and Steven’s analysis of the game.
    TSN couldnt have picked better experts. Way to go TSN and thank you for the fantastic coverage.

  4. Hi, I’m living in China. My vpn connection isn’t quite stable these days. Currently there are only 3 servers available for China and what makes it worse is that the connection drops a lot. Is it possible for me to have a more stable vpn connection and to watch world cup 2018 online?

  5. Hello,
    I am residing in Canada now. May I share my username/password with my sister who is in Romania? Are there any limits to the number of systems that I may share? Thanks

    1. Hi Christoph,

      A single ExpressVPN subscription can be used across three different device at once. That said, why not recommend your sister to try her own account? All ExpressVPN subscriptions are covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee 🙂

  6. Hello…
    Any idea how to watch in UHD via VPN ?
    Do you have any servers that can handle 30-40 Mbps streams, and do you know where to look for?

  7. I have a mobile data connection through lyca mobile and if i get express vpn,do i need anything more to be able to stream on my mobile phone?

  8. Hello,
    I’m living in Germany at the moment I would like to Access BeIN sports for World Cup 2018 (I do have BeIN subscription) but which server should I use to stream the website (Since it only allows Northern Africa and Middleast region to stream). Apparently, Egypt works but the server is very slow as I can’t stream..

  9. Hi!

    Before subscribing can anybody confirm if the world cup can be seen using this service from the Philippines?


    1. Eddie, I have lived in Cebu since 2003 and have used Express VPN for several years now. I watch rugby and football around the world. BBC, ITV, etc can be accessed but change the date on your PC to London time first because they scrutinize this.
      During the Premier League season I even see non-televised matches of Spurs on Canadian TV. If you liking watch football the this VPN is your friend. Later today I will be watching England play South Africa in the second rugby test,

  10. Hi, I am living in Canada, can I get access with VPN to the world cup 2018 and south american soccer, like copa libertadores, copa America etc?

    1. Hi Cristian,

      Certainly! ExpressVPN is designed to help sports fans access their favorite events with no throttling or blackouts!

      Simply find out who is broadcasting the games you want to watch, connect to a server location nearest to that broadcaster, and you’re all set!

  11. I live in Singapore and thinking of using ExpressVPN through BBC and ITV channels. But will using wifi on my mobile, able for me to stream in HD fluidly?

  12. Hi
    I am based in the U.S and I am looking for a VPN which will give me easy access to Colombia football.

    1. Hi JeanPierre,

      You can easily watch the World Cup and Colombia football with ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN has apps for all of your devices and a 30-day free trial.

      Give it a try! We hope you’ll enjoy the games with ExpressVPN 🙂

  13. I live in Shallcross,Durban,South Africa.
    Would I be able to have access to all Netflix & world cup2018 soccer games?

    1. Hi Khalid,

      ExpressVPN helps you watch your favorite TV shows and sports without blackouts or throttling.

      Give ExpressVPN a try! Every subscription has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can get your money back if you don’t like the service.

    1. Hi Jemee,

      Sure! Please feel free to link to this page and share it! We hope it’s a useful resource for you! 🙂

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