This is the first time in the history of football that a country from the Middle East is hosting the FIFA World Cup and the first time also when the matches are scheduled in winter, not unlike the usual June – July set because in summer the country hits the temperature of 47 C, so it would be very difficult for the players to play matches under these extreme conditions
So, now many of us who are going to Qatar wanted to watch FIFA at our homes. Here is how and where to watch FIFA
The broadcasting rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are shared between BBC and ITV. As a result, all matches of Qatar 2022 will be telecast live on BBC 1, ITV 1, and ITV 4. In Scotland, ITV matches will be telecast on STV. All Wales matches will be telecast on S4C.
On Android and well as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be live-streamed in the UK on BBC iPlayer and ITVX. In Scotland, matches will be streamed live on STV Player.
In the United States, English-language broadcasts will air on Fox or its cable channel FS1 (many subscription streaming services include those channels, such as SlingTV, Fubo, and Vidgo). Spanish-language telecasts will air on Telemundo or Universo and will stream on Peacock (the first 12 games will not require a paid subscription).
All FIFA World Cup matches will be broadcasted in India on Sports18 and Sports18 HDTV. To enjoy World Cup on your television you will be needing their subscriptions.
On the other hand, on OTT, in India Jio is providing a free telecast of the whole FIFA World Cup for free on JIOCinema. They will telecast matches in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and in Bengali too.
The best part is that you don’t need a Jio sim to access JIOCinema for World Cup. It’s available for free on the Jio Cinema app and the Website.
Stadiums that are hosting the World Cup
Eight stadiums in Qatar, namely – Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Rayyan Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Education City Stadium, Stadium 974, and Al Janoub Stadium — will be hosting the FIFA World Cup, with the final set to happen at the Lusail Stadium.