How to live stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Posted on November 18th, 2022 by in How-to.


The FIFA World Cup is the biggest tournament in the football calendar, and its 22nd installment is kicking off in Qatar from November 20 — December 18 2022. You can live stream all of the 64 matches that make up the World Cup using Proton VPN.

FIFA World Cup 2022

FIFA is holding the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, a country that has particularly extreme heat during the summer. To help footballers cope with the climate of Qatar, FIFA decided to postpone the tournament for the first time until November, instead of during the summer months. The 2022 World Cup is also the first time that FIFA have held the tournament in an Arab country.

How to watch World Cup matches live

The best way to stream the FIFA World Cup matches live is by using a VPN. Using a VPN will allow you to tune in to your favorite local live sports streaming service even if you are away from your home country.

Where to watch World Cup matches live

Broadcasters all over the world will live stream the World Cup matches. You can stream the World Cup securely using Proton VPN and the following streaming services:

Your locationProviderOnline subscription required?
AustraliaSBSFree subscription
AustriaORFFree subscription
FranceTF1Free subscription
GermanyARD Mediathek
No subscription required
ItalyRAIFree subscription
South KoreaSBS SportsNo subscription required
SwitzerlandSRG SSR/SRF1/SRF2
Free subscription
UKBBC iPlayer
Free subscription
Sling TV
Hulu Live
Paid subscription required

How to stream the World Cup with Proton VPN

You can stream the World Cup with Proton VPN Plus. Proton VPN Plus gives you access to our fastest streaming servers, so you can support your country’s team without lags or buffering.

  1. Once you have signed up to Proton VPN, you need to download and install the correct app for your device.
  2. Log in to Proton VPN and connect to any Plus server located in the country you would like to stream the FIFA World Cup from.
  3. Depending on the streaming service you wish to watch the World Cup matches on, you may need to sign up to the streaming platform and you might also need to download the corresponding app for your device.
  4. Open the website or app you want to stream the World Cup on (and log in if necessary), then select the match you want to watch.

Who is playing in the 2022 World Cup?

The World Cup will begin with 32 teams who have been split into eight groups of four in a semi-randomized draw conducted by FIFA:

  • Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
  • Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
  • Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
  • Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

When are the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches?

The first match of the 2022 World Cup is on November 20th at the Al Bayt Stadium when the host team, Qatar, will take on Ecuador in the first of the “Group Matches”. The Group Matches continue every day as follows:

Monday November 21England vs Iran
Senegal vs Netherlands
USA vs Wales
Tuesday November 22Argentina vs Saudi Arabia
Mexico vs Poland
Denmark vs Tunisia
France vs Australia
Wednesday November 23Morocco vs Croatia
Germany vs Japan
Spain vs Costa Rica
Belgium vs Canada
Thursday November 24Brazil vs Serbia
Portugal vs Ghana
Uruguay vs S. Korea
Switzerland vs Cameroon
Friday November 25England vs USA
Netherlands vs Ecuador
Qatar vs Senegal
Wales vs Iran
Saturday November 26Argentina vs Mexico
France vs Denmark
Poland vs Saudi Arabia
Tunisia vs Australia
Sunday November 27Spain vs Germany
Croatia vs Canada
Belgium vs Morocco
Japan vs Costa Rica
Monday November 28Portugal vs Uruguay
Brazil vs Switzerland
S. Korea vs Ghana
Cameroon vs Serbia
Tuesday November 29Netherlands vs Qatar
Ecuador vs Senegal
Iran vs USA
Wales vs England
Wednesday November 30Saudi Arabia vs Mexico
Poland vs Argentina
Tunisia vs France
Australia vs Denmark
Thursday December 1Costa Rica vs Germany
Japan vs Spain
Canada vs Morocco
Croatia vs Belgium
Friday December 2Cameroon vs Brazil
Serbia vs Switzerland
Korea vs Portugal
Ghana vs Uruguay

After the Group Matches, there will be a round of 16, followed by the quarter-finals, and semi-finals. The penultimate match determines 3rd place, and the final is held the following day.

  • The round of 16 lasts from December 3 to December 6, followed by rest days on December 7 and 8.
  • The quarter finals will be held on December 9 and December 10, followed by rest days on December 11 and 12.
  • The semi-finals will be held on December 13 and December 14, followed by rest days on December 15 and 16
  • The 3rd place match will be held on December 17
  • The World Cup Final will be held on December 18

Streaming with Proton VPN

After the World Cup is over, Proton VPN can continue to help you stream sports securely from anywhere. Our network of lightning fast VPN servers and VPN Accelerator technologies ensure that you always have a smooth streaming experience, whether you’re watching football or watching Netflix.

We regularly update our streaming guide with new platforms that Proton VPN supports.

*Proton VPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the Proton VPN Terms of Service and the Terms of Use on your chosen streaming platform for more details.

Lisa is an activist, writer, and internet privacy advocate. A defender of the right to privacy for people everywhere, Lisa joined Proton to spread awareness and further enable freedom online.

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