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How to watch/live stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup online

Posted on May 29th, 2018 by in How-to, Privacy & Security, Security.

FIFA World Cup 2018 is almost here. Whether you’re putting your money safely on Brazil or Germany, or you’re a perennially spurned England fan back for another tragedy, live streaming the World Cup online has never been easier with a VPN.

When is FIFA World Cup 2018?

The first match of FIFA 2018 begins at 4 p.m. BST (British Summer Time) on June 14 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, played between Russia and Saudi Arabia. (If you’re not in the UK, check out the Time Zone Converter to plan your World Cup watch schedule.) The final match will be 4 p.m. BST July 15 in Moscow.

How to stream FIFA World Cup 2018 live online with VPN


Millions of people will be watching the World Cup around the world. As advocates for a free, secure web, we believe sports fans should be able to watch the World Cup with the security and privacy of an encrypted Internet connection.

By using ProtonVPN, you can watch the World Cup online securely from anywhere in the world. You will need a ProtonVPN Plus or Visionary plan which starts at just $8/month. If you’re a free ProtonVPN user, click the Upgrade button and choose a Plus or Visionary plan. For new users, click the Sign up button.

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How to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 live online in different countries

Only one or, at most, a few broadcasters in each country have the rights for FIFA World Cup 2018. There are also a handful of online streaming companies where the World Cup will be available. Below is a list of World Cup broadcasters and online services in select countries that will be streaming matches, along with the ProtonVPN servers that support streaming. (Note: These servers were recently confirmed to be working, but we cannot guarantee they will continue to work. We will update this list of things change)

Germany
ZDF                               All Plus servers
Amazon Prime DE        All Plus servers in Germany

United Kingdom
ITV                                All Plus servers

United States
Fox                                All Plus servers in the US
Note: For Fox streaming, you will also need to add the Location Guard extension to your Chrome or Firefox browser.

France
TF1                                All Plus servers in France

How to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 on different devices

Sure, the World Cup looks better on a 20-foot screen. But if you’re stuck with just your laptop or your phone, you can still enjoy FIFA 2018 live streaming with ProtonVPN. Below are links to download and install our apps for desktop and mobile:

Android:  https://protonvpn.com/download/
If you need help setting it up, read our Android support article.

Windows: https://protonvpn.com/download/
For help, here’s the Windows support article.

macOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/protonvpn-mac-vpn-application/

Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-tool/

iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/

FIFA World Cup 2018 full schedule

The full World Cup schedule with BST times is available here. To see the schedule with local Russian times, click over to the FIFA 2018 website. Among the hottest group phase games, Portugal and Spain will play June 15, and the Argentina-Iceland match will be closely watched on June 16. Watch Germany-Mexico on June 17 and Belgium-Panama the following day.

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