How to watch the World Cup in the UK today - Thursday 24 November

Jude Summerfield
Neymar and Son are in action on Thursday
Neymar and Son are in action on Thursday / Buda Mendes - FIFA / Contributor / Patrick Smith - FIFA / Contributor | Getty Images

The World Cup continues on Thursday with fans hoping for more upsets and goal-fests in Qatar.

Spain tucked into five goals during their mauling of Costa Rica on Wednesday, while Germany became the latest side after Argentina to suffer an upset in the group stage as they were beaten by Japan.

The action keeps coming as Switzerland and Cameroon open up Group G before a Group H double header in the afternoon that sees Uruguay take on South Korea and Portugal face Ghana. Rounding off the day's action is favourites Brazil's evening fixture with dark horses Serbia.

Here's how you can keep up with all the action.

Switzerland vs Cameroon - Group G

Switzerland and Cameroon kick Thursday's action off in Al Wakrah. Brazil are far and away the favourites for Group G, so this early kick off could go a long way to deciding who potentially joins the Selecao in the knockout stages.

The Swiss were brilliant in UEFA qualifying, winning their group ahead of Italy having also enjoyed an excellent Euro 2020. Cameroon were in pot four for the World Cup draw and will need stars like Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to fire if they want to qualify.

How to watch Switzerland vs Cameroon in the UK

  • Location: Al Wakrah, Qatar
  • Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium
  • Date: Thursday 24 November
  • Kick-off Time: 10:00 GMT / 05:00 ET / 02:00 PT
  • TV channel/live stream: ITV1, ITV Hub

Uruguay vs South Korea - Group H

Luis Suarez and co get their World Cup underway just after midday, taking on the masked Son Heung-min and South Korea.

The South Americans haven't been all that convincing results-wise in recent years, losing four games in a row at the end of 2021 before going on a five-match winning streak in 2022. Stalwarts like Diego Godin, Fernando Muslera, Edinson Cavani and Martin Cacares are all still knocking around.

South Korea have suffered group stage exits in the last two World Cups and will need a positive start here if they want to relive some of those 2002 semi-final memories.

How to watch Uruguay vs South Korea in the UK

  • Location: Al Rayyan, Qatar
  • Stadium: Education City Stadium
  • Date: Thursday 24 November
  • Kick-off Time: 13:00 GMT / 08:00 ET / 05:00 PT
  • TV channel/live stream: BBC One, BBC iPlayer

Portugal vs Ghana - Group H

Finally, the discourse around Cristiano Ronaldo's off-field antics will end when his Portugal side battle Ghana at Stadium 974.

The former Manchester United striker has plenty of suitors to impress in Qatar but will need to lead from the front if his Selecao side are to beat a hardworking Ghana team.

The Ayew brothers provide quality up front, while Thomas Partey will give Portugal's midfield all manner of problems.

How to watch Uruguay vs South Korea in the UK

  • Location: Ras Abu Aboud, Qatar
  • Stadium: Stadium 974
  • Date: Thursday 24 November
  • Kick-off time: 16:00 GMT / 11:00 ET / 08:00 PT
  • TV channel/live stream: ITV1, ITV Hub

Brazil vs Serbia - Group G

Consensus favourites Brazil bring the first round of World Cup group stage games to a close when they face off against Serbia.

Brazil boast an incredibly stacked squad, led by stars like Neymar, Alisson and Vinicius Junior, and are expected to breeze through the group stage at a canter.

Serbia, however, have been nicknamed the dark horses of this tournament, with the likes of Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic looking to make an impression.

  • Location: Lusail, Qatar
  • Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium
  • Date: Thursday 24 November
  • Kick-off Time: 19:00 GMT / 14:00 ET / 11:00 PT
  • TV channel/live stream: BBC One, BBC iPlayer