World Cup - United States

How to watch the World Cup on TV and live stream in the United States

Max Parsons
The World Cup is broadcast all over the globe
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After failing to qualify for the first time in eight editions in 2018, the United States will be competing in their first World Cup since reaching the tournament's last 16 in 2014.

Representing over 300 million residents at home, the USMNT kick off their campaign in Qatar on 21 November and will look to better their last two appearances in which they were knocked out at the round of 16.

Supporters will be able to follow their progress on TV, with FOX Sports and Telemundo Deportes broadcasting games in English and Spanish respectively, while a selection of other platforms will be live streaming the tournament.


World Cup on TV and live stream in the United States

FOX Sports

FOX Sports was formed in 1994 with FOX's acquisition of the broadcast rights to the NFL. Since then, the network has also aired the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, the US Open and Major League Soccer among other sporting institutions, and will of course broadcast the 2022 World Cup to the US.

For this winter's tournament, FOX Sports have a whole host of talent in the commentary box and in the studio. A lead commentator duo of John Strong and Stu Holden (having covered over 250 matches together, they're the most experienced English-language TV duo ever) are backed up by the likes of Ian Darke, Derek Rae, Jacqui Oatley, Landon Donavon and Warren Barton, while the studio team includes the likes of Rob Stone, Alexi Lalas, Clint Dempsey, Carli Lloyd, Maurice Edu, Kelly Smith, Eni Aluko and even Mark Clattenburg, with Kate Abdo and Geoff Shreeves featuring on FOX Sports' FIFA World Cup Tonight show.

Telemundo Deportes

Telemundo Deportes is the programming division of the NBC Sports Group responsible for the production of sports events and magazine programs that air on NBC Universal's Spanish-language television networks, Telemundo and Universo. It broadcasts an array of sporting events, including the Olympics and football from various nations across the world, while it will of course broadcast the 2022 World Cup for American viewers.

Telemundo Deportes will show the World Cup on its network, with its commentary team including Andres Cantor and Manuel Sol and its studio analysts comprising of Mexican icon Carlos Hermosillo and Emmy-nominated sports and entertainment host Ana Jurka.

Live streaming

  • Peacock
  • Tubi
  • Fubo
  • SlingTV
  • Vidgo

United States 2022 World Cup games on TV

As the second-best ranked nation in CONCACAF, the United States were granted a bye into the confederation's third qualifying round, which consists of a group of eight sides - the continent's top five nations joined by three of the first round's six group winners (determined via a play-off).

In that group, Canada and Mexico finished level on 28 points to sail into the World Cup, while the USMNT had to rely on a superior goal difference to finish above Costa Rica and claim the last automatic qualification spot from North America.

Gregg Berhalter's men have been placed in a competitive-looking Group B alongside England, Wales and Iran. With the Three Lions expected to top the group, the United States will look to call upon the likes of Leeds stalwarts Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson, the exciting prospects Jesus Fereira and Gio Reyna and, of course, the talismanic Christian Pulisic to lead them into the knockout phase.

United States vs Wales

Location: Al Rayyan
Stadium: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Date: 21 November 2022
Kick-off time: 19:00 (GMT)
Referee: TBC
TV channel/stream: FOX & FS1 (English), Telemundo (Spanish), Peacock, Tubi, Fubo, SlingTV, Vidgo

England vs United States

Location: Al Khor
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
Date: 25 November 2022
Kick-off time: 19:00 (GMT)
Referee: TBC
TV channel/stream: FOX & FS1 (English), Telemundo (Spanish), Peacock, Tubi, Fubo, SlingTV, Vidgo

Iran vs United States

Location: Doha
Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
Date: 29 November 2022
Kick-off time: 19:00 (GMT)
Referee: TBC
TV channel/stream: FOX & FS1 (English), Telemundo (Spanish), Peacock, Tubi, Fubo, SlingTV, Vidgo

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