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

James Cormack
Wales are competing in their first World Cup since 1958
Wales are competing in their first World Cup since 1958 / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages
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An entire nation will grind to a halt once the 2022 World Cup gets underway. For Wales, sporting events like this don't come around often.

The Euro 2016 semi-finalists will compete in just their second World Cup in Qatar and their first since 1958 after they qualified for the tournament via the play-offs following an impressive qualifying campaign.

Every Welsh supporter will tune into their group stage fixtures at the tournament, with S4C set to provide comprehensive coverage of the Qatari World Cup for Welsh speakers.


World Cup on TV and live stream in Wales

S4C

S4C, the Welsh language free-to-air broadcaster, will be showing coverage of every Wales match during the 2022 World Cup. Extensive previews for each game have been promised, with the channel providing player interviews and bonus documentaries.

Leading the S4C team in Qatar will be presenter Dylan Ebenezer, alongside Nic Parry, Gwennan Harries and Owain Tudur Jones. Former Wales striker Gwennan Harries, meanwhile, will join lead commentator Parry in the commentary box.

Live streaming

  • S4C Clic player

BBC

The BBC have been a long-time broadcaster of the World Cup, with their history with the tournament stretching back to 1966. In 2022, the BBC will air 33 live matches on TV and iPlayer across the 28 days of the tournament - including two of Wales' group games.

Guy Mowbray and Steve Wilson are the premier voices in the commentary box, with the likes of Martin Keown, Dion Dublin, Danny Murphy, Robbie Savage and Peter Schmeichel lined up for co-commentary duties.

Gary Lineker will once again serve as the BBC's leading host of the tournament and he'll be joined in the studio by an array of pundits from across the globe. Gilberto Silva, Pablo Zabaleta, Mark Schwarzer and Didier Drogba will join the usual crowd in the BBC studio. Those familiar faces are Alex Scott, Jermaine Jenas, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer.


ITV

This is the 14th World Cup in which BBC and ITV have shared broadcasting duties of the tournament. ITV's history with the World Cup also stretches back to '66.

ITV's commentary team for the tournament in Qatar will be led by Sam Matterface, Clive Tyldesley, and Jon Champion. Ally McCoist is back for more co-commentary along with Lee Dixon, Wales legend John Hartson and newbie Andros Townsend.

ITV have secured several box-office figures on the punditry table such as Roy Keane, Gary Neville, and Ian Wright, with Mark Pougatch, Laura Woods, and Seema Jaswal sharing presenting duties. Graeme Souness, Joe Cole, Nigel de Jong, Hal Robson-Kanu, Nadia Nadim, Eniola Aluko and Karen Carney make up the rest of ITV's World Cup pundits.


Live streaming

  • BBC iPlayer
  • ITV Hub

Wales 2022 World Cup games on TV

It was never going to be easy, but Wales did it. Rob Page guided the Dragons to their first World Cup since 1958.

Page's boys finished second in their qualifying group behind Belgium which meant they progressed into the playoffs. The group stage draw had already taken place by the time they took on Ukraine for a spot in the tournament which meant Wales knew that England, Iran, and the USA were awaiting them in Group B.

A 1-0 victory over Ukraine sealed their fate, and the Dragons will be determined the upset the odds this winter.


United States vs Wales

  • Location: Al Rayyan
  • Stadium: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
  • Date: 21 November 2022
  • Kick-off time: 19:00 (GMT)
  • TV channel/stream: S4C, S4C Clic player, ITV1, ITV Hub

Wales vs Iran

  • Location: Al Rayyan
  • Stadium: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
  • Date: 25 November 2022
  • Kick-off time: 10:00 (GMT)
  • TV channel/stream: S4C, S4C Clic player, BBC One, BBC iPlayer

Wales vs England

  • Location: Al-Rayyan
  • Stadium: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
  • Date: 29 November 2022
  • Kick-off time: 19:00 (GMT)
  • Referee: TBC
  • TV channel/stream: S4C, S4C Clic player, BBC One, BBC iPlayer

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