Heading over to Round of 16 of 21st FIFA World Cup in Russia and a herd of curious fans are scanning the internet to find the best live streaming option available to them. The Luzhniki Stadium in Russia is all lit up to dazzle the world with the opening ceremony followed by the first match between hosts, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. Eyes of all football fans are jotted to the clocks counting every passing hours and minute and second for the start of their favorite month in four years. Back in 2014, fans had very limited options to catch all the action from their favorite games. They had to find a TV set somehow wherever they used to be even to have a glimpse of what was going on in the field. With the rapid growth of the Internet, fans will now have the comfort of streaming every single match on their choice of the device straight from the house of their official broadcasters.
Since 1950s FIFA World Cup is broadcasted live and the countries which had the privilege of television were able to watch the most wanted game in their bedroom or living room with all fun and enjoyment. And now in the 21st century when TV and other devices have become the part of everyone’s life FIFA World Cup is aired or telecasted all around the globe, and the number of FIFA World Cup viewers exceeds the Olympic Viewers. In 2018 it is estimated that the number of viewers might exceed more than 500 million across the Globe.
FIFA Broadcasting Services Department makes sure that the best quality of telecast reaches to all the world viewers with no interruptions. The services which each official broadcaster will provide to each country will be of the highest standards. Keeping all these things in mind, the FIFA Broadcasting Services Department will extend the licenses to the official broadcasters. A team of very qualified legal specialists and engineers make sure that all term and conditions related to media rights are followed appropriately.
FIFA guru mantra has developed a strong culture for all the fans of this most significant football event that the broadcasting includes all the fun, weather, atmosphere and whatever is going on outside the stadium. This increases the pulse rate of all the audiences both in the stadium and out of stadium eagerly waiting for four years to be a part of this great Gala FIFA World Cup. And now in 2018, this is live from Russia. So it is just at our door. Let’s check out full TV broadcasting rights for FIFA World Cup 2018 in all Countries below.
- 1 Round of 16 Matches Live
- 2 FIFA World Cup Live Stream Official Channels
- 3 FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming in Different Countries
- 4 FIFA World Cup 2018 TV telecast India and other Countries
Round of 16 Matches Live
Check out complete details about FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16/pre quarterfinals schedule, live streaming channels, time, date and details below.
|Teams||Date||Time (ET)||Live Stream|
|France vs. Argentina||30th June 2018||10 a.m. ET||Watch Here|
|Uruguay vs. Portugal||30th June 2018||2 p.m. ET||Watch Here|
|Spain vs. Russia||1st July 2018||10 a.m. ET||Watch Here|
|Croatia vs. Denmark||1st July 2018||2 p.m. ET||Watch Here|
|Brazil vs. Mexico||2nd July 2018||10 a.m. ET||Watch Here|
|Group G winner vs. Group H runner-up||2nd July 2018||2 p.m. ET||Watch Here|
|Sweden vs. Switzerland||3rd July 2018||10 a.m. ET||Watch Here|
|Group H winner vs. Group G runner-up||3rd July 2018||2 p.m. ET||Watch Here|
FIFA World Cup Live Stream Official Channels
Millions of football fans waiting for the World Cup Russia 2018 and all are searching for best streams to watch the games online. Here is a list of channels which streams FIFA World Cup online officially. Let’s start with the Fox Sports broadcast.
Despite the United States failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, FOX did not change its extensive coverage plans for the mega event. Right from telecasting all 64 matches across its network to streaming every single game on its official website, FOX is set to bring all the action by every possible means for the American fans. It even announced its final list of 12 commentators who’ll be bringing all the analysis and lending their voice to cover all the live action from Russia. While four teams of two commentators each will be reporting from FOX’s studios in LA, two teams with the same number of members will be present in Russia, traveling from stadium to stadium, covering every single match.
The team of John Strong and Stu Holden will be the first choice commentators for them for all the big games. They have included a female expert in their panel as well. Aly Wagner will co-host all the pre-match and post-match shows, along with Derek Rae, from the FOX Studios in LA. According to the official announcement from FOX, fans will be able to enjoy all the 64 matches live on their choice of a device via FOX Soccer Match Pass and FOX Sports GO. While the FOX Soccer
Match Pass will allow fans access to FOX’s entirely dedicated live stream channel; the FOX Sports GO app will make all the action available on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Xbox, and Roku. The opening ceremony will start 30 minutes before the kick-off between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium. The opening ceremony will thus begin at around 10:30 AM ET followed by the first kick-off of 2018 FIFA World Cup at 11:00 AM ET on FOX.
BBC and its legacy of bringing about revolutionary changes in the sports broadcasting industry don’t seem to have an end to it. With the 2018 FIFA World Cup, BBC is all set to bring about an altogether new experience for the football fans in the UK. Apart from covering all the action in ULTRA HD, it will be bringing a VR (Virtual Reality) stream, probably for the first time in a FIFA World Cup, to all its viewers. It won’t be telecasting all the matches, but every that it will broadcast will be available in both ULTRA HD as well as VR stream. A total of 33 games will be televised by BBC in the UK, as per the broadcasting rights it is sharing with ITV.
It will telecast England’s first two matches against Tunisia and Panama and also a few key group stage matches before starting with the knock-out games. It will have an expert panel that will review and preview every single game to give the viewers an in-depth analysis of what is to come. The face of BBC Sports, Gary Lineker will lead BBC’s coverage with Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard, and Rio Ferdinand from the Red Square Studio. Their studio in Moscow will have Jurgen Klinsmann, Didier Drogba, Pablo Zabaleta, Phil Neville, Jermain Jenas, Danny Murphy, Martin Keown, and England Women’s Alex Scott.
BBC will provide ample options for the fans to choose from. The entire telecast of all the 33 matches, 23 group stage games and 10 knock-out matches, including the final, will be broadcasted on either of BBC, BBC One, BBC Two, or BBC Four. Viewers will be able to stream all the action live on BBC’s official website, app, and iPlayer. The ULTRA HD Stream will be available on the aforesaid platforms but only for a limited number of users. The count is said to be for tens of thousands of people and will strictly be on first come first serve basis. Its VR (Virtual Reality) stream will be available via BBC Sport’s VR 2018 World Cup app.
The remaining 31 matches which BBC won’t be broadcasting will be covered by ITV. These 31 matches will include England’s big match against Belgium and a few other big group stage games to add to it. The opening ceremony will be covered by ITV starting 2:30 PM across the UK. The opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia will start half an hour later on ITV itself. The games will come along with an in-depth preview and review shows. ITV has also prepared an exclusive broadcast that will bring some memorable World Cup stories to the viewers.
Moving on to the eastern world, the king of Sporting entertainment in the Middle East, Al Jazeera’s beIN Sports network will be responsible for bringing all the action from the 2018 FIFA World Cup to all the fans hailing from the MENA Countries. It will also have its presence in Europe as it acquired the official broadcasting rights in countries like France and Andorra. It will provide simply everything, from HQ live telecast to high-speed streaming for web and mobile. As the number of countries it is expected to serve is so massive, beIN Sports won’t be having a standard package for all of them.
The pricing of its packages will vary from country to country and will more or less average the same everywhere. To enjoy the 2018 FIFA World Cup on beIN Sports, all you have to do is visit their website select your country and then choose from the available packages. While Nicky Crosby and Alex Leduc will provide the English commentary across the entire beIN Sports network, Richard Keys, Andy Grey, and Agnus Scott will form the expert panel that will preview and review each game. The coverage with English commentary will be available on beIN MAX 3HD.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming in Different Countries
The most significant sporting event, FIFA World Cup matches will be streamed in almost all Countries in this World. Where ever you are staying, check out the channel list in your Country.
|USA||Fox Sports and Telemundo|
|UK||BBC and ITV|
|Canada||CTV, TSN, and RDS|
|Germany||ARD and ZDF|
|UAE||beIN Sports Connect|
|Pakistan and Bangladesh||Sony Pictures Networks India|
|China PR||China Central Television (CCTV), and Youku|
|Japan||NHK, Nippon TV, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo, TBS|
|Papua New Guinea||Fiji TV, EMTV|
|Belgium||RTBF, and VRT|
|Czech Republic||Ceska Televize|
|Denmark||TV2 Denmark AS, Danmarks Radio TV|
|France||beIN Sports France, TF1|
|Netherlands||Nederlandse Omroep Stichting|
|Portugal||Portugal Radio e Televisao de Portugal, SIC, Sport TV|
|Russia||JSC Channel One Russia, and Match TV|
|Algeria and Egypt||beIN Sports Connect|
|Ghana, Cameroon, and Kenya||Canal+, Econet, Supersport, StarTimes|
|Madagascar||Canal+, Econet, Supersport, StarTimes|
|Morocco||beIN Sports Connect|
|Nigeria||Canal+, Econet, Supersport, StarTimes|
|South Africa||SABC, Supersport, StarTimes|
|Tunisia||beIN Sports Connect|
South and North America
|Argentina||DirecTV Latin America, Radio y Televisión Argentina S.E., TRISA|
|Bermuda||DirecTV Latin America, Bermuda Broadcasting Corp|
|Chile||Canal 13, DirecTV Latin America|
|Colombia||DirecTV Latin America, RCN Televisión, Caracol Television, S.A.|
|Ecuador||DirecTV Latin America, RTS|
|Jamaica||DirecTV Latin America, Television Jamaica|
|Mexico||Televisa, Blue to Go, Azteca Deportes|
|Paraguay||DirecTV Latin America|
|Panama||Telefonica Centro America, S.A., TVN, Canal 4|
|Peru||DirecTV Latin America, Canal 2|
|Trinidad and Tobago||DirecTV Latin America, CNC3|
|Uruguay||DirecTV Latin America, Teledoce, Canal 10, Canal 4|
FIFA World Cup 2018 TV telecast India and other Countries
Indian fans can watch all World cup matches through Sony Ten 2. HD broadcast was available on HD on SONY TEN 1 SD, SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2 SD and SONY TEN 2 HD. Sony will also stream the matches for online users.
FIFA World Cup 2018will be officially broadcasted in the English language by FOX Sports because it acquired the official right from FIFA Broadcasting Department. The Spanish Language broadcasting right is given to Telemundo for 2018 World Cup.
It is essential for every viewer to know that in America every single game will be telecasted live. Telemundo declared that it would live telecast 56 matches among all the 64 matches and rest eight matches will be telecast on a channel named Universo. Viewers should be aware that FOX Sports with all its sports channel all over the world will live telecast the World Cup 2018. The notable among them are Fox Soccer Plus, FS2, FS1, and FOX.
Official Television Broadcaster of 2018 in different countries of the world
Let’s check out full TV channels for World Cup Russia 2018 in various countries below.
- In India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka and in Pakistan Sony Pictures Network will telecast all the 64 matches to every region of these countries in Asia.
- Fox Sports Asia will live telecast the matches in most of the Asian countries like Singapore, Maldives, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Brunei.
- In China, the game will air by the Chinese channel named CCTV 5 and CCTV. In Indonesia, Trans TV will live telecast all the matches and will also show highlights of the matches.
- In Tajikistan and Uzbekistan Match TV will be telecasting the matches live from Russia at their respective time zones.
Optus Sports will live telecast all the matches and only 25 matches will be telecasted through SBS channel.
Europe and United Kingdom
Fox Sports, BBC, and ITV will be official cover all the matches live from Russia at their respective time zones. Till date, there are no updates of the official World Cup television Broadcasters in various countries in Europe. One has to keep on following the updates for the latest news as to which channel will be telecasting the matches of the World Cup 2018.
In the United States of America, Fox Sports has the sole rights for live telecasting all the matches of FIFA World Cup 2018.
In Canada, CBC and Fox Sports will be the official television broadcaster of World Cup 2018.
In Argentina, Channels like Canal 9, El trece, TV Publica, America TV will be the official telecasting partner of 2018 World Cup.
In Brazil, SporTV and RedeGlobo will be telecasting all the matches live from Russia.
In Chile, channels like Canal 13, Megavision and TVN will be officially broadcasting all the matches of World Cup 2018.
Colombia has two official Television Broadcasters, and they are RCN TV and Caracol TV.
In Ecuador, the official telecasting partner is RTS for all matches of World Cup 2018.
In Venezuela, it is Venevision which will show up all the matches live from Russia in 2018.
SNT, Telefuturo, TyC, DirecTV will telecast all matches from the opening ceremony on Paraguay.
We have five official channels in Uruguay which will broadcast all World Cup matches in your Tv. Monte Carlo, Canal 10, Teledoce, TyC, DirecTV will cover and telecast all matches.
Japan fans can watch FIFA World cup event through Fuji TV, NHK, NTV, TBS, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo. Just follow any broadcasting TV channel and enjoy the game.
If you are in Thailand, The big event will be telecasted in TrueVisions, true4U, Channel 5, Amarin TV.
Stay tuned for more updates and results of FIFA World Cup 2018 here.