How to watch World Cup 2022 - TV listings, channels and live stream information for the UK

Gareth Southgate's side will face fellow home nation Wales in the group stage of the tournament.
Gareth Southgate's side will face fellow home nation Wales in the group stage of the tournament.

The tournament will be free to watch for audiences in the UK

Published

Football fans all over the globe are gearing up for the beginning of the 2022 Qatar World Cup as temperatures drop across the UK.

The tournament will have a different feel this year as it kicks off in the lead up to the festive season as opposed to the summer, but that won’t stop millions of Brits tuning into the action.

The home nations are represented by England and Wales as they compete in the same group, while countries such as Brazil, France and Argentina will enter the competition among the favourites to leave Qatar with the trophy.

Broadcasters BBC and ITV will be sharing on the action on free-to-air TV.

Live action of two England group stage games will be available on BBC, as Gareth Southgate’s men take on Iran and Wales on the channel.

The primetime clash between England and the USA on the first Friday night of the tournament will be hosted on ITV.

Every game will be shown across the BBC and the ITV with their main channels showing every game for free.

BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub will also be showing the action.

All UK times.

Group stage

Sunday 20th November

Qatar v Ecuador (4pm) BBC One

Gareth Bale will be in action for Wales, who kick off on Monday 21 November.
Gareth Bale will be in action for Wales, who kick off on Monday 21 November.

Monday 21st November

England v Iran (1pm) BBC One

Senegal v Netherlands (4pm) ITV1

USA v Wales (7pm) ITV1

Tuesday 22nd November

Argentina v Saudi Arabia (10am) ITV1

Denmark v Tunisia (1pm) ITV1

Mexico v Poland (4pm) BBC One

France v Australia (7pm) BBC One

Wednesday 23rd November

Morocco v Croatia (10am) ITV1

Germany v Japan (1pm) ITV1

Spain v Costa Rica (4pm) ITV1

Belgium v Canada (7pm) BBC One

Thursday 24th November

Switzerland v Cameroon (10am) ITV1

Uruguay v South Korea (1pm) BBC One

Portugal v Ghana (4pm) ITV1

Brazil v Serbia (7pm) BBC One

Friday 25th November

Wales v Iran (10am) BBC One

Qatar v Senegal (1pm) BBC One

Netherlands v Ecuador (4pm) ITV1

England v USA (7pm) ITV1

Saturday 26th November

Tunisia v Australia (10am) BBC One

Poland v Saudi Arabia (1pm) ITV1

France v Denmark (4pm) ITV1

Argentina v Mexico (7pm) ITV1

Sunday 27th November

Japan v Costa Rica (10am) ITV1

Belgium v Morocco (1pm) BBC One

Croatia v Canada (4pm) BBC One

Spain v Germany (7pm) BBC One

Monday 28th November

Harry Kane will be hoping to lead England a step further in Qatar, after reaching the semi final stage in Russia 2018.
Harry Kane will be hoping to lead England a step further in Qatar, after reaching the semi final stage in Russia 2018.

Cameroon v Serbia (10am) ITV1

South Korea v Ghana (1pm) BBC One

Brazil v Switzerland (4pm) ITV1

Portugal v Uruguay (7pm) ITV1

Tuesday 29th November

Ecuador v Senegal 3pm ITV

Netherlands v Qatar 3pm ITV

Iran v United States (7pm) BBC One

Wales v England (7pm) BBC One

Wednesday 30th November

Tunisia v France 3pm BBC One

Australia v Denmark 3pm BBC One

Poland v Argentina (7pm) BBC One

Saudi Arabia v Mexico (7pm) BBC One

Thursday 1st December

Canada v Morocco (4pm) BBC One

Croatia v Belgium (4pm) BBC One

Japan v Spain (7pm) ITV

Costa Rica v Germany (7pm) ITV

Friday 2nd December

Ghana v Uruguay (4pm) BBC One

South Korea v Portugal (4pm) BBC One

Serbia v Switzerland (7pm) ITV

Cameroon v Brazil (7pm) ITV