The FIFA World Cup 2022 is in full swing – have you been watching it live from Qatar? Here’s where to watch the World Cup 2022 football matches screening around town or from the comfort of your home!
Football (or soccer) fans, unite! The FIFA World Cup 2022 returns, with 32 teams from around the world coming together in Doha, Qatar for a showdown to remember! The World Cup 2022 matches will take place in eight stadiums across five cities in Qatar; the opening match will be hosted at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. And while Singapore is not among the competitors, you’ll be able to cheer on six teams from Asia – a record – who will be joined by returning football superstars such as Argentina, Brazil, Germany and defending champion France. If you’re keen to follow a certain team – or are an expat cheering on your home country – read on for all the deets on where to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 games from Singapore and from around the world!
When is the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place from 20 November to 18 December 2022. Doha is five hours behind Singapore, and games will generally be played at 1pm, 4pm, 6pm and 10pm local time.
Watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Singapore
In Singapore, Starhub, Singtel and Mediacorp will share broadcasting rights of all 64 World Cup 2022 matches, and you’ll be able to watch live matches on your telly or on-demand through your smart devices. Subscribe to a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 package before 6 November 2022 to get a special early bird pricing of $98 (U.P.: $118). The football matches will stream on StarHub’s TV+ and IPTV platforms (Channels 251 and 252), Singtel TV, Singtel TV GO (Channels 141 and 142) and CAST, and Mediacorp’s digital entertainment streaming service meWATCH.
Mediacorp’s Channel 5 will also offer free-to-air viewing of nine key World Cup 2022 matches during the tournament (these will include the opening match, both semi-finals and the final). Meanwhile, StarHub will offer its TV+ subscribers several unique features – think match highlights, live statistics, and an interactive timeline that allows viewers to jump back to key FIFA World Cup 2022 match moments. You’ll also get access to on-site programming plus studio shows with popular pundits and guests such as Marcel Desailly, Arsene Wenger, Lothar Matthaus, Gabriel Batistuta and Paul Scholes.
You can also watch FIFA World Cup 2022 matches for free at more than 60 public locations islandwide, including 58 community clubs, ActiveSG Sport Centres and at the NLB. For starters, the opening match (Qatar vs. Ecuador) will be screened live at 24 community clubs and ActiveSG Sports Centres like Toa Payoh Sport Centre, Pasir Ris Sport Centre, Woodlands Sport Centre, Hougang Sport Centre and Jurong West Sport Centre. In addition to the live matches, you can also try your hand at E-sports games, sports tryouts, Foosball games and much more. Look out for match screen times on the PA website and the SportSG website.
Watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 at a sports bar in Singapore
Want to get into the football spirit? These sports bars in town usually show sports games. You’ll need to call ahead nearer the time to reserve your table, double-check the game is on plus check viewing times. And you’ll need to buy a few drinks or nibbles to keep your seat (so it’s not exactly a free spot to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022) but watching with a crowd is always a great experience.
CÉ LA VI
The finals match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be screened live on 18 December 2022 at CÉ LA VI’s SkyBar (from 5pm) and at the Club Lounge (from 6pm). Tickets will be priced at $38 nett per person, inclusive of one premium pour at either space. Those who show up in their favourite team’s jersey will receive complimentary entry. A minimum spend for table bookings still applies.
CÉ LA VI, 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore 018971, Tel: (+65) 6508 2188
Singapore Recreation Club
The club will be screening FIFA World Cup 2022 matches at the Padang for families and friends of SRC members. The $15 entry fee includes a beer or soft drink. There will also be activities such as futsal/soccer competitions and a World Cup-themed Zumba session.
Singapore Recreation Club, Tel: (+65) 6595 0548
Expect live FIFA World Cup 2022 matches from 20 November to 18 December 2022! Matches will be screened at 6pm and 9pm at the Camden Hill Bar while 12am and 3am matches will be live at the Asia 1 Room. Pick up a bucket of 5 bottles of Budweiser, Hoegaarden and San Miguel beers for $30 while you’re at it!
Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814, Tel: (+65) 6464 5225
As Robertson Quay’s and Boat Quay’s long-standing cafe and bar, you can trust that Boomarang will be opening its doors on game day with its big screens showing the game. Order from their delicious breakfast menu packed with Aussie favourites to accompany that pint.
Boomarang, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-15, The Quayside, Singapore 238252, Tel: (+65) 6738 1077
Cafe Football Singapore
It’s all in the name here; Cafe Football Singapore is where you’ll find football onscreen including the FIFA World Cup 2022!
Cafe Football Singapore, The Arena, 48 Woodleigh Park, Singapore 357844
Escape to the Wild West at Hero’s! Sit back and enjoy game day, as you pour yourself your very own pint at the unique Beer Tap Tables available here.
Hero’s, 69 Circular Road, #01-01, Singapore 049423
The Drunken Poet
This Irish watering hole has screens behind the bar and has beers on tap like Guinness or Kilkenny so you can have a drink as you can cheer on your team.
The Drunken Poet, 400 Orchard Road, #01-29c, Orchard Towers, Singapore 238875
This Irish sports pub is slap bang on Orchard Road with huge screens to display sports coverage.
Muddy Murphy’s, 442 Orchard Road, #01-02 to 05, Claymore Connect, Singapore 238879
Charlie’s Restaurant & Bar
Located at Boat Quay where the beer flows freely and there’s usually lots of buzz in the air, Charlie’s Restaurant & Bar can be relied on for streaming a variety of different sports from tennis and Formula 1 to FIFA on the big screens.
Charlie’s Restaurant & Bar, 32 Boat Quay, Singapore 049821
The Penny Black
An authentic Victorian London pub with Tiger, Heineken, Guinness and more on tap, The Penny Black is a great place to catch sports on game day.
The Penny Black, 26-27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817
Located near the waterside so great for alfresco feels, Mischief bar streams live soccer matches almost every night.
Mischief, 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-10/12, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Dallas Restaurant & Bar
Dallas screens sports games regularly, so grab your friends and make a beeline for its Boat Quay location (the World Cup is not showing at the Marina location)! Click here for their full programme and lineup of live sports in the upcoming months.
Dallas Restaurant & Bar, 31 Boat Quay, Singapore 049820.
How can I watch FIFA World Cup 2022 matches live from my couch?
If you hail from a different country or have a preferred broadcaster (or language) for football, or if you simply want to watch World Cup games for free, you can use a VPN to connect to a server in your country of choice and stream the national broadcaster. So which VPN should you choose, and is it complicated? There are literally hundreds of VPNs to choose from, but ExpressVPN gets top marks from various tech sites for its speed, security features, and excellent customer service. Streaming with ExpressVPN is super simple, and only takes a couple of minutes to set up. It works seamlessly with TVs, computers, phones and tablets, and even streaming boxes. And as a bonus, you’ll be able to watch US Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and lots of other overseas streaming services!
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 broadcasts by country
If you’re watching on a computer, it’s best to use the respective browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. If you’re intending to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 coverage from your country, then you’ll need to follow these basic steps:
- Get ExpressVPN – keep scrolling to find out how to get 3 extra months free!
- Connect to a secure server location in your preferred country.
- Sign up for or log in to your preferred streaming platform.
- Watch the World Cup!
Choose your country for specific streaming instructions:
Other ways to stream for free
Catch all the FIFA World Cup 2022 coverage in Australia
The Australian channel SBS will air all 64 World Cup matches for free! If you’re a Socceroos fan, they’ll begin their World Cup quest against reigning champions France on November 22 (actually November 23 here in Singapore and in Oz). Simply connect to an Australian server, head to the SBS On Demand site, and start streaming!
Free World Cup 2022 livestream from Austria
Austria’s ORF and ServusTV – which also broadcast Formula 1 races – will provide free German-language coverage of the World Cup 2022, although Austria will not be competing.
Free FIFA World Cup 2022 broadcasts in Belgium
With its men’s team currently ranked #2 in the world, Belgium surely won’t want to miss a minute of World Cup coverage. French-language broadcaster RTBF has free-to-air rights and will be broadcasting the tournament live, for free. Just connect to a secure Belgian server and sign up for the free streaming platform Auvio to start watching.
FIFA World Cup 2022 livestreams in Brazil
Brazil’s top-ranked football team is among the favourites to win the 2022 World Cup. For local coverage in Portuguese, you can watch games for free on the Brazilian streaming platform Globoplay.
Watch the World Cup 2022 matches in Denmark
Danish national broadcaster DR will live stream all Denmark football games alongside the channel TV2. Just connect to a secure server in Denmark and you should be able to start streaming; no account is required.
Enjoy FIFA World Cup 2022 coverage in France
France’s free streaming platform TFI will provide free-to-air coverage of the World Cup as Les Bleus try to defend their 2018 title. Connect to a server in France then create your account to start watching! Note that some games will instead air on the pay cable channel BeIN Sports.
FIFA World Cup 2022 coverage livestreams in Germany
For more free German-language streaming options, tune in to the German broadcasters ZDF and ARD. As ever, Germany is among the favourites to claim a FIFA World Cup 2022 title.
Get Free FIFA World Cup 2022 broadcasts in the UK
Watch free World Cup 2022 coverage in the UK by connecting to a UK VPN server, then stream for free on ITV Hub (you’ll be prompted to provide a UK postcode, like WC1X 0AA, when creating your account).
Stream FIFA World Cup 2022 in the Netherlands
The Dutch are always in the mix at the World Cup 2022 and are well-positioned to win their group, which also includes Senegal, Ecuador, and host nation Qatar. You can catch all the action – with Dutch commentary – when you stream free on the national broadcaster, NOS.
Stream FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in the USA
World Cup soccer is the rare sporting event where the USA has underdog status (on the men’s side, anyway); getting out of the group stage by playing England, Iran, and Wales won’t be an easy feat. Fox and its sister cable channels, Fox Sports and FS1, will air all World Cup 2022 games in the USA. To watch American World Cup livestreams, connect to a US server and stream with a cord-cutting service like Hulu+, DirecTV Stream, YouTube TV, or fuboTV.
Other ways to stream the FIFA World Cup 2022 for Free
Although their teams won’t be competing for World Cup glory, a number of countries around the world will provide free streaming coverage of the tournament. Check the links below for more info!
- NRK (Norwegian commentary)
- RAI (Italian commentary)
- RTÉ Ireland (English commentary)
- SVT (Swedish commentary)
Who will win the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022?
As usual, the dominant teams from Europe and South America are the favourites to win the FIFA World Cup 2022. Among the most intriguing storylines: Will 35-year-old Argentinian star Lionel Messi (pictured) – likely playing in his final tournament – finally claim World Cup 2022 glory? Or can the young stars who spurred England to a surprising runner-up finish at last year’s UEFA Euros help reverse its usual star-crossed World Cup status? Here are the current odds for the top 10 teams most likely to win the World Cup:
- Brazil: +450
- England: +550
- France: +600
- Argentina: +700
- Spain: +800
- Germany: +1000
- Portugal: +1200
- Netherlands: +1200
- Belgium: +1400
- Denmark: +2800
Happy streaming the World Cup 2022!
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