Wednesday, 7 March 2018

How To Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Free [Live Stream And TV channels]

As we inch closer to the Russia World Cup 2018, the excitement to watch the World Cup matches among all football fans is also increasing day by day. All the big and popular sports channels will live telecast the matches of the mega tournament. Apart from that, one can also watch FIFA World cup 2018 free on their smartphones. Many YouTube channels will also live streaming the matches for the viewers.

In this post, we'll list all the TV channels which will live telecast all the World Cup 2018 matches. It is always great to watch the game live from the stadium. But the limited number of the seats in the stadium and also the sky-high prices of the tickets is the greatest barrier to turn up to Russia to watch the mega tournament live. So, there the free live streaming channels comes handy. Now, with the help of technology, one can watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 for free on TV, Laptop, tablet and even on smartphone.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Stream Channels [Country-wise]

United states (USA)

If you live in United States, get ready to watch live stream of the FIFA World 2018 matches at FOX sports. The channel will broadcast all the 64 matches live. They have bagged the broadcasting rights for the Russia World Cup for a reported sum of $200 billion. FOX will broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2018 all throughout the US barring the Caribbean. People live in Caribbean, Ukraine, and Venezuela can  enjoy the live telecast of World Cup matches at DirecTV. Along with Fox, Telemundo channel will also live stream few matches.


In India, the Sony Pictures Networks has acquired the media and digital right for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Along with the matches, they will also broadcast the opening ceremony of Russia World Cup. People can also enjoy the live stream on mobile and laptops by accessing their official website and SonyLIV app.

United Kingdom (UK)

UK viewers can watch the live telecast of the World Cup 2018 matches at BBC and ITV. Both the channels will broadcast the matches in HD quality. The opening World Cup match between Russia and Saudi Arabia will be on broadcast on ITV while England's first game against  Tunisia will be shown live on BBC.


In Russia, total 3 TV channels will live broadcast all the matches. They are  Perviy kanal( Channel one), VGTRK and Match TV. As host country, the fans will be able to follow the tournament regardless of the medium - via television, Internet, mobile platforms and radio.


In Italy, the rights to broadcast is granted to Mediaset  which will show all 64 matches on the company's free channels. Along with Italy, they will also broadcast the live matches in Spain as well.


In Australia, Optus Sport and SBS have own the official broadcasting rights for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Out of 64 matches, SBS will broadcast only 25 matches live.

Other Countries

It is difficult to list all the countries and broadcaster of FIFA World Cup 2018. In the below list, we are listing few more countries along with its official FIFA World Cup 2018 broadcaster. Please check wehether your country is in the list or not.


Bangladesh                                 BTV, Maasranga TV, Nagorik TV, Sony Pictures Networks

Brazil                                          Globo, Band, SporTV, Fox Sports

China                                           CCTV

France                                          TF1, beIN Sports

Germany                                      ARD, ZDF

Malaysia                                      Astro

New Zealand                                Sky Sport

South Africa                                 SABC, SuperSport, StarTimes

Middle East and North Africa      beIN Sports


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