World Cup 2022: Dates, schedule, kick-off times & latest news!

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World Cup 2022 is finally almost here at an unprecedented time of year for the biggest football competition on the planet. Taking place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 32 teams will compete in eight groups, with the first game being the hosts, Qatar vs Ecuador, at the Al Bayt Stadium, with kick-off at 4 pm UK time.

Every game will be shown live across BBC and ITV, with each main TV channel broadcasting every match for free.

BBC and ITV are only available in the UK. If you are not located in the UK and want to stream content from either of these sources, then you may be able to use a VPN to bypass any location blocks.

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How to Install BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub

If you are based in the UK you can watch live on BBC One or ITV channels. You can also search your Appstore for both BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub to install them. However, if you are outside the UK, you may be able to sideload them. To do so, your device must be capable of installing apps from unknown sources. Once your device is enabled for sideloading, you can install the apps from my Downloads page.

Sideload BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub - Firesticks, Fire TV, Android & Android TV

  1. Firstly, ensure you have enabled sideloading on your device.
  2. Open the Downloader app, then select the Search box.
  3. Enter 28907, then select Go.
  4. Wait for my Download page to load fully, then press the Menu (or Options) button on your remote 2x to enter full-screen mode.
  5. Select the UK TV category from the list at the top of the page. Or move down to view the UK TV category.
  6. Find the BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub app in the list, then select it.
  7. On the next page, move down until you see the blue Download – Fire TV/Android TV button.
  8. Select the Download – Fire TV/Android TV button, then select Install.
  9. When the app has finished installing, select Delete 2x to remove the installation file, as it’s no longer required.

You may then need to create an account. For further help, please refer to:
How to Use ITV Hub Outside of the UK
How to Use BBC iPlayer Outside of the UK

Download for Fire Tv & Android TV
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Make sure to open your VPN app and connect to a UK server BEFORE opening the BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub app. Not all VPNs will work to unblock iPlayer and ITV Hub. My recommendation is NordVPN, as it has proven strong unblocking capabilities.

Sideload BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub - Android Phones and Tablets

  1. Firstly, ensure you have enabled sideloading on your device.
  2. Open a web browser and go to firetvsticks.com.
  3. Select Downloads from the menu.
  4. Select the UK TV category from the list at the top of the page. Or move down to view the UK TV category.
  5. Find the BBC iPLayer or ITV Hub app in the list, then select it.
  6. On the next page, move down until you see the blue Download – Mobile button.
  7. Select the Download – Mobile button, then select Download.
  8. Swipe down from the top of the screen to view the downloaded APK file and tap on it.
  9. Then select Install.

You may then need to create an account. For further help, please refer to:
How to Use ITV Hub Outside of the UK
How to Use BBC iPlayer Outside of the UK

Make sure to open your VPN app and connect to a UK server BEFORE opening the BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub app. Not all VPNs will work to unblock iPlayer and ITV Hub. My recommendation is NordVPN, as it has proven strong unblocking capabilities.

Download on Android mobile phones and tablets
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World Cup groups

  • Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
  • Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
  • Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
  • Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

World Cup group stage & channel

All kick-off times in UK.

Sunday 20th November

Qatar v Ecuador [0 – 2] (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 4pm) BBC One – Match Highlights

Monday 21st November

England v Iran [6 – 2] (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1pm) BBC One – Match Highlights

Senegal v Netherlands [0 – 2] (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 4pm) ITV Match Highlights

USA v Wales [1 – 1] (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7pm) ITV Match Highlights

Tuesday 22nd November

Argentina v Saudi Arabia [1 – 2] (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 10am) ITV Match Highlights

Denmark v Tunisia [0 – 0] (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1pm) ITV Match Highlights

Mexico v Poland [0 – 0] (Stadium 974, Doha; 4pm) BBC One Match Highlights

France v Australia [4 – 1] (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 7pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Wednesday 23rd November

Morocco v Croatia [0 – 0] (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 10am) ITV Match Highlights

Germany v Japan [1 – 2] (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1pm) ITV Match Highlights

Spain v Costa Rica [7 – 0] (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 4pm) ITV Match Highlights

Belgium v Canada [1 – 0] (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Thursday 24th November

Switzerland v Cameroon [1 – 0] (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 10am) ITV Match Highlights

Uruguay v South Korea [0 – 0] (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Portugal v Ghana [3 – 2] (Stadium 974, Doha; 4pm) ITV Match Highlights

Brazil v Serbia [2 – 0] (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Friday 25th November

Wales v Iran [0 – 2] (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 10am) BBC One Match Highlights

Qatar v Senegal [1 – 3] (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 1pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Netherlands v Ecuador [1 – 1] (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 4pm) ITV Match Highlights

England v USA [0 – 0] (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7pm) ITV Match Highlights

Saturday 26th November

Tunisia v Australia [0 – 1] (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 10am) BBC One Match Highlights

Poland v Saudi Arabia [2 – 0] (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1pm) ITV Match Highlights

France v Denmark [2 – 1] (Stadium 974, Doha; 4pm) ITV Match Highlights

Argentina v Mexico [2 – 0] (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm) ITV Match Highlights

Sunday 27th November

Japan v Costa Rica [0 – 1] (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 10am) ITV Match Highlights

Belgium v Morocco [0 – 2] (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 1pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Croatia v Canada [4 – 1] (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 4pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Spain v Germany [1 – 1] (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Monday 28th November

Cameroon v Serbia [3 – 3] (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 10am) ITV Match Highlights

South Korea v Ghana [2 – 3] (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 1pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Brazil v Switzerland [1 – 0] (Stadium 974, Doha; 4pm) ITV Match Highlights

Portugal v Uruguay [2 – 0] (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm) ITV Match Highlights

Tuesday 29th November

Ecuador v Senegal [1 – 2] (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3pm) ITV Match Highlights

Netherlands v Qatar [2 – 0] (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 3pm) ITV Match Highlights

Iran v United States [0 – 1] (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 7pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Wales v England [0 – 3] (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Wednesday 30th November

Tunisia v France [1 – 0] (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Australia v Denmark [1 – 0] (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 3pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Poland v Argentina [0 – 2] (Stadium 974, Doha; 7pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Saudi Arabia v Mexico [1 – 2] (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm) BBC One Match Highlights

Thursday 1st December

Canada v Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; 4pm) BBC One

Croatia v Belgium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 4pm) BBC One

Japan v Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7pm) ITV

Costa Rica v Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7pm) ITV

Friday 2nd December

Ghana v Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 4pm) BBC One

South Korea v Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 4pm) BBC One

Serbia v Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; 7pm) ITV

Cameroon v Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm) ITV

World Cup round of 16 & channel

Saturday 3rd December

Netherlands vs USA (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3pm) BBC One/ITV

Argentina vs Australia (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7pm) BBC One/ITV

Sunday 4th December

France vs Poland (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; 3pm) BBC One/ITV

England vs Senegal (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7pm) BBC One/ITV

Check back for quarter-finals that will be updated here once confirmed.

Where are the venues?

The group games will take place across eight stadia: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Education City Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium.

Match Highlights - Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico

Match Highlights - Poland 0-2 Argentina

Match Highlights - Australia 1-0 Denmark

Match Highlights - Tunisia 1-0 France

Match Highlights - Wales 0-3 England

Match Highlights - Iran 0-1 United States

Match Highlights - Netherlands 2-0 Qatar

Match Highlights - Ecuador 1-2 Senegal

Match Highlights - Portugal 2-0 Uruguay

Match Highlights - Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

Match Highlights - South Korea 2-3 Ghana

Match Highlights - Cameroon 3-3 Serbia

Match Highlights - Spain 1-1 Germany

Match Highlights - Croatia 4-1 Canada

Match Highlights - Belgium 0-2 Morocco

Match Highlights - Japan 0-1 Costa Rica

Match Highlights - Argentina 2-0 Mexico

Match Highlights - France 2-1 Denmark

Match Highlights - Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia

Match Highlights - Tunisia 0-1 Australia

Match Highlights - England 0-0 USA

Match Highlights - Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador

Match Highlights - Qatar 1-3 Senegal

Match Highlights - Wales 0-2 Iran

Match Highlights - Brazil 2-0 Serbia

Match Highlights - Portugal 3-2 Ghana

Match Highlights - Uruguay 0-0 South Korea

Match Highlights - Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon

Match Highlights - Belgium 1-0 Canada

Match Highlights - Spain 7-0 Costa Rica

Match Highlights - Germany 1-2 Japan

Match Highlights - Morocco 0-0 Croatia

Match Highlights - France 4-1 Australia

Match Highlights - Mexico 0-0 Poland

Match Highlights - Denmark 0-0 Tunisia

Match Highlights - Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia

Match Highlights - USA 1-1 Wales

Match Highlights - Senegal 0-2 Netherlands

Match Highlights - England 6-2 Iran

Match Highlights - Qatar 0-2 Ecuador

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