How to Watch FIFA World Cup Online

The time is nigh. Get ready to support your flag and watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Online!

The waiting period for football fans all over the world is about to end. We have waited four long years to watch our favorite legends competing under one flag for the grand title of FIFA World Cup championship.

The Kremlin is going to host the 21st FIFA World Cup. The championship will kick off on June 14, 2018, and the trophy will be lifted on July 15, 2018.

If you are looking for a guide on how to watch FIFA world cup 2018 online, the list of official broadcasting channels, and how to watch the sports on different devices, you are at the right place.

How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Online Live with a VPN

Since it is the most awaited event of 2018, you must be itching to know how to stream the world cup from outside Russia. After all, as a netizen, you might also be plagued with country-restrictions, slow streaming speed or ISP speed-throttling problems, which might keep you from enjoying your favorite sport.

Fortunately, you can beat all these problems with a VPN. Here’s how you can get started:

  • Subscribe to PureVPN
  • Download the application for your respective device (Windows, Android, Firestick, etc.)
  • Connect to the server (location) you want
  • Visit and access your desired online broadcasting channel
  • Enjoy FIFA World Cup live stream online!

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Where to Watch FIFA World Cup Live Online

Since FIFA has sold its 2018 world cup broadcasting rights to over 70 countries, it brings a great opportunity for you to opt for any of the hundreds of channels and watch FIFA online. In fact, you can even find a channel that broadcasts the sports free of cost.

Regardless, here is the list of all the official broadcasters in different countries.

FIFA World Cup Official Broadcasters List

Country Channels
Albania RTSH
Andorra TF1, beIN Sports
Argentina TV Pública, DirecTV, TyC Sports
Armenia ARMTV
Australia SBS, Optus Sport
Austria ORF
Azerbaijan İTV
Bahamas ZNS, DirecTV
Belarus BTRC
Belgium VRT, RTBF
Bolivia Unitel, Red Uno, DirecTV
Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT
Brazil Globo, Band, SporTV, Fox Sports
Brunei Astro
Bulgaria BNT
Canada CTV, RDS, TSN
Chile Canal 13, TVN, Mega, DirecTV, Movistar
China CCTV
Colombia Caracol TV, RCN TV, DirecTV
Costa Rica Teletica, Sky, Movistar
Croatia HRT
Cyprus CyBC
Czech Republic ČT
Denmark DR, TV 2
Dominica Sky, DirecTV
Ecuador RTS, DirecTV
El Salvador TCS, Sky
Estonia ERR
Faroe Islands DR, TV 2
Finland Yle
France TF1, beIN Sports
Germany ARD, ZDF
Georgia GPB
Greenland DR, TV 2
Guatemala TV Azteca, Tigo Sports, Sky, Movistar
Honduras TVC, Sky, Movistar
Hong Kong ViuTV, Now TV
Hungary MTVA
Iceland RÚV
Indonesia Transmedia, K-Vision, SuperPass
Ireland RTÉ
Israel KAN
Italy Mediaset
Jamaica TVJ, DirecTV
Japan Fuji TV, NHK, NTV, TBS, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo
Kazakhstan Qazaqstan
Kosovo RTK
Latvia LTV
Liechtenstein SRG SSR
Lithuania LRT
Malaysia Astro
Malta PBS
Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca
Moldova TRM
Monaco TF1, beIN Sports
Mongolia NTV, MNB
Montenegro RTCG
Morocco SNRT, beIN Sports
Netherlands NOS
New Zealand Sky Sport
Nicaragua Ratensa, Sky, Movistar
Norway NRK, TV 2
Corporación Medcom, Televisora Nacional, Sky, Movistar
Paraguay SNT, Telefuturo, TyC, DirecTV
Peru Latina, DirecTV
Philippines ABS-CBN
Poland TVP
Portugal RTP
Romania TVR
Russia Perviy Kanal, VGTRK, Match TV
Serbia RTS
Slovakia RTVS
Slovenia RTVSLO
South Africa SABC, SuperSport, StarTimes
South Korea KBS, MBC, SBS
Spain Mediaset España
Suriname SCCN, DirecTV
Sweden SVT, TV4
Switzerland SRG SSR
Taiwan ELTA
Timor Leste ETO Telco
Trinidad & Tobago CNC3, DirecTV
Turkey TRT
Ukraine UA:PBC
United Kingdom BBC, ITV
United States FOX, Telemundo
Uruguay Monte Carlo, Canal 10, Teledoce, TyC, DirecTV
Venezuela Venevisión, DirecTV

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How to Stream FIFA World Cup 2018 Live in the US

There is no place on earth where you can’t find a FIFA fan club. Likewise, the US is no exception. However, the official broadcaster of FIFA in the US is Fox Sports, which airs the event in the English language, whereas the other broadcaster, Telemundo, provides Spanish transmission.

It can be a bummer for expats living in the US who want to live stream FIFA world cup 2018 in their native language. Luckily, with a VPN, expats in the US can finally enjoy FIFA in their native language by connecting to the location of their choice and access their desired native broadcasting channel.

How to Watch FIFA World Cup without Cable

If you are not a fan of TV at all, you can always opt for the non-cable option to watch FIFA world cup live. That option is online streaming channels.

Yes, you heard it right! You can live stream FIFA right on your smartphone or tablet by logging into the popular streaming services. For starters, you can watch the live streaming on Fox Sports Go which is the official streaming channel of the Fox Sports.

Similarly, there are dozens of other streaming services as well where you can enjoy FIFA including PlayStation Vue, Directv Now, YouTube Live and Hulu Live, to name a few.

How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live in the UK

The same is true when it comes to football fans living as an expats in the UK. The official broadcasters offering live streams of the world cup championship in the UK are BBC and ITV.

Expats who don’t want to spoil the quadrennial championship by enjoying the event in their native language can use a VPN as it is the best option to go for.

To watch FIFA world cup 2018 online in the UK, go through the following steps:

  • Get PureVPN and download the app for your device
  • Connect to your native country’s server such as Russia
  • Access the online channel of your native country’s official broadcaster
  • Enjoy FIFA in your native language

How to Watch FIFA World Cup Online on Different Devices

You know what makes PureVPN the ideal VPN for FIFA live stream? It is its multi-device compatibility!

What does this means? Well, you can finally enjoy FIFA world cup 2018 on any device of your choice for added convenience and fastest streaming speed.

How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Online Live on Kodi

  1. Set up PureVPN on Kodi
  2. Set up the Fox Sports TV add-on from the Add-ons repository of Kodi
  3. Connect to the US server
  4. Enjoy FIFA 2018 on Kodi

How to Live Stream FIFA 2018 on PS4

  1. Download and Install PureVPN on PS4
  2. Connect to the US server
  3. Go to the browser on PlayStation
  4. Access your desired broadcasting channel
  5. Enjoy watching FIFA online on PS4

How to Watch FIFA 2018 Online on Apple TV

  1. Configure PureVPN on Apple TV
  2. Go to Smart Purpose Selection and choose Encryption Protocol
  3. Set the server to the US or the UK
  4. Visit the channel on which you want to live stream FIFA
  5. You are good to go for live streaming FIFA world cup 2018 on Apple TV

How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Online on Xbox 360/Xbox One

  1. Set up PureVPN on Xbox
  2. Join US or UK server on Xbox 360/Xbox One
  3. Open Xbox internet browser and go to online broadcasting channel
  4. Livestream FIFA on Xbox 360 or Xbox One

How to Watch FIFA Live on Android Apps

  1. Sign up for PureVPN
  2. Download and Install PureVPN’s app on your Android device
  3. Connect to PureVPN’s US server
  4. Enjoy FIFA live 2018 on your Android device


FIFA World Cup TV Schedule

Date Time Venue
Thursday, June 14
Russia vs. Saudi Arabia 10 a.m. ET Moscow
Friday, June 15
Egypt vs. Uruguay 7 a.m. ET Yekaterinburg
Morocco vs. Iran 10 a.m. ET Saint Petersburg
Portugal vs. Spain 1 p.m. ET Sochi
Saturday, June 16
France vs. Australia 5 a.m. ET Kazan
Argentina vs. Iceland 8 a.m. ET Moscow
Peru vs. Denmark 11 a.m. ET Saransk
Croatia vs. Nigeria 2 p.m. ET Kaliningrad
Sunday, June 17
Costa Rica vs. Serbia 7 a.m. ET Samara
Germany vs. Mexico 10 a.m. ET Moscow
Brazil vs. Switzerland 1 p.m. ET Rostov
Monday, June 18
Sweden vs. South Korea 7 a.m. ET Nizhny Novgorod
Belgium vs. Panama 10 a.m. ET Sochi
Tunisia vs. England 1 p.m. ET Volgograd
Tuesday, June 19
Poland vs. Senegal 7 a.m. ET Moscow
Colombia vs. Japan 10 a.m. ET Saransk
Russia vs. Egypt 1 p.m. ET Saint Petersburg
Wednesday, June 20
Portugal vs. Morocco 7 a.m. ET Moscow
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia 10 a.m. ET Rostov
Iran vs. Spain 1 p.m. ET Kazan
Thursday, June 21
France vs. Peru 7 a.m. ET Yekaterinburg
Denmark vs. Australia 10 a.m. ET Samara
Argentina vs. Croatia 1 p.m. ET Nizhny Novgorod
Friday, June 22
Brazil vs. Costa Rica 7 a.m. ET Saint Petersburg
Nigeria vs. Iceland 10 a.m. ET Volgograd
Serbia vs. Switzerland 1 p.m. ET Kaliningrad
Saturday, June 23
Belgium vs. Tunisia 7 a.m. ET Moscow
Germany vs. Sweden 10 a.m. ET Sochi
South Korea vs. Mexico 1 p.m. ET Rostov
Sunday, June 24
England vs. Panama 7 a.m. ET Nizhny Novgorod
Japan vs. Senegal 10 a.m. ET Yekaterinburg
Poland vs. Colombia 1 p.m. ET Kazan
Monday, June 25
Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt 9 a.m. ET Volgograd
Uruguay vs. Russia 9 a.m. ET Samara
Iran vs. Portugal 1 p.m. ET Saransk
Spain vs. Morocco 1 p.m. ET Kaliningrad
Tuesday, June 26
Australia vs. Peru 9 a.m. ET Sochi
Denmark vs. France 9 a.m. ET Moscow
Iceland vs. Croatia 1 p.m. ET Rostov
Nigeria vs. Argentina 1 p.m. ET Saint Petersburg
Wednesday, June 27
South Korea vs. Germany 9 a.m. ET Kazan
Mexico vs. Sweden 9 a.m. ET Yekaterinburg
Switzerland vs. Costa Rica 1 p.m. ET Nizhny Novgorod
Serbia vs. Brazil 1 p.m. ET Saint Petersburg
Thursday, June 28
Japan vs. Poland 9 a.m. ET Volgograd
Senegal vs. Colombia 9 a.m. ET Samara
England vs. Belgium 1 p.m. ET Kaliningrad
Panama vs. Tunisia 1 p.m. ET Saransk
Saturday, June 30
Match 50: Group C winner vs. Group D runner-up 9 a.m. ET Kazan
Match 49: Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up 1 p.m. ET Sochi
Sunday, July 1
Match 51: Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up 9 a.m. ET Moscow
Match 52: Group D winner vs. Group C runner-up 1 p.m. ET Nizhny Novgorod
Monday, July 2
Match 53: Group E winner vs. Group F runner-up 9 a.m. ET Samara
Match 54: Group G winner vs. Group H runner-up 1 p.m. ET Rostov
Tuesday, July 3
Match 55: Group F winner vs. Group E runner-up 9 a.m. ET Saint Petersburg
Match 56: Group H winner vs. Group G runner-up 1 p.m. ET Moscow
Friday, July 6
Match 57: Match 49 winner vs. Match 50 winner 9 a.m. ET Nizhny Novgorod
Match 58: Match 53 winner vs. Match 54 winner 1 p.m. ET Kazan
Saturday, July 7
Match 60: Match 55 winner vs. Match 66 winner 9 a.m. ET Samara
Match 59: Match 51 winner vs. Match 52 winner 1 p.m. ET Sochi
Tuesday, July 10
Match 61: Match 57 winner vs. Match 58 winner 1 p.m. ET Saint Petersburg
Wednesday, July 11
Match 62: Match 59 winner vs. Match 60 winner 1 p.m. ET Moscow
Saturday, July 14
Match 63: Match 61 loser vs. Match 62 loser 9 a.m. ET Saint Petersburg
Sunday, July 15
Match 64: Match 61 winner vs. Match 62 winner 10 a.m. ET Moscow

Enjoy FIFA World Cup 2018 Online From Anywhere

There you go! You now have the complete guide to watch FIFA world 2018 online. So, don’t worry about accessing your desired streaming service from anywhere you want and in any language. Just install PureVPN and get ready to live stream FIFA online.

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