World Cup TV Schedule on DIRECTV, DISH & more

2022 Qatar World Cup
QUICK FACTS
World Cup 2022: the 22nd edition of the tournament
# Matches: 32 teams, 64 matches (48 in group stage, 16 in knockout)
Dates: tourney runs from Nov 21 to Dec 18
Broadcast rights: FOX, Telemundo

If you're looking for the World Cup TV schedule for Qatar, we got you covered. Its first edition in a Muslim country, the 2022 World Cup promises to be a worldwide respite from COVID and all the pain and anguish its caused. 32 of the best soccer teams in the world will descend on Qatar in late November for nearly 4 weeks of non-stop futbol. In the U.S., FOX holds the English broadcast rights while Telmundo has the Spanish. As with previous World Cup tourneys, all the matches will be shown on DIRECTV, DISH and various streaming services (we recommend Fubo TV).

2022 World Cup TV Schedule

First time during winter with matches packed tight

For all 64 matches, FOX Sports will produce the English-language games in the states. So, you'll get their in-game broadcasters and studio hosts (of course, non FOX channels will be adding their commentaries as well, so mix it up as you like in between games). Of note, the 2022 World Cup will run during winter (instead of summer), mostly due to Qatar's intensely hot summers (> 105°F). As a result, a lot of matches will kick-off earlier than usual, making for odd start times in the states because of the time zone difference (eg, local 1 PM games equate to 5AM on the east coast, 2AM in the west). During the group stage, there will be 48 matches packed into 12 straight days of action (no off-days), with 4 contests per day. As in previous years, knockout rounds will spread out the games a bit more and with later start times.

Since it is in the winter and FOX obviously covers the NFL heavily on Sundays, expect plenty of Sunday World Cup games to be pushed to Fox Sports 1 (which fortunately most people have). Some may spillover onto FS 2. If all else fails, head over to Telemundo for the Spanish coverage of goooooooals :). Check out the match-ups, times and stadiums for all the games below:

Note: all times below are Eastern and there are no full rest days (zero games) until Dec 7th & 8th. Group stage match-ups will be determined after the Final Draw (usually a few weeks before the start of the tourney).

Group Stage

jump to knockout rds
Monday, Nov 21, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
5 AM
Al Bayt Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
8 AM
Al Thumama Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
11 AM
Khalifa International Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Al Rayyan Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
5 AM
Al Janoub Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
8 AM
Education City Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
11 AM
Ras Abu Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
5 AM
Al Rayyan Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
8 AM
Al Thumama Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
11 AM
Khalifa International Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Al Bayt Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Thursday, Nov 24, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
5 AM
Al Janoub Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
8 AM
Education City Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
11 AM
Ras Abu Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Friday, Nov 25, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
5 AM
Al Rayyan Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
8 AM
Al Thumama Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
11 AM
Khalifa International Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Al Bayt Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Saturday, Nov 26, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
5 AM
Al Janoub Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
8 AM
Education City Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
11 AM
Ras Abu Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Sunday, Nov 27, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
5 AM
Al Rayyan Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
8 AM
Al Thumama Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
11 AM
Khalifa International Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Al Bayt Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Monday, Nov 28, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
5 AM
Al Janoub Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
8 AM
Education City Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
11 AM
Ras Abu Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
10 AM
Al Rayyan Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
10 AM
Al Thumama Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Khalifa International Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Al Bayt Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
10 AM
Al Janoub Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
10 AM
Education City Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Ras Abu Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Thursday, Dec 1, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
10 AM
Al Rayyan Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
10 AM
Al Thumama Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Khalifa International Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Al Bayt Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Friday, Dec 2, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
TBD
10 AM
Al Janoub Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
10 AM
Education City Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Ras Abu Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
TBD
2 PM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo

TV Schedule: Knockout Rounds

back to group stage
Saturday, Dec 3, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
1A vs 2B
10 AM
Khalifa International Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
1C vs 2D
2 PM
Al Rayyan Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Sunday, Dec 4, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
1D vs 2C
10 AM
Al Thumama Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
1B vs 2A
2 PM
Al Bayt Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Saturday, Dec 5, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
1E vs 2F
10 AM
Al Janoub Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
1G vs 2H
2 PM
Ras Abu Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Sunday, Dec 6, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
1F vs 2E
10 AM
Education City Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
1H vs 2G
2 PM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Friday, Dec 9, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
W53 vs W54
10 AM
Education City Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
W49 vs W50
2 PM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
W55 vs W56
10 AM
Al Thumama Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
W51 vs W52
2 PM
Al Bayt Stadium
FOX, Telemundo

Semifinals

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
W57 vs W58
2 PM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
W59 vs W60
2 PM
Al Bayt Stadium
FOX, Telemundo
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
3rd Place
10 AM
Khalifa International Stadium
FOX, Telemundo

Finals

Sunday, Dec 18, 2022
Teams
Time all times are EST
Stadium
Channel(s)
Final
10 AM
Lusail Stadium
FOX, Telemundo


DISH and DIRECTV World Cup Channels

Just about identical coverage

Since both providers have FOX, FS1, FS2 and Univision on most of their plans, you'll get just about the same coverage with both DISH and DIRECTV. DIRECTV may dedicate a special channel to multiple, split-screen views of live matches (eg, like their SportsMix channel for the NFL that lets you watch up to 6 games at once). That hasn't been confirmed but it would make sense. DISH has similar channels, though they're generally not as user-friendly. Overall, though, you'll pretty much get the same access with DISH, DIRECTV and just abuut any cable/streaming service out there (of course, DVR space, etc factor in as well if you'll be recording the majority of the games).

DIRECTV
DISH
WC Access Score: 97/100
WC Access Score: 97/100
FOX
Channel #: 11

Available in: all plans

FOX
Channel #: 11

Available in: all plans

FOX Sports 1
Channel #: 219

Available in: Entertainment plan & above

FOX Sports 1
Channel #: 150

Available in: America's Top 200 & above

FOX Sports 2
Channel #: 618

Available in: XTRA plan & above

FOX Sports 2
Channel #: 149

Available in: America's Top 250 & above

Telemundo
Channel #: 406

Available in: all plans

Telemundo
Channel #: 835

Available in: all plans

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