How to watch World Cup 2022 in the United States

How to watch World Cup 2022 in the United States
The USA have qualified for the 2022 Fifa World Cup (AFP via Getty Images)

The USA have qualified for the 2022 Fifa World Cup (AFP via Getty Images)

For the first time in competition history, the 2022 Fifa World Cup will be held in November and December, with Qatar hosting.

The United States returns after missing out on qualification for the 2018 edition in Russia.

It was the first tournament that the United States men’s national team had missed since 1986, but Gregg Berhalter had guided his side back to the World Cup.

The USA are in Group B alongside Iran, England and Wales, with every match from the tournament shown live in the United States.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When is the 2022 Fifa World Cup?

The 2022 Fifa World Cup will be held in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December.

How can I watch the tournament in the United States?

Viewers in the USA will be able to watch the World Cup live across the Fox Sports network (FOX and FS1), while games can also be watched in Spanish on Telemundo. Action from the tournament can be streamed via the Fox Sports app, with every game from the tournament available in 4K ultra high definition.

The opening game of the tournament between Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday 20 November and the USA’s Group B opener against Wales will both be shown live on FOX.

England against Iran, the other Group B opening round fixture, will be live on FS1.

What is the time difference between Qatar and the United States?

Qatar operates on Arabian Standard Time (AST, UTC+03:00).

In the United States, the time difference is eight hours to those in the Eastern Standard Time (EST, UTC -05:00), nine hours to Central Standard Time (CST, UTC -06:00), ten hours to Mountain Standard Time (MST, UTC -07:00) and eleven hours to Pacific Standard Time (PST, UTC -08:00).

What time will match kick-off

For the first two rounds of the group stages, the kick-off times will be 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 10:00 pm AST (5am, 8am, 11am, 2pm EST).

The final round of fixtures in each group will start simultaneously – these begin at 18:00 AST (10am EST) and 22:00 AST (2pm EST). The knockout rounds also follow these timings.

When do the USA play at Qatar 2022?

The USA have three group fixtures in Qatar:

  • Monday, Nov. 21 — USA vs. Wales, 2 p.m. ET on FOX

  • Friday, Nov. 25 – USA vs. England, 2 p.m. ET on FOX

  • Tuesday, Nov. 29 – USA vs. Iran, 2 p.m. ET on FOX

If they advance to the Round of 16, the USA will play their first knockout fixture on either 3 December (as runners-up in Group B) or 4 December (if group winners).