The World Cup is the biggest and most popular sporting event in the world, and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is no different. While Bulgaria has advanced past qualifiers for the tournament since 1998, there is strong interest in the sport and many in Bulgaria will be watching every match of the championship. Read on to learn how to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 in Bulgaria.
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TV Channels to Watch the 2022 Cup in Bulgaria
Bulgarian National Television (BNT) won the rights to broadcast this year’s tournament. BNT is the public broadcasting network in Bulgaria and Bulgarians will be able to watch matches for free on BNT 3, the sports channel. BNT will also offer pre and postgame analysis, scores, updates, and highlights of the matches each day. You will need a cable subscription to view this channel.
The Cup will also be shown on NOVA TV (NTV), a free-to-air television network in Bulgaria. Matches will be shown on the DIEMA SPORT 3 channel by the NOVA Broadcasting group. All 64 matches will be broadcast live on NTV as well as highlights and match analysis.
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How to Stream Qatar 2022 in Bulgaria
If you do not have a cable subscription and cannot watch Qatar 2022 on your television, there are many streaming service options available for watching the FIFA World Cup live. You can download the NOVA app or visit the DIEMA SPORT 3 channel online to watch live broadcasts of each match on your smartphone, tablet, or web browser.
BNT also has streaming options available. There is a BNT app available to download so that you can watch matches on your mobile device, or you can visit the BNT website where each match will be live-streamed as well. Be sure to visit the BN 3 website because it is the sports channel of BNT.
Bulgarians in the US can check out fuboTV, or Sling TV if you’re looking for a more low-cost option.
Devices to Live Stream Qatar 2022 in Bulgaria
Both NTV and BNT offer streaming options that allow you to watch from any mobile device as long as you download either the NOVA app or the BNT app. You can also use any device with a web browser to open the NOVA website or BN 3 where each match will be streamed.
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Qatar 2022 Schedule
The tournament starts on November 20 at and the group stage lasts until December 2.
|20 Nov||Qatar vs Ecuador||A||Al Bayt Stadium|
|21 Nov||England vs Iran||B||Khalifa International Stadium|
|21 Nov||Senegal vs Netherlands||A||Al Thumama Stadium|
|21 Nov||USA vs Wales||B||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|22 Nov||Argentina vs Saudi Arabia||C||Lusail Stadium|
|22 Nov||Denmark vs Tunisia||D||Education City Stadium|
|22 Nov||Mexico vs Poland||C||Stadium 974|
|22 Nov||Australia vs France||D||Al Janoub Stadium|
|23 Nov||Morocco vs Croatia||F||Al Bayt Stadium|
|23 Nov||Germany vs Japan||E||Khalifa International Stadium|
|23 Nov||Spain vs Costa Rica||E||Al Thumama Stadium|
|23 Nov||Belgium vs Canada||F||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|24 Nov||Switzerland vs Cameroon||G||Al Janoub Stadium|
|24 Nov||Uruguay vs South Korea||H||Education City Stadium|
|24 Nov||Portugal vs Ghana||H||Stadium 974|
|24 Nov||Brazil vs Serbia||G||Lusail Stadium|
|25 Nov||Wales vs Iran||B||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|25 Nov||Qatar vs Senegal||A||Al Thumama Stadium|
|25 Nov||Netherlands vs Ecuador||A||Khalifa International Stadium|
|25 Nov||England vs USA||B||Al Bayt Stadium|
|26 Nov||Tunisia vs Australia||D||Al Janoub Stadium|
|26 Nov||Poland vs Saudi Arabia||C||Education City Stadium|
|26 Nov||France vs Denmark||D||Stadium 974|
|26 Nov||Argentina vs Mexico||C||Lusail Stadium|
|27 Nov||Japan vs Costa Rica||E||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|27 Nov||Belgium vs Morocco||F||Al Thumama Stadium|
|27 Nov||Canada vs Croatia||F||Khalifa International Stadium|
|27 Nov||Spain vs Germany||E||Al Bayt Stadium|
|28 Nov||Cameroon vs Serbia||G||Al Janoub Stadium|
|28 Nov||South Korea vs Ghana||H||Education City Stadium|
|28 Nov||Brazil vs Switzerland||G||Stadium 974|
|28 Nov||Portugal vs Uruguay||H||Lusail Stadium|
|29 Nov||Ecuador vs Senegal||A||Khalifa International Stadium|
|29 Nov||Netherlands vs Qatar||A||Al Bayt Stadium|
|29 Nov||Iran vs USA||B||Al Thumama Stadium|
|29 Nov||Wales vs England||B||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|30 Nov||Tunisia vs France||D||Education City Stadium|
|30 Nov||Australia vs Denmark||D||Al Janoub Stadium|
|30 Nov||Poland vs Argentina||C||Stadium 974|
|30 Nov||Saudi Arabia vs Mexico||C||Lusail Stadium|
|1 Dec||Belgium vs Croatia||F||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|1 Dec||Canada vs Morocco||F||Al Thumama Stadium|
|1 Dec||Japan vs Spain||E||Khalifa International Stadium|
|1 Dec||Costa Rica vs Germany||E||Al Bayt Stadium|
|2 Dec||South Korea vs Portugal||H||Education City Stadium|
|2 Dec||Ghana vs Uruguay||H||Al Janoub Stadium|
|2 Dec||Serbia vs Switzerland||G||Stadium 974|
|2 Dec||Cameroon vs Brazil||G||Lusail Stadium|
|3 Dec||Netherlands vs USA||Round of 16||Khalifa International Stadium|
|3 Dec||Argentina vs Australia||Round of 16||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|4 Dec||France vs Poland||Round of 16||Al Thumama Stadium|
|4 Dec||England vs Senegal||Round of 16||Al Bayt Stadium|
|5 Dec||Japan vs Croatia||Round of 16||Al Janoub Stadium|
|5 Dec||Brazil vs South Korea||Round of 16||Stadium 974|
|6 Dec||Morocco vs Spain||Round of 16||Education City Stadium|
|6 Dec||Portugal vs Switzerland||Round of 16||Lusail Stadium|
|9 Dec||Brazil vs Croatia||Quarter-Finals||Education City Stadium|
|9 Dec||Netherlands vs Argentina||Quarter-Finals||Lusail Stadium|
|10 Dec||Morocco vs Portugal||Quarter-Finals||Al Thumama Stadium|
|10 Dec||England vs France||Quarter-Finals||Al Bayt Stadium|
|13 Dec||Argentina vs Croatia||Semi-Finals||Lusail Stadium|
|14 Dec||France vs Morocco||Semi-Finals||Al Bayt Stadium|
|17 Dec||Croatia vs Morocco||Third Place Play-off||Khalifa International Stadium|
|18 Dec||Argentina vs France||Final||Lusail Stadium|
Two teams from each group will advance to the knockout round of the Cup where only the winners advance. The knockout round schedule is as follows:
- Round of 16 (December 3-6)
- Quarter-Finals (December 9-10)
- Semi-Finals (December 13-14)
- Third-Place Play-Off (December 17)
- Final (December 18th)
Bulgaria will not be competing in this year’s competition, but there is still a lot for Bulgarians to cheer for as the best players in the world compete. It has been almost 30 years since Bulgaria made its improbable run to a fourth-place finish in 1994, and fans are just waiting until their team can compete on that stage again. Be sure to tune into the options we discussed above to see the action.
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