Football fans in Nicaragua are part of an emerging breed. In this Central American nation, the main spectator sports have traditionally been baseball and boxing, but the beautiful game of fútbol has been making inroads in recent years thanks to regional influence from neighboring nations such as Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras.
Nicaragua has yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, but the men’s national team played friendly warm-up matches against the likes of Iran, which did qualify for Qatar 2022. With rising stars such as Byron Bonilla, a skilled striker who plays in Costa Rica, there are valid hopes for Nicaraguan fans to one day see their national team qualify for future Cups; in the meantime, let’s review your television and streaming options for Qatar 2022.
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Television Channels Broadcasting Qatar 2022 in Nicaragua
Grupo Ratensa and Alba visión is a media conglomerate operating a few over-the-air (OTA) frequencies across Central America. This company, which operates two national TV stations and one regional channel, has opted to make Canal 10 the home of Qatar 2022 in Nicaragua.
Canal 10 has been broadcasting across Nicaragua since 1997; it is an OTA channel that you can tune into with an analog SDTV antenna. As one of the most popular TV stations in Nicaragua, Canal 10 is carried by all cable and satellite providers duly registered with CANITEL, the national organization of telecommunications carriers in the country. Canal 10 also offers a basic streaming option, which we will describe below.
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World Cup Streaming Options in Nicaragua
You have two national streaming options to watch the Cup in Nicaragua:
* Canal 10 online señal en vivo
* Tigo Sports
The website of Canal 10 streams “en vivo,” which means that you can visit whenever matches are playing, and without having to install any apps. Keep in mind that this option is region-locked to Nicaragua, which means that you can only watch on a device with an IP address connected to a national internet provider such as Claro.
As for the Tigo Sports app, it offers all 64 Qatar 2022 matches, but you have to be a Tigo cable or mobile subscriber. The Tigo Sports app is free for Tigo customers in Nicaragua, but you need an internet plan. To this effect, Tigo will offer wireless data packs starting as low as $2 for 5 gigabytes during the Cup.
What Devices Can You Use to Watch Qatar 2022 in Nicaragua?
The Canal 10 website can be accessed from desktop and laptop computers as well as smartphones and tablets. The Tigo Sports app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. If you have a smart TV, Chromecast, or dedicated streaming device such as Roku, the Android version of the Tigo Sports app should work.
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Schedule for Qatar 2022 Matches in Nicaragua
The opening ceremony and the Qatar vs. Ecuador match took place on Sunday, November 20 at in Nicaragua, which means that it is nine hours behind Qatar. Once the group stage starts playing two simultaneous matches on November 29, Canal 10 will only play one of them; this is when the Tigo Sports app makes more sense because you can choose which match to stream.
|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||France vs Australia||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||Croatia vs Canada||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||Croatia vs Belgium||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||Netherlands vs Argentina||Quarter-Finals||Lusail Stadium|
|10 Dec||England vs France||Quarter-Finals||Al Bayt Stadium|
After the group stages, the Cup will switch to a playoff knockout format of eight matches that will play from December 3 to December 6. The quarter finals play on December 9 and 10. The semifinals are scheduled for December 13 and 14, and the final match plus closing ceremony will be on Sunday, December 18 at in the morning.
Fully Enjoying Qatar 2022 in Nicaragua
Thanks to the rising affinity for football in Nicaragua, many commercial establishments in the country are now tuning to Canal 10 during Qatar 2022 match broadcasts, which means that you may be able to enjoy some of the matches at bar-restaurants while enjoying vigoron and quesillo snacks. In towns such as Diriangen, which are crazy about football, pretty much all cafes and bars play the Cup on TV for patrons.