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How to watch the World Cup in Russia

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The World Cup Qatar 2022 is most likely going to be the biggest sporting event of the year as it is every year. Viewers from around the world tune in to cheer on their nation. Unfortunately for Russia and its citizens looking forward to cheering on and watching their boys play, the Russian National Football Team was suspended from FIFA competitions including the 2022 Qatar WC.

However interest in the matches will not be affected, in fact, interest in the WC has never been higher. Read on to learn how to watch Qatar 2022 in Russia.

TV Channels to Watch WC 2022 in Russia

To view the 2022 Qatar WC in Russia on typical cable TV, Russia will broadcast the WC matches on a single channel. Match TV will be the channel you want to tune in to, to view the Qatar matches.

  • Match TV

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How to Stream Qatar 2022 in Russia

Match TV is streaming the FIFA WC Qatar 2022 in Russia, but it is quite limited in terms of support streaming devices (see below). But if you have a laptop or a desktop and are fine with watching on those rather smaller screens then, you’re in luck as you can watch the matches through a web browser. Match TV also has an app you can find on your IOS or Android mobile device.
In Russia, as far as cable TV goes there is only one channel and no other better options at all. However, if you have a smart TV then that may be a better option for streaming the WC. On a smart TV, you should have access to any content that Match TV has.
Those traveling outside of Russia can find many streaming services that will allow you to watch the WC — although not usually with Russian commentary. In the US, we recommend FuboTV because of its exceptional soccer coverage. But Sling TV is an excellent low-cost option.

What Devices Support World Cup Streaming in Russia?

As mentioned before if you have a smart TV, that is a great option for viewing the Qatar WC. You can do so through streaming devices such as an Amazon Fire Tv Stick (Firestick), Chromecast, or Roku device. And, of course, it works in web browsers as well.
You can also view the matches from any IOS or Android mobile device as they all come with a web browser.

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FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule

The WC starts with the Group Stage on November 20 at with a match between host country Qatar and Ecuador. The matches through December 2nd are listed on hotdog.com.(times are in EST.)

DateMatchGroupTimeLocation
20 NovQatar vs EcuadorAAl Bayt Stadium
21 NovEngland vs IranBKhalifa International Stadium
21 NovSenegal vs NetherlandsAAl Thumama Stadium
21 NovUSA vs WalesBAhmad Bin Ali Stadium
22 NovArgentina vs Saudi ArabiaCLusail Stadium
22 NovDenmark vs TunisiaDEducation City Stadium
22 NovMexico vs PolandCStadium 974
22 NovFrance vs AustraliaDAl Janoub Stadium
23 NovMorocco vs CroatiaFAl Bayt Stadium
23 NovGermany vs JapanEKhalifa International Stadium
23 NovSpain vs Costa RicaEAl Thumama Stadium
23 NovBelgium vs CanadaFAhmad Bin Ali Stadium
24 NovSwitzerland vs CameroonGAl Janoub Stadium
24 NovUruguay vs South KoreaHEducation City Stadium
24 NovPortugal vs GhanaHStadium 974
24 NovBrazil vs SerbiaGLusail Stadium
25 NovWales vs IranBAhmad Bin Ali Stadium
25 NovQatar vs SenegalAAl Thumama Stadium
25 NovNetherlands vs EcuadorAKhalifa International Stadium
25 NovEngland vs USABAl Bayt Stadium
26 NovTunisia vs AustraliaDAl Janoub Stadium
26 NovPoland vs Saudi ArabiaCEducation City Stadium
26 NovFrance vs DenmarkDStadium 974
26 NovArgentina vs MexicoCLusail Stadium
27 NovJapan vs Costa RicaEAhmad Bin Ali Stadium
27 NovBelgium vs MoroccoFAl Thumama Stadium
27 NovCroatia vs CanadaFKhalifa International Stadium
27 NovSpain vs GermanyEAl Bayt Stadium
28 NovCameroon vs SerbiaGAl Janoub Stadium
28 NovSouth Korea vs GhanaHEducation City Stadium
28 NovBrazil vs SwitzerlandGStadium 974
28 NovPortugal vs UruguayHLusail Stadium
29 NovEcuador vs SenegalAKhalifa International Stadium
29 NovNetherlands vs QatarAAl Bayt Stadium
29 NovIran vs USABAl Thumama Stadium
29 NovWales vs EnglandBAhmad Bin Ali Stadium
30 NovTunisia vs FranceDEducation City Stadium
30 NovAustralia vs DenmarkDAl Janoub Stadium
30 NovPoland vs ArgentinaCStadium 974
30 NovSaudi Arabia vs MexicoCLusail Stadium
1 DecCroatia vs BelgiumFAhmad Bin Ali Stadium
1 DecCanada vs MoroccoFAl Thumama Stadium
1 DecJapan vs SpainEKhalifa International Stadium
1 DecCosta Rica vs GermanyEAl Bayt Stadium
2 DecSouth Korea vs PortugalHEducation City Stadium
2 DecGhana vs UruguayHAl Janoub Stadium
2 DecSerbia vs SwitzerlandGStadium 974
2 DecCameroon vs BrazilGLusail Stadium
3 DecNetherlands vs USARound of 16Khalifa International Stadium
3 DecArgentina vs AustraliaRound of 16Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
4 DecFrance vs PolandRound of 16Al Thumama Stadium
4 DecEngland vs SenegalRound of 16Al Bayt Stadium
5 DecJapan vs CroatiaRound of 16Al Janoub Stadium
5 DecBrazil vs South KoreaRound of 16Stadium 974
6 DecMorocco vs SpainRound of 16Education City Stadium
6 DecPortugal vs SwitzerlandRound of 16Lusail Stadium
9 DecNetherlands vs ArgentinaQuarter-FinalsLusail Stadium
10 DecEngland vs FranceQuarter-FinalsAl Bayt Stadium

The knockout phase runs immediately after the Group Stage:

  • Round of 16 (December 3-6)
  • Quarter-Finals (December 9-10)
  • Semi-Finals (December 13-14)
  • Third-Place Play-Off (December 17)
  • Qatar WC Final (December 18).

What to Know Before You Go

Sadly, many fans in Russia will be extremely upset their nation won’t be represented in the 2022 Qatar WC. But football fans in Russia will still find a lot of exciting play at the Men’s WC in Qatar. Be sure to tune in with the options we’ve discussed above.

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