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.
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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.)
|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|
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.
World Cup Qatar 2022 Viewer’s Guides Outside the US
For more information on watching matches in different areas, see our World Cup VPN Guide.