On which channels to watch the 2022 World Cup?

Do you live in France and don't want to miss a beat of the 2022 World Cup? This article will explain how to follow the competition on television.

Who is broadcasting the 2022 World Cup in France?

This year, the broadcast of the 2022 World Cup will be provided by two channels in France. On the one hand TF1, accessible free of charge, on the other hand be IN Sports, whose subscription is paid for at around 15 euros per month and without commitment (you can also benefit from a more advantageous rate by opting for a combined offer, offered by your ISP or Canal+).

Important clarification: TF1 should outsource the broadcasting of some of the matches to its subsidiary TMC, which is also available free of charge on TNT.

Which matches will it be possible to watch for free?

Of the 64 matches of the 2022 World Cup, 28 will be broadcast unencrypted by TF1. In detail, these are the 16 "best posters of the group stage", including the three matches of the French team and the opening match on Sunday November 20, but also five round of 16, three quarter-finals, the two semi-finals, the match for 3rd place and the final.

The list of matches broadcast unencrypted on TF1

NB: only the group stage matches are listed here, TF1 will later choose the knockout stage matches that it will broadcast.

November 20, 5 p.m.: Qatar – Ecuador (Group A)

November 21, 8 p.m.: United States – Wales (Group B)

November 22, 8 p.m.: France – Australia (Group D)

November 23, 8 p.m.: Belgium – Canada (Group F)

November 24, 8 p.m.: Brazil – Serbia (Group G)

November 25, 8 p.m.: England – USA (Group B)

November 26, 5 p.m.: France – Denmark (Group D)

November 26, 8 p.m.: Argentina – Mexico (Group C)

November 27, 2 p.m.: Belgium – Morocco (Group F)

November 27, 8 p.m.: Spain – Germany (Group E)

November 28, 8 p.m.: Portugal – Uruguay (Group H)

November 29, 8 p.m.: Wales – England (Group B)

November 30, 4 p.m.: Tunisia – France (Group D)

November 30, 8 p.m.: Poland – Argentina (Group C)

December 1, 8 p.m.: Japan – Spain (Group E)

December 2, 8 p.m.: Cameroon – Brazil (Group G)

What time will the matches take place?

As a general rule, 4 matches will be scheduled each day during the group stage: the first at 11 a.m. (French time), the second at 2 p.m., the third at 5 p.m. and the fourth at 8 p.m.

From the knockout phase, there will only be two possible times: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (French time). Thus, the final will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday December 18, 2022.

Will TF1 broadcast all the matches of the French team?

Absolutely, as a partner of the French team, TF1 has already announced that it will broadcast the 3 matches of Les Bleus in the group stage and it is certain that the group will choose to broadcast the following matches of the French team as well during the possible continuation of its course.

Will a channel broadcast all matches?

Yes, but to be able to watch all the matches without having to zap, you will need to subscribe to be IN Sports.

Will some matches be broadcast on two channels?

Absolutely, this will be the case for the 28 matches broadcast simultaneously by TF1 and be IN Sports.

Will there be any specials?

TF1 and be IN Sports have not yet unveiled their special device for the 2022 World Cup. For information, here is what it looked like in 2018.

On TF1: broadcast of the Mag of the World Cup after each major match of the evening broadcast on TF1. A 50-minute meeting presented by Denis Brogniart.

On be IN Sports: six daily magazines from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., including Russia Night Show presented after the last match of the day by Darren Tulett.

Among our neighbors, who broadcasts the World Cup?

In Belgium, the public channel RTBF on the Walloon side and the VRT channel on the Flemish side will broadcast all the competition matches free of charge. This will also be the case in Switzerland, where 100% unencrypted broadcasting will be provided by SRF, RTS and RSI.

The Germans (ZDF and Das Erste) and the Spaniards (Mediaset España) will also benefit from free broadcasting of the entire competition. On the other hand, like the French, the Italians will have to be content with only 28 matches in the clear on Rai 1, the other 36 matches will be broadcast on the group's paid channels.

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