The World Cup 2022 has reached the business end and, while off-the-pitch controversy continues to reign and the headline-makers continue to be the host nation’s late changes to rules, on the pitch there will still be millions who tune in for games.
In the UK, every single match will be shown free-to-air across either BBC or ITV, with both broadcasters now having announced their line-ups of pundits, analysts and commentators – which in itself is always a tournament talking point.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch every game, with updates to come for the knock-out phase in Qatar.
Where BBC is listed as the broadcaster, the TV channel will be BBC One unless otherwise noted and the game will be streamed live via the BBC iPlayer.
When ITV is listed, the TV channel will be ITV1 unless otherwise noted and games will be streamed via ITVX, the new online service replacing ITV Hub. These games will also be on STV where available.
Knock-out schedule and TV channels
We’re down to the final two games, with the matches being shown as follows by the broadcasters:
Saturday 17 December – third-place play-off
Croatia vs Morocco, 3pm on BBC 1
Sunday 18 December – World Cup final
Argentina vs France, 3pm on BBC 1 and ITV 1
The schedule for all knock-out games is already set, including the kick-off times and venues, and can be viewed in full here.
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