The 2022 FIFA World Cup final is Sunday, December 18 at 10 a.m. ET on FOX.
The 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup tournament is coming to a close in Qatar with Argentina facing off against France. Soccer fans and cord-cutters in the U.S. have a number of options for watching the international men’s football championship.
What streaming services have the 2022 World Cup final?
If you want to watch the 2022 World Cup final without cable, here are some live TV streaming services that carry local FOX stations for the final.
These TV services are supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV devices, Apple TV (iOS devices), Chromecast and some compatible Smart TVs.
Note: Sling TV carries FOX in select markets. (See below.)
Where to Watch the World Cup final
The 2022 World Cup final be on FOX and simulcast on Telemundo and NBC Universo.
Two of the sport’s greatest players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, are expected to appear for their final World Cup.
Messi is returning for his fifth and final World Cup. He leads the Argentina national football team (Group C) in caps and goals. Ronaldo is back with the Portugal national football team (Group H) also leading in caps and goals.
The streaming services outlined below let you watch every TV channel you need for World Cup final coverage.
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) subscribers has local FOX stations, FS1 and a variety of sports channels.
The Entertainment plan has over 75 channels for $69.99 per month. Subscribers can watch TV on up to 20 screens at once.
You can sign up for a 5-day free trial and cancel whenever you like. ESPN, FS1 and TNT are included in the channel lineup.
You get unlimited Cloud DVR for recording sports and TV shows. So if you can’t watch the World Cup final live, you can record it and replay it later. There are more than 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in. You can use your subscription on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets
Subscriptions run month to month. You can look at the different channel lineups and promotions that are currently being offered.
fuboTV lets you watch the FIFA World Cup final on FOX and Telemundo when you subscribe to its Pro bundle.
The Pro bundle has more than 140 channels and 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage.
ESPN, HGTV, AMC, Big Ten Network and ACC Network are included in the Pro channel bundle. Subscribers get local channels including ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in most areas of the U.S.
You can watch TV on three screens at once. A subscription costs $69.99 per month. You get a library of on-demand movies, and TV shows.
You can use your subscription on most major streaming devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and a number of Smart TVs.
You can get a free 7-day trial, or look over the channel lineup for your area.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has coverage of local FOX stations across the U.S.
The Hulu Live plan includes ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TNT and FOX Sports (FS1). There are plenty of other channels that you would find on cable TV as well.
You can stream TV on up to two screens at once. A subscription costs $69.99 per month, and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+.
Hulu Live comes with unlimited Cloud DVR so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want. Hulu’s channel lineup has local NBC, ABC and FOX stations across the U.S.
You can look over the channel lineup to see what locals and regional sports networks are available for your area.
Sling TV is an affordable way to live stream the FIFA World Cup final on FOX.
Sling TV Blue has more than 43 channels, including local FOX stations in 18 TV markets, or “Designated Market Areas.” A subscription is $40 per month.
If you live in or around one of these cities, then you should be able to get FOX and watch the FIFA World Cup final using Sling Blue:
- Dallas/Fort Worth
- Los Angeles
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- New York
- San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose
- Tampa/St. Petersburg
- Washington, DC
Sling Blue includes AMC, History, and NFL Network. An on-demand library is included in each bundle. The Sling Orange plan has ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, A&E, History and TNT for $40 per month. Sling Orange has about 31 channels total.
Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR. With Sling Orange, you can watch TV on one screen at a time.
You can use your subscription on Roku, Fire TV, Xbox One and AirTV Player. When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV.
If you prepay for two months, you can get a free streaming device. There is no obligation to keep your subscription after that.
YouTube TV is another option for watching the FIFA World Cup final without a cable or satellite TV service.
A subscription to the Base plan costs $64.99 per month, and carries local FOX stations, FS1 and Telemundo. ESPN, ESPN2, Golf Channel, NBA TV, NFL Network, TBS and TNT are included in the base channel plan.
The YouTube Base plan lets you watch TV on three screens at once. You can use your subscription on Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Smart TVs powered by Android TV and Google TV.
You can check out the latest offer YouTube TV is making to new and returning customers.
Vidgo supports watching the FIFA World Cup final on FOX. This TV service has more than 110 channels in its lineup.
Subscribers can stream on up to three screens at once. You can use your subscription on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. A subscription costs $59.95 per month. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
Peacock (Spanish-language option)
Peacock subscribers can stream the World Cup final live in Spanish.
Parent company, NBCUniversal, will be taking its simulcast produced by Telemundo Deportes and making it available on Peacock. The first 12 matches of the World Cup were available for free. But after Nov. 24, the remaining 52 matches were only available to Peacock Premium subscribers.
The Premium plan costs $4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial. Peacock streams live Notre Dame football games during the college football season. You can stream Peacock on up to three screens at once.
How to Watch The FIFA World Cup final for Free
There are three ways to watch the World Cup final for free in 2022.
1) Tubi, the free, ad-supported streaming service, will stream all 64 games on-demand during the tournament. Tubi has already launched a dedicated 2022 FIFA World Cup channel with highlights, original programming and former World Cup matches.
2) DIRECTV STREAM, fubo TV and YouTubeTV all offer free trials that last for about a week or less. Just make sure you cancel before the free trial ends if you don’t want to keep the service and get billed.
3) FOX and Telemundo are broadcast channels, so you can watch them for free using a TV antenna.
A TV antenna can deliver a better picture than a cable subscription. Broadcasts from local towers are transmitting signals that are far less compressed HD quality.
You will notice quite a difference in picture quality once you set up your TV antenna and scan for channels. Once the series is over, you can keep watching those channels for free.
Here are a few guides to get you started with using your own TV antenna:
- Review: The Best TV Antenna
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
How to Watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup final without cable FAQs
These are common questions from soccer fans who want to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup without a TV provider.
What is the FIFA World Cup final Schedule?
The final airs December 18 at 10 a.m. on FOX with Spanish-language simulcasts on Telemundo and NBC Universo.
|DATE||TIME (ET)||MATCH||TV CHANNEL||SIMULCAST|
|Sunday, December 18||10:00 AM||Argentina vs France||FOX||Telemundo, NBC Universo|
Can I watch the FIFA World Cup final on ESPN+ or ESPN?
No. FOX Sports currently has the rights to broadcast the World Cup in 2022. You can watch FOX and FS1 without cable TV using a live TV streaming service. Local FOX and Telemundo broadcasts are available as free over-the-air channels. Tubi will stream all World Cup games on-demand.
How to watch the FIFA World Cup final on a Roku or Roku TV
There are two ways you can watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup final with a Roku or Roku TV:
If you own a Roku streaming device, then you can sign up for DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. Tubi will have games on-demand.
If you own a Roku TV, you can connect a TV antenna to the coaxial port in the back of the TV. After hooking up the antenna, scan for over-the-air channels under settings.
Can I watch the FIFA World Cup final on an Amazon Fire Stick?
Yes. You can use DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling, YouTube TV to get FOX and FS1 to watch the 2022 World Cup final.
How to watch the 2022 World Cup final on a Smart TV
Smart TV owners can watch the FIFA World Cup final for free on FOX by using a TV antenna. You can also stream World Cup matches on-demand for free through Tubi. TV viewers can also sign up for a TV streaming service that carries FOX.
How to Watch the 2022 World Cup final in 4K
If you have a television that supports 4K, there will be a few options to watch the World Cup final in Ultra HD and HDR. FOX says that every match of the World Cup will be shot in 4K with High Dynamic Range.
fubo will have the 2022 FIFA World Cup final in 4K HDR10 resolution. The Pro plan has more than 130 channel including FOX and FS1. YouTube TV has a 4K add-on. The 4K add-on costs $10 per month for the first 12 months. The price increases to $20 per month after that.
The FOX Sports app is streaming World Cup games in 4K. But you need a subscription to cable TV, satellite service or a live TV streaming service to activate the FOX Sports app.
*Note: The final will also be broadcast on the Spanish-language channel NBC Universo.
Where is the World Cup final being held?
The FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and France will be at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar.
Out of the 8 stadiums that were used for the 2022 World Cup, the Lusail Iconic Stadium, located in the capital city of Doha, was used the most. It hosted 10 matches including the final.
- Lusail Iconic Stadium
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Stadium 974
- Al Thumama Stadium
- Khalifa International Stadium
- Education City Stadium
- Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
- Al Janoub Stadium
This article was published on November 15, 2022, and has been updated.
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