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FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Streaming: When and How to Croatia vs Belgium Online on Mobile, TV, and More

The much-awaited 2022 FIFA World Cup commenced on November 20, 2022, adding to the excitement of football fans worldwide. The world cup, this time, is being held in Qatar, as it was chosen after most recommendations were received following the bidding rounds conducted to host the matches. The other day Australia entered the round of 16 after defeating Denmark 1-0, and France lost against Tunisia 1-0.

On December 1, Croatia will take on Belgium in a match that will start at 8:30 PM India time, while the second match is between Canada and Morocco. Here’s how you can catch all the action on Sports 18.

2022 FIFA World Cup – Opening Ceremony

The matches will kickstart on November 20 and continue until December 18, 2022, when the finals will be held. However, before the tournament kicks off, the highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will be held. The ceremony will air on Sunday, November 20, 2022, and has been planned ahead of the first match between Qatar and Ecuador.

Reports earlier stated that the ceremony was planned for November 21, 2022. However, the organisers preponed the same along with the opening match, keeping up with the actual plans. Popular artists like BTS’ K-pop superstar Kim Jung Kook, Black Eyed Peas, Nora Fatehi and many others will perform at the 2022 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.

The first match will also be held following the actual traditions of having the host team, and fans will be able to enjoy this at the massive 60,000-seater Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

2022 FIFA World Cup – Squads and Teams

A total of 32 teams, as shown in the image below, will be playing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

2022 FIFA World Cup – Schedule

Teams 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022: Match Date 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022: Match Venue
Qatar Vs Ecuador Nov-20 Al Bayt Stadium
England Vs Iran Nov-21 Khalifa International Stadium
Senegal Vs Netherlands Nov-21 Al Thumama Stadium
USA Vs Wales Nov-22 Al Rayyan Stadium
Argentina Vs Saudi Arabia Nov-22 Lusail Stadium
Denmark Vs Tunisia Nov-22 Education City Stadium
Mexico Vs Poland Nov-22 Stadium 974
France Vs Australia Nov-23 Al Wakrah Sports
Morocco Vs Croatia Nov-23 Al Bayt Stadium
Germany Vs Japan Nov-23 Khalifa International Stadium
Spain Vs Costa Rica Nov-23 Al Thumama Stadium
Belgium Vs Canada Nov-24 Al Rayyan Stadium
Switzerland Vs Cameroon Nov-24 Lusail Stadium
Uruguay Vs South Korea Nov-24 Education City Stadium
Portugal Vs Ghana Nov-24 Stadium 974
Brazil Vs Serbia Nov-25 Al Wakrah Sports
Wales Vs Iran Nov-25 Al Bayt Stadium
Qatar Vs Senegal Nov-25 Khalifa International Stadium
Netherlands Vs Ecuador Nov-25 Al Thumama Stadium
England Vs USA Nov-26 Al Rayyan Stadium
Tunisia Vs Australia Nov-26 Lusail Stadium
Poland Vs Saudi Arabia Nov-26 Education City Stadium
France Vs Denmark Nov-26 Stadium 974
Argentina Vs Mexico Nov-27 Al Wakrah Sports
Japan Vs Costa Rica Nov-27 Al Bayt Stadium
Belgium Vs Morocco Nov-27 Khalifa International Stadium
Croatia Vs Canada Nov-27 Al Thumama Stadium
Spain Vs Germany Nov-28 Al Rayyan Stadium
Cameroon Vs Serbia Nov-28 Lusail Stadium
South Korea Vs Ghana Nov-28 Education City Stadium
Brazil Vs Switzerland Nov-28 Stadium 974
Portugal Vs Uruguay Nov-29 Al Wakrah Sports
Ecuador Vs Senegal Nov-29 Al Bayt Stadium
Netherlands Vs Qatar Nov-29 Khalifa International Stadium
Iran Vs USA Nov-30 Al Thumama Stadium
Wales Vs England Nov-30 Al Rayyan Stadium
Tunisia Vs France Nov-30 Lusail Stadium
Australia Vs Denmark Nov-30 Education City Stadium
Poland Vs Argentina Dec-01 Stadium 974
Saudi Arabia Vs Mexico Dec-01 Al Wakrah Sports
Croatia Vs Belgium Dec-01 Al Bayt Stadium
Canada Vs Morocco Dec-01 Khalifa International Stadium
Japan Vs Spain Dec-02 Al Thumama Stadium
Costa Rica Vs Germany Dec-02 Al Rayyan Stadium
South Korea Vs Portugal Dec-02 Lusail Stadium
Ghana Vs Uruguay Dec-02 Education City Stadium
Serbia Vs Switzerland Dec-03 Stadium 974
Cameroon Vs Brazil Dec-03 Al Wakrah Sports
To be Decided Dec-03 Khalifa International Stadium
To be Decided Dec-04 Al Rayyan Stadium
To be Decided Dec-04 Khalifa International Stadium
To be Decided Dec-05 Al Thumama Stadium
To be Decided Dec-05 Al Rayyan Stadium
To be Decided Dec-06 Lusail Stadium
To be Decided Dec-06 Education City Stadium
To be Decided Dec-07 Al Wakrah Sports
To be Decided Dec-09 Al Bayt Stadium
To be Decided Dec-10 Khalifa International Stadium
To be Decided Dec-10 Al Thumama Stadium
To be Decided Dec-11 Al Rayyan Stadium
To be Decided Dec-14 Lusail Stadium
To be Decided Dec-15 Education City Stadium
To be Decided Dec-17 Stadium 974
To be Decided Dec-18 Lusail Stadium

2022 FIFA World Cup – Stadiums

A total of 64 matches will be played at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and these will be held across the below-mentioned eight venues at the host location in Qatar.

  • Al Bayt Stadium
  • Khalifa International Stadium
  • Al Thumama Stadium
  • Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
  • Lusail Stadium
  • Stadium 974
  • Education City Stadium
  • Al Janoub Stadium

2022 FIFA World Cup – Groups and Stages

Group A

  • Qatar
  • Ecuador
  • Senegal
  • The Netherlands

Group B

  • England
  • IR Iran
  • USA
  • Wales

Group C

  • Argentina
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mexico
  • Poland

Group D

  • France
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Tunisia

Group E

  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • Germany
  • Japan

Group F

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • Croatia

Group G

  • Brazil
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland
  • Cameroon

Group H

  • Portugal
  • Ghana
  • Uruguay
  • Korea Republic

2022 FIFA World Cup Stages

Stage(s) India (IST) Local (Qatar) USA & Canada (ET) UK (GMT)
Group stage only 3:30 PM 1:00 PM 5:00 AM 10:00 AM
Group stage only 6:30 PM 4:00 PM 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
Knockouts only 8:30 PM 6:00 PM 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
Group stage only 9:30 PM 7:00 PM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Group/Knockouts 12:30 AM 10:00 PM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Where to Watch 2022 FIFA World Cup in India – Online and TV

Fans in India  2022 can watch FIFA World Cup on the Jio Cinema website and mobile app. The matches will also be aired on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels

How to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup online in India

JioCinema is the official online streaming platform for 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022. The platform, owned by Reliance Group, is an on-demand video library service where one can watch a range of sports, movies, reality shows, TV shows, etc.

One can download Jio Cinema on iPhone (iOS-11 and above), Android Smartphones ( OS version 5 and above), and Tizen (OS version-2.4 and above). The app is also suitable for Fire TV(OS-6 and above), Android TV(OS-7+ and above), and Apple TV( OS-10 and above).

JioCinema app is also available in telecom services like Jio, Airtel, BSNL, and Vi, and users of all these mobile networks can also watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches for free.

How to find the 2022 FIFA World Cup on JioCinema

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup matches are available for free on the JioCinema app.
  • Users can live stream the matches on the website and mobile app at no cost.
  • The app can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices.
  • One can also visit www.jiocinema.com and watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches under the ‘Sports’ section
  • Click on the sports tab and choose the banner highlighting World Cup live streaming

How to download JioCinema on Android Devices

  • Click on Google Play Store app on the Android device
  • Search for ‘JioCinema’ on the play store search section
  • Click on ‘Install’ and download the first app
  • Now, open the Jio Cinema app and use your mobile number to log in.
  • Select the prefered content language options.
  • Click Done and go to the sports section for 2022 FIFA World Cup details.
  • Click and start streaming the 2022 FIFA World Cup online

How to download JioCinema on iOS-based (Apple) Phones

  • Go to the App Store application on your apple device
  • Search for ‘JioCinema’ in the search section
  • Click on ‘Install’ and download the app
  • Now, open the Jio Cinema app and use your Jio mobile number to log in. You may use one of the two options as mentioned below
    • Using an OTP
    • Using Jio SIM, which will auto-detect your mobile number
  • Log in and select the prefered content language options.
  • Go to the sports section of the JioCinemas app and stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches

How to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup on TV in India

Football fans in India can watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches on Sports18 and Sports18.

Several DTH operators – Airtel Dish TV, Tata Play (Tata Sky), and Dish TV, and others – have Sports18 and Sports18 DH on their lists. If not available in your package, you may add these channels by sending an SMS or giving a missed call from the registered mobile number, or reaching out to the dedicated app operator service for the same.

As of now, both channels are available in English and Hindi only. However, the network has plans to roll out the channels in other Indian languages too. An official announcement regarding the same is awaited. Meanwhile, the content of these channels can also be found on Viacom18’s digital streaming platform, Voot.

Sports18 and Sports18 HD Channel List

Sports18 Sports18HD
Airtel DTH 293 294
Tata Play 487 488
JioTV+ 261 262
SunDirect 505 983
D2H NA 666
DishTV 644 643
DD Free Dish 25 NA

2022 FIFA World Cup – Global Broadcast

Country Date Time TV Stream
India Nov. 20 19:00 Sports 18 JioCinema
Australia Nov. 21 1:00 SBS SBS On Demand
Canada Nov. 20 9:00 CTV, TSN fuboTV, TSN app
Hong Kong Nov. 20 22:00 BeIN Sports, ITV Now TV, ViuTV
Malaysia Nov. 20 22:00 RTM, Astro Astro Go
New Zealand Nov. 21 3:00 Sky Sport Sky Sport
Singapore Nov. 20 22:00 Mediacorp Channel 5 StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
UK Nov. 20 14:00 BBC One BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website
USA Nov. 20 9:00 FOX, Telemundo FuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Highlights

  • “No doubt Spain will be a World Cup contender,” says Enrique
  • FIFA digital fan experience redefined by FIFA+
  • Fans can now enjoy behind-the-scenes content during the tournament and more for free
  • England’s Phil Foden, to transfer his form to the international stage, says, “England have not seen the best of me yet.”
  • Makers share nuanced details about the 14th successive ball, Al Rihla, created by Adidas for the FIFA World Cup.
  • Reports state that the ball has been designed meticulously to travel faster in flight than any other seen in the previous tournaments.
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