2022 World Cup Logo. Photo: World Soccer Talk
2022 World Cup Logo. Photo: World Soccer Talk

55 European countries will be competing in 75 FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier games with the aim of securing crucial points that will take them one step closer to qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2022 that takes place in Qatar in November and December next year.

How to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 in Europe

Partners in Europe and across the globe will be broadcasting the upcoming games as national teams seek a place at the FIFA World Cup.

Find your local European Qualifiers broadcast partner(s) below.


Albania: RTSH/DigitAlb

Andorra: Tf1/M6/TVE/Mediaset

Armenia: Armenia TV/Shant TV

Austria: ORF/DAZN

Azerbaijan: CBC Sport/Almasport

Belarus: Belarus TV/Almasport

Belgium: RTBF/DPG Media/Eleven Sports

Bosnia and Herzegovina: SportKlub/Nova BH

Bulgaria: BNT

Croatia: SportKlub/Nova TV

Cyprus: CyBC/Cyta

Czech Republic: Česká televize/AMC Networks

Denmark: Discovery

England: Sky /ITV

Estonia: ERR/TV 3 Sport Estonia

Faroe Islands: Faroese Broadcasting Corp./Discovery

Finland: Viasat

France: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe

Georgia: GPB/Almasport/Silknet

Germany: RTL/DAZN

Gibraltar: GBC/UEFA.tv

Greece: Open TV/COSMOTE

Hungary: MTVA/AMC Networks

Iceland: RUV, Stod 2 Sport

Israel: Charlton/KAN

Italy: Rai/Mediaset

Kazakhstan: Qazsport/Almasport

Kosovo: RTK/DigitAlb

Latvia: TV 3 Sport Latvia

Liechtenstein: DAZN, Liechtensteiner Landeskanal

Lithuania: LRT/TV 3 Sport Lithuania

Luxembourg: RTL/Eleven Sports

Malta: PBS/UEFA.tv

Moldova: GMG/Almasport

Montenegro: SportKlub/Nova M

Netherlands: NOS/Ziggo Sport

Northern Ireland: Sky

North Macedonia: SportKlub

Norway: TV2

Poland: TVP/Polsat

Portugal: RTP/Sport TV

Republic of Ireland: RTE/Sky/Virgin Media

Romania: ProTV/Digi Sport

Russia: Channel One/Match TV

San Marino: Mediaset/RTV/Rai

Scotland: Sky

Serbia: SportKlub

Slovakia: RTV/AMC Networks

Slovenia: SportKlub/Sport TV

Spain: TVE/Mediaset/UEFA.tv

Sweden: TV4

Switzerland: SRG/CH Media/DAZN

Turkey: TRT/S-Sport/UEFA.tv

Ukraine: Media Group Ukraine

Wales: Sky/S4C

How to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers in Europe and abroad: use a good VPN service

The only way to watch your favourite teams in the action in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers if you’re abroad on holiday is by using a good VPN service. A VPN basically uses sophisticated code to trick your device into thinking that it’s based anywhere in the world that you want. It also protects your PC by encrypting your entire online connection, so that no one - not your ISP, mobile service provider or hackers - can see what you do online.

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How do the FIFA World Cup 2022 European qualifiers work?

Photo: Facebook
Photo: Facebook

The FIFA World Cup 2022 European qualifiers will be played over two stages. The initial group stage sees the 55 European nations divided into 10 groups of either five or six teams.

Teams in each group will play each other in a round-robin format with the top team in each group qualifying directly for the FIFA World Cup 2022 finals. All straightforward so far.

It's a little more complex for the second-place finishers in the group stage. The ten runners up from each group will be given another chance at qualification in a play-off style second qualifying round alongside the two best group winners of the UEFA Nations League 2020-21.

Those twelve teams will be drawn into three pathways of four teams, each playing a knockout semi-final and final. The three resultant winners will qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

FIFA World Cup 2022 European qualifying groups

Here are those FIFA World Cup 2022 European qualifying groups in full, as drawn in December 2020.

  • Group A: Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan
  • Group B: Spain, Sweden, Greece, Georgia, Kosovo
  • Group C: Italy, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Lithuania
  • Group D: France, Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan
  • Group E: Belgium, Wales, Czech Republic, Belarus, Estonia
  • Group F: Denmark, Austria, Scotland, Israel, Faroe Islands, Moldova
  • Group G: Netherlands, Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, Gibraltar
  • Group H: Croatia, Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta
  • Group I: England, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra, San Marino
  • Group J: Germany, Romania, Iceland, North Macedonia, Armenia, Liechtenstein

How to stream FIFA World Cup 2022 European qualifiers live in the UK

Photo Seattle Met
Photo Seattle Met

Coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2022 European qualifiers is split between pay-TV service Sky Sports and free-to-air channel ITV in the UK, with the paid-for service getting the bulk of the coverage.

If you’re not a Sky subscriber, you can still easily watch World Cup qualifiers online or on TV via Sky’s excellent value streaming offshoot, NOW (formerly Now TV).

A NOW Sports Membership will also get you access to all Sky Sports channels and costs £9.99 a day, though the monthly pass is much better value at £34. It will let you watch all of the Premier League matches aired by Sky for the rest of the 2020/21 season, plus PGA Tour golf, Test cricket, Formula 1, and more.

Live games featuring Wales will be shown on Welsh-language channel S4C and its S4C Clic streaming service.

NOW Sports Membership

Photo: Now TV Help
Photo: Now TV Help

From £10 at NOW

Watch Sky Sports’ coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2022 European qualifiers online with a NOW Sports Membership. Watch one day’s coverage for £10 or snag a monthly pass for £34.


Photo: ITV
Photo: ITV

Free at ITV Hub

ITV’s live FIFA World Cup 2022 European qualifying games are available to free to viewers in the UK with a valid TV licence.

Details of Channels to Watch 2022 World Cup Outside Europe in each country

Afghanistan: SonySix

Algeria: beIN Sports

American Samoa: ESPN/TUDN

Angola: SuperSport/Star Times

Anguilla: ESPN

Antigua & Barbuda: ESPN

Argentina: DirecTV

Aruba: NOS

Australia: Optus

Bahamas: ESPN

Bahrain: beIN Sports

Barbados: ESPN

Bangladesh: SonySix

Benin: SuperSport/Star Times

Bermuda: ESPN

Bhutan: SonySix

Bolivia: DirecTV

Bonaire: NOS

Botswana: SuperSport/Star Times

Brazil: Esporte Interativo

Burkina Faso: SuperSport/Star Times

Burundi: SuperSport/Star Times

Cambodia: CTN/UEFA.tv

Cameroon: SuperSport/Star Times

Canada: TLN/UEFA.tv

Cape Verde: SuperSport/Star Times

Cayman Islands: ESPN

Central African Republic: SuperSport/Star Times

Chad: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times

Chile: DirecTV

PR China: CCTV/Super Sports Shankai/Tencent

Colombia: DirecTV

Comoros: SuperSport/Star Times

Congo Republic: SuperSport/Star Times

Costa Rica: Sky Mexico

Cuba: ESPN

Curacao: NOS/ESPN/DirecTV

Democratic Republic of Congo: SuperSport/Star Times

Djibouti: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times

Dominica: ESPN

Dominican Republic: Sky Mexico

Ecuador: DirecTV

Egypt: beIN Sports

Equatorial Guinea: SuperSport/Star Times

El Salvador: Sky Mexico

Eritrea: SuperSport/Star Times

Ethiopia: SuperSport/Star Times

Falkland Islands: ESPN

Fiji: Fiji TV

French Guyana: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV

French Polynesia: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe

French Southern and Antarctic lands: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe

Gabon: SuperSport/Star Times

Gambia: SuperSport/Star Times

Ghana: SuperSport/Star Times

Grenada: ESPN

Guadeloupe: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV


Guatemala: Sky Mexico

Guinea: SuperSport/Star Times

Guinea-Bissau: SuperSport/Star Times

Guyana: NOS/ESPN/DirecTV

Haiti: ESPN

Honduras: Sky Mexico

Hong Kong SAR: i-Cable

India: SonySix

Indonesia: Mola TV

Iran: beIN Sports

Iraq: beIN Sports

Ivory Coast: SuperSport/Star Times

Jamaica: ESPN

Japan: DAZN

Jordan: beIN Sports

Kenya: SuperSport/Star Times

Kuwait: beIN Sports

Kyrgyzstan: Uzreport/Almasport

Laos: UEFA.tv

Lebanon: beIN Sports

Lesotho: SuperSport/Star Times

Liberia: SuperSport/Star Times

Libya: beIN Sports

Macau SAR: TDM

Madagascar: SuperSport/Star Times/L'Équipe

Malawi: SuperSport/Star Times

Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam: Astro/RTM

Maldives: SonySix

Mali: SuperSport/Star Times

Mariana Islands: ESPN/TUDN

Martinique: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV

Mauritania: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times

Mauritius: SuperSport/Star Times/L'Équipe

Mayotte: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe

Mexico: Sky Mexico


Mongolia: UEFA.tv

Montserrat: ESPN

Morocco: beIN Sports

Mozambique: SuperSport/Star Times

Namibia: SuperSport/Star Times

Nepal: SonySix

Nevis: ESPN

New Caledonia: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe

New Zealand: Sky New Zealand

Nicaragua: Sky Mexico

Niger: SuperSport/Star Times

Nigeria: SuperSport/Star Times

North Korea: UEFA.tv

Oman: beIN Sports

Pakistan: SonySix

Palestine (Gaza strip & West Bank): beIN Sports

Panama: Sky Mexico

Paraguay: DirecTV

Peru: DirecTV

Philippines: UEFA.tv

Puerto Rico: ESPN/TUDN

Qatar: beIN Sports

Réunion: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe

Rwanda: SuperSport/Star Times

Saba: NOS/ESPN/DirecTV

Sao Tome and Principe: SuperSport/Star Times

Saudi Arabia: beIN Sports

Senegal: SuperSport/Star Times

Seychelles: SuperSport/Star Times

Sierra Leone: SuperSport/Star Times

Singapore: UEFA.tv

Somalia: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times

South Africa: SuperSport

South Korea: SPO TV

South Sudan: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times

Sri Lanka: SonySix

St. Barts: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV

St. Christopher: ESPN

St. Eustatius: NOS/ESPN/DirecTV

St. Helena and Ascension: SuperSport/Star Times

St. Kitts: ESPN

St. Lucia: ESPN

St. Martin: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV

St. Maarten: NOS

St. Pierre & Miquelon: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: ESPN

Sudan: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times

Surinam: ESPN

Swaziland: SuperSport/Star Times

Syria: beIN Sports

Taiwan/Chinese Taipei: Eleven Sports

Tajikistan: Uzreport/Almasport

Tanzania: SuperSport/Star Times

Thailand: UEFA.tv

Togo: SuperSport/Star Times

Tortola: ESPN

Trinidad & Tobago: ESPN

Tunisia: beIN Sports

Turkmenistan: Uzreport/Almasport

Turks & Caicos Islands: ESPN

Uganda: SuperSport/Star Times

United Arab Emirates: beIN Sports

United States of America: ESPN/TUDN

Uruguay: DirecTV

U.S. Virgin Islands: ESPN/TUDN

Uzbekistan: Uzreport/Almasport

Venezuela: DirecTV

Vietnam: VTV Cab/VTC3/K+

Wallis & Futuna: Tf1/M6/L'Équipe

Yemen: beIN Sports

Zambia: SuperSport/Star Times

Zimbabwe: SuperSport/Star Times

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