The BBC is where you can find coverage. 33 games are shown live on television every day of the week, and BBC Radio 5 Live broadcasts live commentary for all 64 games.
Wales vs. England, England vs. Iran, and Wales’ critical matchup against Carlos Queiroz’s team will all be shown exclusively live on the BBC. World Cup champions Jurgen Klinsmann and Gilberto Silva, along with Vincent Kompany, Didier Drogba, Laura Georges, Pablo Zabaleta, and Mark Schwarzer, will contribute their global expertise to the BBC’s coverage.
Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Jermaine Jenas, Micah Richards, and Alex Scott are former England players; Danny Gabbidon, Ian Rush, and Ashley Williams are Welsh players.
Television and Radio
33 live matches will be broadcast by the BBC on TV and the iPlayer during the competition, and BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds will broadcast all 64 games in Qatar. All of Wales’ games will also be covered by BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru. Fans can follow the drama on any device thanks to live video streaming of BBC Sport’s games and live commentary of every match on the BBC Sounds app.
After our exclusive live coverage of the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador, BBC TV and iPlayer coverage begins with a tantalizing week of games. With a compatible UHD TV and a compatible UHD streaming device, fans can watch the bulk of BBC games live in ultra-high definition and high dynamic range on BBC iPlayer.
The BBC will broadcast live and exclusively four of the six group stage matches involving the home nations, while the other groups’ marquee matches will include Spain vs. Germany and the first glimpse at the champions. France has won five times. Brazil and the world’s No. 2 team Belgium The BBC will have the first choice of the tournament’s semifinal round on TV and iPlayer, along with three rounds of 16 contests, two quarterfinal contests, and of course, the World Cup championship match on December 18.
On BBC One and BBC iPlayer, highlights of non-live games and a few replayed games will be accessible. Highlights of every game and every goal will be available to fans on TV, BBC iPlayer, and the BBC Sport website.
The leading reporters on TV, iPlayer, and radio will be Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan, Mark Chapman, and Kelly Cates, along with a tonne of outstanding ex-players who will offer insight.
Izzy Christiansen, James Collins, Dion Dublin, Rob Green, Jayne Ludlow, Pat Nevin, Micah Richards, Alan Shearer, Chris Sutton, Matthew Upson, and Stephen Warnock make up the 5 Live football team. In South America, Europe, and the rest of the world, Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens, and Tim Vickery will contribute their expert perspectives.
Through the BBC Sport website and mobile app, fans of England and Wales will be able to select their preferred starting lineups for each game as well as assign a score out of 10 to each player for every Fifa World Cup game.
Our wildly popular live sites, where you can watch footage of every goal as it’s scored and the best post-game analysis and punditry, will also be available on the website. Watch out for… Daily Newsletter from Jurgen Klinsmann – The World Cup champion will keep you up to date on everything going on in Qatar with his daily email newsletter from BBC Sport.
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Old footage will be used by BBC Sport to revisit some of the most memorable games and moments from previous World Cups. Chris Sutton of Radio 5 Live will provide predictions for every game played in Qatar. You can keep track of his progress throughout each match’s round. You’ll also be tasked with making a Golden Boot prediction.
BBC News Online, BBC Wales News, and Cymru Few will have all the daily updates from Qatar on England and Wales throughout the competition, in addition to features with the players, their families, and the supporters. All of the games will be covered by the news In addition to more behind-the-scenes material from your favorite Match of the Day commentators than ever before on Instagram and TikTok, the BBC will highlight all the must-see moments on social media.
Every game will have highlights on BBC Sport’s YouTube page, and our fans on Facebook will receive a mix of news articles, images, and videos, including match action. The best location to follow in-play updates and breaking news will be on Twitter. Digital content created specifically for the England and Wales camps will be available on the 5 Live Sport and BBC Sport Wales socials.
iPlayer & Sounds
The lead-up to the World Cup will be accompanied by two BBC Sports films. The first is Messi, which is already streaming on BBC iPlayer. This extensive documentary delves deep to learn about the real Lionel Messi, including amazing footage of the Argentine superstar as a kid genius – it is Messi as you’ve never seen him before. This is believed to be his final World Cup.
On Saturday, November 19, at 22:55 GMT, BBC One will broadcast the documentary, which includes interviews with fellow Argentines Zabaleta, Javier Mascherano, and Hernan Crespo. How To Win will debut on BBC iPlayer on Friday, November 4th. The World Cup will take viewers inside the locker room to hear amazing stories from the last three World
This is the inside scoop on how to win the most coveted trophy in the world, as recounted by champions like France’s Olivier Giroud and Marcel Desailly, Spain’s Andres Iniesta, Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger, Spain’s Per Mertesacker, and Germany’s Jurgen Klinsmann. On Sunday, November 20, at 22:30 GMT, the show will appear on BBC One.
In another program, World Cup Ballers, which airs only on BBC Sounds, some of football’s biggest stars will collaborate with some of the BBC’s top DJs to create a unique music mix. Danny Howard and Jordan Pickford of England, Jack Saunders and Kieffer Moore of Wales, and other pairings will be heard by listeners. Every day of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, BBC Sounds will be home to 5 Live’s World Cup Daily, the most thorough and entertaining World Cup podcast in the UK.
The podcast, which debuts on November 14th, will provide you with daily news, analysis, and commentary related to the World Cup. World Cup Daily will bring fans closer to the players, coaches, and management throughout the competition with reporters embedded in both the England and Wales camps.
Match of the Day Top 10 will also be back on November 14 for a brand-new season. Join Gary Lineker, Micah Richards, and Alan Shearer as they discuss the World Cup, the grandest sporting event of them all. They will talk about the greatest victories, the most unexpected events, and the biggest upsets during the season. Fans may