The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be available on most free-to-air and pay-TV channels around the world. However, these channels do not provide the level of convenience available through online networks. Using a VPN to watch World Cup live is the best option guaranteeing freedom and control over content, cost-effectiveness and many other significant advantages. That said, it is essential for fans to know where and how they can stream the World Cup live online.


The 2018 FIFA world cup will available on Fox Sports for fans in the U.S and North America region. The matches will be available on Fox’s official website. The Fox Soccer Match Pass will cost you $19.99 monthly and allow you access to live streams of all the 64 matches. You can also install Fox sports go on your iOS, Windows, Android, Apple TV, and Roku devices and stream the matches live.

BeIN Sports

Football fans in Northern Africa and the Middle East can stream the FIFA world cup online on the beIN sports website. Subscription fees for the 2018 World Cup will vary depending on the country. beIN sports offers a live stream of the matches in full HD with commentaries in English, Arabic, Spanish and French languages. You can stream beIN sports on your mobile and desktop devices on any recognized browsers.


SBS is one of the networks with broadcasting rights to air the matches in Australia, which is excellent news for Australian fans. SBS live stream and commentary of the matches will be available on radio, and their official website. SBS has partnered with Optus which plans to stream over 1500 hours of the matches both on mobile and desktop devices running on Windows, iOS, and Android.

Sky Sports

For many of the Oceania countries such as New Zealand, Chile, and Honduras, Sky Sports will be their go-to for streaming the FIFA World Cup matches. Although their official website is due to set up a live streaming service, the sky sports application is available for download on iOS and Android.


Fans in Africa can be sure to stream the FIFA world cup matches on SuperSport, the regular supplier of live soccer matches in Africa. SuperSport recently launched an exclusive World Cup channel that will be accessible through browsers on Windows, Ubuntu, Android, and iOS devices. The subscription fees vary with region or country. Additionally, SuperSport offers commentaries in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sotho, and Zulu languages.


Fans in the United Kingdom have an option of watching the world cup games on BBC and ITV networks. ITV is expected to cover the live coverage of all the matches on their website. ITV Hub is available for download on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. ITV Hub plus costs a £3.99 monthly.

The Bottomline

While the networks listed above plan to air in specific regions, you can easily circumvent such restrictions by using a VPN, not to mention improving your network security to avoid traps set up by hackers. Additionally, these are only but a fraction of the networks and sites that will air the 2018 World Cup.