How to watch the World Cup finals: live stream every game from anywhere
Wow! Well it was worth waiting for wasn't it? The Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in style. There's been goals galore (from the host-nation Russia, no less), last gasp winners and an epic Portugal vs Spain first round thriller that will live long in the memory. If you don't want to miss any more of the action, you can find out how to live stream every last joyous, heartbreaking minute of the World Cup absolutely free and regardless of where you live.
This edition of the World Cup tournament sees 32 teams square off for a chance to lift the famous 18 carat gold trophy. Among them are the hosts Russia of course, current champions Germany, previous winners England, France, Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, and other favourites including Belgium, Portugal and Croatia.
We've got a list of the upcoming Russia 2018 games below (with links to our dedicated live stream guides) and you can scroll to the bottom of this page for more tips about how to enhance your FIFA World Cup joy.
But you probably don't need too much preamble. You just want to know where you'll be able to watch the games. We understand. So without any further ado, we'll tell you exactly where you can watch the FIFA World Cup matches where you live. And if you're looking for a free live stream, we've got that key information for you, too.
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Use a VPN to watch the World Cup 2018 from anywhere for FREE
You don't have to miss a single minute of World Cup soccer – even if the country where you are isn't broadcasting certain games. Because every second of action is being shown somewhere (the UK, for example, is televising every game for free – see below), you can simply use a VPN to login to a region that is broadcasting the game. And it's really easy to do:
How to stream the World Cup live in the UK
The UK's two main free-to-air channels are sharing out the World Cup coverage very fairly indeed, with an equal number of group stage and knockout games and live coverage of the World Cup final on both channels. That obviously means you can make the most of their respective iPlayer and ITV Hub apps if you're looking to watch on your phone or tablet, too.
If you can't be bothered faffing about finding out what matches are on which channel, just head to TVPlayer.com instead (or, you know, cast your eyes right for a moment). That hosts all UK freeview channels, so you can just easily click on whichever one is showing the match.
Abroad for the World Cup but still want the UK coverage, then grab a VPN and follow the instructions above.
How to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018: US live stream
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