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2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule - USA TV Channels, OTT Streaming providers and radio

April 12, 2018 By Oscar Rojas
If you live in the U.S., this is the ultimate guide to follow the 2018 World Cup wherever you go. Plan your summer with this comprehensive guide.

The most important soccer competition in the world kicks off this summer in Russia. The month-long event will start on June 14 and will conclude on July 15. The following is a comprehensive US broadcast guide for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Find out who has the 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcast rights in the USA* on TV, online streaming, app and OTT platforms, and radio. Get all the broadcast details by channel and language (English/Spanish coverage) as well as streaming platform viewing options for each one of the 64 live FIFA World Cup 2018 fixtures.

*Broadcast data includes American Samoa and Puerto Rico.

2018 FIFA World Cup dates – June 14 - July15, 2018

From the opening showdown featuring Russia vs Saudi Arabia on June 14, 2018, up to the World Cup Final match scheduled for July 15, 2018, there will be a variety of options for English and Spanish-speaking viewers to follow the World Cup in the United States.

2018 World Cup TV rights in the USA

FIFA awarded the World Cup broadcasting rights for the US territory to FOX (FOX Broadcasting Company & FOX Sports), Telemundo and Futbol de Primera. FOX acquired the English language broadcast platform rights for Internet, Mobile, Radio and TV platforms.

FOX will air the World Cup on TV on FOX and Fox Sports 1 (FS1). Subscribers to FOX and FS1 will also be able to access all 64 live World Cup matches on the Fox Sports GO streaming platform and their new Fox Sports App. 

Telemundo acquired the Spanish language Internet, Mobile and TV rights to air the World Cup. Telemundo will provide live TV and streaming coverage of the World Cup in Spanish targeting the large Hispanic audiences in the USA. The World Cup live matches will be broadcast on TV on Telemundo and Telemundo Deportes.

Streaming access to live games will be available on Telemundo Deportes en Vivo and Universo Now.

Futbol de Primera has acquired the Spanish language radio broadcast rights of the World Cup in the USA.

What options will I have to follow the 2018 World Cup in English?

FOX will offer comprehensive live World Cup tournament coverage for US soccer fans across it's channels and digital platforms with over 350 hours of World Cup programming. Fox Sports 1 (FS1) will be the cornerstone of their World Cup coverage in English. Up to 26 FIFA World Cup matches will be broadcast live on FS1, while the remaining 38 live games will be aired on the FOX broadcast network.

Digitally, all 64 World Cup matches will be available live on Fox Sports GO and the new Fox Sports App. Users can also tune into select World Cup audio broadcasts on satellite radio through the available FOX channels.

What options will I have to follow the 2018 World Cup in Spanish?

Telemundo and its sister channel Universo will broadcast the 2018 World Cup in Spanish language inside the United States. Telemundo will broadcast 56 of the 64 games, while Universo will air the eight remaining fixtures. US Spanish-speaking users can also watch all 64 games live on the Telemundo Deportes en vivo app and website.

Watching the World Cup online in the USA

Over-the-top (OTT) and streaming services broadcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the USA

Cord-Cutters in the USA will have various options to watch the World Cup online through streaming services from OTT streaming services as well as from the official US broadcasters' streaming platforms. 

OTT Sports Streaming Services: FuboTV, Sling TV and DirecTV Now:

  • 
fuboTV will stream all 64 matches live and on-demand on their streaming service. The service is available on a no-commitment month-to-month subscription basis and a 7-day free trial. 
For more information on fuboTV, please visit the fuboTV soccer schedule.

  • Sling TV will also stream all 64 World Cup matches live and on-demand on the Sling TV streaming service. Sling TV is available on a no-commitment month-to-month subscription basis and offers a 7-day free trial.  For more information on Sling TV, visit the Sling TV soccer schedule.

  • DIRECTV NOW will also stream all 64 World Cup matches live and on-demand in both English and Spanish. DIRECTV NOW is available on a no-commitment month-to-month subscription and offers a 7-day free trial. For more information on DirecTV Now, visit the DIRECTV NOW soccer schedule.

Streaming through the official US World Cup broadcasters:

  • FOX Sports GO
 - FOX will be streaming the World Cup live and on-demand through their own digital platform on Fox Sports Go. 

  • Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and Universo Now
 - The two streaming services will combine to offer all 64 World Cup matches live in Spanish.  The service is available to authenticated subscribers of Telemundo and Universo through participating TV providers. 

For more details about streaming the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the USA, please visit our guide: How to stream and watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the USA

Radio stations broadcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Futbol de Primera Radio will be the only network broadcasting the competition In the United States in Spanish. With its 115 affiliates on U.S. soil and its territories, FDP Radio will provide coverage of the 64 games. Check local radio stations for affiliates broadcasting each game.

World Cup match times

Due to the 7-hour time zone difference between the USA's east coast and Russia, World Cup matches will be aired in the earlier part of the day.  Most matches during the group stage will be aired on regular repeating times daily. The daily match schedule will be as such:

  • First game kicking-off at 8:00 AM ET / 5:00 AM PT

  • Second game kicking-off at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT

  • Third game kicking-off at 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT.

There will be a few exceptions to these times such as on Saturday, June 16.

  • France vs Australia will be aired at 6:00 AM ET / 3:00 AM PT

  • Argentina vs Iceland will be aired at 9:00 AM ET / 6:00 AM PT

  • Peru vs Denmark will be aired at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT

  • Croatia vs Nigeria will be aired at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

From June 26-29, the match schedule will see only two matches aired daily at the following times:

  • 10:00 AM ET / 7:00 AM PT

  • 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT

The World Cup final will be aired on Sunday, July 15 at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT

Official US World Cup Broadcasters

All 64 Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup matches schedule

Please see below for detailed broadcast listings of all 64 World Cup live match broadcasts across all available official platforms in the United States.

Thursday, 14 June 2018
Live
+11:00am Group A
6:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Russia National TeamRussia 5 - 0 Saudi ArabiaRussia National Team
Friday, 15 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group A
5:00pm local (Yekaterinburg)
Ekaterinburg Arena
Egypt National TeamEgypt 0 - 1 UruguayEgypt National Team
Live
+11:00am Group B
6:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Morocco National TeamMorocco 0 - 1 IranMorocco National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group B
9:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Portugal National TeamPortugal 3 - 3 SpainPortugal National Team
Saturday, 16 June 2018
Live
+6:00am Group C
1:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
France National TeamFrance 2 - 1 AustraliaFrance National Team
Live
+9:00am Group D
4:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Argentina National TeamArgentina 1 - 1 IcelandArgentina National Team
Live
+12:00pm Group C
7:00pm local (Saransk)
Mordovia Arena
Peru National TeamPeru 0 - 1 DenmarkPeru National Team
Live
+3:00pm Group D
9:00pm local (Kaliningrad)
Kaliningrad Stadium
Croatia National TeamCroatia 2 - 0 NigeriaCroatia National Team
Sunday, 17 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group E
4:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Costa Rica National TeamCosta Rica 0 - 1 SerbiaCosta Rica National Team
Live
+11:00am Group F
6:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Germany National TeamGermany 0 - 1 MexicoGermany National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group E
9:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Brazil National TeamBrazil 1 - 1 SwitzerlandBrazil National Team
Monday, 18 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group F
3:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Sweden National TeamSweden 1 - 0 Korea RepublicSweden National Team
Live
+11:00am Group G
6:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Belgium National TeamBelgium 3 - 0 PanamaBelgium National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group G
9:00pm local (Volgograd)
Volgograd Arena
Tunisia National TeamTunisia 1 - 2 EnglandTunisia National Team
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group H
3:00pm local (Saransk)
Mordovia Arena
Colombia National TeamColombia 1 - 2 JapanColombia National Team
Live
+11:00am Group H
6:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Poland National TeamPoland 1 - 2 SenegalPoland National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group A
9:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Russia National TeamRussia 3 - 1 EgyptRussia National Team
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group B
3:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Portugal National TeamPortugal 1 - 0 MoroccoPortugal National Team
Live
+11:00am Group A
6:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Uruguay National TeamUruguay 1 - 0 Saudi ArabiaUruguay National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group B
9:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
Iran National TeamIran 0 - 1 SpainIran National Team
Thursday, 21 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group C
4:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Denmark National TeamDenmark 1 - 1 AustraliaDenmark National Team
Live
+11:00am Group C
8:00pm local (Yekaterinburg)
Ekaterinburg Arena
France National TeamFrance 1 - 0 PeruFrance National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group D
9:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Argentina National TeamArgentina 0 - 3 CroatiaArgentina National Team
Friday, 22 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group E
3:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Brazil National TeamBrazil 2 - 0 Costa RicaBrazil National Team
Live
+11:00am Group D
6:00pm local (Volgograd)
Volgograd Arena
Nigeria National TeamNigeria 2 - 0 IcelandNigeria National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group E
8:00pm local (Kaliningrad)
Kaliningrad Stadium
Serbia National TeamSerbia 1 - 2 SwitzerlandSerbia National Team
Saturday, 23 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group G
3:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Belgium National TeamBelgium 5 - 2 TunisiaBelgium National Team
Live
+11:00am Group F
6:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Korea Republic National TeamKorea Republic 1 - 2 MexicoKorea Republic National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group F
9:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Germany National TeamGermany 2 - 1 SwedenGermany National Team
Sunday, 24 June 2018
Live
+8:00am Group G
3:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
England National TeamEngland 6 - 1 PanamaEngland National Team
Live
+11:00am Group H
8:00pm local (Yekaterinburg)
Ekaterinburg Arena
Japan National TeamJapan 2 - 2 SenegalJapan National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group H
9:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
Poland National TeamPoland 0 - 3 ColombiaPoland National Team
Monday, 25 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Group A
5:00pm local (Volgograd)
Volgograd Arena
Saudi Arabia National TeamSaudi Arabia 2 - 1 EgyptSaudi Arabia National Team
Live
+10:00am Group A
6:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Uruguay National TeamUruguay 3 - 0 RussiaUruguay National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group B
9:00pm local (Saransk)
Mordovia Arena
Iran National TeamIran 1 - 1 PortugalIran National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group B
8:00pm local (Kaliningrad)
Kaliningrad Stadium
Spain National TeamSpain 2 - 2 MoroccoSpain National Team
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Group C
5:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Australia National TeamAustralia 0 - 2 PeruAustralia National Team
Live
+10:00am Group C
5:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Denmark National TeamDenmark 0 - 0 FranceDenmark National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group D
9:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Iceland National TeamIceland 1 - 2 CroatiaIceland National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group D
9:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Nigeria National TeamNigeria 1 - 2 ArgentinaNigeria National Team
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Group F
5:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
Korea Republic National TeamKorea Republic 2 - 0 GermanyKorea Republic National Team
Live
+10:00am Group F
7:00pm local (Yekaterinburg)
Ekaterinburg Arena
Mexico National TeamMexico 0 - 3 SwedenMexico National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group E
9:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Serbia National TeamSerbia 0 - 2 BrazilSerbia National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group E
9:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Switzerland National TeamSwitzerland 2 - 2 Costa RicaSwitzerland National Team
Thursday, 28 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Group H
5:00pm local (Volgograd)
Volgograd Arena
Japan National TeamJapan 0 - 1 PolandJapan National Team
Live
+10:00am Group H
6:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Senegal National TeamSenegal 0 - 1 ColombiaSenegal National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group G
8:00pm local (Kaliningrad)
Kaliningrad Stadium
England National TeamEngland 0 - 1 BelgiumEngland National Team
Live
+2:00pm Group G
9:00pm local (Saransk)
Mordovia Arena
Panama National TeamPanama 1 - 2 TunisiaPanama National Team
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Live
+10:00am Round of 16
5:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
France National TeamFrance 4 - 3 ArgentinaFrance National Team
Live
+2:00pm Round of 16
9:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Uruguay National TeamUruguay 2 - 1 PortugalUruguay National Team
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Round of 16
5:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Spain National TeamSpain 1 - 1P RussiaSpain National Team
Live
+2:00pm Round of 16
9:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Croatia National TeamCroatia P1 - 1 DenmarkCroatia National Team
Monday, 2 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Round of 16
6:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Brazil National TeamBrazil 2 - 0 MexicoBrazil National Team
Live
+2:00pm Round of 16
9:00pm local (Rostov-on-Don)
Rostov Arena
Belgium National TeamBelgium 3 - 2 JapanBelgium National Team
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Round of 16
5:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Sweden National TeamSweden 1 - 0 SwitzerlandSweden National Team
Live
+2:00pm Round of 16
9:00pm local (Moscow)
Otkrytiye Arena
Colombia National TeamColombia 1 - 1 EnglandColombia National Team
Friday, 6 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Quarter Final 1
5:00pm local (Nizhny Novgorod)
Stadion Nizhny Novgorod
Uruguay National TeamUruguay 0 - 2 FranceUruguay National Team
Live
+2:00pm Quarter Final 2
9:00pm local (Kazan)
Kazan' Arena
Brazil National TeamBrazil 1 - 2 BelgiumBrazil National Team
Saturday, 7 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Quarter Final 3
6:00pm local (Samara)
Samara Arena
Sweden National TeamSweden 0 - 2 EnglandSweden National Team
Live
+2:00pm Quarter Final 4
9:00pm local (Sochi)
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Russia National TeamRussia 2 - 2P CroatiaRussia National Team
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Live
+2:00pm Semi-final 1
9:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
France National TeamFrance 1 - 0 BelgiumFrance National Team
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Live
+2:00pm Semi-final 2
9:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
Croatia National TeamCroatia 2 - 1 EnglandCroatia National Team
Saturday, 14 July 2018
Live
+10:00am Third place match
5:00pm local (Saint Petersburg)
Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Belgium National TeamBelgium 2 - 0 EnglandBelgium National Team
Sunday, 15 July 2018
Live
+11:00am Final
6:00pm local (Moscow)
Stadion Luzhniki
France National TeamFrance 4 - 2 CroatiaFrance National Team

 

 


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