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2018 World Cup broadcast guide in Mexico

2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule, Mexico streaming, TV Channels, OTT providers and radio

May 23, 2018 By Oscar Rojas
What options will you have to follow the 2018 FIFA World Cup in El Tri's land? Have a look!

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 broadcast guide to follow the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

Find out who has the 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcast rights in Mexico 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.

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 Spanish-speaking viewers to follow the World Cup in Mexico.

World Cup broadcasting rights in Mexico

FIFA awarded the World Cup broadcasting rights for Mexican territory to local networks TelevisaTV Azteca and Sky. Radio broadcasting rights were awarded to W Radio, W Deportes and Radio Fórmula. 

TelevisaTV Azteca, the biggest TV companies in Latin America, acquired broadcast rights for their TV platforms. They will air the tournament on TV on their network TV channels Las Estrellas, Canal 5, TDN, Azteca 7 and Azteca 13. They will also air the matches on their digital properties such as the website televisadeportes.com and their Televisa Deportes app. Sky HD will also broadcast the entire tournament on TV and their streaming service, Blue To Go, being the only broadcaster providing access to all 64 live World Cup matches.

W Radio and W Deportes hold exclusive radio broadcasting rights for all 64 games of the 2018 World Cup in Mexico. The amount of games aired on each radio station will be determined prior to the beginning of the competition.

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

Sky HD will provide English coverage of the 2018 World Cup via their Second Audio Program (SAP) option in all of their broadcasts. Sky HD owns the broadcasting rights for all 64 matches, but this feature will only be available for TV users, so there will be no streaming coverage of the competition in English language.

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

Televisa,TV AztecaSky HD and TDN will broadcast the 2018 World Cup in Spanish language. The two public TV broadcasters (Televisa and TV Azteca) will have rights for 30 games, including those played by the Mexican National Team. TDN will broadcast 40 games, while Sky HD will broadcast all 64 games on their channels. Additional coverage will be provided by Sky's mobile app Blue to go, which will match that of their website, bluetogo.mx.

Radio stations broadcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Mexico

W Radio and its dedicated sports branch, W Deportes, will be the only networks broadcasting the competition In Mexico. With its 26 affiliates on Mexican soil and its territories, W Radio and W Deportes will share coverage for the 64 games. Check local radio stations for affiliates broadcasting each game. Radio Fórmula was also awarded radio broadcasting rights, but the network hasn't made any official announcement on the matter.

World Cup match times

Due to the 8-hour time zone difference between Mexico's Central Standard Time and the Russian capital, 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 7:00 AM CT / 5:00 AM PT

  • Second game kicking-off at 10:00 AM CT / 8:00 AM PT

  • Third game kicking-off at 1:00 PM CT / 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 5:00 AM CT / 3:00 AM PT

  • Argentina vs Iceland will be aired at 8:00 AM CT / 6:00 AM PT

  • Peru vs Denmark will be aired at 11:00 AM CT / 9:00 AM PT

  • Croatia vs Nigeria will be aired at 14:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM PT

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

  • 09:00 AM CT / 7:00 AM PT

  • 13:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT

The World Cup final will be aired on Sunday, July 15 at 10:00 AM CT / 8:00 AM PT

Official World Cup Broadcasters in Mexico

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 Mexico.

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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