World Cup 2022: Here's how you can watch all the games in Qatar this winter

The UK television schedule for the World Cup has now been confirmed with the BBC showing England’s opening game against Iran on Monday, 21 November at 1pm GMT.

World Cup 2022: Here's how you can watch all the games in Qatar this winter
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World Cup 2022: Here's how you can watch all the games in Qatar this winter

ITV will be screening England’s second fixture, against the USA. The sharing of coverage between terrestrial channels has gone on for over 50 years with BBC said to have had the first pick this year.

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The Three Lions game against Group B rivals Iran is an intriguing encounter as the draw came just weeks after the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been finalised back in March, The Telegraphreports.

The BBC will also be screening the semi-finals with ITV having the first choice of last-16 or quarter-finals.

Exciting games ahead

Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport said, as reported in The Sun:

We are very excited about our selection of matches. We have two England group games - their opening group game with Iran and then the enticing match up against either Wales, Scotland or Ukraine - as well as the heavyweight clash between Spain and Germany, big games involving Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, France and Belgium, and the first pick of the semi-finals.

Whilst Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said:

The World Cup is now in focus and we’re delighted to be able to bring viewers coverage of what promises to be some of the standout games of the tournament across ITV channels and our new free streaming service ITVX, which launches this autumn.
The ITV Sport team is now looking forward to bringing viewers the very best of the first winter World Cup.
World Cup 2022 TV Schedule - Get your football calender sorted Allan Baxter - Getty Images

See the full schedule of matches below.

Group Stage

Sunday 20 November

Qatar vs Ecuador 4pm BBC

Monday 21 November

England vs Iran 1pm BBC

Senegal vs Holland 4pm ITV

USA vs Wales 7pm ITV

Tuesday 22 November

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 10am ITV

Denmark vs Tunisia 1pm ITV

Mexico vs Poland 4pm BBC

France vs Australia 7pm BBC

Wednesday, 23 November

Morocco vs Croatia 10am ITV

Germany vs Japan 1pm ITV

Spain vs Costa Rica 4pm ITV

Belgium vs Canada 7pm BBC

Thursday 24 November

Switzerland vs Cameroon 10am ITV

Uruguay vs South Korea 1pm BBC

Portugal vs Ghana 4pm ITV

Brazil vs Serbia 7pm BBC

Friday 25 November

Wales vs Iran 10am BBC

Qatar vs Senegal 1pm BBC

Holland vs Ecuador 4pm ITV

England vs USA 7pm ITV

Saturday 26 November

Tunisia vs Australia 10am BBC

Poland vs Saudi Arabia 1pm ITV

France vs Denmark 4pm ITV

Argentina vs Mexico 7pm ITV

Sunday 27 November

Japan vs Costa Rica 10am ITV

Belgium vs Morocco 1pm BBC

Croatia vs Canada 4pm BBC

Spain vs Germany 7pm BBC

Monday 28 November

Cameroon vs Serbia 10am ITV

South Korea vs Ghana 1pm BBC

Brazil vs Switzerland 4pm ITV

Portugal vs Uruguay 7pm ITV

Tuesday 29 November

Ecuador vs Senegal 3pm ITV

Holland vs Qatar 3pm ITV

Iran vs USA 7pm BBC

Wales vs England 7pm BBC

Wednesday 30 November

Tunisia vs France 3pm BBC

Australia vs Denmark 3pm BBC

Poland vs Argentina 7pm BBC

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico 7pm BBC

Thursday 1 December

Canada vs Morocco 4pm BBC

Croatia vs Belgium 4pm BBC

Japan vs Spain 7pm ITV

Costa Rica vs Germany 7pm ITV

Friday 2 December

Ghana vs Uruguay 4pm BBC

South Korea vs Portugal 4pm BBC

Serbia vs Switzerland 7pm ITV

Cameroon vs Brazil 7pm ITV

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