How to Live Stream World Cup Soccer (2023)

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The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest events in the sporting world, dwarfing most other competitions with its massive size and scope.

The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

World Cup Finals: August 20,2023
: Australia and New Zealand
: FOX Sports GO

The 2026 FIFA World Cup

World Cup Finals: July 8, 2026
Location: North America: United States, Canada, and Mexico
Stream: FOX Sports GO

Broadcast Rights Overview

The World Cup pits the best soccer, or association football, teams against each other in exciting competitions.

FOX owns the English-language broadcast rights in the United States for the World Cup, and NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Media owns the Spanish-language rights. That means cable and satellite subscribers can live stream the World Cup Finals through the official FOX Sports website, or through the NBC Sports website for the Spanish-language broadcast.

Everyone else can live stream the World Cup Finals through online streaming services like YouTubeTV and fuboTV. For the 2023 to 2025 qualifying rounds, streaming services like fuboTV are a great option.

To live stream World Cup soccer through FOX Sports GO or a streaming service, all you need is a high-speed internet connection, a device like a smartphone or a laptop, and the right television streaming app.

How to Live Stream World Cup Soccer From FOX

Cable and satellite television subscribers have the option to watch the World Cup Finals on FOX and FS1. The 2023 Women's World Cup spans 32 days and includes 64 matches. The tournament phase of the 2026 Men's World Cup is a massive event, involving 48 teams, 80 matches, and packed into fewer than 30 calendar days. Do you really want to spend all that time stuck in front of your television?

FOX Sports GO is an online streaming service that's free if you have a qualifying cable or satellite subscription, and you can use it to live stream the World Cup Finals on your computer, phone, tablet, or game console. The only requirements are a high-speed internet connection and a cable subscription that includes FOX and FS1.

The FOX Sports GO website works on Windows, macOS, and Linux computers and laptops, as long as you use a web browser like Chrome or Firefox that supports streaming. You don't need to download an app, because you can watch the live stream right on the website.

  1. Navigate to the website when the World Cup is on the air. Locate the card labeled World Cup, and click it.

    A screenshot of FOX Sports GO showing the World Cup Finals.

    A screenshot of the Fox Sports Go login page.

    You don't need to sign in with a FOX Sports GO account or social media account, all you have to do is sign in with your TV provider.

  3. Select your cable or satellite provider.

    A screenshot of the FOX Sports GO TV provider selection site.
  4. Log into your cable or satellite account and click Sign In, Log in, or Continue.

    A screenshot of a TV provider login for FOX Sports Go.

    The login page you see will vary depending on your provider, but you will always have to enter your cable or satellite account email and password to log in.

  5. If the World Cup live stream video doesn't automatically open, return to and click the World Cup card again.

Which Streaming Services Have the World Cup Live Stream?

Cord cutters can't use FOX Sports GO, but that doesn't mean they're totally cut off from live streaming World Cup soccer. Instead of using a cable or satellite subscription, cord cutters can watch all of the same action through any television streaming service that includes both FOX and FS1.

Live television streaming services allow you to watch the same live television channels that are normally only available through a cable or satellite subscription. In many cases, these services are also able to provide live streams for local network channels like FOX.

Instead of watching through a cable connection or satellite dish, these services allow you to stream the live video over a high speed internet connection. These services tend to offer more options, and cost less, than traditional cable television. They also have other benefits, like free trials and no long-term contract commitments.

Since the entirety of the World Cup Soccer Finals are broadcast on FOX and FS1, it's important to locate a streaming service that carries both channels. A lot of streaming services include both FOX and FS1, but the availability of FOX is based on your geographic area, and some services provide wider coverage than others.

While FOX has the rights to the World Cup Finals, the World Cup Qualifiers will be broadcast on a variety of sources, including ESPN and beIN Sports. Some matches will even be broadcast on the ESPN+ subscription service, so it's impossible to get 100 percent coverage from a single streaming service for the entire three year schedule of the World Cup Qualifiers.

These are the most popular streaming services that give you access to the World Cup Finals live stream:

  • YouTube TV: This service includes both FOX and FS1. FOX is available in most markets.
  • Hulu with Live TV: This service gives access to FOX and FS1, and they provide FOX in most markets.
  • Sling TV: FOX and FS1 are both included with the Sling Blue and Orange & Blue plans. This is a decent option, but Sling TV only offers FOX in a limited number of markets.
  • PlayStation Vue: FOX and FS1 are both included with the least expensive package, but this is still a more expensive option than Sling TV, YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV. There are also some major markets where Vue doesn't provide FOX.
  • fuboTV: This service includes both FOX and FS1 for about the same price as Vue. It's also focused on sports channels, and it includes a lot of international association football games. If you want decent coverage throughout the World Cup qualifying rounds, this is a good option.
  • DirecTV Now: FOX and FS1 are both included in every plan, but this is an even more expensive option than Vue.
  • ESPN+: This streaming service is distinct from ESPN and includes coverage that isn't available on any ESPN channel. Some World Cup qualifier live streams are only available on this service, so keep that in mind in case this service ends up having the rights to matches that involve your favorite team.

All of these services provide some type of free trial, so pick your favorite and you can start live streaming World Cup soccer for free.

Watching World Cup Soccer Live Streams on Mobile, Streaming Device and Consoles

The FOX Sports GO website is primarily designed to work on laptop and desktop computers. You can use it to live stream the World Cup on your Windows, macOS, or Linux computer, but it may not work on your mobile device.

If you want to watch the World Cup live stream on your phone, tablet, or a streaming device like Roku or Apple TV, you need to download the FOX Sports GO app on your device.

This option only works for cable and satellite television subscribers. The FOX Sports GO app only allows you to stream live events like the World Cup Finals if you are able to provide valid login information for a qualifying cable or satellite television subscription. In some cases, you can also use the login information from a streaming service. If that doesn't work, each streaming service listed in the previous section has its own mobile app.

Here are the apps you'll need to watch the World Cup live stream through Fox:

Full World Cup Qualification and Finals Schedule

Qualification matches for the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be played from 2023 to 2025. Qualifiers for the 2027 Women's World Cup are yet to determined.

There's almost too much action for one person to watch over the entire four-year cycle, so check the official schedules regularly as more information is revealed.

  • Who will host the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup?

    FIFA is expected to name the host of the 2027 Women's World Cup sometime in the second of half of 2024. Currently, Brazil, South Africa, and a combined bid from Belgium-Germany-Netherlands have been officially submitted and confirmed.

  • How can I live stream professional soccer matches?

    To live stream soccer, you're best advised to access ESPN through your favorite streaming service, such as Sling TV or fuboTV. In addition, with soccer's immense popularity, CBS Sports and its Paramount+ service are increasing the soccer matches they broadcast, as well.

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