The 2018 FIFA World Cup is underway, the tension begins to grow, and you certainly do not want to miss a minute. How can you be sure to see every shot, tag, and goal even if you are not in front of a TV? The easiest way is to watch live streaming on your phone – and here’s how wherever you are.

Use a VPN

The first thing you need to do is download a VPN. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and in technical terms, allows users to send and receive data on a public network as if they were connected to a private one. Despite this, with regard to the World Cup, what you need to know is that a VPN allows you to connect online from any country you prefer, wherever you are physical, allowing you to go beyond the copyright laws.

Here’s how:

1. Download a VPN app

If you are an Android user, enter the play store and download the Melon VPN.

If you are an Apple user, enter the app store and download Tunnel Bear which offers you 500MB of free data.

2. Connect with a UK IP

After downloading the VPN, select a UK IP to log in online. This is because BBC World Cup matches are only accessible by UK residents – by connecting with a UK IP, you are “tricking” your device into thinking they are actually in the UK.

3. Go to BBC iPlayer

World Cup matches are available online on BBC iPlayer. You can access it by downloading the app or on the website

Without a VPN, you would receive a message informing you that the content is only available to users in the UK, but since your device now thinks you’re in the UK, this is no longer a problem. If you have never used the service before, you will need to create a profile. When asked to enter a zip code, you can use W11 EN.

4. Watch the World Cup matches in streaming for free

After logging in and setting up your profile, you can start watching the World Cup games live for free. Note that when you watch a streaming match on BBC iPlayer, there is a 90-second delay – so if you are near a bar that broadcasts the game, you may hear people cheer about a minute and a half before you see the goal on your screen.

Where and when are the games played?

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last six months, there’s no doubt that you’re already aware of the fact that the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in 11 cities in Russia. Although the decision was taken to play the games only in the European part of Russia, given the vastness of this nation, the games are still played in areas with different time zones. The games played in the Kaliningrad enclave are in the UTC + 2-time slot, the Moscow band is UTC + 3, and the matches played in Ekaterinburg, the easternmost city hosting the World Cup, are in the UTC + 5 band. On BBC iPlayer all games are shown according to the UK timetable.

When will it start?

The tournament started at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, with Russia against Saudi Arabia. The national team could not have started better, beating their Middle Eastern rivals for 5 to 0. The games will continue until next month until the final, once again at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, on 15 July.

Who will win?

Perhaps favorite NIGERIA could do this business, or it could be the current champions, Germany. What is certain is that it will not be the four-time world champion Italy or the Netherlands finalist in 2010 – none of these big football nations have managed to qualify this time.

Here comes the list of all the satellite TV companies that have broadcasting rights for the FIFA World Cup 2018. This list includes countries and territories from around the world. Follow this guide to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 from wherever you are.

Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Webcast in Asia

Afghanistan: Ariana TV (TV only)
BahrainbeIN Sports Connect
BangladeshSony Pictures Networks India
BhutanSony Pictures Networks India
Brunei: Astro
CambodiaCambodia Television Network (CTN)
China PRChina Central Television (CCTV)Youku
Chinese TaipeiELTA
Hong KongNow TVViuTV
IndiaSony Liv
IndonesiaTrans TVUsee TV
IranbeIN Sports Connect
IraqbeIN Sports Connect
JapanNHKNippon TVTV AsahiTV TokyoTBS
JordanbeIN Sports Connect
Korea RepublicKBSMBC
KuwaitbeIN Sports Connect
KyrgyzstanSaran Media has the rights. Channels or websites unknown.
LebanonbeIN Sports Connect
Malaysia: Astro
MaldivesSony Pictures Networks India
Mongolia: NTV, MNB
Myanmar: Daruma Pte Ltd
NepalSony Pictures Networks India
OmanbeIN Sports Connect
PakistanSony Pictures Networks India
PalestinebeIN Sports Connect
PhilippinesABS – CBN Broadcasting Corporation
QatarbeIN Sports Connect
Saudi ArabiabeIN Sports Connect
SingaporeStarHub, Mediacorp
Sri LankaSony Pictures Networks India
SyriabeIN Sports Connect
TajikistanSaran Media has the rights and Match TV appears to be the channel broadcasting.
ThailandTrue Visions Group
Timor Leste: ETO-TELCO, LDA
TurkmenistanSaran Media has the rights. Channels or websites unknown.
United Arab EmiratesbeIN Sports Connect
UzbekistanUzreport TVSaran Media also has the rights so check Match TV
YemenbeIN Sports Connect

Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Webcast in Europe

AlbaniaRadiotelevisioni Shqiptar
AndorrabeIN Sports FranceTF1
ArmeniaPublic Television & Radio Armenia
AustriaOesterreichischer Rundfunk
Azerbaijan: Ictimai 
BelarusBelaruskaja Tele-Radio Companija
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBHRT
Channel IslandsBBCITV
CyprusCyprus Broadcasting Corporation
Czech RepublicCeska Televize
DenmarkTV2 Denmark ASDanmarks Radio TV 
EstoniaEesti Rahvusringhääling
Faroe IslandsTV2 Denmark ASDanmarks Radio TV 
FinlandYleisradio OY
FrancebeIN Sports FranceTF1
GeorgiaGeorgian Public Broadcasting
GreeceERT S.A. 
GreenlandTV2 Denmark ASDanmarks Radio TV 
HungaryMagyar Televizio
Isle of ManBBCITV
ItalyMediaset Italy
LatviaLatvijas Televizija
LiechtensteinSRG SSR
LithuaniaLietuvos Radijas Ir Televizija 
LuxembourgCanaal Digital (according to this, FIFA website doesn’t mention any details)
Macedonia FYR: Macedonian Radio and Television 
MaltaPublic Broadcasting Services Ltd. (PBS)
MoldovaTeleradio Moldova
MonacobeIN Sports FranceTF1
MontenegroRTCG – Radio Televizija Crne Gore
NetherlandsNederlandse Omroep Stichting 
PolandTelewizja Polska
PortugalRadio e Televisao de PortugalSICSport TV Portugal
RomaniaTeleviziunea Romana
RussiaJSC Channel One RussiaMatch TVRussian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
San MarinoMediaset Italy
SerbiaRadiotelevizija Srbije
SlovakiaRadio and Television Slovakia
SloveniaRadiotelevizija Slovenija
SpainMediaset España
SwitzerlandSRG SSR
TurkeyTurkiye Radyo-Televizyon Kurumu
UkraineUAPBC (although the Ukranian broadcaster owns rights, it may not broadcast the World Cup), NTNInter TV Channel
United KingdomBBCITV
Vatican CityMediaset Italy

Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Webcast in Australia and Oceania

American SamoaFox SportsTelemundo
Cook IslandsFiji TV
FijiFiji TV
French PolynesiabeIN Sports FranceTF1
KiribatiFiji TV
MicronesiaFiji TV
NauruFiji TV
New CaledoniabeIN Sports FranceTF1
New ZealandSky
NiueFiji TV
PalauFiji TV
Papua New GuineaFiji TV, EMTV
SamoaFiji TV
Solomon IslandsFiji TVTTV
TongaFiji TV
TuvaluFiji TV
VanuatuFiji TV

Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Webcast in Africa

AlgeriabeIN Sports Connect
Burkina FasoCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
CameroonCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes Cape VerdeCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
Central African RepublicCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
ComorosbeIN Sports Connect
Congo BrazzavilleCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
Cote d’IvoireCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
Democratic Republic of CongoCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
DjiboutibeIN Sports Connect
EgyptbeIN Sports Connect
Equatorial GuineaCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
Guinea BissauCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
Guinea ConakryCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
LibyabeIN Sports Connect
MauritaniabeIN Sports Connect
MoroccobeIN Sports Connect
ReunionbeIN Sports FranceTF1
Sao Tome and PrincipeEconetSupersport
Sierra LeoneCanal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
SomaliabeIN Sports Connect
South AfricaSABCSupersportStarTimes
South SudanbeIN Sports Connect
SudanbeIN Sports Connect
Swaziland (now known as Eswatini)Canal+EconetSupersportStarTimes
TunisiabeIN Sports Connect

Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Webcast in North and South America

Antigua and BarbudaDirecTV Latin America
AnguillaDirecTV Latin America
ArgentinaDirecTV Latin AmericaRadio y Televisión Argentina S.E.TRISA
ArubaDirecTV Latin America
BahamasZNSDirecTV Latin America
BarbadosDirecTV Latin America
BelizeDirecTV Latin America
BermudaDirecTV Latin AmericaBermuda Broadcasting Corp
BoliviaBolivia Red UnitelDirecTV Latin AmericaRed Uno de Bolivia
BrazilGlobosat (SporTV)
British Virgin IslandsDirecTV Latin America
Cayman IslandsDirecTV Latin America
ChileCanal 13DirecTV Latin AmericaTelevisión Nacional de ChileMegaTelefonica Moviles Chile
ColombiaDirecTV Latin AmericaRCN TelevisiónCaracol Television, S.A.
Costa RicaTeleticaSky Costa RicaTelefonica Centro America, S.A.
CubaCuban TV – ICRT
CuraçaoDirecTV Latin America, Jachmin Pinedo Productions
DominicaDirecTV Latin America
Dominican RepublicDirecTV Latin America
EcuadorDirecTV Latin AmericaRTS
El SalvadorTelefonica Centro America, S.A.Sky El SalvadorTelecorporacion Salvadorena Inc.
GranadaDirecTV Latin America
GuatemalaTelefonica Centro America, S.A.Sky Guatemala, TV Azteca Guatemala
GuadeloupebeIN Sports FranceTF1
GuyanaDirecTV Latin America
HaitiDirecTV Latin America
HondurasTelefonica Centro America, S.A.Sky HondurasCanal 5
JamaicaDirecTV Latin AmericaTelevision Jamaica
MartiniquebeIN Sports FranceTF1
MontserratDirecTV Latin America
MexicoTelevisaBlue to GoAzteca Deportes
NicaraguaTelefonica Centro America, S.A.Canal 2Sky Nicaragua
PanamaTelefonica Centro America, S.A.TVNCanal 4
ParaguayDirecTV Latin America
PeruDirecTV Latin AmericaCanal 2Panamericana Television
Puerto RicoFox SportsTelemundo
Saint Kitts and NevisDirecTV Latin America
Saint LuciaDirecTV Latin America
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesDirecTV Latin America
SurinameDirecTV Latin AmericaSuriname Cable & Communication Network NV
Trinidad and TobagoDirecTV Latin AmericaCNC3
Turks and Caicos IslandsDirecTV Latin America
United States of AmericaFox SportsTelemundo
UruguayDirecTV Latin AmericaTeledoceCanal 10Canal 4
US Virgin IslandsDirecTV Latin America
VenezuelaGalaxy Entertainment (DirecTV Venezuela)

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