The 2022 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Qatar, with the event kicking off on Sunday, November 20th, and Canada playing its first game on Wednesday, November 23rd.
A total of 32 international teams will battle it out over the course of 29 days, where one team will come out on top as the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner.
Qatar opens the competition on Sunday by going up against Ecuador, whereas the number one-ranked Brazil plays its first game against Serbia on Thursday, November 24th.
The defending World Cup champions France play their first game against Australia on Tuesday, November 22nd, while the number two ranked Belgium is facing off Canada on Wednesday, November 23rd.
2021’s Euro Cup winners Italy could not qualify for the World Cup, and hence, players like Giorgio Chiellini, Marco Verratti, Lorenzo Insigne, Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Chiesa wouldn’t be gracing the big stage.
Two Canadian media outlets have been given broadcast rights to the tournament, CTV and its sports specialty channel TSN. CTV-owned RDS will stream the event in French.
Here is an in-depth guide on how you can watch the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup in Canada:
All 2022 FIFA World Cup games will be available to watch on one of TSN’s five channels. Most cable service providers, including Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Cogeco, Vidéotron and more, have TSN in their channel catalogue.
Similarly, if your cable provider is Vidéotron, Bell, Telus, SunWire, TekSavvy or Cogeco, you should have access to RDS for coverage of all games in French.
Online Streaming (with cable)
If you have a cable connection that gives you access to the five TSN channels, you can use your cable credentials to log in to the TSN website and watch the games live. You can also login to the TSN app with your cable credentials. You can check if your cable provider allows you to access TSN online here.
Similarly, you can sign into the RDS website with your cable credentials to live stream the 32 nations battle it out with commentary in French.
Online streaming (without cable)
The 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup is also available on-demand through TSN Direct, TSN’s subscription program.
The subscriptions are as follows:
- Monthly Pass: Gives you access to TSN for a month from the date of subscription. The plan is billed monthly, and automatically renews every month. The plan costs $19.99 + tax.
- Four-month Pass: Gives you access to TSN for four months from the date of subscription. The plan is prepaid, and is billed as a one-time payment for four months. Automatically renews every four months. The plan costs $49.96 + tax for the four months.
- Annual Pass: Gives you access to TSN for a year from the date of subscription. The plan is prepaid, and is billed as a one-time payment for the year. Automatically renews annually. The plan costs $119.90 + tax for the full year. Click here to subscribe to TSN Direct.
Similarly, if you want to stream the World Cup on-demand in French, you can head to the RSD website and subscribe to RDS Direct. The subscription duration and pricing for RDS Direct is the exact same as TSN Direct. Click here to subscribe to RDS Direct.
Canada’s World Cup squad
- Milan Borjan
- James Pantemis
- Dayne St. Clair
- Sam Adekugbe
- Derek Cornelius
- Steven Vitoria
- Joel Waterman
- Alistair Johnston
- Richie Laryea
- Kamal Miller
- Stephen Eustaquio
- Liam Fraser
- Jonathan Osorio
- Samuel Piette
- David Wotherspoon
- Atiba Hutchinson
- Mark-Anthony Kaye
- Ismael Kone
- Tajon Buchanan
- Lucas Cavallini
- Junior Hoillett
- Cyle Larin
- Jonathan David
- Alphonso Davies
- Liam Miller
- Ike Ugbo
2022 FIFA World Cup schedule
- Qatar vs. Ecuador at 11am
- England vs. Iran at 8am
- Senegal vs. Netherlands at 11am
- United States vs. Wales at 2pm
- Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia at 5am
- Denmark vs. Tunisia at 8am
- Mexico vs. Poland at 11am
- France vs. Australia at 2pm
- Morocco vs. Croatia at 5am
- Germany vs. Japan at 8am
- Spain vs. Costa Rica at 11am
- Belgium vs. Canada at 2pm
- Switzerland vs. Cameroon at 5am
- Uruguay vs. Korea Republic at 8am
- Portugal vs. Ghana at 11am
- Brazil vs. Serbia at 2pm
- Wales vs. Iran at 5am
- Qatar vs. Senegal at 8am
- Netherlands vs. Ecuador at 11am
- England vs. United States at 2pm
- Tunisia vs. Australia at 5am
- Poland vs Saudi Arabia at 8am
- France vs. Denmark at 11am
- Argentina vs. Mexico at 2pm
- Japan vs. Costa Rica at 5am
- Belgium vs. Morocco at 8am
- Croatia vs. Canada at 11am
- Spain vs. Germany at 2pm
- Cameroon vs. Serbia at 5am
- Korea Republic vs. Ghana at 8am
- Brazil vs. Switzerland at 11am
- Portugal vs. Uruguay at 2pm
- Netherlands vs. Qatar at 10am
- Ecuador vs. Senegal at 10am
- Wales vs. England at 2pm
- Iran vs. United States at 2pm
- Australia vs. Denmark at 10am
- Tunisia vs. France at 10am
- Poland vs. Argentina at 2pm
- Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico at 2pm
- Croatia vs. Belgium at 10am
- Canada vs. Morocco at 10am
- Japan vs. Spain at 2pm
- Costa Rica vs. Germany at 2pm
- Ghana vs. Uruguay at 10am
- Korea Republic vs Portugal at 10am
- Serbia vs. Switzerland at 2pm
- Cameroon vs. Brazil at 2pm
The following matches, including the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals, are TBD. Check out the full schedule here.
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