This year, Russia is going to host the greatest sporting event in the world, FIFA. Sports buffs all around the world can’t wait for the event to kick off, and many fans such as yourself will be searching for ways to watch FIFA on iOS.
Well, your search is over! Because we have a method that will allow you to watch FIFA on iOS (both iPhone and iPad) without any hassle.
How to watch FIFA on iOS (iPhone and iPad) for free
Many channels will be streaming FIFA live online for free, but most of these channels are geo-restricted which means that you cannot access them if you reside outside the country in which they are based. For example, BBC iPlayer is a UK based channel that will be streaming the event live, s if you reside outside the UK, you won’t be able to access it. But, we have a way around; read along and find out:
- Get a VPN first. Will cost you just $10. No need for a VPN if you live in the UK.
- Download the VPN App on your iOS device.
- Connect to UK server.
- Now go to BBC iPlayer website and create a free account.
- Start streaming FIFA live on iOS without any buffer.
List of channels to watch FIFA on iOS
Here’s a list of channels along with the countries they belong that will be streaming the event, and most of these channels can be streamed easily on any device so you won’t have any problem streaming FIFA on iOS.
BBC iPlayer and ITV Player. Both networks will be sharing the coverage and will be streaming the event live on TV as well as online)
RTE. The channel has exclusive coverage rights for FIFA on Radio, Television and online.
SBS and Optus Sport (Need subscription)
TF1 and beIN Sports. All the French matches will be airing on TF1 while other matches will be airing on beIN sorts.
Fox Sports has the exclusive coverage rights for FIFA in the US. The channel is geo-restricted and also requires a cable subscription.
India & South Asia
Sony Network has exclusive rights in India and some South Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives etc)
ARD and ZDF will be sharing the coverage.
South American Countries
Direct TV and Sky
beIN Sports will be streaming FIFA
Direct TV and Sky (both require subscription)
How To Watch FIFA World cup 2018 opening ceremony
FIFA t018 opening ceremony is scheduled to take place between 14th to 15th June in Russia, Moscow. Many free channels including BBC iPlayer, ITV player, and matchtv.ru will be streaming the ceremony live. We’ll get to witness live performances from top stars from every corner of the world who will be rocking the stage in Luzhniki Stadium.
FIFA World Cup Russia Teams
32 teams came out on top after competing for head to head in the qualifiers. Among these 32 teams, the most notable ones are Brazil (5-time champs), Germany (the defending champions), Argentina (Team full of superstars and last year’s runner-ups), Portugal (the Ronaldo squad), France, Spain (winners of 2010 world cup) and England. Other teams that have equal changing of making it through include Australia, Colombia, Belgium, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and Uruguay.
The teams will be competing in groups of four. There will be a total of eight groups, and all the 4 teams will go head to head with each other. Only 2 teams out of every group will be selected for the round of 16. To avoid geo-graphic clashes, 2 non-European teams from the same confederation cannot exist in the same group. Russia, being the host, got automatic placement in the group despite being the lowest ranked among all the teams who have qualified for the tournament.
With Europe providing 14 qualified teams for the tournament, there cannot be more than 2 European teams in the same group. And unlike the past tournaments, there is no group of death this time as the draw formats have been changes.
This sums up all that you need to know right now to watch FIFA on iOS. Better start praying for your team as this year’s contest is going to be nail-biting!
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