Looking to watch the World Cup Qualifiers online? You’ve come to the right place!
After last year’s European Championship, it is time to start getting excited about the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. While the tournament is well over a year away, qualifying matches to see which countries will be represented are already underway.
One of the great things about the internet is how it makes our everyday lives easier. This is true when it comes to watching sports, with the need for a pricey cable subscription no longer required. There are a number of streaming services that you can use to watch the World Cup qualifiers, although some of these are only available in certain countries. Luckily, you can use a VPN to unblock these geo-restricted streams!
- Choose from our top recommended VPNs for streaming sports or check out my personal favorite, ExpressVPN!
- Download and install the chosen VPN software on your internet-connected device.
- Connect to the VPN server. Choose a location that works with the streaming service you’ve selected.
- Pick one of the viewing options I’ve listed below. Sign up and complete registration/payment with the service (if necessary).
- Watch the World Cup qualifiers online!
fuboTV is a cord-cutting service that offers an amazing amount of content, with channels like Fox Sports 1 and 2, beIN Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, and NBC SN available. While fuboTV is relatively expensive ($34.99 a month), subscribers can cancel at any time and there is even a seven-day free trial to properly try the service before buying!
The big drawback with fuboTV is that it is currently only available in the US. With fuboTV currently in beta, it remains to be seen whether this service ever expands to other countries. In the meantime, viewers from outside the US can use a VPN to watch fuboTV from anywhere in the world!
beIN Sports Connect
Another good option to watch the World Cup qualifiers online is beIN Sports Connect, the online sports streaming arm of Al Jazeera network. With over 17 online channels and support for PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, beIN Sports Connect is a great way to watch all the games.
Unfortunately, beIN Sports Connect is only available in the US, Canada, Spain, France, and MENA region. By using a service such as ExpressVPN, you can unblock beIN Sports Connect from anywhere in the world!
If you truly don’t want to spend a dime on watching the qualifiers, your best bet is heading over to the official soccer streams subreddit. This subreddit is updated daily with links to the biggest games, including the World Cup qualifiers.
The big downside here is the obviously debatable legality of these third-party streams. I highly recommend using a VPN when watching any dubious streams, as using one greatly reduces your risk of being caught and fined for copyright infringement. These streams also tend to be littered with malware and advertisements, further reinforcing the need for a VPN.
World Cup Qualifiers Schedule
Here are some of the biggest games coming up in this round of World Cup qualifying. All times listed are local.
Thursday, 23 March
- Uruguay – Brazil 20:00
- Colombia – Bolivia 15:30
- China – South Korea 19:35
Friday, 24 March
- Turkey – Finland 19:00
- Spain – Israel 20:45
- Ireland – Wales 19:45
Saturday, 25 March
- Portugal – Hungary 19:45
- Belgium – Greece 20:45
- Bulgaria – Netherlands 21:45
Sunday, 26 March
- England – Lithuania 17:00
- Scotland – Slovenia 19:45
- Azerbaijan – Germany 21:00
Title image credit: FIFA