Curse of ITV's World Cup opening match coverage strikes again

Yolanda Curtis
June 16, 2018

All 64 World Cup matches are being shown live on British TV, with ITV and BBC splitting the rights to show the matches on both their traditional channels and respective online services. All the major networks have apps for iOS and Android, and if you sweet-talk Aunt Betty into letting you have their login, you're laughing all the way to the stadium. But since it's an official app, you won't get rumors and leaks about the juicy stuff happening behind the scenes and also deeper analysis of the games and team and player performances. In the US, Fox and Fox Sports 1 will cover the World Cup in English, and Telemundo and NBC Universo will have it in Spanish.

Amazon locked a three-year deal to broadcast live Premier League matches and weekly highlights packages on its Prime Video service in the United Kingdom, starting with the 2019-20 season. Get the app from the Play Store here. As long as you have a digital antenna, you are able to watch over-the-air broadcasts of networks like ABC and Fox.

If you've already picked up a VPN, you can easily set up an endpoint in the US, UK, or Canada and stream the coverage from there.

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To watch the event live, you need to be an Airtel or Jio user.

All the World Cup games are available for streaming at Fox Sports website or Fox Sports Go app. These include YouTube TV, Hulu Live, Playstation Vue, DirectTV Now, Fubo TV and Sling TV. The football fans will not want to miss the action live. Hoardings, flags and cut-outs lending support to nearly all national teams competing in Russian Federation 2018 have come up across the state over the past few weeks. Handle these with care, if at all, though as you could catch anything from bitcoin-mining extensions to scammers out for your data.

For global and other online options, you can also review the Reddit page for Soccer Streams - and there are also other sites that list video streams, such as Best Sports Streaming. Two years ago, Fox won a rights extension through the World Cup in 2026.

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"Not only will this be the most broadly distributed World Cup through Fox and FS1 but also digitally", he said.

Accompanying those gifs is a custom emoji keyboard, allowing users to root for their favorite teams and use a host of other animations. Let us know in the comments!

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"A one-off game like this, to bring your best game is very hard to do, they played well and deserved the result", said Morgan. He added: "It's huge for Scotland .

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