How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Online For Free

How to Watch FIFA world cup 2018 Live Online

The time has come again where football (or soccer) fans around the world would go crazy for the FIFA World Cup 2018!

I’m not a huge football fan but I do go crazy for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Held in Russia this year, the event started on June 14th and will go on until July 15th, 2018. If you didn’t know, World Cup event is held once every four years.

Last World Cup in 2014, Germany was the unexpected champion and the team that I was rooting for, Brazil, had an unforgettable and humiliating match, ever. Seriously. It was so bad that I felt ashamed to be supporting them. However, at the time I’m writing this, we already know that Germany had LOST to Mexico.


Anyways, I got a new VPN early this month just in time to stream the World Cup 2018 matches live online. Yay! I can still watch the matches live. If you’re wondering where to stream World Cup 2018 online, I highly recommend ITV and BBC at


I’ve been using ITV and BBC One to stream FIFA World Cup since the last World Cup 2014. When I terminated my cable subscription, I had to find an alternative to stream all the live matches. Our new government bought the rights to broadcast most of the matches this year but can you believe they didn’t broadcast Germany vs Mexico match?


Luckily, I found ITV/BBC. It’s FREE to watch! You only need to register a free account which only takes about 2 minutes. Of course, the streaming service is region-locked which means you need to be from the UK to be able to view it.

I’ve been using ExpressVPN, a fast VPN service to set my location to ‘UK’ so I could view it. I haven’t been using anything else so I can’t review them. I used to use a DNS service but that no longer work with Netflix. When I’ve tried ExpressVPN, I never turned back.

If you want to know more about ExpressVPN, check back again shortly for my full review.


How To Stream FIFA World Cup 2018 with BBC/ITV (UK)


Get ExpressVPN. You need VPN to unblock websites.

ExpressVPN FIFA World Cup 2018


Once your VPN account is ready, download the app for your device. Connect to UK server location.

ExpressVPN UK


Go to to access ITV or BBC One. You can check the guide below for the date and time and which channel will show the match.

Both BBC One and ITV are free to watch but you need to register for a free account to view it (only takes a minute).

ITV also requires you to provide a UK postcode which you could simply google for one.

FIFA World Cup 2018 BBC One

TVPlayer can only be streamed in the United Kingdom

FIFA World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Spain 6

Christiano Ronaldo scored a goal during Portugal vs Spain match streamed LIVE on BBC One using ExpressVPN


You can basically use any VPN that you’re comfortable with but I highly recommend ExpressVPN because I personally use it, took the time to thoroughly test the service, and I find it blazing fast compared to other services I’ve used. No lag or blurry picture when streaming the World Cup 2018 matches on BBC One or ITV.

It also works AH-MAY-ZING with Netflix especially Netflix US and Netflix UK. I will review ExpressVPN for Netflix soon.

How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Matches Live Online For Free



Here’s the full list of World Cup games and broadcast times in GMT+1.

Group stage

June 14: Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group A),  4 PM –  ITV1
June 15: Egypt 0-1 Uruguay (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group A), 1 PM – BBC One
June 15: Morocco 0-1 Iran (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group B),  4 PM –  ITV1
June 15: Portugal 3-3 Spain (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group B), 7 PM – BBC One
June 16: France 2-1 Australia (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group C), 11 AM – BBC One
June 16: Argentina 1-1 Iceland (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group D), 2 PM – ITV1
June 16: Peru 0-1 Denmark (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group C), 5 PM – BBC One
June 16: Croatia 2-0 Nigeria (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group D), 8 PM – ITV1
June 17: Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group E), 1 PM – ITV1
June 17: Germany 0-1 Mexico (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group F), 4 PM – BBC One
June 17: Brazil 1-1 Switzerland (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group E), 7 PM – ITV1
June 18: Sweden 1-0 South Korea (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group F), 1 PM – ITV1
June 18: Belgium 3-0 Panama (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group G), 4 PM – BBC One
June 18: Tunisia 1-2 England (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group G), 7 PM  BBC One
June 19: Poland v Senegal (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group H), 4 PM – ITV1
June 19: Colombia v Japan (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group H), 1 PM – BBC One
June 19: Russia v Egypt (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group A), 7 PM – BBC One
June 20: Portugal v Morocco (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group B), 1 PM – BBC One
June 20: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group A), 4 PM – BBC One
June 20: Iran v Spain (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group B), 7 PM – ITV1
June 21: France v Peru (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group C), 4 PM – ITV1
June 21: Denmark v Australia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group C), 1 PM – ITV1
June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group D), 7 PM –BBC One
June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group E), 1 PM – ITV1
June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group D), 4 PM – BBC One
June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group E), 7 PM – BBC One
June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group G), 1 PM – BBC One
June 23: Germany v Sweden (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group F), 7 PM  – ITV1
June 23: South Korea v Mexico (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group F), 4 PM – ITV1
June 24: England v Panama (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group G), 1 PM –BBC One
June 24: Japan v Senegal (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group H), 4 PM – BBC One
June 24: Poland v Colombia (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group H), 7 PM – ITV1
June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group A), 3 PM – ITV4
June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group A), 3 PM – ITV1
June 25: Iran v Portugal (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group B), 7 PM – BBC One
June 25: Spain v Morocco (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group B), 7 PM – BBC One
June 26: Australia v Peru (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Group C), 3 PM – ITV4
June 26: Denmark v France (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Group C), 3 PM – ITV1
June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Group D), 7 PM – BBC Two
June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Group D), 7 PM – BBC One
June 27: South Korea v Germany (Kazan Arena, Kazan, Group F), 3 PM – BBC One
June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Group F), 3 PM – BBC Two
June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Group E), 7 PM – ITV1
June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Group E), 7 PM – ITV4
June 28: Japan v Poland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Group H), 3 PM – BBC One
June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Samara Arena, Samara, Group H), 3 PM – BBC Two
June 28: England v Belgium (Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Group G), 7 PM – ITV1
June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Group G), 7 PM – ITV4

Round of 16

June 30: Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D (Kazan Arena, Kazan), 3 PM – ITV1
June 30: A1 v B2 (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi), 7 PM – ITV1
July 1: B1 v A2 (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow), 3 PM – BBC One
July 1: D1 v C2 (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod), 7 PM – ITV1
July 2: E1 v F2 (Samara Arena, Samara), 3 PM – BBC One
July 2: G1 v H2 (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don), 7 PM – BBC One
July 3: F1 v E2 (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg), 3 PM – ITV1
July 3: H1 v G2 (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow), 7 PM – BBC One


July 6: Winner R16 1 v Winner R16 2 (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod), 3 PM –BBC One
July 6: Winner R16 5 v Winner R16 6 (Kazan Arena, Kazan), 7 PM – BBC
July 7: Winner R16 7 v Winner R16 8 (Samara Arena, Samara), 3 PM – ITV1
July 7: Winner R16 3 v Winner R16 4 (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi), 7 PM – ITV1


July 10: Winner QF1 v Winner QF 2 (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg), 7 PM – ITV1
July 11: Winner QF3 v Winner QF 4 (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow), 7 PM – BBC One

Third-placed play-off

July 14: Loser SF1 v Loser SF 2 (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg), 3 PM – ITV1


July 15: Winner SF1 v Winner SF 2 (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow), 4 PM – BBC & ITV

How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Matches Live Online For Free

The infographic above shows other places that you could stream World Cup 2018. Do note that some of the services require subscription/cable.

And of course, you could use ExpressVPN to change your server location to view a different streaming service other than (UK).

Gooooo Brazil!

Which team are you rooting for and who do you think will be the FIFA World Cup 2018 champion?


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