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Fox Sports, which holds the English-language rights to the broadcaster Fox Sports, will air 64 matches from the 2022 World Cup live across Fox and FS1 with each match also streaming live on Fox Sports App. This was announced Monday. 35 of the 64 matches will be aired on Fox, while 29 will be aired on FS1.
There will be 34 matches on Fox at 10 a.m. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET.
The tournament’s first match, Senegal vs. Netherlands (Nov. 21), is scheduled for 5 a.m. ET on Fox. At 2 p.m., each of the United States’ Group A matchups with Iran, England, and the winner of June’s European playoff will be aired. ET. ET. The highly anticipated matchup between the American and English sides is scheduled for Black Friday (Nov. 25, 2018).
U.S. full stage schedule:
- U.S. vs. European winner: 2 p.m. ET on November 21
- U.S. vs. England: 2 p.m. ET on November 25
- U.S. vs. Iran: 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 29
Brazil and Portugal will be playing in the matches that lead up to the NFL On Fox Thanksgiving game.
Fox will air 98 hours worth of studio programming about the matches, including “FIFA World Cup Live,” which is a “table-setting program looking forward to tomorrow.” The program will be broadcast at 4 a.m. ET for the first eight competition days. Then, it will shift to 9 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET. ET later on. Additional offerings include “FIFA World Cup Today”, which will provide pre- and postmatch analysis, aswell as a recap show called “FIFA World Cup Tonight” every day at 12 a.m. in all time zones.
Fox will broadcast the World Cup final at 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 18. ET coverage will begin at 9:00 AM ET ET.
Fox Sports announced that the network’s roster will include broadcast analysts, hosts, and other personalities. The announcements will be made over the summer.