Watch FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Live Stream Online

FIFA World Cup 2022 set to get underway with a glittering opening ceremony on Friday, 20th November 2022 in Qatar. Every TV network and online streaming platform who has bought the rights for world cup will broadcast the opening ceremony which will be 30 minutes long and will take place 1 hour before the start of first match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador. We guide you through how you can watch the opening ceremony via official sources from anywhere in the world.

How To Watch FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Live Online ?

Both Qatar world cup organizers and FIFA has confirmed the opening ceremony details. It will start 1 hour before the first match. Starting at 18:00 Local Qatar Time / 16:00 UK Time / 17:00 CET, opening ceremony will be 30 minutes show which will include performances from BTS Band, Nora Fatehi, Lil Baby and some local Qatari artists.

Every Channel/network who has the World cup rights will broadcast the opening ceremony and we guide you through how you can watch it from anywhere in the world absolutely free via official sources.

Watching opening Ceremony Via Official Sources:

Number of TV Channels who has the world cup rights in their countries are free to air. For example BBC and ITV in the UK, Play-Suisse online streams in Switzerland. ZDF and ARD in Germany. TF1 in France and many others. Now these online portals are geo blocked outside of that country but with the use of VPN you can unlock any of these channels.

Using VPN To Unlock World Cup Channels From Abroad:

We are going to take BBC and ITV example in this guide. Lets say you are in Singapore and want to watch BBC and ITV coverage. If you try to access BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub from singapore you will get error message “Content not available outside the UK”. But if you have an VPN account, you can change your device IP to uk and watch BBC iplayer and ITV hub streams online from anywhere in the world.

How Does It Work:

1. Buy an VPN account (We recommend ExpressVPN)

2. Download and Install the VPN app on your device.

3. Connect to UK ip adresss inside the VPN app.

4. Now visit BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub website in your normal browser. Create an free account on BBC or ITV. During account creating it will ask for postal code just search in google any UK postal code and put that. Ignore the TV licence thingy and start streaming.

5. Just make sure while watching streams at BBC iplayer or ITV Hub you are connected to UK ip address inside VPN app.

This is how it will look like once you unlock BBC iplayer with the help of VPN. The above screen shot was taken in real-time and we unlocked BBC iplayer from outside the UK.

TV Channels Showing World Cup Coverage On Free-To-Air Platforms:

You can follow our similar guides for all other free to air channels which are broadcasting FIFA World cup around the world. Below is the list of channels/online portals which we have already tried and tested and they all work with ExpressVPN.

BBC & ITV (UK)Free-to-airUnlock Free
Play-Suisse (Switzerland)Free-to-airUnlock Free
SBS On-Demand (Australia)Free-to-airUnlock Free
ZDF & ARD (Germany)Free-to-airUnlock Free
RTE Player (Ireland)Free-to-airUnlock Free
TF 1 (France)Free-to-airUnlock Free (Italy)Free-to-airUnlock Free
All above streaming portals are official rights holders and free to air in their respective countries. To unlock them from outside of these countries you will need an VPN account. Trust us when we say, ExpressVPN costing $6 a month is the best deal you will ever get to watch FIFA World cup in English, Italian, Germany, French, Spanish languages.

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