The World Cup begins on Sunday, Nov. 20 — a date that was changed only months before the tournament — with the first group stage match, between Qatar, the host nation, and Ecuador. The group stage continues through December 2, with the possibility of up to two more matches. to four games each day.

The 32 teams are divided in eight groups of four. Each team plays every other team in its group once. The top two finishers of each group advance. to The round of 16, which starts on Saturday, December 3. The round of 16 begins on Saturday, Dec. 3. World Cup It is a straight knockout tournament that will conclude with the final on Sunday, December 18.

English-language broadcasts in the United States will be broadcast on Fox or its cable channel FS1; many subscription streaming services also include these channels like SlingTV, Fubo, Vidgo, and SlingTV. Telecasts in Spanish language will air on Telemundo and Universo. They will also stream on Peacock. (The first 12 games do not require a paid subscription).


Group A: Qatar vs. Ecuador. 11 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group B: England and Iran 8 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group A: Senegal against the Netherlands 11 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group B: United States vs. Wales. 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group C: Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia. 5 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group D: Denmark vs. Tunisia. 8 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group C: Mexico vs. Poland. 11 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group D: France against Australia 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group F: Morocco vs. Croatia. 5 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group E: Germany against Japan 8 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group E: Costa Rica vs. Spain 11 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group F: Canada vs. Belgium 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock (free).

Group G: Switzerland vs. Cameroon. 5 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group H: Uruguay vs. South Korea 8 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group H: Portugal against Ghana 11 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group G: Brazil vs. Serbia. 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group B: Wales vs. Iran. 5 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group A: Qatar vs. Senegal. 8 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group A: Netherlands vs. Ecuador. 11 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group B: England against the United States 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group D: Australia vs. Tunisia 5 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group C: Poland vs. Saudi Arabia. 8 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group D: France vs. Denmark. 11 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group C: Argentina against Mexico 2 p.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group E: Japan vs. Costa Rica. 5 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group F: Belgium vs. Morocco. 8 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group F: Croatia vs. Canada. 11 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group E: Spain vs. Germany. 2 p.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group G: Cameroon vs. Serbia. 5 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group H: South Korea vs. Ghana. 8 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group G: Brazil vs. Switzerland. 11 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group H: Portugal against Uruguay 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group A: Netherlands against Qatar 10 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Universo, Peacock.

Group A: Ecuador vs. Senegal. 10 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group B: Iran vs. the United States. 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group B: Wales vs. England. 2 p.m. Eastern. FS1, Universo, Peacock.

Group D: Tunisia and France 10 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group D: Australia vs. Denmark. 10 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Universo, Peacock.

Group C: Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico. 2 p.m. Eastern. FS1, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group C: Argentina vs. Poland 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Universo, Peacock.

Group F: Canada vs. Morocco. 10 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Universo, Peacock.

Group F: Croatia vs. Belgium. 10 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group E: Costa Rica vs. Germany. 2 p.m. Eastern. FS1, Universo, Peacock.

Group E: Japan against Spain 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group H: South Korea vs. Portugal. 10 a.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group H: Ghana vs. Uruguay. 10 a.m. Eastern. FS1, Universo, Peacock.

Group G: Cameroon vs. Brazil. 2 p.m. Eastern. Fox, Telemundo, Peacock.

Group G: Serbia vs. Switzerland. 2 p.m. Eastern. FS1, Universo, Peacock.