Every game of the FIFA World Cup, the world’s biggest sports tournament, will be shown live on US television from June 12 to July 13, 2014. There are so many options to choose from including free over-the-air television as well as online streaming options that require no authentication until the quarter-finals through to the final.
Here’s where you can find the World Cup opening ceremony on US TV:
1. Univision is the only US broadcast network airing the Opening Ceremonies over free-to-air TV. Coverage begins at 2pm ET on Univision and is simulcast on Univision Deportes. Plus you can also watch it live and online for free, without authentication, on Univision’s website.
With Univision, you can also watch it live on the Univision World Cup app.
2. ESPN3.com will live stream the opening ceremony at 2 pm ET (authentication may be required).
3. ESPN2 will provide live look-ins during SportsCenter.
First things first, here’s background information regarding what the three main broadcasters are providing to sports fans in the United States:
Spanish-language Univision Deportes launched 24/7 coverage of the World Cup beginning June 9th with the most coverage the United States has ever seen. More details are just a click away:
• Univision president discusses World Cup coverage plans,
• Univision Deportes announces talent lineup for World Cup 2014 coverage,
• Univision Deportes to kick off 24/7 coverage of World Cup 2014 on June 9.
The self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports has assembled a world-class team of talent and commentators to bring you all 64 games live on television and Internet. More details can be found via the following links:
• ESPN announces hosts for World Cup TV coverage,
• ESPN names 4 additional analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup,
• ESPN hire Jon Champion and Daniel Mann as World Cup 2014 commentators,
• ESPN announces studio team for World Cup 2014 coverage featuring Van Nistelrooy and Gilberto.
While ESPN Deportes do not have Spanish-language rights to the FIFA World Cup tournament, they do have Portuguese language rights as well as a number of other World Cup-related shows. See details below.
With that all said, here’s the complete TV guide for soccer fans in the United States who will be watching World Cup 2014:
World Cup 2014 Broadcast TV and Internet Schedule
Thursday, June 12
Brazil vs Croatia, 4pm ET