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Where to Find the World Cup On US Television

2014FIFAWorldCup 600x346 Where to Find the World Cup On US Television

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:

UNIVISION DEPORTES

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.

ESPN

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.

ESPN DEPORTES

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.

• ESPN Deportes announces details regarding World Cup coverage plans,
• ESPN Deportes adds Hugo Sanchez to its World Cup coverage lineup.

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

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Friday, June 13

Mexico vs Cameroon, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Spain vs Holland, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Chile vs Australia, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Saturday, June 14

Colombia vs Greece, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Uruguay vs Costa Rica, 3pm ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

England vs Italy, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Ivory Coast vs Japan, 9pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, June 15

Switzerland vs Ecuador, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

France vs Honduras, 3pm ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Argentina vs Bosnia, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Monday, June 16

Germany vs Portugal, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Iran vs Nigeria, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Ghana vs USA, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Tuesday, June 17

Belgium vs Algeria, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes+

Brazil vs Mexico, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Russia vs South Korea, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes+

 

Wednesday, June 18

Australia vs Holland, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Spain vs Chile, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Cameroon vs Croatia, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Thursday, June 19

Colombia vs Ivory Coast, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Uruguay vs England, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Japan vs Greece, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Friday, June 20

Italy vs Costa Rica, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Switzerland vs France, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Honduras vs Ecuador, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Saturday, June 21

Argentina vs Iran, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Germany vs Ghana, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Nigeria vs Bosnia, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, June 22

Belgium vs Russia, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

South Korea vs Algeria, 3pm ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

USA vs Portugal, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Monday, June 23

Holland vs Chile, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Australia vs Spain, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Croatia vs Mexico, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Cameroon vs Brazil, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

 

Tuesday, June 24

Costa Rica vs England, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Italy vs Uruguay, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Japan vs Colombia, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Greece vs Ivory Coast, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

 

Wednesday, June 25

Nigeria vs Argentina, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Bosnia vs Iran, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Honduras vs Switzerland, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Ecuador vs France, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

 

Thursday, June 26

Portugal vs Ghana, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

USA vs Germany, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

South Korea vs Belgium, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Algeria vs Russia, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

 

Friday, June 27
No games

 

Saturday, June 28

Round of 16 — 1A vs 2B, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Round of 16 — 1C vs 2D, 4pm ET, ABC, Watch ABC,

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, June 29

Round of 16 — 1B vs 2A, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Round of 16 — 1D vs 2C, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Monday, June 30

Round of 16 — 1E vs 2F, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Round of 16 — 1G vs 2H, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Tuesday, July 1

Round of 16 — 1F vs 2E, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Round of 16 — 1H vs 2G, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Wednesday, July 2
No games

 

Thursday, July 3
No games

 

Friday, July 4

Quarter-finals — W53 vs W54, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Quarter-finals — W49 vs W50, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Saturday, July 5

Quarter-finals — W55 vs W56, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Quarter-finals — W51 vs W52, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, July 6
No games

 

Monday, July 7
No games

 

Tuesday, July 8

Semi-final — W57 vs W58, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Wednesday, July 9

Semi-final — W59 vs W60, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Thursday, July 10
No games

 

Friday, July 11
No games

 

Saturday, July 12

Third place match, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, July 13

World Cup Final, 3pm ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

World Cup TV schedules and TV/Internet coverage

UNITED STATES

• World Cup TV and Internet schedule for all World Cup games on ESPN, Univision and ESPN Deportes.

ESPN

• World Cup TV schedule on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC,
• Schedule of ESPN TV commentators for FIFA World Cup 2014; June 12-19,
• Preliminary TV coverage plans from ESPN,
• 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,
• ESPN banks on TV ratings in appointment of Ian Darke over Martin Tyler for World Cup,
• ESPN to debut virtual presenter technology in its World Cup 2014 coverage,
• ESPN Radio to stream all 64 World Cup games live online and radio.

Univision Deportes

• World Cup TV schedule for all 64 games on Univision,
• 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.

ESPN Deportes

• TV schedule for World Cup games on ESPN Deportes (in Portuguese language),
• ESPN Deportes announces details regarding World Cup coverage plans,
• ESPN Deportes adds Hugo Sanchez to its World Cup coverage lineup,

DIRECTV

• DirecTV offers soccer fans World Cup extras such as Mix Channel and additional camera angles.

FOX Sports

• Why I’m scared what FOX Sports will do with its World Cup coverage

beIN SPORTS

• beIN SPORTS to provide daily coverage of World Cup with nightly news and analysis show

For viewers outside the United States, here are some helpful guides of where to watch the World Cup in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom:

UNITED KINGDOM

• World Cup TV schedule for UK TV — BBC and ITV subscribers,
• BBC and ITV win UK broadcast rights to World Cup 2018 and 2022.

CANADA

• World Cup TV schedule for Canada

AUSTRALIA

• World Cup TV schedule for Australia,

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16 Responses to Where to Find the World Cup On US Television

  1. R.O says:

    Marcelo Balboa is part of the Univision Studio Team.

    I’ve always liked him as a studio analyst. For the 2010 WC he was with Yahoo sports.

    Wonder why ESPN didn’t hire him (better than Lalas).

    He’d be good when FOX gets the world cup.

  2. Smokey Bacon says:

    Gaffer, looking forward to your coverage of the coverage. Watching World Cup Tonight, it’s all a bit chaotic. Too many personalities and Taylor Twellman interrupting everybody is doing my head in. Why did they bother getting Lynsey Hypgrave? She’s barely had an opportunity to say anything with Twellman yapping over everybody.

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