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CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers available on Fanatiz and PPV

Soccer fans wanting to watch the World Cup qualifiers beginning in October featuring national teams from South America’s CONMEBOL will need to pay more than ever before to watch the games.

In a deal struck earlier this year with Integrated Sports Media, the media rights holder in the United States has made the games available in both English and Spanish (as well as Portuguese for the games involving Brazil) via online streaming sites Fanatiz and FITE as well as through traditional pay-per-view methods such as DirecTV, DISH Network and iNDemand.

The broadcasts of the games are exclusive to the above-mentioned platforms. The only exception is the match between Venezuela and Paraguay, which will be live on beIN SPORTS XTRA.

To watch any of the World Cup qualifiers from the CONMEBOL region, the suggested pay-per-view retail price is $29.95 per game. Streaming provider FITE may offer match packages where you can access all of the games at a slightly discounted price. As well as offering each match separately, Fanatiz has created packages for each national team. You can pay per match or Fanatiz is offering the following bundles:

• Albiceleste bundle (Argentina)
• La Verde bundle (Bolivia)
• Canarinha bundle (Brazil)
• La Roja bundle (Chile)
• Cafeteros Bundle (Colombia)
• La Tri bundle (Ecuador)
• La Blanquirroja bundle (Perú)
• La Celeste bundle (Uruguay)

Each bundle includes two games from the national team, and is priced at $49.95 per bundle, which also includes three free months of a subscription to Fanatiz’s Basic Plan (available for new and current users).

“Unlike competing traditional cable service providers and streaming services, we are excited to extend a free three-month subscription to both new and current users that purchase these qualifier match bundles while available,” said Matias Rivera, Fanatiz CEO & Founder. “It is important that not only new customers get the opportunity to enjoy this special offer, which is also being extended to our existing user base of active subscribers.”

Fanatiz is the streaming home of Latin American soccer in the United States with live games from Copa Libertadores, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Uruguay plus LaLiga, Ligue 1, Copa Sudamericana, Portugal and more. The reliable streaming service has been serving soccer fans since launching in 2018.

On Fanatiz, games will be available live as well as on-demand for 72 hours after each game ends.

With Fanatiz, even if you currently have a subscription to their Basic Plan, that won’t include the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying games. The CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying games are above and beyond what you currently get with Fanatiz if you already subscribe to the streaming service. Again, the only exception is that Venezuela-Paraguay game that will be available via the free beIN SPORTS XTRA streaming channel.

FITE is a new entry to the world of streaming soccer games. The streaming service specializes in boxing, wrestling, MMA and motorsports. Its coverage of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers is their first entry into the world of streaming major soccer games. Learn more about FITE on their website.

Originally scheduled to be played in March 2020, the matches have been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Round 1 of the matches begin Thursday, October 8 (see schedule below). With the games being the first stage on each country’s pathway to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, these games have massive implications. Round 2 begins Tuesday, October 13, so the games are coming thick and fast.

Obviously for the vast majority of soccer fans, the prices to watch these games will come with a sticker shock. In previous years, beIN SPORTS acquired the rights to the majority of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers. But during the past 12 to 24 months, beIN SPORTS have avoided bidding on a lot of rights that were available to them due to the amount of lost revenue they saw from people watching games illegally. With beIN SPORTS out of the picture, it allowed Integrated Sports Media to step in where their business model is based primarily on pay-per-view events.

CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers schedule

Kickoff times listed are in the Eastern United States timezone

Thursday, October 8

Paraguay vs. Peru (World Cup Qualifying), 6:30pm, fuboTV

Uruguay vs. Chile (World Cup Qualifying), 6:30pm, fuboTV

Argentina vs. Ecuador (World Cup Qualifying), 8:00pm, fuboTV

 

Friday, October 9

Colombia vs. Venezuela (World Cup Qualifying), 7:30pm, fuboTV

Brazil vs. Bolivia (World Cup Qualifying), 8:30pm, fuboTV

 

Tuesday, October 13

Bolivia vs. Argentina (World Cup Qualifying), 4pm, fuboTV

Ecuador vs. Uruguay (World Cup Qualifying), 5pm, fuboTV

Venezuela vs. Paraguay (World Cup Qualifying), 6pm, fuboTV

Peru vs. Brazil (World Cup Qualifying), 8pm, fuboTV

Chile vs. Colombia (World Cup Qualifying), 8:30pm, fuboTV

 

Round 3 continues in November 2020.

 

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50 Comments

50 Comments

  1. Guillermo

    October 15, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    I hope you are right, Lot of people pirate the games. Let’s hope they lost their arse.

  2. Guillermo

    October 15, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Can anyone find out if FITETV lost lot of money. I hope they did and will have to resale the rights.

  3. William

    October 13, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    America!! latinos will not pay 29.00 for a game…. I just tried Fanatiz on free trial and they wanted to charge me $29.00 Ha ha ha ha .!!!!!!! I unsubscribed immediately.. Greedy !@#$$$@.. You guys are ruining the game. You will go broke….. no body will watch this overprized streaming service.

  4. Carlos Murquia

    October 12, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    De que moderado me estan hablando.Ojala que nadie les compre un partido y se fundan.Eso no se hace en estos tiempos de pandemia.

  5. Carlos Murquia

    October 12, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Son unos sinverguenzas.Ladrones!!!.Ni telefono tienen para que no podamos mandarlos al carajo!!!!!.Son unos descarados.Que se metan los partidos por donde les quepa. Malditos!!Ojala que se fundan.Pague por un anio(year) y ahora tengo que pagar para ver los partidos de Eliminatorias de Conmebol…………Por favor,estamos en el 2020.

  6. locofooty

    October 11, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Useless maybe isn’t the word because you can watch to gain more knowledge and get aspects of a match. But to avoid the world for 2 days and watch the match as live is not very convenient. VPN, FBLive, p2p are your friends.

  7. jstrummer

    October 10, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks to Bram for posting these games are available on 2 day delay on Bein. Very disappointed WST would not even mention this on podcast but I guess their sponsors wouldn’t have been pleased with free options publicized, also disappointed that Chris would say these are useless when surely that’s up to us to decide.

    • Christopher Harris

      October 11, 2020 at 7:20 am

      We only focus on live TV listings. Always have done so. Always will.

  8. Jose

    October 10, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Wonder what the sale or ratings were for these South American qualifiers via PPV. Hopefully it is low that they decide to stop putting these games on PPV and go back to BeIN or another channel. These prices are absurd in this age. It just pushes people to use VPN, look for illegitimate sites, boxes, etc (back to the 90’s).

  9. Luisana

    October 8, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I have Fanatiz USA so my family and I were so excited to see the World Cup Qualifying matches, only to find out they were charging for these games. We are not just angry, we are devastated. I honestly couldn’t believe it. I have been searching all over the internet for free websites but nothing. We pay for Xfinity, Fanatiz USA, ESP +, NBCSN, just to watch decent soccer matches. This cannot be real. We can’t afford to watch the beautiful game anymore.

  10. Chelo

    October 8, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    what a joke… the year of COVID and these people want to charge $30 per game so you can watch by yourself… Way to lose the fan base.

  11. Enrique P

    October 8, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Soy Peruano viviendo en USA, es increible estos precios, y no es para los partidos de la copa mundial, son los partidos para la CLASIFICACION al mundial….
    En Peru el futbol (real futbol, not soccer) es una pasion del pueblo, lo ven desde los mas pobres hasta los que tienen dinero, si esto pasa en Peru, simplemente ese deporte pasara al olvido, no todos pueden pagar.

  12. jstrummer

    October 7, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Euro qualifiers should be over by halftime of first Conmebol match, feel fairly confident in my ability to avoid scores.

  13. Karl

    October 7, 2020 at 10:11 am

    This is without a doubt the dumbest thing I’ve seen in sports media in years.

  14. Stevo

    October 7, 2020 at 12:41 am

    If i’m unsuccessful watching it live through a VPN, I’ll be watching it 2 days later on bein through my Fanatiz subscription. On bein’s website they have the game listed on their programming. On Sat 10/10 Uruguay vs Chile will be on 6:30pm eastern and Argentina vs Ecuador will be at 8pm.

  15. Chente De Los Shyris

    October 6, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    I recognize this is profit no matter what.
    But the prices being asked, are no less than extortion.
    Good bye.

  16. jstrummer

    October 6, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    My plan is to watch the Nations League/Euro qualifiers thur thru sat, avoid any website that’ll post scores and enjoy conmebol on delay for free.

    • Lester

      October 7, 2020 at 1:36 am

      jstrummer I think that’s a good strategy however for me a delayed football match makes no sense… I like watching football live because that way I feel I can cheer for the teams, get mad when they miss goals , celebrate when they score etc… those are things that I can do when the game is on live, when the game is actually taking place … however if the game already took place it makes no sense to cheer or celebrate whenever my team scores or to cry when my team concedes a goal.

    • Turfit

      October 7, 2020 at 9:00 am

      jstrummer, good plan with only one flaw. Euros is on ESPN3 and that ticker on the bottom of the screen will post all the scores that you do not want to see!!!!! Sorry friend!!!

  17. ROBERTO OCHOA

    October 6, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Welcome to America

  18. Unkle Gizmo

    October 6, 2020 at 2:52 am

    50 bucks for two games..
    Does it include the steak sandwiches, snacks and unlimited beers?
    GTFO of here!

  19. Luis Garcia

    October 5, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    They’re very greedy. Sad to hear that Bein Sports is no longer airing, specially now that I’m subscribed to it through Fanatiz.

    I’ll probably watch at least a portion on the delay versions, so they know they have a public.

  20. Miguel

    October 5, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    How many streams are allowed the same time?
    I would hate to pay 30 per match but if it allows ideally 3 or more streams I can split the cost with family.

    • Christopher Harris

      October 5, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Miguel, it only allows one stream.

      • Jeremy

        October 5, 2020 at 7:34 pm

        Is there away to know how many people needs to buy the game for them to get profit on that , I’m really curious

  21. Rick

    October 5, 2020 at 12:43 am

    Nobody should pay- if viewers don’t sign up these greedy companies will lose money. Soccer should be on network tv.
    People can’t afford to pay these outrageous prices. All about greed.
    Soccer will only grow so much if it’s only for the elite who can pay these high fees.
    We are going backwards with all this streaming not forward.
    Sad to see this is where we are headed.

    • Turfit

      October 5, 2020 at 8:02 am

      A lot like “pay to play” club soccer and rich franchise owned soccer leagues…………

      • rick

        October 5, 2020 at 12:23 pm

        Yes agree 100%- youth soccer is been destroyed on the emphasis of paying huge fees that only a small percentage of parents can afford.

        Same is going on with the elite streaming that will only hurt the growth of soccer in the long run.

  22. locofooty

    October 4, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Just signed up for a VPN. Their loss.

    • Stevo

      October 7, 2020 at 12:33 am

      I’m thinking about signing up to a VPN, but I searched how to watch the argentina and chile games but couldn’t find a website that will be streaming these games. Do you know of any?

  23. Ivan

    October 4, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Hahahaha, I like jokes!
    Pay per what? Hahahahahahaha.
    Folks aren’t that dumb, if they want to watch, this will find other ways to watch.
    $30 per game.
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha

  24. jstrummer

    October 4, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Unless we’re very careful, that surely seemed worth mentioning in the original article/podcast.

  25. Bram Weiser

    October 3, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Hi, Chris,

    Here, and on the WST podcast, you & Kartik have noted that BeINSports. which had the US TV rights to CONMEBOL qualifiers in the past WC cycle, won’t be showing them live this time around as those rights went to others.

    However, while BeINSports’ Website doesn’t have listings that far into the future, my set-top box’s TV listings claim that BeIN WILL be airing these matches on a 2-3 day delay. Time will tell if this is accurate, but, if it is, then it adds an interesting wrinkle to this story.

    Thanks,
    Bram Weiser

    • Christopher Harris

      October 4, 2020 at 7:18 am

      They have the rights to the games on a 48-hour delay, but at that point, they’re practically worthless to watch because everyone would know the result.

      • Jeremy

        October 4, 2020 at 1:24 pm

        Well to be honest unless you go online and scroll results here where I live, I can save any game result forever since really nobody cares about “soccer”. I’m sure it’s not the case in every part of the country but that’s a good thing about oklahoma lol , I bet you I can watch every single qualifiers 2 days later on beinsports without knowing anything , that said thank you for this great website, awesome work !

      • Bram Weiser

        October 6, 2020 at 10:11 pm

        Perhaps, Chris, but when the choice is between seeing the game live and paying handsomely for the privilege, and waiting a couple of days to see it even if I know the result (and maybe even saw highlights on my local Spanish-language newscast or sports recap program), I could definitely see at least some people bearing with the delay to see the entire match on their TV screen and avoiding the related expense in the process.

  26. Lester

    October 3, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I’m a south American living in the U.S. and there’s no way I’m going to pay $30 bucks for any of those games… Why would anyone pay anything for a soccer match on tv? now, I can’t believe this is happening again! this used to happen back in 2002 but this didn’t happen during 2018 qualifying games.. It’s strange how U.S. tv networks only care about Mexican national team… they don’t even care about U.S. national team! I have seen how they show U.S. games on pay per view! ridiculous!

  27. Turfit

    October 3, 2020 at 6:54 am

    Looks like the only match I will be watching is Venezuela vs. Paraguay on beIN SPORTS XTRA. I’m surprise that this match is nnot on the main beIN channel also.

  28. Jeremy

    October 3, 2020 at 5:36 am

    who!? who will buy these !? Seriously !! I’m french living in the US and back home our tv rights for ligue 1 changed and alot of people are boycotting the new broadcaster for charging 25 euros a month for 8 ligue1 games a week and 8 ligue2 games a week , people all around the world use more and more pirate streaming , torrents , with a vpn people from these south american countries living in US have access to their homeland tv network , and I don’t know 1 born and raised us citizen who will spent money to see a qualifier game ! They don’t even watch a free world cup game on fox ! So 25/30 bucks for a qualifier !??? When espn+ offers so much soccer for 6 a month , I really want to read somewhere how someone thought they could sell these games that expensive , how many purchases they target to be happy ? That’s the most mind blowing news I ever read on this website .

    • Lester

      October 3, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      Interesting post ! by the way, congratulations for winning 2018 world cup! I’m a south american living in the U.S. and there’s no way I’m going to pay $30 for any of those games. Indeed I will try to watch the games online though to be honest that’s kind of difficult because usually FIFA or the network in charge of broadcasting those games in our countries, make sure that they don’t show those games anywhere on the internet so for instance, you can forget about watching any of those games on youtube.. As for south american nations, it seems that in most south american nations, the only matches they are going to show on local networks are the games involving their national teams… I find this strange because in the past they would show all games on any of the local tv networks…

      • Jeremy

        October 4, 2020 at 1:16 pm

        If you really want watch them there is ways , quite a few streaming sites “free” can’t really say much on here , ask around I’m sure someone knows how to see these games , in France all the CONMEBOL qualifiers are on beinsports france , I’m still amazed about that move to make pay 30bucks for one game ! The US needs to get the games on bigger networks in orders to reach more people , if you want your national team to be on the top of the world you need kids being able to see these superstars !

  29. Vysakh

    October 3, 2020 at 12:38 am

    Hello,. Do you have any news on international broadcast partners? Particularly for India. I always follow south american football and a big fan of brazilian national team.

  30. SaintsFan

    October 2, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    30 bucks a match? Kin hell.
    Won’t stop the glory supporter types complaining that they now have to pay $50 a *season* to make sure they see all the games that their EPL team plays. Poor things no longer have 99% of their games on NBC or NBCSN.
    Personally I’d put all Lpool & Man Utd games on PPV & charge them $100 a game.

    • Yespage

      October 7, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      Technically, you can’t buy On Demand access for EPL. SO if you get into a game late (start from the beginning), you have to wait until well after it is over to start it. It isn’t ideal.

      This announcement though, yipes! What do they think, it’s 1998?

  31. Chris

    October 2, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    If illegal streaming kept BEIN away from bidding on rights, I don’t see how FITE thinks it can make a profit charging $29.95 per match. Wouldn’t this just encourage more illegal streaming?

    • Jeremy

      October 3, 2020 at 5:38 am

      I think it will , no doubt about it

  32. Charles Hafter

    October 2, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    This really makes me wonder why I subscribed to Fanatiz for a year. First, I need more dough to subscribe to a Brazilian package, then this incredible fee add-on to watch WC qualifiers.
    Everything is monetized. Check out this article in the Guardian:

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/oct/01/football-final-descent-dystopian-digital-circus-fans-tv

    Not to mention Bein on Fanatiz was broken during last weekend Barcelona match, so it couldn’t be watched.

  33. Yankees4life

    October 2, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    This is a disaster waiting to happen. I can’t many people buying those PPV matches. Talk about sending soccer back a decade or two. 😔🤦‍♂️

    • Lester

      October 3, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Hopefully no-one would be that dumb to pay $30 for any of those games!

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