Despite all the attention and acclaim to watching the tournament on TV, you can listen to the World Cup on the radio.

Here in the United States, that could prove to be particularly useful given that start times of the World Cup can sometimes be at odd hours, depending on where the tournament is being played. But fans can listen to the World Cup on the radio to ensure they do not miss a moment of action.

Of course, listening on the radio is also an option for anyone who does not want the TV commentary. Oftentimes, the radio broadcasts provide something different than the TV commentary pairing. Whether that be enthusiasm, detail or just simply a different voice, viewers have their preferences.

Regardless, radio remains a viable option despite the rise in popularity of TV and streaming. Here is how you can listen to the World Cup on the airwaves.

Listen to the World Cup on radio

One option is Sirius XM. The go-to satellite radio option in the United States has every game of the World Cup. The station is likely channel 83, which has the name FOX Sports SiriusXM.

However, as most of the World Cup games are shown individually, Sirius XM FOX Sports, channel 83, is a reliable source. While it hasn’t been announced officially, we’re expecting Sirius to simulcast the TV commentary from FOX Sports. It isn’t ideal but it’s better than Sirius XM not broadcasting anything.

Another way to use radio for the World Cup is through English radio broadcasts. BBC Radio 5 Live (unblock it with a VPN) has broadcasts of every game at the World Cup.

The exception comes in the third round of group-stage fixtures. The third group stage games happen concurrently within each group. This is to prevent match-fixing between teams in the same group.

Finally, TalkSPORT Radio also has broadcasts of the World Cup.

For the upcoming 2026 World Cup held in the United States, Mexico and Canada, stay tuned for specifics on radio broadcasts as the tournament draws closer.