How to stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup games live from Nigeria

Tomiwo Ojo
2022 FIFA World Cup

Many football fans across the world are eager to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup games as they happen in Qatar. The World Cup will see the biggest stars in football battle for glory over the course of one month to create the greatest sporting spectacle in the world.

Although the Super Eagles of Nigeria miss out on this 2022 edition in Qatar, football fans nationwide are still interested in watching the event to follow up with other nations and root for their favourite players.

FIFA World Cup trophy

The World Cup qualifiers involved all 211 FIFA member associations and 32 teams travelled to Qatar for the finals. The qualification process, which started in June 2019 did not conclude until this year due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.

This year’s tournament is very different to the 21 that have preceded it. It is being staged in November and December, not the customary June and July, and will be the first World Cup to be staged in the Middle East.

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The Black Stars of Ghana, The Atlas Lions of Morocco, The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, and the Teranga Lions of Senegal, the current champions of Africa are representing the African continent at the World Cup in Qatar.

Which teams qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

AFC (6) – Australia, Iran, Japan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea

CAF (5) – Cameron, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia

CONCACAF (4) – Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA

CONMEBOL (4) – Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay

UEFA (13) – Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Wales

These are the eight groups:

  • Group A – Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • Group B – England, Iran, USA, Wales
  • Group C – Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D – France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
  • Group E – Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
  • Group F – Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G – Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H – Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

Each team will play three matches; one against the other teams in their group. The two teams that finished highest from each group will progress to the knockout stage. The 16 teams that finish in the top two positions in their respective groups will play in a pre-drawn tournament bracket to determine the eventual winner.

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What are the key World Cup dates?

  • First match – Qatar vs Ecuador: November 20
  • Group stage: November 20 – December 2
  • Round of 16: December 3 – December 6
  • Quarter-finals: December 9 & 10
  • Semi-finals: December 13 & 14
  • Third-place play-off: December 17
  • Final: December 18

How you can stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup from Nigeria

SuperSport own the rights to broadcast the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Africa. You can follow the tournaments on all SuperSport platforms on DStv on Tv, Mobile, and the Web.

You can also follow the world cup on ShowMax Pro. The dedicated app will also show the World Cup content, including matches, documentaries, fan zones, and more in 4K.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the first time that ShowMax is airing content in 4K. Showmax and Showmax Pro have been broadcasting shows, TV programs, and other content in 720p, whereas other streaming rivals such as Netflix have been doing 4K for years.

Stream 2022 FIFA World Cup games
Stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup games live from Nigeria
Stream 2022 FIFA World Cup games on Twitter

Another avenue to stream the FIFA World Cup is via social media platforms such as Twitter. Search for the match you wish to watch when the game is on and add live stream; for instance; “Portugal vs Argentina live stream” and check out the options provided.

Stream 2022 FIFA World Cup games from websites

Here are the links for some websites that will allow users to stream games live from the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. You may be blocked from accessing some of these websites if you are in Nigeria but using a VPN can help you enjoy the games you want.

Here are some platforms:

 BBC iPlayer 

 ITV Hub

SBS on Demand


Sling TV discount 

FREE FuboTV trial 



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