FIFA 2022 world Cup started in Qatar. Here’s how you can watch the Socceroos in action.
When will the World Cup be?
On Monday, November 21, unlike the usual June and July time slots on the calendar, the 22nd edition of the demonstration tournament started. Qatar will lift the curtain against Ecuador and the Australian national football team will begin their campaign against defending champions France on Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00 am ET.
Socceroos Group D match calendar:
France – Australia – Wednesday, November 23rd at 6:00 AM ET.
Tunisia – Australia – Saturday, November 26 at 21:00 ET.
Australia – Denmark – Thursday, December 1 at 2:00 AM ET
This year is the last to feature 32 teams before the competition expands to 48 in Canada, Mexico and the US in 2026. These teams are divided into eight groups of four, each with the winners and runners-up advancing to the last 16. The play-offs start early on 4 December, the quarter-finals on 10 December and the semi-finals on 14 December.
The final is scheduled for Monday, December 19 at 2 AM EST, which is also Qatar’s National Day. A total of 64 matches will be played over the next month.
How can I watch and follow from Australia?
The Guardian actively blogs the tournament with live blogs for individual matches that run throughout the group stage all the way up to the final.
There will be a team of 15 Guardian journalists in Qatar, including Socceroos correspondent Emma Kemp, who will all cover football on the pitch and the many issues that come with it.
For those watching from their sofas, each match can be seen live in an exclusive free stream on SBS, and live streaming is available on SBS On Demand. Eight of these live games will also be featured on SBS Viceland.