What channel is England vs Iran on in USA? How to watch 2022 World Cup Group B game on TV from Qatar

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Day Two at the 2022 FIFA World Cup sees the first of the leading contenders for glory enter the action, as England face Iran in Group B. 

The Three Lions’ charge to the semifinals and final in their last two major tournaments has raised expectations for a young squad nearing maturity.

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Iran won’t be expected to give England much problem, but the poor recent form of Gareth Southgate’s side in the build-up raises some prospect of an upset.

As the World Cup kicks into gear and USMNT’s group opponents get underway, The Sporting News brings you all the details you need to watch the game on TV in the USA.

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What channel is England vs Iran on today? 

Fox have gathered up the English language rights to every game at the Qatar World Cup, and will be showing the match on FS1. Meanwhile, Spanish speakers will be able to watch on Telemundo to catch this match. 

Fans only need to search for ‘FS1’ or ‘Telemundo’ on their cable, satellite, or telco operator.

If that doesn’t work, below is a website link to each of the major TV operators in the USA where fans can find the channel assignment.

World Cup matches on Sunday, November 21

Two more matches follow England’s meeting with Iran on November 21, with more action from Group B and a clash between the leading contenders to progress from Group A. 

MatchTime (ET)TVTV (Streaming)
England vs. Iran8:00 a.m.FS1, TelemundofuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Peacock 
Senegal vs. Netherlands11:00 a.m.FOX, TelemundofuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Peacock 
USA vs. Wales2:00 p.m.FOX, TelemundofuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Peacock 

How to watch the World Cup in the USA

The 2022 World Cup will be televised in the United States in English by Fox Sports and in Spanish by Telemundo.

For English-language coverage, Fox will spread the matches across its family of channels, including FS1 and FS2. For this tournament opening match, Fox’s play-by-play coverage will feature their A-Team of John Strong and Stu Holden. Rules analysts Dr. Joe Machnik and Mark Clattenburg will be on hand to analyze refereeing decisions.

Other English-language play-by-play broadcast teams throughout the tournament include veteran JP Dellacamera paired with analyst Cobi Jones, Derek Rae paired with Aly Wagner, Ian Darke paired with Landon Donovan, and Warren Barton paired with Jacqui Oatley.

Meanwhile, Telemundo will be the home of all Spanish-language World Cup broadcasts in the United States. All Spanish-language World Cup match broadcasts can also be streamed on Peacock, which will air the first 12 matches of the tournament for free. Beginning Nov. 24, the remaining 52 will be available on Peacock Premium.

For Telemundo’s Spanish-language coverage, the lead play-by-play broadcaster will be none other than the legendary Andres Cantor, covering his 12th World Cup. He will be partnered with former Mexican national team player Manuel Sol. Other play-by-play broadcasters for Telemundo coverage include Copan Alvarez, Sammy Sadovnik, and Jorge Calvo. They will all be partnered with analyst Eduardo Bsicayart, who will be covering his fifth World Cup.

What time do 2022 World Cup games start in the USA?

For the 2022 FIFA World Cup, all group stage matches will start in the United States at 5:00 am, 8:00 am, 11:00 am, or 2:00 pm Eastern Time. As Qatar is eight hours ahead of the USA east coast, and 11 hours ahead of the west coast, these were the time slots that worked the best.

The Qatar vs. Ecuador match will kick off at 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT / 9:00 a.m. MT / 8:00 a.m. PT.

The first two games of the tournament will feature one and three games respectively, and then every matchday will feature four games all the way through the conclusion of the group stage on December 2.

World Cup group stage kickoff times

Time ZoneSlot 1Slot 2Slot 3Slot 4
Eastern5:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Central4:00 a.m.7:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Mountain3:00 a.m.6:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Pacific2:00 a.m.5:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

For the knockout stage, all matches will kick off at one of two possible start times.

World Cup knockout stage kickoff times

Time ZoneSlot 1Slot 2
Eastern10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Central9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Mountain8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Pacific7:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

What channel is FS1 and Telemundo?

The Sporting News has compiled a list of popular cable, satellite and telco providers, with each company’s link to their channel finder.

In some cases they will ask for a zip code to provide local channel assignments, which are different from region to region.

Cable/Satellite/TelcoChannel Finder
Breezeline (Cable)Find Fox or Telemundo
(Note: Input zip code for results)
Cox (Cable)Find Fox or Telemundo
(Note: Input zip code under “select a location” for results)
DirecTV (Satellite)Find Fox or Telemundo
(Note: Input zip code for results)
Dish (Satellite)Fox (bt. Ch. 2 to 70),
Telemundo (Ch. 835),
FS1 (Ch. 150)
Universo (Ch. 838)
Fios (Fiber)Find Fox or Telemundo
(Note: Input zip code for results)
Frontier (Fiber)Find Fox or Telemundo
Mediacom (Cable)Find Fox or Telemundo
(Note: Input zip code for results)
Optimum (Cable)Find Fox or Telemundo
Sparklight (Cable)Find Fox or Telemundo
(Note: Input zip code for results)
Spectrum (Cable)Find Fox or Telemundo
(Note: Input zip code for results)
U-Verse (Fiber)Fox (bt. Ch. 2 to 69),
Telemundo (Ch. 3007),
FS1 (Ch. 652)
Universo (Ch. 3009)
Xfinity (Cable)Find Fox or Telemundo(Note: Input zip code for results)

What channel is the World Cup on DirecTV

DirecTV will have every 2022 World Cup match since Fox, FS1, Telemundo, and Universo are all carried by the satellite company.

There are specific channel assignments for different areas which can be found by inputting a zip code on the official DirecTV channel finder page which is found here.

What channel is the World Cup on Spectrum?

The four TV channels carrying live World Cup matches in the USA are all available on Spectrum.

The cable company has an online channel finder for users, and all it needs is a zip code to provide the specific channel assignments for Fox, FS1, Telemundo, or Universo.

World Cup channel on Fios

Fox, FS1, Telemundo, Universo are all carried on Verizon Fios, but the specific channel listing depends on the area.

Source : SportingNews