What channel is Qatar vs Ecuador on in USA? How to watch 2022 World Cup Group A game on TV from Qatar


The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Sunday as the big event fans have been waiting for has finally arrived.

With the tournament staged in Qatar, the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East, the host nation will get the tournament started, as is tradition

Qatar will take on Group A opponents Ecuador, who arrive at the 2022 World Cup after finishing fourth in South American qualifying, the final automatic qualification position. They also survived a contest to their eligibility for the World Cup brought forth by Chile this summer, and will now take the field without any more uncertainties.

On the first day of the World Cup, this is the only match of the day, and The Sporting News brings you all the details you need to watch the game on TV in the USA.

MORE: Watch every World Cup match live with fuboTV (U.S.-only free trial)

What channel is Qatar vs Ecuador on today?

Fans in the USA can watch Qatar vs. Ecuador on TV in English or Spanish. The match will be televised on FS1 (English) and Telemundo (Spanish)

All fans need to do is look up ‘FS1’ or ‘Telemundo’ on their cable, satellite, or telco operator.

If you can’t do it on your remote control, further below in this post is a website link to channel finders for each of the major TV operators in the USA (cable, satellite and telco/fiber).

World Cup matches on Sunday, November 20

On Sunday, there is only one game as the host nation gets to kick off the World Cup in the spotlight.

Qatar vs.
11 a.m. ET
8 a.m. PT
Fox Sports site/app
Telemundo Deportes site/app

MORE: Record of World Cup host nations in past tournaments

How to watch the World Cup in the USA

  • Dates: Sunday, Nov. 20-Sunday, Dec. 18
  • English-language TV channels: Fox, FS1
  • Spanish-language TV channels: Telemundo, Universo
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Fox Sports site/app, Telemundo Deportes site/app, Universo Now, Peacock

The 2022 World Cup will be televised in the United States in English by Fox Sports and in Spanish by Telemundo with fuboTV streaming every World Cup channel and available on a free trial for new users.

Fox will spread the matches across its main Fox network channel as well as FS1. Every knockout round match and 20 group stage matches will air on Fox’s over-the-air national network channel, while the rest will be broadcast on FS1. The Fox Sports site and app will stream every match for authenticated cable, satellite or telco subscribers.

Meanwhile, Telemundo will be the home of all Spanish-language World Cup broadcasts in the USA. The only exception will come in the final round of group stage matches, when games are played simultaneously. For that set of matches, one of the simultaneous games will be pushed to Universo

All Spanish-language Telemundo/Universo World Cup match broadcasts will be streamed on Peacock in addition to being available on the Telemundo Deportes site and app for cable, satellite, and telco subscribers.

MORE: Qatar vs Ecuador lineups and starting 11s

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 USA in the following match windows: 5 a.m., 8 a.m., 11 a.m., or 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Qatar is eight hours ahead of the USA’s east coast, and 11 hours ahead of the west coast.

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

Opening day of the tournament will feature the standalone inaugural match involving the host nation (Qatar). Then the second day of the tournament will feature three games. Every group matchday after that will have four games scheduled all the way through the conclusion of the group stage on December 2.

World Cup group stage kickoff times

Time ZoneMatch 1Match 2Match 3Match 4
Eastern5 a.m.8 a.m.11 a.m.2 p.m.
Central4 a.m.7 a.m.10 a.m.1 p.m.
Mountain3 a.m.6 a.m.9 a.m.12 p.m.
Pacific2 a.m.5 a.m.8 a.m.11 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 ZoneEarly KickoffLate Kickoff
Eastern10 a.m.2 p.m.
Central9 a.m.1 p.m.
Mountain8 a.m.12 p.m.
Pacific7 a.m.11 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 (between Ch. 2 to Ch. 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.

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 are;na.

Fource : TheSportingNews