How to watch FIFA Worldcup 2022 in India for Free?

FIFA Worldcup 2022, the biggest festival for football fans, is on the way. The FIFA Worldcup held in Qatar will start on November 2022. The dream of every football fan is to watch the football fiesta from the ground, but that is not possible for all.

To indulge in the biggest Football Festival, you can plan on watching the live streaming of FIFA Worldcup 2022 from the couch with your friends at your side and cheer your favorite players along with food and drinks.

Football freaks from India can enjoy the FIFA Worldcup 2022 from their TVs and Mobile Phones on TV Channels and OTTs. So plan your evenings from 30th November to 18th December to enjoy the football festivities that will be happening in Qatar.

Watch FIFA Worldcup 2022 in India for Free
Source – FIFA

Which TV Channel will broadcast the live FIFA Worldcup 2022 in India?

The reliance-owned Viacom 18 holds broadcasting and streaming rights in India. Hence, Indian viewers can watch the live FIFA Worldcup 2022 on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD channels, which are owned by Viacom 18 Media. Both these channels will be available for cable connections as well as DTH users. Sports18 and Sports18 HD channels that will broadcast the live FIFA Worldcup 2022 in India will have both – English and Hindi – feeds.

Sports18 and Sports18 HD are new channels and channels may not be available for all DTH and cable broadcasters. It will soon be available for a wider audience.

Here’s a list of Channel Number details of Sports18 HD and Sports18 SD for leading broadcasters.

FIFA Telecast Sports18 Channel Number List

Service Provider Channel Number
Sports18 - 1 - HD Sports18 - 1 - SD
Airtel DTH Yet to announce 293
Tata Play / Tata Sky 487 488
Dish TV 666 Yet to announce
Videocon D2H Yet to announce Yet to announce
JioTV+ 261 262
Sun Tv 983 505

Which OTT platform will show FIFA Worldcup 2022 online in India for free?

If you’re thinking that you will need to pay hefty charges for Netflix, Prime, or Disney+ Hotstar, then you’re wrong, dear. The OTT platform that will live stream the FIFA Worldcup 2022 is JioCinema App. JioCinema App for mobile, tablets, TVs and all other platforms will telecast the Football Worldcup 2022.

According to Jio, the JioCinema app will not charge any subscription fees from users. Users can simply download the JioCinema app from online app stores (Google Play Store, iOS App Store, etc) and use it on their devices.

JioCinema users are likely to get options to switch the commentary between different languages such as English, Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil, etc.

How to watch FIFA Worldcup 2022 matches online on a PC/laptop for free in India?

Again, JioCinema is at your rescue. Football fans from India can enjoy the month-long football festival from their PC/laptop using the JioCinema Website.  Open the JioCinema website on any web browser and enjoy FIFA Worldcup 2022 for absolutely free.

What is the FIFA Worldcup 2022 schedule and timing in IST?

The match timings for FIFA Worldcup 2022 in Indian Standard Time (IST) will be 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 9:30 pm, and 12:30 am.

A few matches from the final group stage will be played at 8:30 pm.

In the round of 16, quarterfinals will be played at 8.30 p.m. and 12.30 a.m.

The semifinals will be held at 12.30 a.m. on December 14 and 15. The third-place playoff is on December 17 at 8.30 p.m.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 final will be played on December 18 at 8.30 p.m.


Football is the most loved sport across the globe. People love enjoying the sports fever with their loved ones in a clean and pleasant atmosphere with wonderful food and fun. All the Football Lovers reading this, We wish you enjoy the best time with your friends and hope your favorite team rocks the field. Share your feedback with us to help us serve you better.

Yash Patel

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