Networks and Services Streaming FIFA Matches This Year

FIFA stands for the International Federation of Association Football founded in 1904. It is an international association or governing body for primarily futsal, association football, and beach soccer. The organization continues to host major tournaments like the FIFA World Cup which started in the 1930s and the Women’s World Cup which debuted in 1991. FIFA is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and comprises of 211 associations. It also currently holds $1.4 billion US dollars in reserves in addition to generating well over $1.5 billion US dollars in revenue a year.

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# of FIFA Games Monthly Cost Free Trial HD Stream Cable Required iOS App Android App
ESPN-Streaming-NFL-300x74  A few FIFA games and highlights  Free App  Yes, with Sling/DTVN   Yes Yes, except with Sling/DTVN  Yes Yes
watch-fox-sports-streaming-300x182  A few FIFA games and highlights  Free App  Yes, with Sling/DTVN   Yes Yes, except with Sling/DTVN  Yes Yes
watch-NBC-Sports-Online-300x300  A few FIFA games and highlights  No App  Yes, with Sling/DTVN   Yes Yes, except with Sling/DTVN  Yes Yes
sling_television-300x150 ALL FIFA Games Live!  $20  Watch 7 Days Free  Yes  No  Yes Yes
DTV-Now-300x127  ALL FIFA Games Live!  $35  Watch 7 Days Free   Yes  No  Yes Yes

Networks that Stream FIFA Matches Live

Many major sports networks broadcast FIFA Matches in the United States. CBS Sports, ESPN (1&2), Fox Sports (1&2), and NBC Sports all broadcast FIFA Games, including the World Cup each year. However, there isn’t one network in the US that airs the entire season from start to finish. That said you should check the channel’s broadcast schedule to determine which matches are being aired and when.

Watch FIFA Matches Live Without Cable

The vast majority of people don’t find conventional TV cable convenient. The long-term commitment coupled with being tied down by the limitations of a cord turns off many soccer fans who also have full-time jobs or are students. Cord-cutting services like DIRECTV NOW and Sling TV, enable streaming on the go. Plus, they don’t require a long-term commitment which opens it up to a wider audience. Both services stream an array of sports and entertainment networks just like regular cable.

Prices vary depending on the packages you choose. However, Sling TV starts at $20 a month with DIRECTV NOW costing just $35 a month with no excessive upfront costs.

Sling (7 Days Free) DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)
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Official Network Streaming Apps for FIFA Matches

FIFA does not have an official app yet. Also, those that are available are for people in the UK. However, soccer fans can download apps for major sports networks like ESPN, Fox Sports, etc. all of which live stream FIFA matches.

Free yet Illegal FIFA Streams

You may come across several websites that boast of offering free streaming. However, these are illegal, and illegally streaming FIFA matches could get you penalized for piracy in the United States. So, it’s better to opt for the legal cord cutting options described above.