The World Cup begins this Sunday, November 20 with the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador. And until December 18, football fans around the world will be able to have fun, with 64 matches until the final.
Don’t miss anything. When you are a fan of football in general or of your national team in particular, world Cup is an event, a very special moment. Because for almost a month, from November 20 to December 18, it’s a real football orgy that will take place from this Sunday. In total, 64 matches will be broadcast by beIN Sports and TF1, culminating in the final.
As has been the case since 2014, the entire tournament will be available on beIN Sports pay channels. TF1, for its part, will broadcast all the matches of the French team (the three group matches and more if the Blues qualify for the rest of the World Cup), the opening match and other posters. In all, 28 matches will be visible on TF1: seventeen group matches, five round of 16 matches, three quarter-final matches, the semi-finals and the final.
The opening match this Sunday
TF1 and beIN Sports broadcast the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador, Sunday November 20 at 5 p.m. As has been the case since the World Cup in Germany in 2006, it is the host country, Qatar, which is launching “its” World Cup. To follow also before the meeting, the traditional opening ceremony of the competition.
This first match of Group A will be the only one on this first day of competition. The following day, Senegal-Netherlands (still in Group A), England-Iran (Group B) and the United States-Wales (Group B) will be played.
Matches all day
During this group stage, up to four matches are scheduled per day: at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. From the round of 16 (from December 3 to 6), the matches will take place at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Same thing for the quarter-finals (December 9 and 10). Regarding the half, they will take place on December 13 and 14 at 8 p.m.
As for the final, it will take place on December 18, at 4 p.m., and will be broadcast by TF1 and BeIN Sports.
TF1’s 20H adapted
With a total of 28 matches broadcast, the vast majority of which at 8 p.m., the front page will have to largely adapt its famous 8 p.m. newspaper. As a result, TF1’s flagship news program will be transformed on certain days into a news bulletin broadcast before the meetings. The only exceptions for the first channel: the last two matches of the team and France and Belgium-Morocco, broadcast at 2 p.m. on November 27,
Before the knockout stage, from the round of 16, up to four matches can be scheduled per day with kick-offs between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. The final will take place on December 18, at 4 p.m., and will be broadcast by TF1 and BeIN Sports.
Follow the Blues
The men of Didier Deshcamps will start their World Cup on Tuesday, November 22 at 8 p.m. against Australia. This meeting as well as the matches of the Blues against Denmark (Saturday November 26 at 5 p.m.) and Tunisia (Wednesday November 30 at 4 p.m.) will be jointly broadcast on TF1 and beIN Sports.
If the Blues continue their journey in the knockout phase, the round of 16 starting on December 3, their matches will also be accessible on the first channel.