How to follow the action on the BBC, what matches are being broadcast and what to expect from World Cup coverage
As is tradition the BBC will broadcast many games of this World Cup. In total they are showing 33 live games over 28 days in Qatar. you will beShare the full schedule with ITV.
UK supporters have free access to watch the full drama as long as they have a television license.
Fans also benefit from the flexibility of their streaming service, BBC iPlayerwith the option to watch live or later at your convenience.
In this article we have give you a breakdown of what to expect from the BBC in the coming football weeks.
Which World Cup matches are shown on the BBC?
While a full list of knockout round matches is yet to be confirmed, 24 group stage matches have been announced.
BBC will have the first choice of semifinals in the tournament, next to it three round of 16 matches, two quarterfinalsand the World Cup final on December 18th.
Here’s the BBC World Cup group stage schedule.
What will BBC World Cup coverage look like?
game of the day Mainstay and ex-England player Gary Lineker will serve as one of two main moderators for the tournament. The other is Gaby Loganwho was named Sports Presenter of the Year in 2022. game of the day 2 moderator, Markus Chapmanwill also share the hosting tasks.
As always the BBC will complement the action on the pitch with a panel featuring some of the sport’s most famous names as part of their pre- and post-match analysis package.
Highlights from non-live encounters will also be available on BBC One and iPlayer throughout the tournament.
BBC Sport’s YouTube channel also shows match highlights.
In addition to the live games, fans can also expect documentaries, news and podcasts.
To keep viewers (who are on the go) in the loop, experts will provide behind-the-scenes content across the BBC’s various social platforms.
There will be two of the above World Championship to watch documentaries. One will document Lionel Messi’s amazing talent and the other will give an in-depth look at ‘how to win the World Cup’. You can watch both programs on BBC TV and via BBC iPlayer.
Which pundits will feature in the BBC’s World Cup line-up?
BBC regularly pull some of the most famous football stars out of the hat World Championships. This tournament will be no different.
To join Lineker, Logan, and Chapman will be quite a number of former players. Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Jermaine Jenas, and Micah Richards and Alex Scott With Danny Gabbidon, Ian Rush and Ashley Williams everything will be included.
In addition, like Vincent Kompany, Didier Drogba, Laura Georges, Jürgen Klinsmann, Mark Schwarzer, Gilberto Silva and Pablo Zabaleta will also be there to share their insights.
Who Will Be World Cup Commentary For BBC Matches?
That BBC has appointed an experienced off-camera team to commentate on the game.
Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Steve Bower, Robyn Cowen, Alistair Bruce Ball, Simon Davies, Ian Dennis, Pien Meulensteen, Conor McNamara, John Murray, Mark Scott and Vicki Sparks.
Karen Bardsley, James Collins, Dion Dublin, Maz Farookhi, Danny Gabbidon, Jermaine Jenas, Martin Keown, Jayne Ludlow, Clinton Morrison, Danny Murphy, Robbie Savage, Peter Schmeichel and Stephen Warnock.
Where can viewers find BBC One?
Here is a list of providers and channel numbers.
Where can viewers find BBC iPlayer?
BBC Coverage will also be available through their online platform for those who prefer to stream games.
It is worth remembering that viewers need to follow a few steps to access the match action.
Fans must register with theirs BBC iPlayer account (or sign up for one if needed) before they can start watching. A valid email address is required to confirm registration, as well as confirmation of a TV license.
You will find one Link to BBC iPlayer here.