Live streaming World Cup 2022 in India: How to watch online with apps, sites and mobile devices

The 2022 FIFA World Cup promises to deliver some fantastic football, as 32 nations chase the iconic trophy.

Qatar is the host country for the tournament this time around, with the World Cup taking place later in the year than usual as a result of the temperatures in the Middle East.

While the likes of Italy and India won’t be competing at the World Cup, it still looms as a potentially thrilling tournament to keep a close eye on.

Here, we break down how you can watch all the action.

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FIFA World Cup live streaming in India

Live streams of 2022 World Cup matches will be available in India via Voot and JioTV.

Voot is the official streaming partner of Sports18, which has the television rights to broadcast the 2022 World Cup in India.

JioTV, meanwhile, has a deal in place with Sports18 parent company Viacom18 to distribute some of their content.

Are FIFA World Cup football live streams free in India?

World Cup matches will be free to watch on JioTV for fans in India who are already with the mobile service. Otherwise, a subscription will be needed to stream World Cup games from Qatar.

While Voot is free to use, a subscription to Voot Select is required to watch the platform’s sport content.

Apps, sites, mobile devices to watch World Cup in India

Both Voot and JioTV are accessible via a range of ways.

Voot can be used online via PC or laptop with an Android and iOS app also available for mobiles and tablets.

JioTV is only accessible via Jio-powered mobile and tablet devices.

How to get Voot or JioTV to watch FIFA World Cup

Both streaming services require subscriptions to access World Cup content.

For Voot, users must register an account before then signing up and paying for Voot Select.

JioTV, meanwhile, is reserved for customers already with a Jio service, who then simply need to download the app and watch content freely.

World Cup 2022 schedule, time in India

Due to India’s close proximity to Qatar, World Cup 2022 matches will be played at good times for fans wanting to watch the action.

Qatar is in the GMT+3 timezone, which is two-and-a-half hours behind IST.

World Cups games are set to be played between 1:00 pm and 10:00 pm local time in Qatar, meaning matches can be watched in India between 3:30 pm and 12:30 am (IST).

FIFA World Cup final time in India

The 2022 World Cup final is scheduled to start on December 18 at 8:30 pm in India.

Qatar’s final match will kickoff at 6:00 pm local time, giving fans watching from India an ideal evening viewing time.

India World Cup history, record

India are yet to compete at a FIFA World Cup.

The nation qualified for the tournament in 1950 after other countries withdrew but ultimately pulled out.

They have unsuccessfully tried to qualify for the past eight tournaments and won just one of eight qualifiers for the 2022 edition.

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