There was always going to be drama when the USA faced Iran at the 2022 World Cup, but no one could have predicted that there would be so much baggage.
First, there is the tournament itself. Tuesday’s match is a winner-takes-all match where the winner will advance to the Round of 16 in Qatar. The tie is not good enough. If the US men’s national team wants to advance, they must defeat Iran after their two matches earlier in the group stage.
Next is the elephant in the room. The two countries have been in conflict since 1979, when the American embassy was taken over after the Islamic Revolution in Iran. In a nation-vs-nation game, this tension cannot be ignored.
Then there’s the most recent exchange, in which Iran’s state media called on FIFA to kick the US out of the World Cup after US Soccer replaced Iran’s flag on its social media accounts for 24 hours in support of the protesters.
So the stakes are high – and expect many co-workers to suddenly “hold meetings” when play begins on Tuesday afternoon. If you can’t slip away, though, there are plenty of ways to watch.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When will the USA face Iran in the 2022 World Cup?
Kickoff will take place at 2:00 PM ET on November 29.
Where can I watch USA/Iran at the 2022 World Cup?
Fox will carry the Iran vs. USA match on its primary broadcast channel to ensure the widest possible audience. The game will also be broadcast on Peacock.
What other matches are taking place today?
Ecuador vs. Senegal and Netherlands vs. Qatar are played at 10:00 a.m. ET
If you want an alternative to the USA/Iran game, you can watch Wales vs England at 2pm on FS1 and Peacock.
Who is favored to win the USA vs Iran World Cup 2022 match?
USA is the biggest favorite to win the match with 48% probability of victory. Iran’s probability of victory is only 24%.
The odds of a tie are 28%.
Can I watch the 2022 World Cup if I don’t have a cable subscription?
Fox will carry the World Cup, as will Telemundo, both of which can be received via an over-the-air antenna in most cities, meaning you’ll be able to watch even if you don’t have a cable subscription.
To make sure you’re getting the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations around your home. Note, however, that you won’t be able to watch games on FS1, which will carry a number of games for English audiences.
How can I stream the 2022 World Cup if I don’t have a cable subscription?
This is an extensive list:
The NBC streaming service is the streaming home of the World Cup, carrying all 64 games with broadcasts in Spanish. There will also be on-demand broadcasts of completed games. (Note that an English broadcast alternative has not yet been announced. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a monthly fee of $5 or $10. (Peacock’s free version does not include live sports.)
Hulu with Live TV
The free trial period of this service is also no longer available. It will cost you $70 per month.
After up to a two-week trial, you can expect monthly fees of $65.
Dish Network’s lower-tier Sling “Orange” plan will cost you $35 a month. Adding the more comprehensive Blue plan increases the cost to $50 per month. You’ll get a seven-day free trial first – and the cord-cutting service is currently halving the first month’s bill.
Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this oft-renamed streaming service will cost you $70 per month and up after the free trial option.
This sports-oriented cord-cutting service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly fees of $70 to $100, depending on the channels you choose.
Who will the USA face if they advance to the knockout stages?
Everything depends on the results of the Wales v England match.
If England wins, Team USA will likely face the Netherlands next. If Wales pulls off a stunning performance, the US is more likely to face either Ecuador or Senegal.
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