Looking to Get in Shape or Lose Weight? Try our BMI and Weight Loss Calculator!

How to Watch World Cup Soccer Live

By Moira Sullivan ; Updated October 25, 2017

World Cup Soccer is held every four years. The official organization is FIFA World Cup™(Fédération Internationale de Football Association), with headquarters in Zurich. The most recent World Cup 2010 was held in South Africa from June 11 to July 11, 2010, and Spain won. The next World Cup will be held in Brazil during June and July 2014. Preparations are in the making under the watchful eye of the new Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. You can watch the tournament live on specific venues. These were the ones available in 2010, which will be the same in 2014.

Connect to your cable television provider or mobile network for live World Cup coverage through network television. Pay for specialized sports packages such as ESPN and Univision, the Spanish language live coverage through HD Showcase On Demand and Lo Mejor On Demand channels for 2010. Check to see if your provider has a partnership. Select ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and ESPN Mobile for the best live coverage of the World Cup in English. For the 2010 World Cup, they broadcast all 64 games. They bought the rights to broadcast the 2014 World Cup as well.

Connect to the Internet with your computer. Select ESPN3.com, which offers streaming broadcasts of all the games in 2010 and has the rights to the 2014 World Cup.

Connect to a satellite dish via Dish Network Corp. for live World Cup coverage. Pay for specialized sports packages such as ESPN.

Connect to Xbox Live for World Cup coverage. Pay for specialized sports packages such as ESPN3.com for streaming coverage by signing up for a special Xbox package.


An exciting development for the 2010 World Cup was ESPN 3-D. It will be offered again in 2014.


Pay-for-view streaming online sites will charge you to connect to live coverage through streaming. Be sure these sites actually carry the World Cup. Please note that it is often not possible to get streaming in a foreign country because of the media rules and regulations of the host country.

Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

Related Articles

More Related