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FIFA World Cup 2022_ Subscription Pricing, Schedule & Free Live Streams in Singapore

FIFA World Cup 2022: Subscription Pricing, Schedule & Free Live Streams in Singapore

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The FIFA World Cup is upon us once again!

This time, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will feature 64 games with 32 teams from around the world for the ultimate showdown in Doha, Qatar.

Wondering where and when to catch the world cup? Here’s all you need to know!


TL;DR: FIFA World Cup 2022 Subscription

ProviderWhere to watchEarly Bird Price (Subscribe before 6 November 2022)Regular PriceBundles
SingtelSingtel Cast App/ Singtel TV (Channels 141 and 142) / / Singtel TV GO App$98$118Recontract or sign up for any Singtel TV Trio Pack (from $52.90/month) on a 24 month contract to catch the FIFA World Cup 2022 for Free
StarhubStarhub TV (Channels 251 and 252) / StarHub YV+ App$98$118Sign up for TV+ FIFA World Cup™ bundle ($52.40/month) or HomeHub+ FIFA World Cup™ bundle ($97.51/month) for 24 months
MediacorpmeWATCH App$98$118-
Mediacorp Channel 5 (Nine games only – the opener, five group matches, both semi-finals and finals)Free-

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place from 20 November to 18 December 2022 with most matches happening during the late evenings and early mornings (6pm to 3am Singapore time).

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How Much Does It Cost to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022?

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be officially broadcasted by Singtel, StarHub, and Mediacorp with an early bird pricing of $98 (U.P. $118) if you subscribe before 6 November 2022.

ProviderWhere to watchEarly Bird Price (Subscribe before 6 November 2022)Regular PriceBundles
SingtelSingtel Cast App/ Singtel TV (Channels 141 and 142) / / Singtel TV GO App$98$118Recontract or sign up for any Singtel TV Trio Pack (from $52.90/month) on a 24 month contract to catch the FIFA World Cup 2022 for Free
StarhubStarhub TV (Channels 251 and 252) / StarHub YV+ App$98$118Sign up for TV+ FIFA World Cup™ bundle ($52.40/month) or HomeHub+ FIFA World Cup™ bundle ($97.51/month) for 24 months
MediacorpmeWATCH App$98$118-
Mediacorp Channel 5 (Nine games only – the opener, five group matches, both semi-finals and finals)Free-

Singtel FIFA World Cup Package

Singtel offers three ways for you to catch the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Singtel CAST (Early bird price: $98, U.P. $118)

You can catch the World Cup just by downloading the CAST app without the hassle of installing a Set-Top box or signing up for a plan. Singtel Cast is available on your mobile devices, Android TVs, and web browsers.

Singtel TV (Early bird price: $98, U.P. $118)

If you already have a Singtel TV set-top box, you can get the FIFA World Cup pack on Singtel TV plus enjoy on-the-go streaming with Singtel TV GO at no additional charge!

Singtel TV GO is supported on:

  • Mobile phone and tablet
  • Desktop computer or laptop
  • Apple TV and Android TV
  • Supports Chromecast and AirPlay streaming

For customers who want to sign up or re-contract any Singtel TV Trio Pack and enjoy the World Cup for free

Aside from the Ă  la carte packages, you can enjoy the World Cup for free if you sign up or re-contract any Singtel TV Trio pack which starts from $52.90/month on a 24-month contract.

Singtel Perks

If you are a Singtel 5G Customer, you’ll enjoy the full capabilities of the 5G network on CAST and Singtel TV GO with dedicated capacity and priority streaming. Hell yes to a seamless streaming experience on your devices!

However, for the rest of us, there really isn’t anything special about signing up with Singtel unless you are already a customer and don’t want the hassle of signing up with another provider.

StarHub FIFA World Cup Package

StarHub also offers three ways for customers to watch the world cup.

StarHub TV FIFA World Cup™ Only (Early bird price: $98, U.P. $118)

For new customers, who just want to watch the World Cup only, you can sign up for a one-time subscription with StarHub TV. This also includes the StarHub TV+ app so you can Chromecast from your mobile to your smart TV if you don’t want to install the Set-Top box.

Existing customers who already have a StarHub Set-Top box can simply purchase the standalone package on channel 251. Otherwise, you can also subscribe via “My Account Manager”.

StarHub TV+ FIFA World Cup™ bundle

Fancy watching the game on your mobile devices with additional perks such as Disney+ for free? You can opt for this bundle at $52.40 /month for 24 months.

Pair Entertainment+ or Asian+, with Premier+ and get:

  • World Cup
  • Sports+
  • Disney+

StarHub HomeHub+ FIFA World Cup™ bundle

For those of us who happen to want a WiFi broadband along with Entertainment+ or Asian+, with Premier+, you can opt for this bundle which also includes World Cup subscription.

The bundle starts from $97.51/month for 24 months and you’ll get:

  • World Cup
  • Sports
  • Disney+
  • Netflix
  • 24 months TV+ Pro box with Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos® sound worth $14.90/mth​
  • WiFi 6 Routers (New sign-ups only)

StarHub Perks

If you have a StarHub TV+ subscription, you’ll enjoy the following:

  • Match Statistics: Catch live statistics on TV+ Pro and Android TV App.
  • Key Highlights: Relive the best World Cup moments with short, long and team highlights, plus best moments.
  • Fixtures and Tables: Access the latest fixtures so you can know when to catch your favourite teams in action!
  • Interactive Timeline & Time-shift​: Missed a goal? Or an entire match? Don’t fret. Go back in time with time-shift and skip to the best bits in seconds with an interactive timeline overlay feature.
  • Live Squad: Always know who is on the pitch with Live Squad updates
  • Full Match Replays: Instantly scrub back so you never miss any key moments of any match and replay any match up to 24 hours after the final whistle.
  • Multiple Devices: Watch World Cup matches anytime, anywhere at home or on-the-go.

Mediacorp FIFA World Cup Package

Mediacorp, the last broadcaster on the list will provide one paid option for all 64 games and one free option for nine key matches.

meWATCH (Early bird price: $98, U.P. $118)

Football fans can watch all 64 games LIVE on any screen with no contract and instant activation.

meWATCH is available on mobile devices, web browsers, Smart TVs, Apple TV, Mi box, Chromecast, and meWATCH Red Button-enabled TVs.

meWATCH Perks

For meWATCH subscribers, you will gain access to a 24/7 channel with non-stop sporting action, game analysis with renowned sports personalities, match highlights, and moments.

Mediacorp’s Channel 5 (Free)

Not so keen on paying to watch all 64 matches? Mediacorp is also offering nine games (the opener, five group matches, both semi-finals and finals) that you can watch for free on Channel 5.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule

Match No.DateTime (SGT)TeamsVenueStage
1November 21, 202212:00 AMQatar vs EcuadorAl Bayt Stadium, Al KhorGroup A
3November 21, 20229:00 PMEngland vs IranKhalifa International Stadium, Al RayyanGroup B
2November 22, 202212:00 AMSenegal vs NetherlandsAl Thumama Stadium, DohaGroup A
4November 22, 20223:00 AMUSA vs WalesAhmed bin Ali Stadium, Al RayyanGroup B
8November 22, 20226:00 PMArgentina vs Saudi ArabiaLusail Iconic Stadium, LusailGroup C
6November 22, 20229:00 PMDenmark vs TunisiaEducation City Stadium, Al RayyanGroup D
7November 23, 202212:00 AMMexico vs PolandStadium 974, DohaGroup C
5November 23, 20223:00 AMFrance vs AustraliaAl Janoub Stadium, Al WakrahGroup D
12November 23, 20226:00 PMMorocco vs CroatiaAl Bayt Stadium, Al KhorGroup F
11November 23, 20229:00 PMGermany vs JapanKhalifa International Stadium, Al RayyanGroup E
10November 24, 202212:00 AMSpain vs Costa RicaAl Thumama Stadium, DohaGroup E
9November 24, 20223:00 AMBelgium vs CanadaAhmed bin Ali Stadium, Al RayyanGroup F
13November 24, 20226:00 PMSwitzerland vs CameroonAl Janoub Stadium, Al WakrahGroup G
14November 24, 20229:00 PMUruguay vs South KoreaEducation City Stadium, Al RayyanGroup H
15November 25, 202212:00 AMPortugal vs GhanaStadium 974, DohaGroup H
16November 25, 20223:00 AMBrazil vs SerbiaLusail Iconic Stadium, LusailGroup G
17November 25, 20226:00 PMWales vs IranAhmed bin Ali Stadium, Al RayyanGroup B
18November 25, 20229:00 PMQatar vs SenegalAl Thumama Stadium, DohaGroup A
19November 26, 202212:00 AMNetherlands vs EcuadorKhalifa International Stadium, Al RayyanGroup A
20November 26, 20223:00 AMEngland vs USAAl Bayt Stadium, Al KhorGroup B
21November 26, 20226:00 PMTunisia vs AustraliaAl Janoub Stadium, Al WakrahGroup D
22November 26, 20229:00 PMPoland vs Saudi ArabiaEducation City Stadium, Al RayyanGroup C
23November 27, 202212:00 AMFrance vs DenmarkStadium 974, DohaGroup D
24November 27, 20223:00 AMArgentina vs MexicoLusail Iconic Stadium, LusailGroup C
25November 27, 20226:00 PMJapan vs Costa RicaAhmed bin Ali Stadium, Al RayyanGroup E
26November 27, 20229:00 PMBelgium vs MoroccoAl Thumama Stadium, DohaGroup F
27November 28, 202212:00 AMCroatia vs CanadaKhalifa International Stadium, Al RayyanGroup F
28November 28, 20223:00 AMSpain vs GermanyAl Bayt Stadium, Al KhorGroup E
29November 28, 20226:00 PMCameroon vs SerbiaAl Janoub Stadium, Al WakrahGroup G
30November 28, 20229:00 PMSouth Korea vs GhanaEducation City Stadium, Al RayyanGroup H
31November 29, 202212:00 AMBrazil vs SwitzerlandStadium 974, DohaGroup G
32November 29, 20223:00 AMPortugal vs UruguayLusail Iconic Stadium, LusailGroup H
35November 29, 202211:00 PMEcuador vs SenegalKhalifa International Stadium, Al RayyanGroup A
36November 29, 202211:00 PMNetherlands vs QatarAl Bayt Stadium, Al KhorGroup A
33November 30, 20223:00 AMWales vs EnglandAhmed bin Ali Stadium, Al RayyanGroup B
34November 30, 20223:00 AMIran vs USAAl Thumama Stadium, DohaGroup B
37November 30, 202211:00 PMAustralia vs DenmarkAl Janoub Stadium, Al WakrahGroup D
38November 30, 202211:00 PMTunisia vs FranceEducation City Stadium, Al RayyanGroup D
39December 1, 20223:00 AMPoland vs ArgentinaStadium 974, DohaGroup C
40December 1, 20223:00 AMSaudi Arabia vs MexicoLusail Iconic Stadium, LusailGroup C
41December 1, 202211:00 PMCroatia vs BelgiumAhmed bin Ali Stadium, Al RayyanGroup F
42December 1, 202211:00 PMCanada vs MoroccoAl Thumama Stadium, DohaGroup F
43December 2, 20223:00 AMJapan vs SpainKhalifa International Stadium, Al RayyanGroup E
44December 2, 20223:00 AMCosta Rica vs GermanyAl Bayt Stadium, Al KhorGroup E
45December 2, 202211:00 PMGhana vs UruguayAl Janoub Stadium, Al WakrahGroup H
46December 2, 202211:00 PMSouth Korea vs PortugalEducation City Stadium, Al RayyanGroup H
47December 3, 20223:00 AMSerbia vs SwitzerlandStadium 974, DohaGroup G
48December 3, 20223:00 AMCameroon vs BrazilLusail Iconic Stadium, LusailGroup G
49December 3, 202211:00 PMWinner Group A vs Runner-up Group BKhalifa International Stadium, Al RayyanRound of 16
50December 4, 20223:00 AMWinner Group C vs Runner-up Group DAhmed bin Ali Stadium, Al RayyanRound of 16
52December 4, 202211:00 PMWinner Group D vs Runner-up Group CAl Thumama Stadium, DohaRound of 16
51December 5, 20223:00 AMWinner Group B vs Runner-up Group AAl Bayt Stadium, Al KhorRound of 16
53December 5, 202211:00 PMWinner Group E vs Runner-up Group FAl Janoub Stadium, Al WakrahRound of 16
54December 6, 20223:00 AMWinner Group G vs Runner-up Group HStadium 974, DohaRound of 16
55December 6, 202211:00 PMWinner Group F vs Runner-up Group EEducation City Stadium, Al RayyanRound of 16
56December 7, 20223:00 AMWinner Group H vs Runner-up Group GLusail Iconic Stadium, LusailRound of 16
58December 9, 202211:00 PMWinner Match 53 vs Winner Match 54Education City Stadium, Al RayyanQuarter-finals
57December 10, 20223:00 AMWinner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50Lusail Iconic Stadium, LusailQuarter-finals
60December 10, 202211:00 PMWinner Match 55 vs Winner Match 56Al Thumama Stadium, DohaQuarter-finals
59December 11, 20223:00 AMWinner Match 51 vs Winner Match 52Al Bayt Stadium, Al KhorQuarter-finals
61December 14, 20223:00 AMWinner Match 57 vs Winner Match 58Lusail Iconic Stadium, LusailSemi-finals
62December 15, 20223:00 AMWinner Match 59 vs Winner Match 60Al Bayt Stadium, Al KhorSemi-finals
63December 17, 202211:00 PMLoser Match 61 vs Loser Match 62Khalifa International Stadium, Al RayyanThird place
64December 18, 202211:00 PMWinner Match 61 vs Winner Match 62Lusail Iconic Stadium, LusailFinal

Past FIFA World Cup Prices

Year200220062010201420182022
Subscription Price$8*$10.50 - $26$70 - $94$94 - $112$94 - $112$98 - $118 (4% increase from 2018)
BroadcastersSingapore Cable Vision, StarHubStarHubSingtel, StarHubSingtelSingtel, StarHub, MediacorpSingtel, StarHub, Mediacorp
Price of rights$10 million$15 million$21 million$25 million$25 millionUndisclosed
Days announced before kick off2337136935124

*Sports package in addition to $20 basic tier

This time, the FIFA World Cup subscription prices have increased by 4 per cent compared to 2018. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to most of us with inflation skyrocketing in Singapore.

Is it possible for telcos to recoup?

It’s no secret that the price for rights to broadcast has been increasing over the years, which party explains the rise in prices.

However, this year, with estimates of the price for rights exceeding $25 million coupled with an all-time short timeframe for telcos to advertise, it seems like a pretty tough battle for telcos.

Not to mention, streaming services are now dominating the market with the likes of Netflix and Disney+ and the World Cup is happening in the middle of the season, making it hard for telcos to bundle it with Premier League subscriptions.

Last but not least, most World Cup matches will be streamed late at night and into the wee hours of the morning, adding another deterrent for potential customers to justify paying subscription prices and missing out on matches.


What’s the Best Way to Catch the FIFA World Cup?

For those of us who want to watch all 64 games of the World Cup in the comfort of our homes, your best bet would be with StarHub as they offer a variety of features with the StarHub TV+ app and the flexibility to watch the matches on virtually any device without the need for a Set-Top box.

But if you are already a Singtel or meWATCH customer, subscribing to the World Cup through the respective providers isn’t so bad either.

That said, all providers have abysmal reviews for their respective apps.

StarHub TV+ reviews from the Play Store
Source: Google Play Store

Many users have cited technical problems and poor customer support. Some football fans have also missed (Premier League) games due to such problems.

Source: Apple App Store

So, if you want a guaranteed seamless viewing experience, your best bet would probably be to watch via a Set-Top box from either Singtel or StarHub.

Where can I watch all World Cup matches for free?

If you want to catch the entirety of the FIFA World Cup 2022 for “free”, you can also look out for sports bars to watch the matches with fellow fans. Sure, you would probably need to fork out some money for food to be there but hey, you’ll get the fun atmosphere too!

Apart from that, there is no other way to catch all matches for free in Singapore, not legally anyways.

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