The World Cup 2030, also known as WPC 2022, will take place in the United States between June 7, 2022, and July 6, 2022. This event is the 20th edition of the World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It will be organized by FIFA, with preliminary qualification beginning in November 2019. In addition to automatically qualifying as hosts, the United States also qualifies automatically as defending champions.
What are the qualifying rounds?
Usually, a team will compete against other teams from their region in order to qualify for WPC 2022. This is true for all regions except Europe, where qualification takes place through two different tournaments (the UEFA European Championship, or Euro for short). When it comes time for a tournament, there are some rules that all national teams must follow.
For example, Each match lasts 90 minutes (plus stoppage time) and ends when one team scores more goals than its opponent. If both teams score an equal number of goals, then they’ll play extra time until one team has scored more total goals. If neither team scores during extra time, then they’ll move on to penalty kicks—with each player taking turns trying to kick a goal past his opponent’s goalkeeper.
What is it like to play at home?
The World Cup is one of soccer’s greatest moments, but it’s hard to get a feel for just how thrilling it is if you’re not there. Luckily, you can still watch every moment online or on TV, and even play yourself with FIFA 16. Whether you want to experience what it would be like to play at home as a particular team or star player, you can choose your favorite team and go up against friends or random players around the world. Or you can try out new teams and see how they stack up in real-time. In either case, here are some tips to help you kick off your tournament right:
How can I watch the WPC 2022 World Cup games live online?
The World Cup has its own social media hashtag, #worldcup. And you can follow @FIFAWorldCup on Twitter for updates as well. The entire tournament will be streamed online for free and live on your tablet or phone. Plus, if you have a cable subscription, it’s easy to log in and watch from ESPN, Fox Sports, or Univision Deportes! If you don’t have cable, here are some options: Sling TV:
$20 per month for 30+ channels including ESPN. (7-day free trial) PlayStation Vue : $30-$40 per month for 45+ channels including ESPN. (5-day free trial) DIRECTV NOW : $35-$70 per month for 60+ channels including ESPN. (7-day free trial) Hulu with Live TV: 50+ channels starting at $45/month. (Free 7-day trial) NFL Game Pass: Watch every NFL game live online anywhere for one low price of just $99.95!
When do World Cup matches start in the US?
World Cup matches are scheduled to kick off at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT on June 14. In addition, all WPC 2022 64 World Cup matches will be televised live in English on Fox, and 48 matches will be shown in Spanish on Telemundo. To stream games online, you can sign up for a free trial of FuboTV or Hulu with Live TV. If you’re looking for ways to watch without cable, here’s how to watch every single World Cup match online—plus more details about each streaming service.
How much will tickets cost?
We aren’t sure exactly how much tickets will cost yet, but we know they won’t be as cheap as they were in Japan. The Japanese government subsidized a lot of costs related to hosting, including tickets, transportation, and labor. Those won’t be provided for free by Los Angeles or Paris. So you should expect ticket prices to rise from their $20 price tag in 2012. And don’t expect anything more expensive than about $200 for a premium ticket either.
Are there other ways to watch the games?
This isn’t your average WPC 2022 World Cup, so if you can’t make it to a match, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to watch these games—online, on your phone (if you have a data plan), or over a cable network that has purchased rights for those specific matches. And while we’re talking about TV, here’s a little secret: If you want to watch any major sporting event in 2018, there’s probably an app for that. All four major sports leagues have apps that allow you to stream live and on-demand games from your phone.
For example, MLB At Bat is free and allows you to watch all out-of-market regular-season games, including playoffs and World Series matchups. The NFL Mobile app is also free and offers replays of every game during its season. Both NBA League Pass ($200) and NHL GameCenter Live ($140) offer all their games as well. The best part?
How long will World Cup matches last?
Football is a fast-paced sport, with both teams getting two 45-minute halves to score as many goals as possible. In FIFA, matches take place over two periods of 45 minutes each. For those who’ve never seen a real football match in person, these periods seem much longer than that—but it’s still pretty quick compared to other sports. The shortest soccer match ever was just 38 minutes long; at least one World Cup final has gone on for more than 120 minutes. The average length of a World Cup match is around 90 minutes.
Can American fans travel around Russia without a visa?
Yes, fans will be able to get a Fan ID, which is free of charge and grants visa-free entry into Russia throughout the World Cup. This means American fans will be able to watch all 64 matches, with no need for tickets or accommodation. Fans can book their Fan IDs now through FIFA’s website. The process takes around 10 minutes and requires an email address and photo. Each person needs his or her own Fan ID, so if you’re traveling as a group you’ll have to apply separately.
Are there any exceptions for Americans who want to visit Russia during the World Cup but don’t have visas?
There are exceptions for Americans who want to visit Russia during World Cup but don’t have visas, which means you can be on Russian territory during World Cup even without a visa if you are an American journalist with a valid accreditation issued by FIFA. But getting a journalist’s accreditation is not simple: it costs money (not much but not free), takes time, and depends on lots of different factors.
Can U.S. citizens avoid buying plane tickets now, then buy them once we know where we’ll be watching the games from on TV?
Given how excited I was to watch Team USA at last year’s Winter Olympics, I want nothing more than for it to be in Pyeongchang next month. But, as a professional who travels a lot and doesn’t have a single travel day off until February, I don’t know how I’m going to make it happen. But that’s OK! Because now that we know where these Olympics will be held, can the U.S.