World Cup Qualifiers Live Stream: How to Watch Online without Cable

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The World Cup Qualifiers are the initial rounds of games to determine which teams are eligible to play in the 2018 World Cup. Want to watch the World Cup Qualifiers live stream online?

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It’s one of those special times of the year: FIFA match dates. That’s when most leagues set loose their players so that they may instead play for their country. This usually means high-level friendlies and World Cup Qualifiers, and the upcoming days are no different (see a sampling below). Much of the action is on ESPN, Fox Sports, and beIN SPORTS, a relatively new but outstanding addition to the U.S. sports channel landscape. Good news! There are multiple ways to watch the World Cup Qualifiers live stream without signing up for cable.

Whether you’re a recent cord-cutter or you’ve long since moved on from cable, you’re likely wondering the best ways to watch sports online. We have guides for just about every game, but today we’re here to show you how to watch the World Cup qualifiers online. Enjoy!


Catch the World Cup Qualifiers Live Stream on Sling TV

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Sling TV has revolutionized the landscape for cord cutters. For just $20 a month (plus an additional $5 /month for their Sports Extra package that includes beIN) you get all the heavyweight channels from AMC and TNT to Food Network and CNN. In all, it’s 23 channels of creamy television goodness on their base Best Of Live TV package, plus 9 more sports-specific channels you get for signing up for Sports Extra.

And if you watch for a few days and aren’t feeling it, no problem! Sling TV comes with a 7-day free trial, during which you can cancel anytime, no questions asked.

If you stick with it, though (tip: stick with it), there’s still no contract involved, so you can cancel at absolutely any time.

While you can always watch Sling TV on your computer, now is the time to pull the trigger on that Roku box you’ve been thinking about. Why? Because if you sign up and prepay for 3 months of Sling TV, they will give you a FREE Roku 2 or half off a Roku 3 (that makes it just $49.99).

Let’s do the math: If you take the Roku 2 offer (Roku 2 retails for $69.99, and CNET says it “is just as fast as the Roku 3 and its lower price makes it a better overall value.”), it’s like you’re getting 3 MONTHS free of Sling TV and $10 off a Roku 2 box. What. A. Deal. Read the full details in our Sling TV review.

And it gets even more absurdly great if you’re a T-Mobile customer. If you’re with T-Mobile, you get Sling TV’s Best of Live TV package for 30% off (so about $14 a month) for a full year. You still get the free 7-day trial and you can still cancel any time. But my favorite part of the deal is T-Mobile’s “Binge On” program, which means you can watch Sling TV on your T-Mobile mobile devices as much as you what without it counting against your data package. It’s well and truly awesome.

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Watch the World Cup Qualifiers Online with FuboTV


Looking for something a little more soccer-specific and cheaper still? Look no further than FuboTV. Fubo TV offers soccer, soccer, and more soccer, with beIN in both English and Spanish, GolTV in English, and no less than FIVE club channels: the networks of Everton, Ajax, FC Barcelona, Benfica, and Real Madrid.

That’s only the beginning, though, as FuboTV offers a number of other channels, both sports and non-sports. It’s largely (but not exclusively) aimed at Latin audiences, so if you speak Spanish or Portuguese, FuboTV is even better. All of this costs just $9.99 a month, or $95 for a full year (which comes out to less than $8 a month). You get a free trial with Fubo too, for 24 hours. Extra Spanish, Portuguese, or entertainment channels in packages ranging from $2.99 to $9.99 a month are also available. Read our review of FuboTV here.


World Cup Qualifiers TV Schedule

The games available on available on Sling TV and Fubo the next few days are as follows:

All times Eastern USA

Thursday, October 6:

Italy vs. Spain, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes

Austria vs. Wales, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2

Rep. of Ireland vs. Georgia, 2:45pm, ESPN2, ESPN3

Turkey vs. Ukraine, 2:45pm, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3

Kosovo vs. Croatia, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus

Iceland vs. Finland, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Moldova vs. Serbia, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Liechtenstein vs. Albania, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Macedonia vs. Israel, 2:45pm, Fox Soccer Plus


Friday, October 7:

Netherlands vs. Belarus, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2

Belgium vs. Bosnia & Hercegovina, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus

Portugal vs. Andorra, 2:45pm, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3

France vs. Bulgaria, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Hungary vs. Switzerland, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Greece vs. Cyprus, 2:45pm, Fox Soccer Plus

Luxembourg vs. Sweden, 2:45pm, Fox Soccer Plus

Estonia vs. Gibraltar, 2:45pm, Fox Soccer Plus

Latvia vs. Faroe Islands, 2:45pm, Fox Soccer Plus


Saturday, October 8

England vs. Malta, 12:00pm, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3

Azerbaijan vs. Norway, 12:00pm, FOX Soccer Plus

Armenia vs. Romania, 12:00pm, FOX Deportes

Montenegro vs. Kazakhstan, 12:00pm, ESPN3

Germany vs. Czech Rep., 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2, UniMas, Univision Deportes

Scotland vs. Lithuania, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes

Poland vs. Denmark, 2:45pm, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3

Slovenia vs. Slovakia, 2:45pm, ESPN3

No. Ireland vs. San Marino, 2:45pm, ESPN3


Sunday, October 9

Wales vs. Georgia, 12:00pm, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes

Ukraine vs. Kosovo, 12:00pm, FOX Sports 2

Finland vs. Croatia, 12:00pm, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3

Israel vs. Liechtenstein, 12:00pm, ESPN3

Albania vs. Spain, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1, UniMas, UNIVISION Deportes

Macedonia vs. Italy, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes

Iceland vs. Turkey, 2:45pm, ESPN, ESPN Deportes

Moldova vs. Rep. of Ireland, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Serbia vs. Austria, 2:45pm, ESPN3


Monday, October 10:

Netherlands vs. France, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1Sweden vs Bulgaria, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2, UNIVISION Deportes,

Sweden vs Bulgaria, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2, UNIVISION Deportes

Faroe Islands vs. Portugal, 2:45pm, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3

Andorra vs. Switzerland, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus

Gibraltar vs. Belgium, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Estonia vs. Greece, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Latvia vs. Hungary, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Belarus vs. Luxembourg, 2:45pm, Fox Soccer Plus

Bosnia & Hercegovina vs. Cyprus, 2:45pm, Fox Soccer Plus


Tuesday, October 11:

Kazakhstan vs. Romania, 12:00pm, FOX Sports 2

Slovakia vs. Scotland, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1

Poland vs. Armenia, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2

Slovenia vs. England, 2:45pm, ESPN

Germany vs. No. Ireland, 2:45pm, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3

Czech Rep. vs. Azerbaijan, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus

Norway vs. San Marino, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Denmark vs. Montenegro, 2:45pm, ESPN3

Lithuania v Malta, 2:45pm, Fox Soccer Plus

All of this, of course, is just a cherry on top of the usual ways to watch soccer while cutting cable, which is just a cherry on top of watching sports while cutting cable. What a time to be alive!


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