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How to watch the World Cup online via livestream

Cheer on your favorite soccer team without being tied to the TV.

Watch the World Cup online, by way of

Watch the World Cup online, by way of sports apps and more. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Oleg Nikishin

Catch all the action of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia from the comfort of your apartment, or a rooftop bar during happy hour, by tuning into a livestream. 

The World Cup kicked off Thursday and will dominate sports stations with 64 matches airing through July 15. The action is viewable on the official sponsor networks, Fox and Telemundo channel (FS1), but you won't have to be tied down to the TV screen if you don't want to. 

Here's how to find livestreams, apps and more that'll air the games sans cable box for the next month. 

Fox Sports

Fox Sports will air 38 games on TV, but you won't see the U.S. team make an appearance given it failed to make the cut. Online, it's a different story. All of the action (64 games) is accessible in English at FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports Go mobile app. You will need to provide a valid login. 

In addition to the main broadcast stream, Fox Sports will deliver five bonus feeds for each of the 64 FIFA World Cup matches. Those are Team Channels, encompassing three live video feeds (match simulcast, player and coach/bench) for each country's team; Match 360, behind-the-scenes views two hours before each match kickoff; Tactical View, a feed from a camera positioned high above one of the goals to show all 22 players on the pitch; a Cable Cam, which is suspended above the pitch; and a highlights feed with a continuous loop showing significant plays as they happen from multiple angles and in super slow-motion. 

NBC and Telemundo

The NBC Sports and Telemundo apps will have streams of all of the matches available in Spanish throughout the month. Access to NBCSports.com/live will require a valid login, but you can click around for highlights and recaps. 

Livestreaming services

Most streaming services that come equipped with accessible TV viewing are offering the World Cup, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and some gaming platforms like Xbox and PlayStation. 

YouTube

Follow the official FIFA World Cup TV channel on YouTube for access to potential live (or near live) videos throughout the games. You can re-watch the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia now. 

With Reuters 

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