Three providers share the broadcasting rights for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Who is broadcasting which games on TV and in the live stream and when? Where are the German national team games? provides an overview.

    The pay TV station Magenta TV shows all 64 games of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. 16 games run exclusively on MagentaTV. Among them are two round of 16 and a quarterfinal.

    ARD and ZDF broadcast 48 of the 64 World Cup matches

    ARD and ZDF transfer via sublicenses a total of 48 World Cup matches. The public broadcasters show all Germany games.

    Also for that opening game the soccer World Cup in Qatar, the two semifinals and for the World Cup final have ARD and ZDF the rights secured.

    ZDF broadcasts the opening game of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

    That opening game of the Football World Cup 2022 between Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday, November 20th – kick-off is at 5 p.m. Central European Time – broadcasts that ZDF.

    That ZDF also shows the first World Cup group game the German national team on Wednesday, November 23 (2 p.m.) against Japan.

    The group match between Germany and Spain is considered the top game in preliminary round group E. The match between the DFB team and the 2010 world champion takes place on Sunday, November 27 (8 p.m.). ARD.

    ARD is showing the final of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

    The last group game of the German national team against Costa Rica on Thursday, December 1 (8 p.m.) will also be in the first transfer. the ARD also shows the final of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Sunday 18 December (4 p.m.).

    The 48 World Cup games that ARD and ZDF transfer, run both in the TV program and via live stream in the media libraries of both broadcasters.

    There’s a compact overview of the World Cup schedule and the German opponents in Qatar here.