BBC and ITV World Cup fixtures announced as England schedule and live channels confirmed

England will head to Qatar for the World Cup finals in November and all of the tournament’s matches will be broadcast live, with the BBC and ITV announcing which channel each fixture will be shown on

Two of England’s group-stage matches at the World Cup in Qatar will be broadcast by the BBC, while ITV boast coverage of their clash with the United States.

As revealed during last Friday’s draw, the Three Lions kick-off their hotly-anticipated campaign on the opening day – Monday, November 21 – against Iran at 1pm GMT. That game will be shown on the BBC before England face USA on ITV the following Friday, November 25, at 7pm. Gareth Southgate and co will then end the first phase of the controversial tournament on the BBC versus their as yet unconfirmed opponents – either Scotland, Wales or Ukraine – at 7pm on Tuesday, November 29.

Only in June will the pair of home nations, as well as Ukraine, have the chance to earn their place in the competition. Wales have already sealed their spot in the play-off final – which they will host in Cardiff – by beating Austria 2-1 last month. But Scotland and Ukraine’s semi-final, due to also take place over the March international break, was postponed as a result of the war between the Ukraine and Russia.

Whichever team makes it to the group stage will begin by meeting USA at 7pm on Monday, November 21, live on ITV. Then comes a clash with Iran on the BBC at 10am on Friday, November 25, staying put on the channel for their third and final group game against the Three Lions.

There are also two more spots yet to be decided via the intercontinental play-offs. The United Arab Emirates or Australia will face off against Peru in a final, while Costa Rica and New Zealand are also set to battle it out over the summer to book their ticket.

Senegal’s clash with the Netherlands is the opening match of the tournament and will be shown on ITV, with hosts Qatar starting their run with a game against Ecuador six hours later. But it is the BBC who have won the group stage’s most mouth-watering encounter, as Spain take on Germany on Sunday, November 27.

* World Cup fixtures and TV channels in full:

  • 21 November, 10:00: Senegal vs Netherlands – ITV
  • 21 November, 13:00: England vs Iran – BBC
  • 21 November, 16:00: Qatar vs Ecuador – BBC
  • November 21, 7pm: USA vs Ukraine / Scotland / Wales – ITV
  • 22 November, 10:00: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia – ITV
  • 22 November, 13:00: Denmark vs Tunisia – ITV
  • 22 November, 16:00: Mexico vs Poland – BBC
  • November 22, 7pm: France vs UAE / Australia / Peru – BBC
  • 23 November, 10:00: Morocco vs Croatia – ITV
  • 23 November, 13:00: Germany vs Japan – ITV
  • 23 November, 16:00: Spain vs Costa Rica / New Zealand – ITV
  • 23 November, 19:00: Belgium vs Canada – BBC
  • 24 November, 10:00: Switzerland vs Cameroon – ITV
  • 24 November, 13:00: Uruguay vs South Korea – BBC
  • 24 November, 16:00: Portugal vs Ghana – ITV
  • 24 November, 19:00: Brazil vs Serbia – BBC





The BBC will show two England group games

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  • 25 November, 10:00: Ukraine / Scotland / Wales vs Iran – BBC
  • 25 November, 13:00: Qatar vs Senegal – BBC
  • 25 November, 16:00: Netherlands vs Ecuador – ITV
  • 25 November, 19:00: England vs USA – ITV
  • 26 November, 10:00: Tunisia vs UAE / Australia / Peru – BBC
  • 26 November, 13:00: Poland vs Saudi Arabia – ITV
  • 26 November, 16:00: France vs Denmark – ITV
  • 26 November, 19:00: Argentina vs Mexico – ITV
  • 27 November, 10:00: Japan vs Costa Rica / New Zealand – ITV
  • 27 November, 13:00: Belgium vs Morocco – BBC
  • 27 November, 16:00: Croatia vs Canada – BBC
  • 27 November, 19:00: Spain vs Germany – BBC
  • 28 November, 10:00: Cameroon vs Serbia – ITV
  • 28 November, 13:00: South Korea vs Ghana – BBC
  • 28 November, 16:00: Brazil vs Switzerland – ITV
  • 28 November, 19:00: Portugal vs Uruguay – ITV
  • 29 November, 15:00: Ecuador vs Senegal – ITV
  • 29 November, 15:00: Netherlands vs Qatar – ITV
  • 29 November, 19:00: Iran vs USA – BBC
  • 29 November, 19:00: Ukraine / Scotland / Wales vs England – BBC
  • 30 November, 15:00: Tunisia vs France – BBC
  • 30 November, 15:00: UAE / Australia / Peru vs Denmark – BBC
  • 30 November, 19:00: Poland vs Argentina – BBC
  • 30 November, 19:00: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico – BBC
  • 1 December, 16:00: Canada vs Morocco – BBC
  • 1 December, 16:00: Croatia vs Belgium – BBC
  • 1 December, 19:00: Japan vs Spain – ITV
  • 1 December, 19:00: Costa Rica / New Zealand vs Germany – ITV
  • 2 December, 16:00: Ghana vs Uruguay – BBC
  • 2 December, 16:00: South Korea vs Portugal – BBC
  • 2 December, 19:00: Serbia vs Switzerland – ITV
  • 2 December, 19:00: Cameroon vs Brazil – ITV

* All times in GMT

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