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Clear Your Schedule! BBC To Show England's World Cup Opener Against Iran As UK TV Timetable Released For Qatar 2022

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Clear Your Schedule! BBC To Show England's World Cup Opener Against Iran As UK TV Timetable Released For Qatar 2022

England's opening match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be shown live on the BBC.

The Three Lions are in action on the opening day of the tournament, November 21, and will take on Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Every match of the World Cup will be shown live on free-to-air channels in the UK, with the BBC and ITV sharing broadcast rights for the tournament.

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ITV will show England’s second group game against the United States on November 25, while the BBC will broadcast their final group match against either Scotland, Wales or Ukraine on November 29.

The BBC will also show Spain vs Germany, Brazil vs Serbia and Argentina vs Poland in the group stage.

Meanwhile, ITV will broadcast France vs Denmark, Argentina vs Mexico and Portugal vs Uruguay.

There will be four games per day during the group stage of the tournament, meaning fans will be able to watch 11 hours of continuous live football across the two channels.

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England take on Iran on the opening day of the tournament (Image: PA)
England take on Iran on the opening day of the tournament (Image: PA)

Heading into the knockout stages, ITV will have the first and second pick of the last 16 matches, and also the first pick of the quarter-finals.

BBC have first pick of the two semi-finals, with both the BBC and ITV showing the final at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on December 18.

TV coverage of England group games (all times GMT)

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November 21, 13:00: England v Iran - BBC

November 25, 19:00: England v USA - ITV

November 29, 19:00: Ukraine/Scotland/Wales v England - BBC

TV coverage of Ukraine/Scotland/Wales group games (all times GMT)

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November 21, 19:00: USA v Ukraine/Scotland/Wales - ITV

November 25, 10:00: Ukraine/Scotland/Wales v Iran - BBC

November 29, 19:00: Ukraine/Scotland/Wales vs England - BBC

TV schedule for all 2022 World Cup group games (all times GMT)

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November 21, 10:00: Senegal v Netherlands - ITV

November 21, 13:00: England v Iran - BBC

November 21, 16:00: Qatar v Ecuador - BBC

November 21, 19:00: USA v Ukraine/Scotland/Wales – ITV

November 22, 10:00: Argentina v Saudi Arabia - ITV

November 22, 13:00: Denmark v Tunisia - ITV

November 22, 16:00: Mexico v Poland - BBC

November 22, 19:00: France v UAE/Australia/Peru – BBC

November 23, 10:00: Morocco v Croatia - ITV

November 23, 13:00: Germany v Japan - ITV

November 23, 16:00: Spain v Costa Rica/New Zealand - ITV

November 23, 19:00: Belgium v Canada - BBC

November 24, 10:00: Switzerland v Cameroon - ITV

November 24, 13:00: Uruguay v South Korea - BBC

November 24, 16:00: Portugal v Ghana - ITV

November 24, 19:00: Brazil v Serbia - BBC

November 25, 10:00: Ukraine/Scotland/Wales v Iran - BBC

November 25, 13:00: Qatar v Senegal - BBC

November 25, 16:00: Netherlands v Ecuador - ITV

November 25, 19:00: England v USA - ITV

November 26, 10:00: Tunisia v UAE/Australia/Peru - BBC

November 26, 13:00: Poland v Saudi Arabia - ITV

November 26, 16:00: France v Denmark - ITV

November 26, 19:00: Argentina v Mexico – ITV

November 27, 10:00: Japan v Costa Rica/New Zealand - ITV

November 27, 13:00: Belgium v Morocco - BBC

November 27, 16:00: Croatia v Canada – BBC

November 27, 19:00: Spain v Germany - BBC

November 28, 10:00: Cameroon v Serbia - ITV

November 28, 13:00: South Korea v Ghana - BBC

November 28, 16:00: Brazil v Switzerland - ITV

November 28, 19:00: Portugal v Uruguay - ITV

November 29, 15:00: Ecuador v Senegal - ITV

November 29, 15:00: Netherlands v Qatar - ITV

November 29, 19:00: Iran v USA - BBC

November 29, 19:00: Ukraine/Scotland/Wales v England - BBC

November 30, 15:00: Tunisia v France - BBC

November 30, 15:00: UAE/Australia/Peru v Denmark - BBC

November 30, 19:00: Poland v Argentina - BBC

November 30, 19:00: Saudi Arabia v Mexico - BBC

December 1, 16:00: Canada v Morocco - BBC

December 1, 16:00: Croatia v Belgium - BBC

December 1, 19:00: Japan v Spain - ITV

December 1, 19:00: Costa Rica/New Zealand v Germany - ITV

December 2, 16:00: Ghana v Uruguay – BBC

December 2, 16:00: South Korea v Portugal - BBC

December 2, 19:00: Serbia v Switzerland - ITV

December 2, 19:00: Cameroon v Brazil - ITV

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: England, Football World Cup, Qatar, Scotland, Wales, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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