The FIFA Club World Cup is an annual tournament organized by FIFA featuring the champions from six continents.
But with this lesser-known tournament, you may be finding it difficult to watch.
Don’t panic! In this guide I’ll be showing you how you can stream the entire tournament wherever you are in the world.
This year is the 16th edition of this tournament, and the BBC from the UK is going to broadcast the Liverpool matches and the rest of the competition on its streaming platform, BBC iPlayer.
The great news is, it’s entirely free.
Sadly, the BBC iPlayer isn’t available outside the UK due to regional restrictions, so, if you want to know how to watch FIFA’s Club World Cup anywhere, keep reading this friendly guide!
You’ll find everything you need to get watching where you are.
When is the competition taking place?
This year’s competition will start on December 11th 2019.
The first semi-final will be on December 17th and the second one on December 18th. The third-place play-off and final are going to be on December 21st.
What do you need to stream?
The Club World Cup is going to be shown on BBC iPlayer online service. Since this service is blocked outside the UK, you’ll need a VPN that is going to allow you to watch the tournament anywhere.
The VPN’s original purpose is to protect your privacy online by concealing your real location with another one.
As a side benefit of doing this, the VPN allows you to skip the regional blocking.
Where to get one?
When you start to look for a VPN service, you’ll see there are tons available. But, not all of them work correctly for streaming video.
After testing a whole bunch of them, I found ExpressVPN to be the best option.
It provides fast download speeds which avoid annoying video buffering and offer you the best video quality. Great for watching live sport like football, so you don’t miss the important bits of the action.
It’s very easy to configure and use, and it has a 30-day money-back guarantee if the service doesn’t work for you for some strange reason.
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Regardless of the VPN service that you decide to subscribe to, the way to get it and configure it is almost the same.
Let’s take ExpressVPN, my favourite, as an example.
Following these easy steps, you’ll be ready to stream the Club World Cup in no time!
Go to the ExpressVPN website and chose the plan you like the most.
Remember the yearly package works out cheapest, but you’ll only need 1-month to watch the entire tournament.
Create your account with your email address, and chose your payment method.
Get the app from the “Products” section where you’ll find all the available apps for all devices and OS.
If you are using a mobile device with Android or Apple iOS, you can get the app from your regular app store.
Open the app and log into it with the account you created in step 2.
You’ll need to connect to a location that allows you to watch the Club World Cup, in this case, it will be the UK.
Go to the search box and type the UK, select it and press “Connect“.
Now you can watch the tournament on the BBC iPlayer website or use their app and enjoy watching the international teams go head-to-head.
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Club World Cup schedule
The schedule for the tournament will be like this:
December 11, 17:30 GMT: Al-Sadd v Hienghene Sport December 14, 17:30 GMT: Monterrey v winner of match one December 14, 14:30 GMT: Al-Hilal v Esperance de Tunis December 17, 14:30 GMT: Fifth-place play-off: Loser of match two v Loser of match three December 17, 17:30 GMT: Semi-final: Flamengo v winner of match three December 18, 17:30 GMT: Semi-final: Liverpool v winner of match two
- December 21, 14:30 GMT: 3rd Place: Monterrey v Al-Hilal
- December 21, 17:30 GMT: Final: Liverpool v Flamengo
Who’s likely to win?
Liverpool, who is currently at the top of the Premier League, is the favourite and the one with the most chance to win.
They have already achieved an outstanding year after winning the Champions League last season, and if they keep working with the same strength, it’s difficult to see any team that will challenge them for the cup.
Flamingo from Brazil is the second favourite. They won this year’s Brasilero Serie A, showing an excellent performance.
It really should come down to a Flamengo v Liverpool final, and as Liverpool are putting out a relatively good team leaving a weaker squad for their League Cup game against Aston Villa, it’s almost a foregone conclusion.
But let’s see if the predictions come true as anything could happen.
On December 11th, the 16th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will begin in Qatar.
BBC will be showing the whole tournament on its streaming platform, BBC iPlayer, for free.
Using a VPN such as ExpressVPN, you can easily connect to the internet as if you were in the UK and enjoy the whole Club World Cup everywhere!
The tournament will be held between December 11 and December 21, don’t waste time anymore! Subscribe to ExpressVPN, get the app, and cheer for your favourite team wherever you are.