The Qatar vs Ecuador live stream will kick off World Cup 2022 — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.
After more than a decade of planning, arguably the most controversial World Cup in history has arrived. It’ll be host nation Qatar that gets the tournament underway, and they’ll be looking to make a splash on home soil. Qatar does have some international tournament pedigree. They were winners of the Asian Cup 2019 and semi-finals in the 2021 Gold Cup. Not to mention its domestic league has been paused since mid-September which has given the majority of its squad more preparation than most. The side’s key man is undoubtedly winger Akram Afif, who plays for Qatari club Al Sadd, but the country’s leading international goalscorer, Alomez Ali, is also sure to be vital to their campaign.
Ecuador are betting big on youth, with one of the youngest squads at the tournament. The hopes of the nation will rest on 21-year-old starlet Moisés Caicedo, who plays for Brighton in the Premier League. Ecuador’s qualification in this tournament came in controversial circumstances when they were accused by Peru and Chile of fielding an ineligible player. However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport eventually ruled in Ecuador’s favor. Ecuador last participated in World Cup 2014 where they failed to progress beyond the group stage, but they did reach the round of 16 in 2006, only to be knocked out by England.
There’s been much to discuss in the build-up to World Cup 2022 — many of those conversations uncomfortable — but now the talking will be done on the pitch. The Qatar vs Ecuador live stream signals the start of the biggest sporting competition in the world, and you won’t want to miss it.
Here's how they line up:
Qatar: Saad, Pedro, Bassam, Khoukhi, Abdelkarim, Homam, Al-Haydos, Karim, Aziz, Afif, Almoez.
Ecuador: Galindez, Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Plata, Mendez, Caicedo, Ibarra, Valencia, Estrada.
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How to watch the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream wherever you are
The Qatar vs Ecuador live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) and the Fox Sports website with a valid login. FS1 may be included as part of your cable TV package.
Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including FS1. But best of all, right now Sling is offering half off the first month, allowing you to watch the entire World Cup for just $20.
Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including FS1, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.
Spanish language coverage is available via Telemundo or Peacock. The first 12 games will be available to watch on a free account, but if you want to watch the full tournament you'll need a Peacock Premium subscription ($9.99/month).
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA. Plus, World Cup fans can stream the entire tournament on FS1 and FOX (if you have a local Fox Network on Sling).
If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got FOX and FS1, a a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front, and dozens of additional sports channels, including NBCSN and ESPN.
How to watch the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream on TSN, the home of World Cup 2022 in Canada.
If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN Direct for $19.99 per month or you can take an annual pass which works out at $16.66 per month. Plus, the service is open to all: you don't need to have TSN as part of an existing TV package.
If you live in Canada and already subscribe to TSN , but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Qatar vs Ecuador live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream in the UK
In the U.K., the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream will be available to watch for free on the BBC, or you can stream online via BBC iPlayer. You will need a valid U.K. TV license in order to watch the game on TV or via online streaming.
If you're not currently in the U.K. and have a valid TV license, you can still watch a Qatar vs Ecuador live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream in Australia
Aussie soccer fans can watch the World Cup 2022 for free on SBS, including the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream. The free-to-air network is available on traditional TV or online by using SBS On-Demand.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on SBS as if you were back home. ExpressVPN is out top pick of the options out there.
How to watch the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Qatar vs Ecuador live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week, $39.99/month or $399/year.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game of the World Cup 2022 by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.