The USA begin their World Cup 2022 campaign with a difficult match against Wales. The U.S. are making their return to the tournament after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and will be hoping to get off to a winning start. But a Welsh side lead by superstar Gareth Bale is likely to prove a tough hurdle to overcome.
You won't want to miss a USA vs Wales live stream, and the good news is that the match will be broadcast live in both the U.S. and the U.K. But no matter where you are in the world we'll show you how to watch the game online. Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the USA vs Wales live stream.
Plus, make sure you don’t miss a moment of the World Cup by checking out our full how to watch World Cup 2022 live streams hub.
How to watch USA vs Wales anywhere
The USA vs Wales 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.
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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USA vs Wales live streams by country
How to watch the USA vs Wales live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the USA vs Wales live stream on FOX and the FOX website with a valid login, if your local FOX affiliate is showing the match. FOX is included with all cable packages or with one of our best TV antenna picks.
Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including FOX (provided you're in an area with a local Fox affiliate). 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 FOX (provided you have a local affiliate), 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 USA vs Wales live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the USA vs Wales live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the USA vs Wales 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 USA vs Wales live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.
How to watch the USA vs Wales live stream in the UK
In the U.K., the USA vs Wales live stream will be available to watch for free on ITV, or you can stream online via ITV Hub. 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 USA vs Wales live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the USA vs Wales live stream in Australia
Aussie soccer fans can watch the World Cup 2022 for free on SBS, including the USA vs Wales 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 USA vs Wales live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the USA vs Wales 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.
USA vs Wales preview
After not qualifying for Russia 2018, the USA will be back with a purpose for the 2022 World Cup. Coach Gregg Berhalter has a squad full of promising young stars to call on, spread across some of Europe’s top club sides such as Dortmund’s Gio Reyna, Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic, Milan’s Sergiño Dest and Valencia’s Yunus Musah. In fact throughout the qualifying process, the USA starting XI was the youngest of all the sides going to Qatar, at just 23.5 years old. Berhalter’s hope is that experience of coming third in a very competitive CONCACAF qualifying will have helped the youngsters grow. The USA will be aiming to finish at least one place higher up in Group B to qualify for the knockout stages.
Wales have qualified for their first World Cup in 64 years, but Rob Page’s men are not there to make up the numbers. As his country’s all-time top scorer, eyes will be on Gareth Bale to produce some moments of magic at what will likely be his last international competition. The LAFC man’s swansong is somewhat in doubt however with injuries hampering him and he has yet to play a full 90 minutes for his new side since arriving stateside in June. Experienced midfielders Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey have also been a huge part of Wales’ recent international success and will be desperate to play in Qatar.
With some of the best young players in the world on show, and Gareth Bale potentially signing off for good after the tournament, the USA vs Wales live stream is an event not to be missed.
USA vs Wales team news
There's good news for U.S. soccer fans as Weston McKennie has been declared fit to start. The Juventus midfielder had been struggling with an small injury but that hasn't prevented him from making the starting XI. Gold boy Christian Pulisic is of course starting, as is Josh Sargent of Championship side Norwich. Tyler Adams, who plays for Leeds in the Premier League, will captain the USA for this match.
Welsh fans have waited more than six decades to see their team play in another World Cup, and this match will be savored regardless of the result. Gareth Bale takes the captains armband, and the explosive pace of winger Dan James could be the difference maker. Joe Allen has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury, and Kieffer Moore drops to the bench.
USA: Turner, Dest, Zimmerman, Robinson, Tim Ream, Adams, Musah, McKennie, Pulisic, Weah, Sargent.
Wales: Hennessey, Mepham, Rodon, B Davies, Roberts, Ampadu, Ramsey, Wilson, N Williams, Bale, James.
World Cup 2022 Group B table
Group B standings as of 1 p.m. ET on Monday, November 21.
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