The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be available live on Showmax Pro with English commentary for customers across the African continent courtesy of SuperSport.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022. 32 teams will compete in eight groups, with England taking on Iran on the opening day of the tournament.
This will be the tournament’s first time at the end of the year and it will make its first appearance in the Middle East. All 64 games will be available to stream on Showmax Pro from November 20 to December 18, including the SuperSport studio presentation, halftime talks, matchday recaps and more.
Footballing excellence will be in the spotlight as top talent proudly represent their country as they battle to go all the way. The games will be held in eight stadiums across five cities in Qatar: Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah and Doha.
Brazil, the most successful side in tournament history, will be watched closely as they hope to return to their glory days. The number one ranked nation according to the latest FIFA World Ranking published on March 31 will look to add to their five titles led by an array of superstars including PSG’s Neymar Jr, Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus and Real Madrid’s Vincius Jr among others .
Reigning champions France will return in hopes of retaining their title, led by fellow PSG star Kylian Mbappe: the 23-year-old scored four goals in their 2018 triumph. England will be hoping to improve their second place last year. UEFA European Football Championship, while eventual winners Italy will be disappointed after failing to qualify for this year’s World Cup.
Africa will be represented by the national teams of Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia and Morocco. Ghana’s Black Stars, who were sadly eliminated by Uruguay in the quarter-finals in South Africa in 2010, will be led by captain Andre Ayew, who will be playing in his third World Cup after playing in 2010 and 2014. Black Stars clinched their place in Qatar by beating Nigeria in a play-off in March this year.
Documentaries and programming available now to stream on Showmax Pro as part of the build-up to the tournament include:
- FIFA World Cup 2022: The Adventure – the experience of MENA football teams competing for the title
- FIFA – Gold Stars – The history of the FIFA World Cup – the best teams, players and goals over the years
- Countdown to Qatar – the latest on this year’s tournament
- FIFA: Etched in Gold – a six-part docuseries with never-before-seen archive footage and all-new interviews with iconic players
- The 2022 FIFA World Cup Magazine – an overview of Qatar’s preparations and progress in their preparations for the World Cup
- FIFA World Cup Films – a series of films featuring iconic cinematic images from years gone by. The movie Russia is currently streaming.