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How to watch the FIFA Club World Cup live online

Liverpool, Flamengo, and Monterrey are among the teams vying for this year's FIFA Club World Cup.


Phil West


Posted on Dec 10, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 8:46 pm CDT

Which club soccer team is the best in the world? You could certainly make a case for Liverpool based on its Champions League win this past May and its current Premier League form.

But imagine a tournament in which it could play against other continental club champions; namely, recent South American cup winners Flamengo and reigning Concacaf Champions League winners Monterrey.

It exists, it’s called the FIFA Club World Cup, and it’s an annual holiday season treat for soccer fans. The 2019 edition starts Wednesday and culminates with a final and a third-place match on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream the FIFA Club World Cup live.


What is the FIFA Club World Cup?

FIFA’s been putting international club teams together to compete in tournaments since the early 1900s. This latest iteration of a club team championship began in 2000, with the 2019 and 2020 editions both hosted by Qatar. FIFA has plans to expand the tournament by 2021, making it every four years rather than annually, and involving 24 teams.

The 2019 iteration has a representative from each of the globe’s six football confederations, with a seventh slot set aside for a host nation club. The seven-team tournament is essentially (though not officially) seeded. Monterrey is automatically slotted into the quarterfinal round; Liverpool and Flamengo get semifinal slots that the other teams need to play their way into.

Hienghène Sport is a feel-good story in particular, hailing from New Caledonia and playing in an 1800-seat stadium. It’d only need two wins to theoretically advance to a match against Liverpool—though it’s more likely that Rayados will advance for a Mexico vs. England semis match.

(Incidentally, Monterrey’s participation in this tournament is putting its Apertura Liguilla finals date with Club America on hold. It’s likely that Monterrey stays in Doha through Dec. 21’s third-place match, assuming it can’t get past Liverpool for what could be a tasty finals matchup against Gabigol’s Flamengo.)

Who are this year’s FIFA Club World Cup teams?

  • Liverpool, representing UEFA (Europe)
  • Flamengo, representing CONMEBOL (South America)
  • Monterrey, representing CONCACAF (North America/Carribean)
  • Al-Hilal FC, representing AFC (Asia)
  • Espérance Sportive de Tunis, representing CAF (Africa)
  • Hienghène Sport, representing OFC (Oceania)
  • Al-Sadd Sports Club, representing Qatar (host nation)

FIFA Club World Cup Schedule

Match 1
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 12:30pm ET
Al-Sadd Sports Club vs. Hienghène Sport
(FS2, FuboTV, Fox Deportes)

Match 2
Saturday, Dec. 14, 9am ET
Al-Hilal FC vs. Espérance Sportive de Tunis
(Fox Soccer Plus, FuboTV, Fox Deportes)

Match 3
Saturday, Dec. 14, 12:30pm
Monterrey vs. Match 1 winner
(FS2, FuboTV, Fox Deportes)

5th Place Match
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 9am ET
Match 2 runner-up vs. Match 3 runner-up
(FS2, FuboTV, Fox Deportes)

Semi-Final 1
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 12:30pm ET
Flamengo vs. Match 3 winner
(FS2, FuboTV, Fox Deportes)

Semi-Final 2
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 12:30pm ET
Liverpool vs. Match 2 winner
(FS2, FuboTV, Fox Deportes)

3rd Place Match
Saturday, Dec. 21, 9am ET
Semi-finals runners-up
(FS2, FuboTV, Fox Deportes)

Saturday, Dec. 21, 12:30pm ET
(Fox, FuboTV, Fox Deportes)

FIFA Club World Cup live stream: How to watch FIFA Club World Cup matches

The matches are on FuboTV, FS2, Fox Deportes, and in one instance, Fox Soccer Plus, with the final on Fox. These streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch FIFA Club World Cup action throughout the tournament.

1) FuboTV

FuboTV channels

  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you. The entire FIFA Club World Cup tournament will be viewable on Fubo. It also carries NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, 10 beIN SPORTS channels, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League action via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)

FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.


2) Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV channels
Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)


3) Sling TV

Sling Orange + Blue channels
Sling Orange + Blue

Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)

Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.


4) YouTube TV

YouTube TV channels
YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


5) AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now channels
  • Cost: $50-$135 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be soccer fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC as well as NBCSN for Premier League action, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2 for MLS, Bundesliga, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, and even Liga MX offerings, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of soccer and other sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.



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*First Published: Dec 10, 2019, 2:51 pm CST