World Cup 2014 UK TV Coverage: Who’s showing it?

Which TV channel is broadcasting the 2014 Football World Cup in the UK?

As with previous World Cup and European Championship tournaments, the UK TV rights will be shared by the BBC and ITV.

Between the two channels, British football fans will be able to enjoy each match, live from Brazil. If of course you have the time.

The most sort after England matches will also be shared by BBC and ITV, starting with the initial group stages, then any potential knock-out games after that. Click here to view the full BBC/ITV World Cup coverage schedule.

England v Brazil at the Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro in 2013 - Photo by Mark Hillary (Wikimedia Commons)

England v Brazil at the Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro in 2013 – Photo by Mark Hillary (Wikimedia Commons)

The tournament gets underway on the 12th of June, 2014, when Croatia will play hosts Brazil at the Arena de Sao Paulo. That game will kick-off at 9:00pm UK time.

The World Cup Final will take place on the 13th of July, 2014 and will be held at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. That fixture will start at 8:00pm British Summer Time.

The football world cup remains one of the few major sporting events that UK residents can view, without paying any additional subscription fee’s (to the BBC license), to the likes of Sky, ESPN or BT.

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