What channel is the World Cup on in Canada? Complete TV schedule to watch Qatar 2022 matches on TSN, CTV

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup has featured 32 of the best teams from around the globe, with Canada joined by top national team sides like Brazil, England, Spain, Germany, Argentina, and many others for this year's showpiece. 

The tournament, which was moved to November and December because of the heat in Qatar, featured eight groups of four, with the top two teams in each group set to reach the knockout stage.

Below is all the essential information on how to access World Cup match broadcasts in Canada, as The Sporting News brings you critical information such as time, TV channel assignments, and streaming for each match ahead of the final.

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What TV channel is World Cup 2022 on in Canada?

  • Dates: Sunday, Nov. 20-Sunday, Dec. 18
  • TV channel: TSN, TSN2, CTV
  • TV channel (French): RDS, RDS2, RDS Info, Noovo
  • Streaming: TSN site/app, CTV site/app

The 2022 World Cup, which kicked off Nov. 20 in Qatar, is being televised in Canada by Bell Media, which owns CTV as well as TSN.

TSN's studio coverage at the 2022 FIFA World Cup is anchored by their soccer crew, led by hosts James Duthie, Luke Wileman, Lindsay Hamilton, and Kelcey Brade. 

They are joined by a TSN panel of soccer analysts including current Canadian international Janine Beckie, former men's internationals Tosaint Ricketts and Julian de Guzman, ex-Scotland international Steven Caldwell, and former Republic of Ireland international and World Cup veteran Kevin Kilbane. Former FIFA international referee Joe Fletcher isserving as rules expert throughout the tournament.

Additionally, the World Cup can be watched in French on RDS, RDS2, or RDS Info, which are also owned by Bell Media. The World Cup final will be simulcast on terrestrial channel Noovo as well.

For the French-language broadcasts, Olivier Brett and Claudine Douville are the lead commentary crew, with Patrick Leduc and Jean Gounelle leading the analysis team.

How to watch World Cup on TSN in Canada

  • Dates: Sunday, Nov. 20-Sunday, Dec. 18
  • TV channel: TSN, TSN2, CTV, RDS, Noovo
  • Streaming: TSN app, CTV, RDS

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is being broadcast in Canada on TSN, with some matches having been available on TSN2 or over the air on CTV.


TSN is a Canadian cable channel owned by Bell Media which has carried most Canada national team matches for years. As it is a cable channel, it requires a cable or streaming subscription to watch.

All World Cup matches are available to watch on TSN except for select matches in the third round of the group stage. In this round, two matches had simultaneous kickoff times for sporting purposes, making it impossible to show both on a single channel. For this round of matches, in each kickoff window, one game was shown on TSN while another is moved to TSN2.

Most cable and streaming subscriptions that carry TSN also carry TSN2.


CTV is a Canadian terrestrial television network owned by Bell Media. As CTV is terrestrial, it is available to all customers without requiring a cable package.

Select matches will be made available on CTV throughout the tournament. This included all three Canada group stage matches, two USA group stage matches, and most knockout stage matches, including the semifinals. The final on Dec. 18 is also available on CTV.

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World Cup TV schedule in Canada

Here is the full remaining 2022 World Cup match schedule with broadcast information for across Canada.


Date Match Time (ET) TV Streaming
Sun, Dec. 18 Argentina vs France 10 a.m. CTV,
TSN, RDS, Noovo
CTV site/app,
TSN site/app, RDS app
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Kyle Bonn is a soccer content producer for The Sporting News.