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World Cup openers headline This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online

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The 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup is finally upon us.

The injury bug looks to be the biggest factor heading into this week’s group stage openers, especially for defending champion France. Superstars like Paul Pogba, N’golo Kanté, and now Karim Benzema will miss the World Cup entirely, which is quite a headache for manager Didier Deschamps. Fortunately, Les Bleus have a soft landing by having Australia as their opening-day opponent on Tuesday.

Belgium has also suffered a setback with the loss of Romelu Lukaku for at least the first two games, which is music to the ears of Canada. Obviously, the Belgians still have a stronger side and will be favored but Canada’s qualification campaign certified that they are not to be overlooked.

And of course, judgment day for the U.S. men’s national team looms. Monday’s opener against Wales and the entire USMNT campaign will be well-covered here at SBI, please be sure to check in for daily updates from Qatar.

If you need more soccer to watch, the UEFA Women’s Champions league group stage rages on this week. Olympique Lyonnais, the winner of six of the last seven UWCL titles, is on the ropes heading into Thursday’s match with Zürich. Young American phenom Catarina Macario is still on the mend from an ACL surgery and Lyon desperately needs to get to safety without her.

Here is a look at This Week’s Top 5 Matches to Watch, as well as a full rundown of This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online:


This Week’s Top 5 Matches to Watch


  1. United States vs Wales – An absolutely critical matchup where no outcome feels surprising.
  2. France vs Australia – France’s injury report makes this much more interesting than it should be.
  3. Belgium vs Canada – Canada has all the makings of this year’s cinderella candidate. Can they open the campaign up with a statement win?
  4. Spain vs Costa Rica – An interesting matchup between a rebuilding Spanish side and the Ticos who are capable of overachieving.
  5. Mexico vs Poland – Every bit as nervy and unpredictable as USMNT-Wales.

This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online


Monday


FIFA Men’s World Cup

8 a.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, Telemundo – England vs Iran
11 a.m. – FOX Network, fuboTV, Telemundo – Senegal vs Netherlands
2 p.m. – FOX Network, fuboTV, Telemundo – United States vs Wales


Tuesday


FIFA Men’s World Cup

5 a.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, Telemundo – Argentina vs Saudi Arabia
8 a.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, Telemundo – Denmark vs Tunisia
11 a.m. – FOX Network, fuboTV, Telemundo – Mexico vs Poland
2 p.m. – FOX Network, fuboTV, Telemundo – France vs Australia


Wednesday


FIFA Men’s World Cup

5 a.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, Telemundo – Morocco vs Croatia
8 a.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, Telemundo – Germany vs Japan
11 a.m. – FOX Network, fuboTV, Telemundo – Spain vs Costa Rica
2 p.m. – FOX Network, fuboTV, Telemundo – Belgium vs Canada

UEFA Women’s Champions League

12:45 p.m. – YouTube – PSG vs Vllaznia
12:45 p.m. – YouTube – Slavia Praha vs St. Pölten
3 p.m. – YouTube – Chelsea vs Real Madrid
3 p.m. – YouTube – Roma vs Wolfsburg


Thursday


FIFA Men’s World Cup

5 a.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, Telemundo – Switzerland vs Cameroon
8 a.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, Telemundo – Uruguay vs Korea Republic
11 a.m. – FOX Network, fuboTV, Telemundo – Portugal vs Ghana
2 p.m. – FOX Network, fuboTV, Telemundo – Brazil vs Serbia

UEFA Women’s Champions League

12:45 p.m. – YouTube – Zürich vs Olympique Lyonnais
12:45 p.m. – YouTube – Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
3 p.m. – YouTube – Juventus vs Arsenal
3 p.m. – YouTube – SL Benfica vs Rosengård

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