The two channels offer very good coverage, unencrypted or encrypted, of the competition.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup, which takes place in Qatar, will have impressive television coverage in France.
TF1: the best matches in the clear
TF1 puts the small dishes in the big by retransmitting, unencrypted and live, 28 of the 64 matches of the competition, including all the meetings of the French team, that is to say twenty prime time! After the 16 best duels of the first round, the front page will offer the five best round of 16, the three best quarter-finals, the two semi-finals, the small final and finally the final, on December 18.
The broadcast will begin on November 20 at 4.20 p.m. with the opening ceremony, followed, at 5 p.m., by the Qatar/Ecuador match, commented by Gregoire Margotton and Bixente Lizarazu.
The famous duo, which will bring most of the meetings to life, will however be assisted by an unprecedented pair formed by journalist Julien Brun and Rudi Garcia, current coach of the Saudi team of Al Nassr. Saber Desfarges will stand closer to the Blues at the edge of the field or in their base camp. After each meeting, Denis Brogniartaccompanied by Marine Marck, will take charge of the program “Le Mag”, which will offer a debrief of the match thanks to the expertise of former players Nadia Benmokhtar, Rio Mavuba and Adil Rummy. Five “Telefoot” dedicated to the event and presented by Thomas Mekhiche will be broadcast during the World Cup.
First round matches broadcast live on TF1 :
Sunday 20 November: Qatar/Ecuador (5 p.m.)
Monday, November 21: USA/Wales (8 p.m.)
Tuesday, November 22: France/Australia (20 hours)
Wednesday 23 November: Belgium/Canada (8 p.m.)
Thursday 24 November: Brazil/Serbia (8 p.m.)
Friday 25 November: England/USA (8 p.m.)
Saturday November 26: France/Denmark(17 hours) and Argentina/Mexico (20 hours)
Sunday 27 November: Belgium/Morocco (2 p.m.) and Spain/Germany (8 p.m.)
Monday, November 28: Portugal/Uruguay (8 p.m.)
Tuesday 29 November: Wales v England (8 p.m.)
Wednesday, November 30: Tunisia/France (4 p.m.) and Poland/Argentina (20 hours)
Thursday, December 1: Japan/Spain (8 p.m.)
Friday December 2: Cameroon/Brazil (8 p.m.)
All on beIN Sports
bein Sports will offer, for its part, the entire competition to its subscribers, i.e. 64 matches on beIN Sports 1 and more than 230 hours of live. To bring the event to life, the channel relies on a team of eleven journalists and consultants (Christopher JosephJean-Charles Sabattier, Omar da Fonseca, Daniel Bravo…) and eight experts (Sonny Anderson, Marcel Desailly, Luis Fernández, Arsène Wenger…). Different programs will allow you to live to the rhythm of the World Cup. One hour before each match, “Club Qatar, the pre-match”, presented in particular by Vanessa Le Moigne and Darren Tulett, will reveal the stakes of the match while “Inside Qatar, the news” will highlight all the news of the competition from November 29. “Qatar Night Show: the debrief”, hosted by Margot Dumont and Thomas Thouroudewill end each day with the best goals, debates and analyses.
Five programs on L’Équipe
If it does not have competition rights, the channel The Team will nevertheless follow the World Cup closely with 200 hours of live and five magazines: “L’Équipe foot”, presented by Messaoud Benterkibroadcast before the first match of the day, “Greg’s Team” (3:50 p.m. and 6:50 p.m.), hosted by Gregory Aschermixing current affairs and humour, “L’Équipe du soir” (9:50 p.m.), with Olivier Menard orchestrating passionate debates, and “La Grande Soirée”, by Benoît Cosset, to experience the unencrypted encounters with Yoann Riou, Candice Rolland, Julien Aliane and Bruno Salomon. Without forgetting the traditional “The Half-Time Team”.