How to watch Brazil v Belgium online for free

Looking to watch Brazil vs. Belgium online live and free? In this post, we’ll show how you can live stream this game, and every other World Cup Quarter-finals fixture, online for free. We’ll also explain how you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to unblock and access streams from other countries whether you are abroad or at home. This means you’ll be able to watch coverage from the UK, US, Canada, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, or any other country in Europe or the world.

Brazil will go head-to-head with Belgium on July 6, at Russia’s Kazan Arena. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 7PM BST (11AM PST/ 2PM EST), but if these teams are as evenly matched as they seem, expect it to run longer than 90 minutes. Traditionally, Brazil are the more impressive squad but Belgium are undefeated so far, meaning the match could go either way.

The good news is that you don’t have to miss a single match. The 2018 World Cup is being broadcast in over 100 countries, many of which have at least partial free-to-watch coverage. Below, we’ve created country-specific guides to show how you can follow the action from wherever you are.

How to watch the World Cup Quarter-finals online

The FIFA World Cup is a global phenomenon, so it’s only natural there’d be coverage in several different languages. Despite the increasing number of foreign-language sources, English speakers still have the most choice. We’ve created a quick guide to the official broadcasters in the major English-speaking countries below.

  1. US: Fox Sports
  2. Canada: TSN, CTV, RDS
  3. UK: BBC, ITV
  4. Australia: SBS, Optus Sport

Be aware that every source is different; some are licensed to show every World Cup game online, while others may only be showing eight. If your country doesn’t have full coverage available for free, you might want to consider using a premium service instead. These have monthly costs, but may offer a free trial period, 4K streams, or additional sports channels.

See also: Watch France v Uruguay online

The best VPN for streaming the World Cup: ExpressVPN

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We recommend protecting yourself with ExpressVPN when streaming the World Cup. It’s a reliable, multi-platform VPN which doesn’t compromise on speed or security. With servers in 94 countries, speeds fast enough for live HD video, and the ability to unblock difficult services like the BBC iPlayer, ExpressVPN is perfect for those looking to stream anonymously.

You can register for ExpressVPN in just a few minutes. First, choose your subscription length (one, six, or twelve months). Next, make a payment and install the software. This service comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so you can trial it when watching the rest of the World Cup. If you’re not satisfied, you can cancel within 30 days and get your money back.

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Watching the World Cup Quarter-finals: free and paid options

How to stream the World Cup in the UK

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Two broadcasters are sharing World Cup coverage in the UK: ITV and the BBC. Since both of these networks are showing half the tournament’s fixtures and each has their own free-to-watch streaming platform, British viewers can watch any game of the 2018 World Cup on either the BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub. You could also watch on, a fully legal site which hosts live streams of both BBC1 and ITV.

Brazil vs. Belgium will be shown on the BBC iPlayer, while that day’s other match, Uruguay vs. France, will be available on the ITV Hub.

Note that UK law requires you to have a TV License to stream live content as it’s shown on TV. This isn’t always immediately obvious, since of the sources above, the iPlayer is the only platform which mentions it. Even then, it only asks you to confirm you have a TV License, instead of actually verifying.

Watch the World Cup in the US

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The US has one English-language and one Spanish World Cup broadcaster: Fox Sports and Telemundo Deportes, respectively. Both of these services will be streaming Brazil vs. Belgium (and every other World Cup match) online, however, you will have to log in with your cable provider’s details.

To watch in Spanish, you’ll need a cable package which includes Telemundo Deportes and NBC Universo. Fox Sports is a little easier to access since it allows users to log in either with their cable provider or one of the streaming services below:

  • DirecTV Now
  • fuboTV
  • Hulu with Live TV
  • PlayStation Vue
  • Sling TV
  • YouTube TV

If you’re already registered with either of these services, watching from outside the US is as simple as connecting to one of your VPN’s American servers. However, due to address and payment method verification checks, it’s very difficult for non-US residents to sign up.

Got a fancy home theater center? You might prefer to watch the World Cup with Kodi. Just be sure to use either the Fox Sports GO or NBC Sports Live Extra addons; Kodi is plagued by low-quality sports addons that use unofficial sources. With the World Cup so easily accessible, there’s no reason to waste your time with dubious Kodi addons.

Streaming the World Cup in Canada

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Canadian viewers have a good range of options for streaming the World Cup as RDS, TSN, and CTV will all be showing every single fixture live. That said, they aren’t free-to-watch: you’ll have to sign in with your cable provider’s details before you can stream full games.

If you don’t have cable TV, you can still access this content by subscribing to RDS or TSN. Both of these services cost $24.99 (CAD) per month, though, which is a little steep considering there’s less than two weeks left of the World Cup. You might want to consider finding a free source or using a premium service with a two-week trial instead.

All of the above broadcasters have mobile apps that allow you to watch live matches while away from home. RDS provides French coverage, while CTV and TSN are in English.

How to watch the FIFA World Cup in Australia

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Originally, Optus Sport was Australia’s only World Cup broadcaster showing every match live. However, after a series of problematic streams, the company agreed to share its previously-exclusive coverage with SBS. As a result, Australian viewers can catch Brazil vs. Belgium, and all future 2018 World Cup fixtures, for free on The World Game.

The World Game is free-to-watch and you don’t even have to register. The only requirement is an Australian IP address, which you can easily get using a VPN. If you’ve missed a few matches or want to relive some of your favorite moments, this platform is perfect since it includes full replays of previously played games.

How to watch Brazil vs. Belgium from a competing country


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Brazil only has two free-to-watch sources for the 2018 World Cup: RTP and SIC. Unfortunately, SIC isn’t showing Brazil vs. Belgium, so your only free option is RTP.  There’s an issue with this service too: it’s only showing eight of the tournament’s 64 matches, so while it will be streaming Brazil vs. Belgium, it won’t be a reliable source for the rest of the World Cup.

If you’d like to stream every game, you’ll have to subscribe to either Fox Sports or SporTV. Fox Sports can be viewed at no extra cost if it’s included in your cable package, while SporTV packages begin at €9.99 per month.

All of the above sources will show the World Cup with Portuguese commentary.


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In Belgium, there are two World Cup broadcasters. VRT is providing French-language coverage to the Flanders region, whereas RTBF will show each remaining game in Dutch to the rest of the country.

Both RBTF and VRT allow users to watch using the web player or their respective mobile apps (Sporza Voetbal and an app simply named RBTF). Best of all, both of these services are free-to-watch. That said, you will have to create an account to watch on RBTF, and both services require users to have a Belgian IP address.

FIFA World Cup Quarter-finals: How to watch from other countries

If English isn’t your first language, don’t worry. With the World Cup Quarter-finals being shown the world over, there’s almost certainly a stream with commentary in your native language. Below, we’ve listed a few free-to-watch sources for various languages, but if yours isn’t mentioned, you can find your country’s broadcasters here.

  1. Arabic: BTV, KAN11, MAKAN 33
  2. Danish: DR
  3. German: ARD, ORF, SRG SSR, ZDF
  4. Italian: Mediaset
  5. Russian: Match TV, Perviy Kanal, VGTRK
  6. Spanish: Mediaset España Cuatro,  Mediaset España Telecinco
  7. Bengali: BTV

We strongly advise testing your VPN out by streaming live HD video before kickoff time on June 6. This will allow you to identify any issues and contact customer support before the game actually starts, if necessary. Remember: most VPN providers will reply fairly quickly, but response times often increase during evenings and weekends.  

Comparitech does not condone or encourage any copyright violation, including streaming video from pirated sources. Although VPNs can skirt geographical restrictions and mask the user’s identity, please consider the local laws, victims, and risks of piracy before downloading or streaming copyrighted material without permission.

Header image: Brasil x África do Sul by Agência Brasília, licensed under CC BY 2.0.