The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, alias FIFA, is a governing body that oversees all footballing activities from around the world and sets up competitions among teams of different nations.
One of these competitions is the FIFA World Cup, which takes place once every four years. The FIFA World Cup dates way back to 1930, and it has been staged and played a total of twenty-one times since its origin across 17 different countries.
The thrill and spectacle that come with this competition are top tier. Fans and supporters alike tend to support and cheer their country to victory. But in order to experience this glorious competition that takes place once every 4 years, one has to be present in the host country.
But, as luck would have it, technology has enabled people to watch the competition from anywhere in the world.Here are a few ways of watching the FIFA World Cup in Nigeria.
1. Viewing Centers
Across Nigeria, there are numerous football viewing centers. Owners of these centers collect money from people coming to view football matches and other activities as payment for the service about to be rendered.
Although some viewing centers are free of charge, for example, some filling stations and other public scenarios tend to mount a cinema which will film content onto a white board for passersby and patronizers alike to feed their eyes.
Some are not free, and the owners of such viewing centers take it upon themselves as a source of income. They charge the people coming to view these matches a particular fee before they are allowed entrance into the center.
And these viewing centers do not miss out on showing the FIFA World Cup, so viewing centers are a very vital means of watching the FIFA World Cup in Nigeria.
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Decoders such as DSTV and GOTV, which, of course, are among the leading brands of decoders in Nigeria and some parts of Africa, can be used to watch the FIFA World Cup.
These decoders have special channels dedicated mainly to football matches and sporting activities, and there is no doubt that they will cover this prestigious competition. Super Sports is a channel on DSTV as well as GOTv that shows football matches, and of course, the FIFA World Cup is guaranteed.
Decoders are readily available for purchase in assigned outlets. Just get yourself a decoder and, of course, a television. After subscription, a whole world of footballing activities awaits you, including the FIFA World Cup.
3. Online Streaming
You can watch the upcoming FIFA world cup using your mobile phone or laptop and an internet connection. Many websites exist online that allow you to live stream football matches. Some are free, but for the majority, you’ll have to pay.
Aside from websites, there are also mobile applications for live streaming football games. In particular, you can find live streams of FIFA World Cup matches on social media platforms. Due to the popularity of the competition, many people will share game links online.
However, when it comes to live streaming football matches, you must watch out for your data. On average, you can speed 500 MB to 1 GB on a football, although it depends on the live streaming quality. Therefore, if you decide to opt for this method, you should budget accordingly.
Thankfully, mobile networks let you buy heavy data bundles at cheaper rates but for short periods. You can take advantage of such plans per day to live stream matches.
4. Radio – Listening Alternative
Various radio stations from around the country will broadcast and carry out live coverage of the happenings in the competition via their various radio stations. 247 updates about the World Cup will be aired live on many stations from around the country.
With a radio, either manually or via a mobile device, one can easily tune into any of the radio stations available and enjoy live commentary from the FIFA World Cup from anywhere in the country. You just have to know the particular frequency the radio station is broadcasting from.
For example, 96.5Hz or 91.1Hz are all frequencies from different broadcasting radio stations. Each station has its own presenter and broadcaster, so no two stations will be reporting the same thing. They are likely to be broadcasting the same thing, but in different ways.
When Will The 2022 FIFA World Cup Begin?
With the European club off-season beginning in June, the 22nd edition of the FIFA men’s World Cup will be held in November and December of 2022. Eventually, the tournament had to be relocated because of the sweltering heat in Qatar, the country hosting the event.
As the first World Cup ever hosted in the Middle East, it will also be the second World Cup held in the Asian football confederation, after the 2002 event in South Korea and Japan.
Five-time champions, even though France is the reigning World Cup winner, Brazil is the pre-tournament favorite. According to odds, Lionel Messi and Argentina are among the favorites to win the 2018 World Cup, while England, who made it to the semi-finals, is the third favorite.
In conclusion, the FIFA World Cup will commence officially on the 20th of November 2022. When the tournament kicks off, be sure to use any of the above mentioned means to enjoy live coverage from anywhere around Nigeria.