By Brad Tuttle
July 10, 2018

The European teams started out the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia by dominating the opening rounds, and that trend has culminated in two all-Europe semifinal games scheduled for this week.

The first World Cup 2018 semifinal match features France and Belgium, and the game takes place today, Tuesday, July 10. France beat Argentina in the round of 16, and then topped Uruguay to reach the World Cup 2018 semifinals, while Belgium scored victories over Japan and soccer powerhouse Brazil—resulting in today’s showdown with its European neighbor, France.

In addition to the France vs. Belgium game today, the all-Europe semifinal match, England vs. Croatia, is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 11. The winners of each semifinal will meet in the World Cup 2018 championship game, set to kick off on Sunday, July 15.

What Channel Is the 2018 World Cup France vs. Belgium Game On?

When do Belgium and France play? The semifinal is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 10. The France vs. Belgium game is being broadcast in English on Fox, and in Spanish on Telemundo.

If you have even just a basic satellite or cable TV package, you should have these channels. All you need to do is find your local Fox station to watch the France vs. Belgium game for free in English, or find Telemundo to watch and listen to the match in Spanish (complete with the “Gooooooooooaal!” call every time someone scores).

If you don’t have cable, you can still watch the World Cup for free with a digital antenna, which costs around $30. Hooking your TV up to a digital antenna allows you to watch unlimited over-the-air networks like Fox, ABC, and Telemundo, totally free of charge, in most of the country. Digital antennas work similarly to old-fashioned rabbit ears antennas, only the digital upgrades offer clearer pictures and access to more channels.

On Wednesday, the Croatia vs. England game is also being broadcast on a combination of Fox and Telemundo. So all of the above applies for fans hoping to watch England and Croatia play for a spot in the World Cup 2018 finals.

How to Live Stream the France vs. Belgium Game Today for Free

In our more comprehensive guide for how to watch the World Cup 2018 for free, we covered all of the strategies for live streaming games.

Here are the key points:

Every World Cup game can be streamed in English with the Fox Sports Go app. There is no charge for downloading and watching via the app, but you must log in with an appropriate pay TV provider account to get access.

To get the Spanish broadcasts, you can stream World Cup games in any browser at, or with the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo or NBC Sports apps. Up until June 25, you could stream World Cup games live for free on Telemundo in a browser, without any log-in. Now, however, you must log in online with a pay TV account to live stream the World Cup that way.

Most live-streaming TV services will also let you watch the World Cup online. Services including Hulu Live, Fubo TV, DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all have packages available with some or all of the channels broadcasting 2018 World Cup matches.

Each of these services has a free trial period, allowing you to watch at no charge for roughly one week. Just remember to cancel the service if you don’t want to pay the monthly fee, which will cost $20 and up.


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