The Cord Cutter’s Guide to Watching the World Cup Online

Watch FIFA 2014 World Cup Online

If you’re a soccer fan like I am you won’t want to miss the world’s biggest sporting event; the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off June 12 in Brazil.

U.S. residents who subscribe to TV providers ESPN or ABC can catch the action on their big screen TV. For cable cutters like me the good news is you can enjoy the game by watching live streams of all the matches online for free-here’s how.

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Round of 16

Residents of the UK can watch the live feed or on-demand replays of the entire tournament on the BBC FIFA website, or through the BBC iPlayer. Similarly, if you reside in Canada you can watch the excitement at the CBC FIFA website; their video player offers a unique multi-angle camera feature allowing you to watch the game from six camera angles.

If you don’t live in the UK or Canada you can still access their World Cup coverage using a VPN service. I’ve tested a few VPNs and have learned that IPVanish and HideMyAss have the fastest connection speeds in those countries. Get your HideMyAss VPN subscription here, or signup for IPVanish through this World Cup Special link and save 25%.

After you choose a VPN service select a server in Canada or the UK to establish your connection. Alternatively, watch the live stream on your mobile phone or send the live stream to your smart TV using the app provided by your selected carrier (CBC 2014 FIFA World Cup ™ App, or  BBC iPlayer App).

CBC 2014 FIFA World Cup ™ App

CBC 2014 FIFA World Cup ™ App

If you know cable cutters who want to see the World Cup from the comfort of their own home, share this article with them. Enjoy the games!

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