Football World Cup 2022: That’s why Argentina – Saudi Arabia is NOT on free TV Sports

Third day of Soccer World Cup in Qatar!

After with England and the Netherlands, two of the “big” nations started the World Cup yesterday is today Argentina with superstar Lionel Messi (35) in the series. The South Americans score in the first game of the Group C at 11 am in Saudi Arabia. The game will be played in front of 80,000 spectators at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. BILD explains why you CANNOT see the game on free TV today.

It is the last World Cup for one of the best footballers of all time. Lionel Messi, the six-time world footballer, has already announced before the tournament in Qatar that this will be his last World Cup. “This is a special moment, the last chance to make my dream and our dream come true,” says La Pulga (Spanish: “The Flea”) before the start against Saudi Arabia.

And the South Americans, who won the Copa América last year, are among the big favorites for the World Cup title. The Argentines haven’t lost in 36 games. The last defeat was more than three (!) years ago. In July 2019, they lost 2-0 to nemesis Brazil in the semi-finals of the Copa America.

How to watch Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live on TV

The World Cup opener in Group C between Argentina and Saudi Arabia is not broadcast today by ARD or ZDF and is therefore not on free TV to see. The game will be broadcast live from 11 a.m. today exclusively at MagentaTV.

In the run-up to the World Cup, Telekom secured the TV rights for all 64 World Cup games. 48 of the 64 encounters are free to air and will be broadcast on TV by ARD or ZDF.

The encounter between Argentina and Saudi Arabia is one of the 16 games that will be broadcast exclusively on MagentaTV. MagentaTV is Telekom’s paid streaming service. In order to be able to follow all World Cup games live and exclusively on TV, you need a MagentaTV subscription, which costs around 10 euros per month.

If you do not have a MagentaTV subscription, you can alternatively play the game follow in the live ticker at

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