How to watch South American World Cup qualifiers live in Australia
The South American World Cup qualifying series is here, featuring some of the most storied nations and best players in the world. This is how you can watch.
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Having faced a number of coronavirus-related postponements, South American qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is here. Known as the CONMEBOL qualifiers, or South American Football Confederation, Brazil and Argentina will again be among the teams to watch.
South American teams have a rich history in World Cup competitions, with Brazil (5 times), Argentina (2) and Uruguay (2) all winning the tournament multiple times. With some of the biggest names in world football, matches are often competitive, entertaining and high-scoring.
When are the South American World Cup qualifiers?
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the matches to be rescheduled a number of times. The dates now are 8 October this year right through to 29 March 2022.
How to watch South American World Cup qualifiers in Australia
The rights to CONMEBOL qualifying in Australia are held by beIN SPORTS. That means you have a range of options for tuning into the exciting action on the pitch including beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Foxtel Now.
Watch South American World Cup qualifiers on beIN SPORTS CONNECT
beIN SPORTS offers its own streaming service, beIN SPORTS CONNECT. Carrying all three beIN SPORTS channels, it allows you to watch content on your chosen device whether you are at home or on the move. It has two subscription models, with your options paying $19.99 per month or $179.99 for a discounted annual pass. There is a two-week free trial for both plans.
Live stream South American World Cup qualifiers with Kayo Sports
Content from beIN SPORTS is also available via Kayo Sports, the streaming platform that offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world. Kayo currently has a 14-day free trial so you can test it all out without charge.
A basic subscription then costs $25 per month and enables users to watch programming on two screens at the same time. A premium subscription supports three simultaneous streams for $35 per month.
Kayo also boasts several exciting features that are likely to appeal to football fans. You can use SplitView to watch up to four channels at once on the same screen. There's also Interactive Stats, No Spoilers and a Key Moments timeline.
We have a detailed review of Kayo, which is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets, or you can watch on TV via Android TV, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Chromecast or Samsung TV (2017 or later).
Watch South American World Cup qualifiers on Foxtel Now
Another option for accessing beIN SPORTS is with Foxtel Now, the streaming platform that lets you watch Foxtel content live and on demand via the Internet. You will need the Sport pack, a premium offering priced at $29 per month, plus the Essentials pack ($25 per month), making the minimum monthly spend $54 per month.
The platform is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, Chromecast, AirPlay, the Foxtel Now box, Sony Android TVs, PS4 and Telstra TV. New subscribers do get access to a 10-day free trial.
When is Brazil vs Argentina in South American World Cup qualifiers?
The format for qualifying is home-and-away matches for the 10 teams involved, with the top 4 qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the fifth-placed team going into a play-off.
There are a number of great match-ups, but there's little doubt the marquee fixture is between fierce rivals, Brazil and Argentina.
The first clash is on 30 March 2021 at the famous Maracana Stadium in Brazil, with the return leg on 16 November next year in Buenos Aires.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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