How to watch free Ghana vs Uruguay live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the World Cup 2022

Ghana vs Uruguay live stream
Ghana's Osman Bukari celebrates Cristiano Ronaldo-style after his goal for Ghana against Portugal at the 2022 World Cup. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ghana vs Uruguay live stream and match preview, Friday 2 December, 3pm GMT

How to watch Ghana vs Uruguay live stream and match preview

Looking for a Ghana vs Uruguay live stream? We've got you covered. Ghana vs Uruguay is free on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch World Cup 2022 free (opens in new tab) from anywhere.

Ghana need a win to make sure of a place in the knockout phase, although a draw would be enough if Portugal avoid defeat by South Korea.

Anything less than a win would see Uruguay crash out, and even a victory might not be enough if South Korea beat Portugal - in which case their fate would be decided by goal difference.

This was always going to a grudge match after Luis Suarez's infamous handball 12 years ago, but the stakes are now even higher.

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch World Cup 2022 (opens in new tab) wherever you are.

Team news

Jordan Ayew, one of five members of this Ghana squad (opens in new tab) who plays Premier League football, keeps his place in the XI after his excellent performance against South Korea.

Alidu Seidu comes in for Brighton's Tariq Lamptey at right-back, with Reading's Baba Rahman (who is on loan from Chelsea) in for Jonathan Mensah on the opposite side.

Luis Suarez is the biggest name in the Uruguay squad (opens in new tab) and a villain from the last meeting with Ghana in 2010, when he controversially handballed a goalbound shot on the line in the final minute of extra time.

The former Liverpool striker is included in the XI for this match after starting on the bench in the defeat against Portugal. Manchester United's on-loan winger Facundo Pellistri (who is at Alaves in Spain) and Flamengo midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta also come in. Diego Godin, Matias Vecino and Edinson Cavani drop to the bench.

Ghana XI: Zigi, Seidu Amartey, Salisu, Baba, Partey, Abdul Samed, Kudus, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Inaki Williams.

Uruguay XI: Rochet, Varela, Gimenez, Coates, Olivera, Pellistri, Valverde, Bentancur, De Arrascaeta, Nunez, Suarez.


Ghana lost 3-2 to Portugal on matchday one, before beating South Korea by the same scoreline on Monday.

Uruguay drew 0-0 with South Korea in their first game, then lost 2-0 to Portugal last time out.


Daniel Siebert of Germany will be the referee for Ghana vs Uruguay. You can find out more about the World Cup 2022 referees here (opens in new tab).


Ghana vs Uruguay will be played at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah. Take a look at all of the World Cup 2022 stadiums (opens in new tab) and see how it ranks.

Players to watch / key battles

Mohammed Kudus has excelled in both of Ghana's games so far and the Black Stars will look to get the ball to him as often as possible.

Uruguay started slowly against both South Korea and Portugal, but we could see them make a faster start here.

Read more about the Ghana and Uruguay full World Cup 2022 squads (opens in new tab).

Group H table

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Group H table
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Kick-off and channel

Ghana vs Uruguay kick-off is at 3pm GMT on Friday 2 December in the UK. The game is free to watch on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

In the US, kick-off time is 10am ET / 8am PT. The match will be shown on FOX/FS1 in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch World Cup 2022 football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for the World Cup 2022, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the World Cup 2022, FourFourTwo currently recommends:

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International World Cup 2022 TV rights

All of the games in the UK are either on the BBC or ITV.

Fox are the World Cup rights holders in the States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.

If you don't have cable, you can use services such Sling and FuboTV to get the Fox channels. You can also watch the games on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.

TSN is showing every game. You can subscribe for direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.

  • TSN (opens in new tab) ($19.99/mon or $199.90/year)

As in the UK, coverage of the World Cup 2022 is entirely free to air. You can watch all 64 games on the SBS TV channel and stream it online too with SBS On Demand.

New Zealand
Paid provider Sky Sports are the World Cup 2022 rights holders in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription of pick up a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).