How to watch free Saudi Arabia vs Mexico live stream, plus match preview, team news and kick-off time for the World Cup 2022

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico live stream
Saudi Arabia will reach the knockout stage with a win (Image credit: Getty)

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico live stream and match preview, Wednesday 30 November, 7pm GMT

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico live stream and match preview

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

Saudi Arabia will reach the knockout stage for the first time since 1994 if they win this game on Wednesday.

A draw would also be enough if Poland beat Argentina in the other Group C game.

Mexico must win and hope that Argentina are defeated by Poland to reach the round of 16.

Kick-off is at 7pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch World Cup 2022 (opens in new tab) wherever you are.

Team news

Every member of the Saudi Arabia squad (opens in new tab) plays his club football in the Saudi league, but there could be transfer interest from overseas after their showings in Qatar.

Yasser Al-Shahrani will again miss out through injury, but there are no new absentees.

Andres Guardado, the most experienced player in the Mexico squad (opens in new tab), will need to undergo a late fitness test.


Saudi Arabia (3-4-3):

Al Owais; Tambakti, Al Amri, Al Bulaihi; Al Ganham, Kanno, Alhassan, Abdulhamid; al-Buraikan, Al-Dawsari; Al-Shehri

Mexico (4-2-3-1):

Ochoa; Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Alvarez; Gallardo; Alvarez, Chavez; Lozano, Pineda, Vega; Martin


Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina with a 2-1 win on matchday one, before losing 2-0 to Poland last time out.

Mexico drew 0-0 with Poland in their opening encounter at the tournament, then lost 2-0 to Argentina.


Michael Oliver of England will be the referee for Saudi Arabia vs Mexico. You can find out more about the World Cup 2022 referees here (opens in new tab).


Saudi Arabia vs Mexico will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail. 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

Mexico will dominate possession but they must show more of a cutting edge in the final third. 

El Tri's forwards will look to exploit the space in behind Saudi Arabia's high defensive line, while Herve Renard's side will try to get the ball forward quickly.

Read more about the full Saudi Arabia and Mexico full World Cup 2022 squads (opens in new tab).

Group C table

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Group C table
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Kick-off and channel

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico kick-off is at 7pm GMT on Wednesday 30 November in the UK. The game is free to watch on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

In the US, kick-off time is 2pm ET / 11am 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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