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

Serbia vs Switzerland live stream
Switzerland's Breel Embolo holds his hands up after scoring against his native Cameroon at the World Cup. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Serbia vs Switzerland live stream and match preview, Friday 2 December, 7pm GMT

Serbia vs Switzerland live stream and match preview

Looking for a Serbia vs Switzerland live stream? We've got you covered. Serbia vs Switzerland is free on ITV4 and ITVX in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch World Cup 2022 free (opens in new tab) from anywhere.

Switzerland will advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup for the third tournament in a row if they win this Group G game.

Serbia will go through to the last 16 if they triumph and Cameroon fail to beat Brazil.

A Cameroonian victory would not necessarily send Serbia home, provided they also collect three points here.

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

Line-ups

Switzerland (4-2-3-1)

Kobel; Widmer, Akanji, Schar, Rodriguez; Freuler, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas; Embolo

Serbia (3-4-1-2)

V. Milinkovic-Savic; Milenkovic, Veljkovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Lukic, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic; Tadic; Mitrovic, Vlahovic

Team news

The Serbia squad (opens in new tab) contains numerous excellent attacking players, and Dusan Vlahovic has come into the XI to support Aleksandar Mitrovic for his first start. Elsewhere, there are no big shocks.

Noah Okafor, a fringe member of the Switzerland squad (opens in new tab), looks set to miss out with a muscular problem. Shaqiri is back in the starting XI while Kobel replaces Sommer in goal.

Form

Serbia were beaten 2-0 by Brazil on matchday one, before a thrilling 3-3 draw with Cameroon on matchday two.

Switzerland began their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Cameroon, after which they went down 1-0 to Brazil.

Referee

Fernando Rapallini of Argentina will be the referee for Serbia vs Switzerland. You can find out more about the World Cup 2022 referees here (opens in new tab).

Stadium

Serbia vs Switzerland will be played at Stadium 974 in Doha. 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

Switzerland will hope their solid defence can shut down a Serbia attack which will focus on getting the ball out wide and sending crosses into the penalty area.

Switzerland are a patient team in possession, but they may play more on the counter-attack here in a bid to exploit Serbia's occasionally ragged defensive structure.

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

Group G table

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Group G table
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Brazil22006
Switzerland21103
Cameroon20111
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Kick-off and channel

Serbia vs Switzerland kick-off is at 7pm GMT on Friday 2 December in the UK. The game is free to watch on ITV4 and ITVX.

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

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

USA
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.

Canada
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)

Australia
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).