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

South Korea vs Portugal live stream
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a penalty for Portugal against Ghana to become the first player ever to net in five different World Cups. (Image credit: Getty Images)

South Korea vs Portugal live stream and match preview, Friday 2 December, 3pm GMT

South Korea vs Portugal live stream and match preview

Looking for a South Korea vs Portugal live stream? We've got you covered. South Korea vs Portugal live stream 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.

Portugal are safely through to the round of 16 and even a defeat here would not necessarily knock them off top spot in Group H.

South Korea must win to keep their hopes of a knockout stage berth alive, but they would be eliminated no matter what happens here if Ghana beat Uruguay.

If the Taeguk Warriors and Uruguay both win, the identity of the second-place finishers would be determined on goal difference.

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

Hwang Hee-chan is one of the unused members of the South Korea squad (opens in new tab) and a persistent hamstring injury means he will not feature here either.

There are no player suspensions for Paulo Bento to deal with, but the manager will have to watch this game from the stands after he was sent off against Ghana.

Fernando Santos is making full use of the Portugal squad (opens in new tab) in this game, with Pepe, Joao Mario and Horta all getting their first starts of the tournament. 

Line-ups

South Korea (4-2-3-1)

S. Kim; M.H. Kim, Kwon, Y. Kim, J. Kim; Jung, Hwang; K. Lee, J. Lee; Son; Cho

Portugal (4-3-3)

Costa; Dalot, Pepe, Silva, Cancelo; Nunes, Neves, Vitinha; Mario, Ronaldo, Horta

Form

Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 in an exciting game on matchday one, before overcoming Uruguay 2-0 last time out.

South Korea drew 0-0 with the Uruguayans in their first game in Qatar, then lost 3-2 to Ghana four days ago.

Referee

Facundo Tello of Argentina will be the referee for South Korea vs Portugal. You can find out more about the World Cup 2022 referees here (opens in new tab).

Stadium

South Korea vs Portugal will be played at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan. 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

South Korea had some joy by sending crosses into the box against Ghana, so they may look to unsettle the Portugal backline with a similar tactic here.

Portugal are likely to dominate possession, but if Leao starts they will carry a major threat in transition too.

Read more about the full South Korea and Portugal full World Cup 2022 squads (opens in new tab).

Group G table

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Group G table
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Portugal22006
Ghana21104
South Korea20111
Uruguay20111

Kick-off and channel

South Korea vs Portugal 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

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 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).