Football on TV: on which channels (and at what prices) to watch the matches

► League 1

To follow the first division championship, it will be necessary to multiply the subscriptions. Prime Video – Amazon’s service – has acquired the rights to broadcast 80% of the matches for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons. With the “Pass Ligue 1”, it will cost you €12.99/month or €99/year (or even €89 if the subscription is taken out before the end of August to have access to Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches) . A price to be added to the cost of the classic subscription to Prime Video.

The Canal+ channel will broadcast the remaining 20% ​​of matches. Again, you will have to pay € 20.99 per month with a one-year subscription.

► Cups

Fans of French clubs who wanted to follow their career in the Coupe de France could so far do so on the channels of the France Télévisions group or on Eurosport. For next year, nothing is certain. The French Football Federation, judging the proposed amounts insufficient, refused to award them last April and declared its call for tenders “unsuccessful”. Negotiations remain open.

► League 2

Prime Video will also broadcast 80% of Ligue 2 matches. For the rest, you have to turn to BeIN Sports, for €15/month.

Fans who do not want to pay will however be able to enjoy a free match every Saturday at 7 p.m., broadcast on the L’Équipe channel.

► Champions League

The two best posters of the prestigious Champions League will be co-broadcast by Canal+ and RMC Sport (with a subscription of €19 per month). The other matches will be broadcast on BeIN Sports.

The final, which is one of the events that must be broadcast on a free channel, will also be visible on TF1.

► Europa League and Europe Conference League

The other two European competitions, the Europa League and the Europa Conference League, are shared between three channels: Canal+ and W9 reserving the best posters, the rest of the matches will be on RMC Sport.

► Foreign championships

Fans of the Spanish, Italian and German first division championships will be able to follow the matches on BeIN Sports, while Canal+ will exclusively broadcast the Premier Leaguethe English championship.

► World Cup 2022

The TF1 group, which owns the TMC channel (on TNT), will broadcast 28 matches free of charge, including the 16 most beautiful posters of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup. This includes in particular the opening match, all the matches of the France team, the two semi-finals and the final.

The BeIN Sports channel will broadcast the 64 matches, 36 of which are exclusive.

► On the side of women’s football…

For the 2022-2023 season, D1 is broadcast on the Canal+ group channels. The DAZN streaming platform owns the rights to the Women’s Champions League until 2025. Select matches will be streamed for free on the DAZN YouTube channel.



Euro 2021: curfew, fan-zones, bars… How to follow the matches?

Broadcast on Tuesday, June 15 at 9 p.m. on beIN Sports 1 and M6, the France-Germany match marks the entry of the Blues into Euro 2021, until the final whistle which should occur around 10.50 p.m., i.e. ten minutes before the start of the curfew.

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Despite the relaxation, which took place last Wednesday, of the health rules put in place to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, it will still be difficult Tuesday for French supporters to come together in large numbers to attend the great debut of the world champions, or to continue the evening beyond the end of the meeting.

► Home matches

It will of course be possible to watch the match from your home. Tuesday evening, the France-Germany match will be broadcast live on M6 and on beIN Sports 1 for subscribers. TF1 and M6 will then share the broadcasting of the other matches of the France team, as well as the final of the Euro.

► No exemption from the curfew but “a tolerance”

There will be no waiver of the curfew, which remains in effect until Wednesday, June 30. If you watched the game away from home, regardless of its outcome, you will need to get back to your home. at 11 p.m.. “Before the finals, there is no overtime and therefore the matches should end before 11:00 pm”, argues the Ministry of the Interior. On Friday, an exemption was exceptionally granted during the men’s semi-final at Roland Garros, which was able to end after 11 p.m. in the presence of the public.

Gérald Darmanin, however, asked Monday June 14 “For the police to show proof of particular leniency during checks “People who would go home after watching the game outside their home”. On Tuesday, the Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu confirmed on Franceinfo that a “Tolerance” would be applied for supporters who have watched the game away from home. On the other hand, “Any behavior endangering the life of others must be particularly punished”, warns the Minister of the Interior.

► Limited number of fan zones depending on the city

The usual place for the public to rally during a major tournament, the fan-zones will be open in limited numbers. “Only fan zones with seated spectators can be put in place until June 29, in compliance with the prescribed tonnage and sanitary measures “, said the Ministry of the Interior, according to the protocol communicated by the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports. Unreported gatherings of more than 10 people on public roads remain prohibited.

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The decision to open a fan-zone is within the remit of town halls, which must meet the health specifications established by the protocol, but it is also subject to obtaining a prefectural authorization. Under these conditions, very few of them have taken the plunge:

AT Bron, a neighboring city of Lyon, a fan-zone with a capacity of 900 places will open its doors on Tuesday and it will be accessible by reservation, said the town hall.
AT Lille, Mayor Martine Aubry (PS) is “Favorable to the establishment of a fan-zone if this can be done in accordance with the rules” in the last three games – the semi-finals and the final in July – but excludes installing one in June.
Same policy at Besancon, where the town hall “Plans to organize the retransmissions of the semi-finals (July 6 or 7) and the final on July 11, at the Léo-Lagrange Stadium (…) with a number of people still to be defined and the obligation of a medical pass to access it ”.
AT Paris and Marseilles, there shouldn’t be a fan zone in June.

► Supervised distribution in bars and restaurants

Another choice available to you: the broadcasting of matches in bars and restaurants. This will also be highly regulated in order to comply with the current gauges, namely a reception capacity limited to 50% with a maximum of six people per table indoors, and 100% with also a maximum of six people per table outdoors.

Many bars and restaurants have already planned to offer the France-Germany shock to their customers indoors. The broadcasting of matches on the terraces of the bars is left to the free appreciation of the cities and prefectures:

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AT Paris, the installation of television screens on the terrace was thus prohibited by the town hall.
In the Bouches-du-Rhône, the prefecture on the other hand authorized them under conditions: “Table service, 6 per table, barrier gestures respected, terrace empty at 11:00 p.m., screen directed inwards (to prevent non-customers from watching the match from the street)”, detail as wellthe Union of Trades and Hospitality Industries of Bouches-du-Rhône on its Facebook page.



Rugby World Cup 2023: the full schedule of matches

A dream poster to begin with. During the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the XV of France will be under pressure from the outset: the Blues will begin with an already eagerly awaited shock against the New Zealand All Blacks, on September 8 at the Stade de France, according to the schedule of the competition unveiled Friday February 26. Placed in pool A, the Blues will also face a qualifier from the America zone on September 14 in Lille, then that of the Africa zone on September 21 in Marseille. Before finishing in Lyon, on October 6, against Italy.

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For their part, the South African title holders will launch their campaign in front of Scotland on September 10 at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. The teammates of Cheslin Kolbe and Siya Kolisi will also cross swords with Ireland on September 23 at the Stade de France while the duel between the two Celtic neighbors will take place in the Dionysian enclosure on October 7.

Rugby World Cup 2023: the full schedule of matches

In Pool D, England will find Argentina on September 9, which the XV de la Rose had chewed without batting an eyelid (39-10) during the group stage in 2019, and Japan, the last host of the World Cup. Finally, the Fijians will have a lot to do in Group C, with Wales, which they challenge on September 10 in Bordeaux, and Australia on September 17 in Saint-Étienne.

In total, forty-eight matches will be played in nine host cities (Saint-Denis, Marseille, Nice, Lille, Toulouse, Lyon, Bordeaux, Saint-Étienne, Nantes). The ticket office will be open mid-March. The final is scheduled for October 28, at the Stade de France.

The full schedule for the 2023 World Cup in France (September 8-October 28):

♦ POOL A (New Zealand, France, Italy, qualified zone America 1, qualified zone Africa 1)

08/09 in Saint Denis (Stade de France) France – New Zealand

09/09 in Saint-Étienne (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard) Italy – Africa 1

09/14 in Lille (Pierre-Mauroy Stadium) France – America 1

09/15 in Toulouse (Stadium) New Zealand – Africa 1

09/20 in Nice (Stade Riviera) Italy – America 1

09/21 in Marseille (Stade Vélodrome) France – Africa 1

09/27 in Lyon (Stade des Lumières) America 1 – Africa 1

09/29 in Lyon (Stade des Lumières) New Zealand – Italy

05/10 in Lyon (Stade des Lumières) New Zealand – America 1

06/10 in Lyon (Stade des Lumières) France – Italy

POOL B (South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, qualified Asia / Pacific zone 1, qualified zone Europe 2)

09/09 in Bordeaux (Stade Atlantique) Ireland – Europe 2

10/09 in Marseille (Stade Vélodrome) South Africa – Scotland

09/16 in Nantes (Stade de la Beaujoire) Ireland – Asia / Pacific 1

09/17 in Bordeaux (Stade Atlantique) South Africa – Europe 2

09/23 in Saint-Denis (Stade de France) South Africa – Ireland

24/09 in Nice (Stade Riviera) Scotland – Asia / Pacific 1

09/30 in Lille (Stade Pierre-Mauroy) Scotland – Europe 2

01/10 in Marseille (Stade Vélodrome) South Africa – Asia / Pacific 1

07/10 in Saint-Denis (Stade de France) Ireland – Scotland

08/10 in Lille (Pierre-Mauroy Stadium) Asia / Pacific 1 – Europe 2

♦ POOL C (Wales, Australia, Fiji, qualified Europe 1, winner of the final qualifying round)

09/09 in Saint-Denis (Stade de France) Australia – Europe 1

10/09 in Bordeaux (Stade Atlantique) Wales – Fiji

16/09 in Nice (Stade Riviera) Wales – TQF winner

09/17 at Saint-Étienne (Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium) Australia – Fiji

23/09 at Toulouse (Stadium) Europe 1 – winner TQF

24/09 in Lyon (Stade des Lumières) Wales – Australia

09/30 in Bordeaux (Stade Atlantique) Fiji – Europe 1

01/10 at Saint-Étienne (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard) Australia – TQF winner

07/10 in Nantes (Stade de la Beaujoire) Wales – Europe 1

08/10 at Toulouse (Stadium) Fiji – TQF winner

♦ POOL D (England, Japan, Argentina, qualified Oceania zone 1, qualified America zone 2)

09/09 in Marseille (Stade Vélodrome) England – Argentina

10/09 in Toulouse (Stadium) Japan – America 2

09/16 in Bordeaux (Stade Atlantique) Oceania 1 – America 2

09/17 in Nice (Stade Riviera) England – Japan

09/22 in Saint-Étienne (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard) Argentina – Oceania 1

23/09 in Lille (Pierre-Mauroy Stadium) England – America 2

09/28 in Toulouse (Stadium) Japan – Oceania 1

09/30 in Nantes (Stade de la Beaujoire) Argentina – America 2

07/10 in Lille (Stade Pierre-Mauroy) England – Oceania 1

08/10 in Nantes (Stade de la Beaujoire) Japan – Argentina

♦ Quarter-finals

14/10 in Marseille (Stade Vélodrome) 1st pool C – 2nd pool D

10/14 at Saint-Denis (Stade de France) 1st pool B – 2nd pool A

10/15 in Marseille (Stade Vélodrome) 1st pool D – 2nd pool C

10/15 at Saint-Denis (Stade de France) 1st pool A – 2nd pool B

♦ Semi-finals

20/10 at Saint-Denis (Stade de France) winner QF 1 – winner QF 2

10/21 at Saint-Denis (Stade de France) winner QF 3 – winner QF 4

♦ Match for the 3e square

27/10 at Saint-Denis (Stade de France) losing SF 1 – losing SF 2

♦ Final

28/10 at Saint-Denis (Stade de France) winner SF 1 – winner SF 2