How to watch the World Cup on a budget

(Gabriel Corbera/Folio Art for The Washington Post)
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Major televised events are steadily migrating from traditional broadcast to online streaming. But that’s not always fast enough for eager audiences.

Take the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Where viewers could catch the tournament’s dozens of matches — filled so far with major upsets and Cinderella stories — was up to rights-holder Fox. The media giant nudged viewers toward its cable channels and paid app. Its free streaming app Tubi, meanwhile, got the leftovers: on-demand replays.

But cable cord-cutters need not fear — there are plenty of places to watch Sunday’s finals between France and Argentina. From cable alternatives to social media, here’s where to watch the last matches play out.