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Soccer games today: World Cup schedule pauses until Dec. 9

Jason Burgos

Whether you call it soccer or football, the beautiful game is gaining popularity in the United States. Swipe down to see the soccer games today from the World Cup and across the most popular leagues, including the MLS, Champions League, and the Premier League.

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World Cup schedule: Dec. 7

There are no soccer games today in the World Cup schedule. The FIFA World Cup restarts on Dec. 9 with several quarterfinals matchups. In the first game at 10 AM ET on FOX, Croatia faces off with tournament favorites Brazil. That is then followed by the final game of the day when Netherlands battles Lionel Messi and Argentia at 2 PM ET.

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Croatia vs Brazil10:00 AMFOX
Netherlands vs Argentina2:00 PM FOX

How to watch World Cup 2022?

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You can find all the action from this year’s Cup event in the United States on FS1 and Fox.

Who won the last World Cup?

The 2018 World Cup took place in Russia, and France was the victorious nation. Beating Croatia 4-2. The French are one of the favorites in the 2022 edition of the legendary tourney.

Premier League schedule: World Cup hiatus

There are no soccer games today in the English Premier League. In observance of the 2022 World Cup, the Premier League schedule is on hiatus for a six-week winter break to allow players to compete in Qatar for the World Cup title. The Premier League will return on December 26.

How to watch the Premier League?

You can find EPL games in the United States on the USA Network, Universo, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, and Sling Blue.

Who won the English Premier League last season?

For a second straight season, Manchester City stood above all the rest in winning the EPL championship. They ended the season with a 3-2 win over Aston Villa. They have now won a half dozen EPL titles over the last 11 seasons.

How many games are in the English Premier League season?

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From August to May, the 20 teams in the EPL play each other twice — once at home and away — in a double round-robin system. In total there are 38 game weeks in the Premier League season.

Related: Who are the 10 greatest soccer players of all time?

Who invented soccer?

FIFA contends that truly organized soccer games began in England in 1863. However, there is evidence that kicking a ball around with an actual purpose dates back to a China military manual from the second and third centuries.

Bundesliga schedule: World Cup hiatus

There are no games today in Bundesliga. The Bundesliga schedule began a near two months long hiatus on Nov. 13 as clubs around the world see many of their best players head to Qatar for World Cup. Germany’s top league returns to action on Friday, January 20.

How to watch Bundesliga?

In the United States, Bundesliga action can be found exclusively on the ESPN+ streaming service.

Who won the Budesliga title last season?

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In April, Germany super club FC Bayern Munich added a 25th national title to their trophy case when they finished with the best record in the 2021-2022 Bundesliga season.

How many games are in the Bundesliga season?

Like many other European leagues, the Bundesliga regular season sees each team play ever other side in the league twice. With 18 teams in the league, teams play 34 games during each season.

LaLiga schedule: World Cup hiatus

There are no soccer games today in Spanish LaLiga. The Spanish LaLiga schedule began a month-long hiatus on Nov. 10 as clubs around the world see many of their best players head to Qatar for World Cup 2022. LaLiga returns to action on New Year’s eve with a slate of 10 matches.

How to watch LaLiga?

You can watch LaLiga games in the United States exclusively on ESPN+.

Who won the LaLiga championship last season?

In May, Real Madrid — one of the most storied franchises in LaLiga history — won the 2021-2022 season title with a 4-0 win over Espanyol. It was the club’s 35th league championship.

How many games are in the LaLiga season?

During a season that stretches from August to May of the following year, the 20 teams in LaLiga play a schedule of 38 matches. Facing each team in the league at least once at home, and away.

Champions League schedule: Midseason break

There are no soccer games today in the Champions League. The Champions League Round of 16 draw came to a close on Nov. 2. There will be a second draw on March 17, 2023, which will determine the leftover pathways for the other teams in the knockout stage.

How to watch the Champions League?

You can catch Champions League action in the United States on Paramount+.

Who won the Champion’s league title last season?

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In the 30th edition of the UEFA Champions League final, Real Madrid captured their 14th league title by beating Liverpool 1-0. They are the most dominant team in the history of the Champions League and have more than twice as many titles as the next-best team.

How many games are in the UEFA season?

During the league season, which spans from August to May, 32 teams play in round-robin group games where they face the other clubs of their group twice each. Then they advance to the next round which begins the knockout or playoff phase.

Who was the first soccer player?

The person that is believed to be the first official soccer player has led to some debate among the sport’s historians. However, the two possible options, for the sport first organized in England, are allegedly Englishman Robert Walker and Scotland’s Andrew Watson.

MLS schedule: Offseason

There are no soccer games today in Major League Soccer. The recent came to a close when LAFC won 2022 MLS championship, defeating the Philadelphia Union 3-0 on penalty kicks to clinch their first-ever MLS Cup title.

How to watch MLS?

The next set of games on the MLS schedule can be viewed on either ESPN+, TUDN, Univision, Fubo TV, and DirecTV Stream

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Who won the MLS championship last season?

For the first time in club history, LAFC brought the MLS cup home in 2022, beating the Philadephia Union 3-0 in November. They were by far one of the best teams in MLS all season and showed it when it mattered most in the playoffs and championship.

How many games are in the MLS season?

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In total, the 26 teams in MLS — 23 in the US and three based in Canada — play 34 games. With a set of 17 each at home and away. The regular season starts in April and ends in November.

How many players are on a soccer team?

Similar to American football, soccer has 22 players on the field at once, 11 for each side. The groups feature one goalie and the other 10 broken up into positions like defenders, midfielders, and forwards.

Liga MX schedule: Offseason

There are no soccer games today in Liga MX. The season came to a close on Oct. 30 when Pachuca defeated Toluca to win the Liga MX cup in a sweep. The new season will begin in January 2023.

How to watch Liga MX?

You can find Liga MX games in the United States on TUDN, Univision, fubo TV, and DirecTV Stream.

How many games are in the Liga MX season?

Liga MX has 18 teams that play in two single-table tournaments during the season. The first set of games takes place between January and May, and then the second from July to December. Meaning Liga MX has two champions each year.

Who won the Liga MX championship last season?

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To end the Liga MX schedule for 2022, CF Pachuca took home the championship with a two-game sweep of Toluca in the fall. It was the club’s seventh title and they are now tied with Pumas and Tigres all-time for Liga MX championships.

How does soccer work?

The purpose of soccer is to work with a team of players — usually 11 — to move a ball up the pitch, using your feet only, and past the line of the opposing team’s goal. Official games last 90 minutes with two 45-minute halves.