The Top Sporting Events to Live Stream in 2022

The Top Sporting Events to Live Stream in 2022

Sports fans are in for a treat this year, with the upcoming schedule packed with a host of top-class events taking place around the world.

Soccer dominates much of the landscape, with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar guaranteed to be the most-watched event of the year.

Fans will be clamouring to find reliable soccer streams throughout the tournament to keep up to speed with all the latest action.

With plenty of other sports staging must-see events, we take a closer look at what’s in store on live streaming platforms over the coming months. 

Europa League Final

Often viewed as the Champions League’s poorer cousin, the final of this season’s Europa League could be a cracker.

Barcelona and Sevilla are still in the competition, setting up the enticing prospect of a final between two of La Liga’s biggest clubs.

Sevilla have a superb record in this competition having lifted the trophy on six previous occasions, and they will fancy their chances of enhancing their record this year.

With RB Leipzig, Atalanta, Lyon and Rangers amongst the other remaining teams in the Europa League, the final should be well worth watching.

Champions League Final

English clubs have dominated the Champions League in recent years and look to be on course to repeat the trick this time around.

Five of the last eight finalists have been Premier League clubs and two of that group – Liverpool and Manchester City – are already though to the last eight.

Manchester United and Chelsea look good bets to join them there, creating a strong possibility that there could be an all-English final.

However, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Real Madrid and Ajax will all fancy their chances of stopping the Premier League quartet in their tracks.

Ice Hockey – Stanley Cup

The NHL play-offs are widely recognised as one of the toughest tests in sport, and always attract plenty of interest on live streaming platforms.

After completing an 82-game regular season, the NHL’s top stars embark on the road to the Stanley Cup which could amount to another 28 fixtures.

Colorado Avalanche are favourites to lift the prestigious trophy this year after powering clear of their rivals at the top of the Central Division.

Reigning champions Tampa Bay Lightning may have something to say about that as they strive to claim the Stanley Cup for the third year in a row.

Basketball – NBA Play-offs

If the prospect of men brandishing sticks on ice leaves you feeling cold, live streaming the NBA play-offs may be more to your liking.

The Phoenix Suns are strongly fancied to be around towards the business end of the play-offs after impressing in the Western Conference this season.

However, Golden State Warriors could be dangerous given that star player Steph Curry has rediscovered his sensational form.

Reigning champions Milwaukee Bucks also look likely candidates with Giannis Antetokounmpo continuing to rack up plenty of points in the NBA.

Golf – US Open

The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, will provide a stunning backdrop for the 122nd edition of the US Open Golf Championship.

The course last staged the event in 1988, when British star Nick Faldo lost out after an 18-hole play-off against Curtis Strange.

US golfers had dominated the event in recent years, racking up six successive victories between 2015 and 2020.

Spain’s Jon Rahm snapped the streak last year and will be amongst the favourites to become the first golfer since Tigers Woods (2001 & 2002) to win back-to-back US Opens.

Horse Racing – Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is a fitting climax to the international horse racing calendar, bringing together the top equine talent from across the globe.

Leading European trainer Aidan O’Brien’s runners are often worth following, with the likes of High Chaparral, St Nicholas Abbey and Found amongst his most memorable previous winners.

However, O’Brien is yet to break his duck in the biggest race of the meeting – the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic over a mile and a quarter.

Knicks Go recorded a stunning victory in 2021 for trainer Brad H Cox, but will not be back to defend his crown after being retired to stud.

World Cup

The eyes of the sporting world will be on Qatar towards the end of the year, as 32 international soccer teams battle to claim the World Cup trophy.

Leading soccer news website Football Today has pinpointed Germany and Brazil as two teams to follow at the tournament and it is difficult to argue with that assessment.

Both teams were hugely impressive during their qualifying campaigns and it would not be a surprise to see them progress to the final in Qatar.

Reigning champions France will be keen to defend their title, but no team has achieved that feat since Brazil in 1962.

John Norwood
John Norwood is best known as a technology journalist, currently at Ziddu where he focuses on tech startups, companies, and products.