World Cup madness is about to begin, whether you like it or not. But how do you find out how your new favorite footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, is doing on the field when you're away from your couch?
If you can't be near your TV for the full schedule of games—and who can?—then you'll have to do what everyone else is likely doing and stream them.
Some of the ways to do this are legal and some are a little less so, but that shouldn't shock FIFA, the organization that runs the World Cup.
So gear up by setting up your calendar to remind you when games begin, and then use this guide to score a virtual seat. Things kick off this afternoon at 4 p.m. ET with Brazil vs. Croatia.
ESPN TV Everywhere
ESPN is live-streaming all the games, with one catch—you need a cable subscription. If you subscribe to one of ESPN's cable partners (click right), sign in with your cable credentials and watch online or via apps for iOS,Android, and Windows devices. For those without cable, the ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup app (on Androidand iOS) will have will have live match video highlights. "Watch goals and key plays from the app moments after the action," ESPN says. The app will also feature breaking news and analysis so you can stay up to date with the watercooler chatter.

Comcast Xfinity
Speaking of cable, Comcast announced that every 2014 FIFA World Cup match will be available in Spanish via Instant On Demand, which lets viewers start a broadcast over from the beginning. Xfinity will have all 64 matches in Portuguese, select matches in Korean, as well as alternate feeds for every game via its Web and mobile streams of ESPN3 Surround. English-speaking Xfinity customers, meanwhile, can also tap into ESPN streams on the Xfinity World Cup site, Xfinity Mundial, and the Xfinity TV Go mobile apps.

Hello is olá in Portuguese, but to watch broadcasts from around the world you'll want Hola instead. For those without cable, the app acts as a VPN proxy so that you can benefit from the largesse of other nations. Use it to tap into English-language broadcasts from the United Kingdom (BBC), Canada (CBC), Australia (SBS), and Ireland (RTÉ).

Univision Deportes
Brush up on your Spanish because every game can be found on Univision's siteand on its apps (iOS and Android). But like ESPN, if you want to watch the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finale you'll need a cable subscription.

ESPN Radio
If you don't mind just listening to the games, then ESPN Radio will have them allonline, on its app (for iOS, Android, and Windows). Meanwhile, SiriusXM will air 56 of the games on Channel 84. In cases where two matches are airing simultaneously, one will air on SiriusXM 84, with the other on SiriusXM 85.

Alternatively you can listen with TuneIn online or via app (iOS, Android, andWindows).