VIEWERS have said that BBC iPlayer seems to have crashed, as England play their first match in the World Cup in Qatar. 

Fans watching the match took to social media to share their issues as one wrote: "Seriously?!… BBC iPlayer has gone down!?"

Whilst another wrote: "Imagine BBC iPlayer going down when the World Cup is on, England no less ... do better lads, I literally have to watch it through a Belgian TV app now."

The outage comes as thousands take to the website DownDector to share their issues, with over 3500 reports of the app crashing. 

The outage website tweeted: "User reports indicate iPlayer is having problems since 1:00 PM GMT."

BBC iPlayer has not yet commented on the issue, with many fans continuing to share their issues with the service. 

What channel is the World Cup on in the UK?

BBC and ITV will be sharing coverage of this year’s World Cup, broadcasting every game live across BBC1 and ITV1.

You can also catch the action on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.

BBC will be airing England’s first match against Iran on Monday, November 21.

ITV1 will be showing Wales's opening match against the USA.

World Cup schedule on BBC and ITV

The full schedule and channel list for the World Cup can be found on the Radio Times website here.