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Austria v Scotland live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifying from anywhere in the world

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Austria v Scotland live stream, Sky Sports, Tuesday 7 September, 7:45pm BST

Scotland face a crunch clash with Austria as they seek to pick up an important three points on the road to Qatar 2022.

Scotland ended their long wait for an appearance at an international tournament when they featured at Euro 2020. Having scratched that itch - albeit as one of only eight teams to bow out before the knockout phase - Scotland are now targeting a return to the World Cup for the first time since 1998. That always looked like a tall order but perhaps even more so after the draw for the qualifying campaign was made.

It is true that Scotland avoided one of Europe's traditional powerhouses, but Group F is one of the most competitive. Four teams have genuine aspirations of a top-two finish, and with Denmark storming clear at the summit of the standings, Scotland are now left to fight with Israel and Austria for the play-off place.

All three teams have now played five games, with Israel's tally of 10 points placing them second at the midway point. Scotland are two points behind on eight, followed by Austria on seven. A team containing David Alaba, Marcel Sabitzer and Marko Arnautovic will expect to kick on in the second half of the campaign - starting on Tuesday night.

Scotland were not particularly convincing last time out, but they did get the job done by beating Moldova 1-0. Steve Clarke's side continue to look uncertain when they face teams who pack men behind the ball, but England learned at the European Championship that Scotland are adept at frustrating superior opposition. Clarke will enact a similar game plan in Vienna and hope for the same outcome - or, if luck is on their side, an even better one.

Nathan Patterson, Ryan Fraser and Kenny McLean have been forced to withdraw from the squad because of injury, but the biggest absence from a Scottish perspective is that of John McGinn, who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kick-off is at 7:45pm BST and the game is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event the UK.

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VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier league football from outside your country

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch Steve Bruce’s extra-red face without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

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UK TV rights

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Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

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NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

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DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

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Australia TV rights

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Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.

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Spark Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

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