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Portugal v France live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 wherever you are in the world

Portugal v France live stream, Euro 2020
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Portugal v France live stream, BBC1, Wednesday 23 June, 8pm BST

Portugal play France in their final match of the group stage in Group F, in what is a meeting between the two finalists from Euro 2016.

Portugal won on that occasion thanks to an Eder strike in extra-time, but plenty has changed since then. France won the World Cup in 2018, while Portugal, on paper, are arguably stronger now than they were in 2016. Their performances are yet to justify that suggestion though.

The European Championship holders started their Euro 2020 campaign with a 3-0 victory over Hungary. The score line suggests a formality, but the game was anything but. Portugal didn't take the lead until the 85th minute, in part due to a resolute Hungary defence they couldn't break down. Cristiano Ronaldo did manage to pop up with a couple of goals at the death, though he seemed largely ineffective throughout the game. Fernandes has also played on the periphery of both games, creating criticism for the Manchester United man’s form.

Portugal then fell 4-2 to the hands of Germany in Munich on the second matchday, with a couple of own goals adding to the host team's tally. Sitting on three points in the group, a draw might only guarantee Portugal third place in the group, leaving them a tough task in the round of 16. Goal difference could prove pivotal in determining if Portugal progress should France beat them. Finland, the fifth best third-place team at the Euros, currently have three points and a negative two goal difference. Portugal currently have a goal difference of one.

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While beating France seems a tall order, it is undeniably possible. Les Bleus only managed to beat Germany 1-0 on the opening day of their Euros campaign, before drawing 1-1 with Hungary. France’s performances in both games were less than convincing, and they’re yet to display the true talent they have at their disposal. Mbappe and Benzema have both been quiet, as has Antoine Griezmann - other than the goal he scored against Hungary. 

Pogba did step up to win man of the match against Germany though, and it’s only a matter of time before the players at the top of the pitch find their form and begin to click. If, more likely when, they do, it could be game over for everyone else in the tournament. 

A win guarantees France top spot in Group F with seven points - both Portugal and Germany are currently on three points, leaving them unable to catch them. France’s place in the last 16 is already confirmed, but they can still finish second or third, depending on the results. A draw might be good enough for top spot too, though again, that relies on Germany not managing to beat Hungary. 

Expect another exhilarating match in what is the most hotly anticipated game of the tournament so far. The winner will lay down a huge marker to the rest of the teams in the competition, and could set a precedent to suggest that they're the team to beat. The master also meets the apprentice tonight, as Ronaldo matches up against Mbappe to prove who is the most influential player within their respective teams.

Kick-off is at 8pm BST and the game is being shown on BBC1/BBC iPlayer. See below for watching details where you are.

Use a VPN to watch a Portugal v France live stream from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for any Euro 2020 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 still want to catch Harry Kane's in-swinging corners 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.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for UK subscribers

UK VPN Euro 2020 live stream

Euro 2020 matches will be broadcast live by the BBC and ITV. 

The BBC is showing two of Wales' group games and the huge England vs Scotland clash, with ITV set to show two each of England and Scotland's group games.

How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for US subscribers

USA VPN Euro 2020 live stream

ESPN and ABC are the Euro 2020 rights holders. If you have them as part of a cable package, you'll be able to stream games directly through the ESPN website and the ABC website

Cord-cutters are in luck, too, as you can get both channels without having an expensive cable package. Of the many options, the best for soccer fans wanting to watch a Euro 2020 live stream is fuboTV

It's a complete end-to-end cable replacement service, which offers ESPN, ABC and over 120 other channels on plans starting from $64.99 a month - and you can take up a FREE FuboTV trial offer

Another great option is Sling TV, whose Sling Orange package features ESPN channels for just $35 a month - check out Sling and make a saving on your first month. New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad, too - all you need is the help of a good VPN.

How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for Canadian subscribers

Canada Euro 2020 live stream

Soccer fans with a cable subscription can watch a Euro 2020 live stream on TSN and French-language channel TVA Sports.

Better still, these channels will let you watch matches online, too - either by registering with details of your pay TV provider, or by signing up for a standalone streaming package.

The TSN Direct streaming service can be had from just $7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month and can be purchased by anyone.

Similarly, the TVA Sports Direct service is also perfect for cord-cutting fans in Canada, costing just $19.99 a month. 

And don't forget that a VPN is the way to get a Euro 2020 live stream if you're away from Canada during the tournament.

How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Euro 2020 live stream

In Australia, there's only one place to tune into Euro 2020, with Optus Sport set to show all 51 matches of the tournament. 

Optus coverage can be streamed via mobile and tablet with the channel's app, while cord-cutters can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.

And if you leave Oz at any point during the tournament, simply use a VPN to tune in as normal - scroll up for more information.

How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN

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The official broadcaster for Euro 2020 in New Zealand is Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages. 

Subscribers can watch online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a weekly pass costs just $19.99.

Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use a VPN as outlined above.