San Marino vs Northern Ireland live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Euro 2024 qualifier

San Marino v Northern Ireland live stream
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San Marino v Northern Ireland live stream and match preview, Thursday 23 March, 7.45pm GMT

San Marino v Northern Ireland live stream and match preview

Looking for a San Marino v Northern Ireland live stream? We've got you covered. San Marino v Northern Ireland is on Viaplay Sports in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Euro 2024 qualifiers with your subscription from anywhere.

Michael O’Neill has been handed a comfortable start to his second spell as Northern Ireland boss with a trip to minnows San Marino in their first Euro 2024 qualifier.

O’Neill led his country to Euro 2016 during his first stint in the job, but returned to replace Ian Baraclough on the back of disappointing World Cup qualifying and Nations League campaigns.

With an opening game against a side that hasn’t won any match since 2004 and a group containing Denmark, Finland, Slovenia and Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland will fancy their chances of getting off to a good start.

Kick-off is at 7:45pm GMT. 

Team news

Influential defender Jonny Evans is missing for Northern Ireland, and Conor McMenamin was also ruled out on the eve of their opener.

Other names on the injury list include Ali McCann, Shayne Lavery, Cory Evans and Stuart Dallas.

Conor Washington has travelled with the squad but is considered an injury doubt, while captain Steven Davis has been ruled out and Craig Cathcart will take the armband.


San Marino: LDLDL

Northern Ireland: LWDLD


Gergo Bogar of Hungary will be the referee for San Marino v Northern Ireland. 


San Marino v Northern Ireland will be played at Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle in San Marino. 

Kick-off and channel

San Marino v Northern Ireland kick-off is at 7:45pm GMT on Thursday 23 March in the UK. The game is being shown on Viaplay Sports 1.  

In the US, kick-off time is 3.45pm ET / 12:45pm PT. The match will be shown on Fox Sports, Fubo, ViX+ and FS1 in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Euro 2024 qualifiers from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Euro 2024 qualifier, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Euro 2024 qualifiers, FourFourTwo currently recommends:


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International Euro 2024 TV rights

UK: In the UK, Euro 2024 qualifying matches are shared between Channel 4 and Viaplay Sports.
USA: Fox Sports, Fubo TV and ViX are the home of the Euro 2024 qualifiers in the States.
Canada: In Canada, DAZN is the place to catch Euro 2024 qualifying action.
Australia: Optus Sport is where you can watch Euro 2024 qualifiers in Australia.
New Zealand: In New Zealand, Sky Sport have the rights to the Euro 2024 qualifiers. 

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.