Switzerland v Northern Ireland live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifiers from anywhere in the world
Watch a Switzerland v Northern Ireland live stream as the World Cup qualifiers continue
Switzerland v Northern Ireland live stream, Saturday 9 October, 7.45pm BST
Need a Switzerland v Northern Ireland live stream? We've got you covered.
Northern Ireland travel to Switzerland on Saturday knowing that this could be their last chance to keep their hopes of World Cup qualification alive.
Ian Baraclough’s men have picked up five points from four games so far, the same as Bulgaria, and sit three points behind the second-placed Swiss.
With European champions Italy cruising towards top spot on 14 points, Northern Ireland’s best chance appears to be clinching a play-off spot by finishing as Group C runners-up.
Victory in Geneva would send them level on points with the Euro 2020 quarter-finalists but defeat would leave them six points adrift with three games to go, making this a crucial clash.
This is the two nations’ second meeting in a month, following a 0-0 draw in Belfast during the September international break.
Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell was the hero that day with a penalty save, his second in a week after doing the same against Lithuania.
Northern Ireland impressed last month, beating the Lithuanians 4-1 in their qualifier and winning a friendly against Estonia 1-0 before their Swiss stalemate.
But the outcome of their October double-header will decide their fate, as the game at the Stade de Geneve is followed by a trip to Bulgaria.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST on Saturday, 9 October, and UK viewers can watch it on Sky Sports. See below for international broadcast options.
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Use a VPN to watch World Cup qualifiers from outside your country
If you’re out of the country for a round of 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.
There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:
ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
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
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
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
How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers
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.
Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above.
Australia TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers
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.
To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page.
New Zealand TV rights
How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers
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.
Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.
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