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Tokyo 2020 football live stream: How to watch Brazil v Spain, from anywhere in the world

Richarlison, Brazil - Tokyo 2020 Olympics
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Looking for a live stream of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics men's football final between Brazil and Spain? You're in the right place.

Two heavyweights of the world game go for gold at the Yokohama International Stadium on Saturday, with Brazil looking to retain the title they won on home soil in 2016 - and Spain looking to repeat the success of 1992, when they took gold in Barcelona.

The Olympics are all about the U23 sides (or U24 on this occasion, with the Games having been delayed by a year), but that's not much of an obstacle for Spain, whose squad features no fewer than six players - including rising star Pedri - who went to Euro 2020, where La Roja lost to eventual winners Italy in the semi-finals.

Brazil, meanwhile, are captained by 38-year-old Dani Alves, with Everton's Richarlison - who, having also been at the Copa America earlier this summer, basically hasn't stopped playing football for nearly a year. It doesn't seem to have affected him out in Tokyo, mind you; he's the tournament's leading scorer with five goals so far.

This never-ending summer of football is, at long last, actually about to end. And just in the nick of time, too; the new season starts ... well, it already has in some places!

Kick-off is at 12:30pm on Saturday, UK time.

And don't worry if you're overseas; you'll still be able to watch a Tokyo 2020 football live stream. We've got all the details in this handy guide.

Free Tokyo 2020 football live stream

There may not be free Tokyo 2020 live streams in every corner of the globe (see viewing options further down below), but UK viewers will get plenty of the action live on the BBC – with some games on BBC Two, and others on BBC's Red Button service and iPlayer.

Other games are exclusive to Eurosport and Discovery+ subscribers, however – so see below for further information on the cheapest way to watch those.

Use a VPN to watch a Tokyo 2020 football live stream from outside your country

If you’re out of the UK for any Tokyo 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 watch 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 Tokyo 2020 football live stream for UK subscribers

UK VPN Tokyo 2020 football live stream

Tokyo 2020 matches will be broadcast live by the BBC and Eurosport.

You can watch the Olympics live on Eurosport via the Discovery+ streaming service for just £29.99 a year. This option gets you multi-camera mode. New users get a free 3-day trial.

You can also subscribe to Amazon Prime and sign up for a free 7-day Eurosport trial. After the trial ends, you can subscribe at the usual £6.99 per month.

If you have paid the licence fee or subscribe to Eurosport but are out of the UK during the next month, you can just download and install a VPN to set your location back home in the UK, then watch live as usual. 

How to watch a Tokyo 2020 football live stream for US subscribers

USA VPN Tokyo 2020 football live stream

NBC is the US broadcaster for the 2020 Olympics, and the only place to watch a Tokyo 2020 football live stream stateside this summer, with dedicated streaming service Peacock TV your best option for watching the soccer.

Peacock Premium costs from just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 for a whole year) and offers a FREE 7-day trial. Best of all, signing up is easy - it only takes a few seconds and some basic details to get up and running, even accepting internationally recognized payment platform PayPal for added convenience.

Any Olympics action that's aired on normal TV (rather than streams where you pick the sport) can also be watched affordably without cable – courtesy of streaming service Sling. NBCSN comes as part of its $35 a month Sling Blue package, and you can make a saving on your first month.

Soccer is unlikely to get a lot of normal airtime in the US, however, so you may be better off with the Peacock Premium stream.

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 Tokyo 2020 football live stream for Canadian subscribers

Canada Tokyo 2020 football live stream

Tokyo 2020 coverage is split between Sportsnet, TSN, CBC and TLN in Canada

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

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

How to watch a FREE Tokyo 2020 football live stream for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Tokyo 2020 football live stream

You lucky Australians have all of the Olympian action in one place, completely free – Channel 7 have the rights to the coverage this year, and you can watch it all on the 7Plus streaming service too.

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 Tokyo 2020 football live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN Tokyo 2020 football live stream

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The official broadcaster for Tokyo 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.

It's also available through TVNZ, which is FREE to watch.

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