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Azerbaijan v Republic of Ireland live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifiers from anywhere in the world

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Azerbaijan v Republic of Ireland live stream, Saturday 9 October, 5.00pm BST

Need an Azerbaijan v Republic of Ireland live stream? We've got you covered.  

The Republic of Ireland travel to Azerbaijan in search of their first win of a disastrous World Cup qualifying campaign on Saturday.

Stephen Kenny’s side have picked up just two points from their five matches so far, leaving them almost certain to miss out on Qatar 2022.

However, recent performances have shown signs of promise and they suffered heartbreak during the last international break when Cristiano Ronaldo scored two last-gasp goals to win the game 2-1 for Portugal.

Ireland followed that up with 1-1 draws against Azerbaijan and Serbia, but still sit fifth in Group A, four points behind Luxembourg, nine behind Serbia and 11 adrift of leaders Portugal.

A 4-1 friendly win over Andorra remains their only win in the last 17 games, while their last competitive victory came all the way back in June 2019, against Gibraltar.

With just three matches left to play, Kenny is unlikely to be the man to end his country’s 19-year wait to return to international football’s biggest stage this time around, but they will want to restore some pride.

Defeat in Baku against the 117th-ranked side in the world would see Ireland fall to the bottom of the table ahead of their remaining games at home to Portugal and away to Luxembourg.

Kick-off is at 5.00pm BST on Saturday, 9 October, and UK viewers can watch it on Sky Sports. See below for international broadcast options.

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VPN guide

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:

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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

UK VPN Premier League live streams

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

USA VPN Premier League live streams

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

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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.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

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.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

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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.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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