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England v Albania live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifiers from anywhere in the world

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England v Albania live stream, Friday 12 November, 7.45pm GMT

A draw at home to Albania on Friday would put England within touching distance of a place at the 2022 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s side are top of Group I with two games remaining. Only one team per group will qualify automatically for next year’s tournament, so England still have work to do as they attempt to finish at the summit of the standings above Poland and Albania. The latter are currently third and sit five points adrift of their upcoming opponents, while second-placed Poland are three points behind England and will be hoping to avoid a play-off.

It would be a huge surprise if the Three Lions do not make it from here. They will face San Marino in their final group game and are virtually guaranteed three points from that fixture. Southgate’s side also have a superior goal difference to Poland, which would see them finish clear of Robert Lewandowski and co. if the two nations finish level on points.

Still, Southgate will not be taking any chances when Albania visit Wembley on Friday night. He has selected a tried-and-trusted squad for the conclusion of the group phase, resisting calls to bring in the likes of Connor Gallagher despite his impressive performances in the Premier League.

Mason Greenwood, Jesse Lingard, Kieran Tippier, Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi have also been left out, but Emile Smith Rowe was drafted into the squad after Marcus Rashford was forced to pull out. 

Albania will expect to beat Andorra in their final match, but they realistically need to win this game too to have any chance of making it to Qatar following their 1-0 defeat by Poland last time out. The Southampton striker Armando Broja is the only England-based player in a squad which is captained by the Torino goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT on Friday, 12 November, and UK viewers can watch it on ITV. 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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UK TV rights

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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

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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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