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Italy v England live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 wherever you are in the world

Italy v England live stream
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Italy v England live stream, BBC/ITV, Sunday 11 July, 8pm BST

England are potentially 90 minutes away from history as they prepare to take on Italy in the final of the European Championship.

England (opens in new tab) have the chance to become the 11th different nation to win the tournament since its launch in 1960. This will be their first appearance in the final, having failed to get beyond the last four in previous attempts. Gareth Southgate's side successfully cleared that hurdle on Wednesday, beating Denmark (opens in new tab) 2-1 after extra time amid a scintillating Wembley atmosphere.

England fell behind to an excellent free-kick from Mikkel Damsgaard. It was the first goal they have conceded at Euro 2020 (opens in new tab), leaving England facing a new challenge: coming from behind to win. A Simon Kjaer own goal finished off a fine move involving Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling, but England were not able to get a second before the end of 90 minutes.

The goal eventually arrived in extra time, as Harry Kane tucked home the rebound after his penalty was saved by Kasper Schmeichel. The decision to award a spot-kick was questionable, but England were by far the better team from the hour mark onwards and Denmark could have few complaints about their elimination.

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Southgate and his players will not be underestimating Italy (opens in new tab), though. Roberto Mancini's men have shown two sides to their identity during this competition. In the group phase they blew their opponents away with high-tempo, front-foot attacking, and energetic pressing. In their last two outings against Belgium (opens in new tab) and Spain (opens in new tab), they have had to dig in, defend stoutly and find a way to get over the line.

Italy have had the tougher route to the final. Spain were probably the better team in the first semi on Tuesday, but the Azzurri looked threatening on the counter-attack and showed great discipline and resolve without the ball. Once it went to penalties, an Italian victory always seemed the more likely outcome.

England have grown into the tournament, whereas Italy played their best football in the group stage. There is very little between the two sides. The Italians probably have the better midfield, with Jorginho, Marco Verratti and Nicolo Barella having impressed both individually and as a trio. But for all their experience, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci will not relish the thought of Raheem Sterling running at them on Sunday night.

Whatever happens, this England team has done the nation proud. The summer of 2021 will never be forgotten, regardless of whether it is Kane or Chiellini who is handed the trophy at the end of the game.  

Kick-off is at 8pm BST and the game is being shown on BBC One/BBC iPlayer and ITV/ITV Hub. See below for watching details where you are.

Use a VPN to watch an Italy v England live stream from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for any Euro 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 catch Harry Kane's in-swinging corners 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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How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for UK subscribers

UK VPN Euro 2020 live stream

Euro 2020 matches will be broadcast live by the BBC and ITV. 

The BBC is showing two of Wales' group games and the huge England vs Scotland clash, with ITV set to show two each of England and Scotland's group games.

How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for US subscribers

USA VPN Euro 2020 live stream

ESPN and ABC are the Euro 2020 rights holders. If you have them as part of a cable package, you'll be able to stream games directly through the ESPN website (opens in new tab) and the ABC website (opens in new tab)

Cord-cutters are in luck, too, as you can get both channels without having an expensive cable package. Of the many options, the best for soccer fans wanting to watch a Euro 2020 live stream is fuboTV (opens in new tab)

It's a complete end-to-end cable replacement service, which offers ESPN, ABC and over 120 other channels on plans starting from $64.99 a month - and you can take up a FREE FuboTV trial offer (opens in new tab)

Another great option is Sling TV, whose Sling Orange package (opens in new tab) features ESPN channels for just $35 a month - check out Sling and make a saving on your first month (opens in new tab). 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 Euro 2020 live stream for Canadian subscribers

Canada Euro 2020 live stream

Soccer fans with a cable subscription can watch a Euro 2020 live stream on TSN and French-language channel TVA Sports.

Better still, these channels will let you watch matches online, too - either by registering with details of your pay TV provider, or by signing up for a standalone streaming package.

The TSN Direct (opens in new tab) streaming service can be had from just $7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month and can be purchased by anyone.

Similarly, the TVA Sports Direct (opens in new tab) service is also perfect for cord-cutting fans in Canada, costing just $19.99 a month. 

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

How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Euro 2020 live stream

In Australia, there's only one place to tune into Euro 2020, with Optus Sport (opens in new tab) set to show all 51 matches of the tournament. 

Optus coverage can be streamed via mobile and tablet with the channel's app, while cord-cutters can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.

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 Euro 2020 live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN

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The official broadcaster for Euro 2020 in New Zealand is Sky Sport (opens in new tab), 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.

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

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