Spain v Sweden live stream, BBC, Monday 14 June, 8pm BST
Spain will be hoping to get their Euro 2020 campaign off to a winning start when they face Sweden on Monday.
La Roja, whose triumphs in this competition in 2008 and 2012 make them the only team to win back-to-back European Championships, have not had the best preparation for this tournament. Sergio Busquets went down with COVID-19 in the build-up, forcing the rest of the squad to self-isolate and train individually.
The manager Luis Enrique has been forced to place six players from outside his initial 26-man group on standby, while at the time of writing it is still unclear whether his wish for the players to receive the coronavirus vaccine as a matter of urgency will be granted by the Spanish government. All in all, it has been a chaotic couple of weeks for Spain, and we will have to see whether or not it affects their performance in their Group E opener.
Sweden’s preparation has been rather smoother, although they will be without Dejan Kulusevski after the Juventus winger tested positive for COVID-19. He was already apart from the rest of the squad, though, so Sweden have been able to train as normal.
Surprise quarter-finals at the 2018 World Cup, Janne Andersson’s side will hope to make a similar impact at Euro 2020. They are a well-drilled team and know their 4-4-2 system inside out, although there is arguably more creativity in the ranks than there was three years ago. Kulusevski accounted for a big part of that, however, so Sweden will resort to their contain-and-counter approach on Monday.
Spain have a good defensive record, and Aymeric Laporte’s decision to switch allegiance from France has only boosted Luis Enrique’s options at the back.
La Roja will dominate possession in each of their group games, while there is more pace and directness on the flanks than there has been at recent tournaments. The doubt is whether, without a top-class No.9 they will score enough goals.
Kick-off is at 8pm BST and the game is being shown on BBC One/BBC iPlayer. See below for watching details where you are.
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How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for UK subscribers
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
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.
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.
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How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for Canadian subscribers
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.
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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
In Australia, there's only one place to tune into Euro 2020, with Optus Sport 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
The official broadcaster for Euro 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.
Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use a VPN as outlined above.
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