It’s been a while coming, but Euro 2020 qualifying football is finally here. After a delay caused by the new UEFA Nations League, England kick off their campaign against the tricky Czech Republic. It’s a Friday night game and we’re delighted that it’s on free-to-air TV in the UK – although you’ll need to keep scrolling to see how to live stream England vs Czech Republic wherever you are in the world.
England vs Czech Republic – where and when
England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Czech Republic is being held at the home of football…Wembley Stadium in West London.
Taking place today (Friday, March 22) kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT, 3.45pm ET, 12.45pm PT and 6.45am Saturday AEDT.
So what should we expect from this first Euro 2020 qualifier? Gareth Southgate’s England team will no doubt feel positive following the unexpectedly brilliant World Cup and then a great performance in the Nations League. Harry Kane will lead from the front as ever, joined by a squad of in-form teammates including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho. There are potential debuts for young Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi, too.
On paper, it looks like a weaker Czech Republic team than we’ve seen in recent years. Ukraine got the better of them in the Nations League although they did manage to beat cross-border rivals Slovakia in their most recent run-out. Roma’s Patrik Schick is their most notable player, and his decent five goals in 14 international appearances mean he’ll be a threat. Keen Premier League followers will also recognise Matej Vydra of Burnley among the squad members.
So can England get the qualifying campaign off to a flyer? Or will their opponent Czech their progress (sorry!). Find out by following the instructions below and grabbing a live stream of England vs Czech Republic football wherever you are in the world.
How to live stream England vs Czech Republic from outside your country
If you’re in the UK, US or Australia this Friday, then your viewing options are set out in simple black-and-white below.
But it’s not so straightforward if you try and watch the game from abroad, as you’ll likely be faced with a very unhelpful geo-block.
As long as it complies with the broadcaster’s Ts&Cs, you can always use a VPN to get around the block. A Virtual Private Network is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. So for example, UK residents can watch the ITV coverage from abroad as if they were back at home.
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How to stream the England game live in the UK
Great news! Unlike the Nations League, England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers will all be shown on free-to-air TV and ITV has bagged the exclusive rights. Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT and you can watch via television, online or the ITV Hub app for mobile devices.
How to live stream England vs Czech Republic in Australia
After securing the rights to the European qualifiers, Optus Sport has live coverage of England vs Czech Republic. If you’re not in Oz, using a VPN will allow you to watch the coverage on your Optus account.
Kick-off down under is one for the early risers – 6.45am on Saturday morning in the AEDT time zone.
Live stream England vs Czech Republic in the US
Unlike in the UK, you have to pay to watch in the US. ESPN and Spanish-language channel Univision Deportes are the two destinations for catching England vs Czech Republic live. If you don’t have cable then you can tune in on streaming services such as Sling and Fubo (both of which have a free trial). Kick-off is at 3.45pm ET and 12.45pm PT.
Again, you’re looking at needing a VPN service if you’re outside the US today but still want to catch the ESPN action as if you were back in the US.