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How to watch the Euro 2020 Final for free: Live stream England vs Italy in the Euro 2020 Final

Watch England vs Italy for free in the Euro 2020 Final live from anywhere in the world tonight

Here we go! It’s England vs Italy in the Euro 2020 Final tonight (Sunday, 11 July 2021). Kickoff is at 8pm, live from Wembley Stadium in London, with free UK coverage on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub from 7pm. If you’re travelling abroad, you can access the streaming service for free using a good VPN service, like ExpressVPN.

England have reached the Final of an international men’s football tournament after 55 long years. The Three Lions now face the unstoppable Azzurri in Sunday’s high-octane Final in front of thousands of home supporters at London’s Wembley Stadium. Gareth Southgate’s team will be hoping to repay the millions of football fans who have optimistically sung “It’s Coming Home” for years now. This time they firmly believe it!

Both England and Italy needed extra time to get over their semi-final hurdles and progress to the Final. Italy needed a penalty shootout to determine their fate against Spain, while Harry Kane converted a rebounded penalty save in extra-time against Denmark after the scores were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Getting past Italy won’t be easy though as Roberto Mancini’s men haven’t been beaten in a football tournament in 33 games (about three years). Unlike England, Italy have won every game in this tournament scoring 12 goals and conceding just three.

In comparison, England topped their group after winning two games and drawing to neighbours Scotland, but what’s impressive is that they’ve only conceded one goal in the tournament so far – the free-kick against Denmark, which was too good for even Jordan Pickford’s otherwise safe pair of hands.

England have scored 10 goals in the tournament and skipper Harry Kane is one goal away from matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of five goals this tournament. Two goals on Sunday and he’ll win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot – not to mention go down in English history, with a possible knighthood on the cards if he leads the team to victory.

Euro 2020 Final Fixture

  • Sunday, 11 July: England vs Italy at 8pm on BBC and ITV

Euro 2020 Semi-Final Results

  • Italy defeated Spain in the penalty shootout.
  • England defeated Denmark 2-1 in extra time.

For those of you wondering, the month-long football tournament retains the name “UEFA Euro 2020”, despite taking place this year. Unlike previous Euro tournaments that were hosted by a specific country, Euro 2020 is being hosted by 11 different nations. This is a one-off gesture to celebrate the 60th birthday of the European Championship competition.

24 teams participated in this year’s competition, with teams divided into six groups each. Each venue has a limited number of fans in attendance. Apart from hosting all of England’s games in the group stages, Wembley Stadium in London will also host the Euro 2020 semi-finals and finals.

After its continued successful implementation in club football across the world in the last few years, VAR is making its debut for Euro 2020. Apart from this, the tournament also has Covid-19 specific rules and protocols in place that every team must adhere to.

Football fans have an action-packed June and July to look forward to because Copa America 2021 is taking place in Brazil around the same time as Euro 2020, with the Copa America Final between Brazil and Argentina taking place less than 24 hours before the Euro 2020 Final. Like Euro 2020, the Copa America Final is available to watch for free on BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer in the UK. The football tournaments will be immediately followed by the Tokyo Olympics 2021, which start on 23 July.

England squad for Euro 2020

England announced their final 26-man squad for Euro 2020 at the start of June:

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Kalvin Phillips

Defenders: Harry Maguire, John Stones, Luke Shaw, Ben White, Kyle Walker, Tyrone Mings, Reece James, Conor Coady, Ben Chilwell, Kieran Trippier

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone

See all Euro 2020 squads

England’s road to the Euro 2020 Final

England topped their group after winning games against Croatia and Czech Republic (both by one goal) and drawing their game against neighbours, Scotland. They then delivered their best game of the tournament winning 2-0 against Germany in the Round of 16 Knockout fixture. In the quarter-final against Ukraine, they put on another dazzling display scoring four goals in their first (and only) game away from Wembley Stadium.

Denmark was England’s biggest challenge in the semi-final as they scored the only goal that England conceded in this tournament. Facing adversity for the first time, England responded by forcing an own-goal that Raheem Sterling was waiting to convert. In extra-time, Harry Kane was alert enough to put in the rebound after Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saved his penalty but couldn’t hold on to the ball.

The Three Lions have now advanced to their first men’s international football final in a generation. The last time they won the tournament was the 1966 FIFA World Cup, where they beat West Germany 4-2 in extra time. Coincidentally, England’s last win came at home, which should be comforting news for Southgate’s team as he’ll have a full stadium of Wembley supporters behind his team on Sunday night.

Which stadiums are hosting the Euro 2020 tournament?

  1. Wembley Stadium in London
  2. Hampden Park in Glasgow
  3. Stadio Olimpico in Rome
  4. Allianz Arena in Munich
  5. John Cryuff Arena in Amsterdam
  6. Parken Stadium in Copenhagen
  7. Puskas Arena in Budapest
  8. Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg
  9. Olympic Stadium in Baku
  10. La Cartuja in Seville
  11. Arena Nationala in Bucharest

Full Euro 2020 Fixtures

How to watch Euro 2020 Final for FREE in the UK: BBC and ITV

BBC and ITV will both host live coverage of the Euro 2020 on their free-to-air channels in the UK. You can also stream content via their streaming services and apps, BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub. Of course, you need to ensure that you have a valid TV license but otherwise, you can stream every Euro 2020 game for free.

As you can see from the table above, BBC is showing the huge clash between England and Scotland on 18 June and two of Wales’ group games. Meanwhile, ITV will broadcast England and Scotland two other remaining fixtures.

This will come as a relief to millions of people who are otherwise used to paying a pretty penny to watch their favourite teams compete in the Premier League, Champions League and other football tournaments that are often broadcast on pay-to-watch services like Sky Sports and BT Sport.

BBC will also have live coverage of every game on BBC Radio Five Live that can listen to here, or by using a good VPN service if you’re abroad.

Watch BBC iPlayer

Watch ITV Hub

How to watch Euro 2020 Final in the US: ESPN+

Meanwhile, US viewers will be able to watch every Euro 2020 game live on ESPN+. Subscription to this Disney-owned service costs $5.99/mnth or $59.99/year, but you can also bundle it with Disney+ and Hulu for $12.99/mnth. Apart from Euro 2020, ESPN+ gives you exclusive access to American sports like the NHL, MLB and even pay-per-view events like UFC fights.

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How to watch Euro 2020 Final in Australia: Optus Sport

Australian football can watch Euro 2020 coverage live on Optus Sport, the popular sports streaming service that will also broadcast coverage of the Copa America that takes place at the same time as the Euros. The service has three plans: $14.99/mnth, $29.99 for three months, or $99/year. Kickoff begins either late in the night or early in the morning Australia time.

Subscribe to Optus Sport

How to watch Euro 2020 Final in the Middle East and North Africa: beIn Sports

If you’re based in the Middle East or North Africa, then beIN Sports is your best option to watch every game of Euro 2020 this year. This covers a vast range of countries, including France, United Araba Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iran and Egypt. The subscription price to the channel might differ based on which country you live in.

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How to watch Euro 2020 Final in the Indian sub-continent: Sony

Those of you living in the Indian subcontinent – including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh – can watch live Euro 2020 action on Sony TV and its streaming service Sony Liv. Again, the subscription price may differ based on which country you live in.

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How to watch Euro 2020 Final anywhere in the world: use a good VPN service

Most European countries are now allowing some form of travel, meaning there’s a high chance that you may be travelling to another country during the summer, but will yet want to watch your national team in action in the Euro 2020. Thankfully, this is easy to do provided you use a good VPN service.

A VPN basically masks your device’s location to trick it into thinking that it’s located anywhere in the world that you want. It does this by changing your device’s IP address. This means that you can access BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and ESPN+ from anywhere in the world.

We recommend everyone use a good VPN service, especially when travelling because this protects your devices from shoddy Wi-Fi networks that can otherwise expose your personal information to hackers. While there are tons of free VPN services, we have selected the very best ones that will give you access to lag-free streams of Euro 2020 regardless of where in the world you’re browsing from.

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