Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe lead an all-star cast as the group stage wraps up with a clash of the Euros champions and the World Cup champions, in a repeat of the 2016 final. It’s a privilege to get a chance to see them face off so early in the tournament, so follow our guide to watch a Portugal vs France live stream and follow the Euro 2020 Group F game from anywhere on Wednesday.
International heavyweights they may be, but both teams had stinkers at the weekend, A Seleção scoring two own goals as they lost 4-2 to a stuttering Germany, and Les Bleus toiling to a 1-1 draw with a Hungary team they’d expected to obliterate.
Portugal vs France Euro 2020 live stream
Date: Wednesday, June 23
Kick-off time: 8pm BST / 9pm CET / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 5am AEST / 7am NZST
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Free live streams: BBC iPlayer
Watch anywhere: try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free
France top Group F despite their superstar front three yet having to gel after Karim Benzema’s international recall. The story could hardly be more different for Portugal, who have found the back of the net seven times – two of those at the wrong end!
With Portugal currently sitting in third and Germany expected to beat Hungary in tonight’s other game, Fernando Santos may be feeling the heat. But as he’s proven numerous times over the years, when the pressure’s on there’s nobody better than Ronaldo.
It’s one of the biggest games of the tournament so far, so follow our guide below as we explain how to get a Portugal vs France live stream and watch the Group F game from wherever you are in the world and for FREE.
Free Euro 2020 live streams
The best thing about Euro 2020 is that every single game is being shown for free in the UK – with the BBC airing the Portugal vs France clash – and many are also being shown on free-to-air channels across Europe. Just check your local listings for specific game coverage details.
UK – BBC and BBC iPlayer
France – TF1
Spain – Mediaset
Italy – RAI
How to live stream Portugal vs France from outside your country
We’ve detailed how you can watch Euro 2020 from the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand down below, but bear in mind that if you’re abroad at any point during the tournament, you won’t be able to live stream the football via your usual domestic broadcaster.
This is because of geo-blocking, which restricts certain services and content to specific parts of the world. However, you can get around geo-blocks by using a VPN, or Virtual Private Network. It’s completely legal, very affordable and easy to use – and it also encrypts your browsing, offering protection against cybercriminals and government snooping.
Use a VPN to live stream Euro 2020 from anywhere
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Once you’ve downloaded and installed ExpressVPN, all you need to do to tap into your domestic Euro 2020 coverage from anywhere is select a server back in your home country. It’s that simple.
How to watch a FREE Portugal vs France live stream online in the UK
In the UK, Portugal vs France is being shown on BBC One, with kick-off set for 8pm BST. The build-up starts at 7.30pm.
If you’re not in front of your TV, you can also live stream Portugal vs France free by firing up BBC iPlayer, which works across a wide range of devices, including phones, tablets, laptops, games consoles and streaming devices.
As a national broadcaster, BBC iPlayer doesn’t cost a penny to stream if you’re located in the UK (though you should possess a valid TV licence).
If you’re not in the UK right now, you can use a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action on just as you would at home.
How to watch Portugal vs France in the US for free and without cable
Euro 2020 coverage is split between ESPN and ABC in the US, and it’s ESPN that’s showing the Portugal vs France game, which kicks off at 3pm ET / 12pm PT.
If you get the channel as part of your cable package, you can also live stream Portugal vs France directly through the ESPN website.
How to watch Portugal vs France without cable
Cord-cutters are in luck too, because you can watch every single Euro 2020 game without having an expensive cable package.
Great-value OTT streaming service Sling TV is the option we recommend. Its Orange package costs just $35 a month and gets you all the games on ESPN and ABC (the latter thanks to simulcasts on ESPN3).
Better still, Sling is offering new subscribers a fantastic bargain – right now you can get a whole month of Sling Orange for $10. The package also includes TNT, Nick Jr. and plenty more, and unlike cable, you can cancel your subscription at any time.
Another brilliant option is fuboTV, which is an even more fully-featured streaming service that offers ESPN, ABC and more than 120 other channels. Packages start from $64.99 a month and there’s even a FREE fuboTV trial you can try to see if it’s right for you.
How to live stream Portugal vs France in Australia
Optus Sport is showing all of the Euro 2020 action Down Under, but be warned that you’ve got an extremely late night or early morning ahead if you plan to watch Portugal vs France, which kicks off at 5am AEST on Thursday morning.
A subscription costs $14.99 per month, but you can save money by signing up for a longer term, with a three-month plan costing $29.99 and a 12-month pass available for $99.
You can stream Optus Sport coverage via your mobile, PC or tablet, and 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 on your Optus account.
How to watch Portugal vs France: live stream Euro 2020 soccer in Canada
You can watch the Portugal vs France game, as well as the rest of Euro 2020, on English-language TSN or French-language TVA Sports.
If you get them as part of your cable deal, then you’ll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to a Portugal vs France live stream, with kick-off set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT.
If you don’t have cable, you’ll be well-served by their digital platforms. The TSN Direct and TVA Sports Direct streaming services each cost just $19.99 a month, and work across a range of devices, including phones, computers and tablets.
And don’t forget that using a VPN is the way to get a Euro 2020 live stream if you’re away from Canada when the game you want to watch is on.
How to watch Euro 2020 online in New Zealand
Footie fans in New Zealand can watch Euro 2020 unfold on Sky Sport, though it’s an early start for the Portugal vs France game, which gets underway at 7am NZST on Thursday morning.
Sky Sport is available in New Zealand as part of a range of pay TV packages, and subscribers can watch online using the country’s Sky Go service.
If you’re not already a customer, you can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform, which costs $19.99 for a weekly pass and works across a wide range of devices, including phones, laptops, Apple TV and Chromecast.
Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use the VPN route outlined above to access their service of choice just like they would at home.