It’s a first versus second clash at the Tehelné pole national stadium on Friday, as Group J leaders Portugal travel to Bratislava to take on Slovakia.
The Portuguese have taken 12 points from 12 under new boss Roberto Martínez, and a fifth qualifier win this evening would further cement Ronaldo and co’s place at next year’s tournament in Germany.
Slovakia are also well placed to make a third successive appearance at the European Championship finals, following wins against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and will fancy their chances of pulling off a shock win at home today.
Below, we’ll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch the game live wherever you are in the world.
Slovakia vs. Portugal: When and where?
Slovakia host Portugal at Tehelné pole national stadium in Bratislava on Friday, Sept. 8. Kickoff is set for 8:45 p.m. CET local time in France (7:45 p.m. BST in the UK, 2:45 p.m. ET, 11.45 a.m. PT in the US, and 4:45 a.m. AEST on Saturday, Sept. 9 in Australia).
How to watch the Slovakia vs. Portugal game online from anywhere using a VPN
If you find yourself unable to view the game locally, you may need a different way to watch the game — that’s where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.
With a VPN, you’re able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.
Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.
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Livestream the Slovakia vs. Portugal game in the US
Friday’s game is on Spanish language service Vix Plus.
Livestream the Slovakia vs. Portugal match in the UK
Broadcast rights in the UK for this game are with Viaplay, with kick-off set for 7.45 p.m. BST on Friday evening.
Livestream the Slovakia vs. Portugal match in Canada
If you want to stream this game live in Canada, you’ll need to subscribe to DAZN Canada. The service has exclusive broadcast rights to all the Euro 2024 qualifiers this season.
Livestream the Slovakia vs. Portugal game in Australia
Football fans Down Under can watch this match on streaming service Optus Sport, which has the rights to show select Euro 2024 qualifiers live in Australia this season.
Quick tips for streaming Euro 2024 qualifiers using a VPN
- With four variables at play — your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN — your experience and success when streaming Euro 2024 qualifiers may vary.
- If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search for city or country” option.
- If you’re having trouble getting the game after you’ve turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs — like Roku — don’t have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you’ll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
- All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network’s sports app, you’ll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location.
- And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you’re using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.