A win for Gareth Southgate’s England against Ukraine in this key qualifier on Saturday will all but confirm their place at Euro 2024 in Germany next year.
Taking place in Wrocław, Poland, due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, a win here for the Three Lions would build upon their strong start to Group C. Currently topping the table, England have won all four of their qualifiers so far, bagging an impressive 15 goals and conceding just once.
Managed by former Tottenham and West Ham forward Serhiy Rebrov, the Ukrainians currently find themselves in second place in the group, having won two and lost one of their previous qualifiers.
The reverse fixture at Wembley back in March saw England win 2-0, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka.
Below, we’ll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch the game live wherever you are in the world.
Ukraine vs. England: When and where?
Ukraine, whose home games are taking place in cities around Eastern Europe while the war continues, take on England at the Tarczyński Arena in Wrocław, Poland, on Saturday, Sept. 9. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CEST local time, making it a 5 p.m. start in the UK (12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT in the US and 2 a.m. AEST on Sunday, Sept. 10 in Australia).
How to watch the Ukraine vs. England 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 — 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 Ukraine vs. England game in the US
Saturday’s game is on Fox Sports 2. If you don’t have the channel as part of your cable line up, it can be streamed via Sling TV.
Livestream the Ukraine vs. England match in the UK for free
Terrestrial free-to-air station Channel 4 has the rights to show all of England’s Euro 2024 qualifiers live in the UK. Coverage of this match starts at 4 p.m. BST.
Livestream the Ukraine vs. England game 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 every Euro 2024 qualifier this season.
Livestream the Ukraine vs. England 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.