In Brazil from June 13 to July 11, 2021, the Copa America tournament will determine the continental football champion of the Americas. Several websites and apps will live stream Copa America live online, but in order to secure broadcast rights, all of them are region-locked to specific countries. Depending on what country you’re in, Copa America live stream availability and costs vary.
In most cases, however, you can bypass location restrictions with a VPN. Short for Virtual Private Network, a VPN encrypts your internet connection and routes it through a middleman server in a country of your choosing.
For example, if you want to stream Copa America live from ESPN+, a US-only streaming service. ESPN blocks anyone who attempts to watch from another country. But by connecting to a VPN in the USA, you can bypass the block and access the stream.
Best VPN to watch Copa America live online from anywhere
My top recommendation is NordVPN. With servers in 60 countries, it gives you a lot of options to choose from. All you have to do is sign up, download and install the app, run it, and select the server you want to connect to. After a few moments, you can easily and safely watch Copa America online from abroad.
Once you’ve signed up, the process is simple:
- Download and install the VPN app for your device.
- Open the app and select a location that matches your streaming source.
- Click the Connect button.
- Open your preferred streaming app or website and start watching!
Note that not all VPNs work with all websites and apps, so be sure to test your VPN ahead of time while the money-back guarantee is still in effect. NordVPN has a 30-day risk-free guarantee, so you’ll have plenty of time to take it for a test drive.
Where to watch Copa America 2021 live online
Here is where to watch Copa America 2021 live online in the US, UK, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Remember that if you are not in the correct country, you can still unblock streams from abroad with a VPN.
Fox Sports is the sole rights holder for English-language commentary in the USA this year. To stream it directly, you’ll need a cable subscription. Otherwise, you can sign up for one of the live TV streaming services below that include Fox Sports 1:
- Sling Blue – $35 per month, no free trial
- Fubo TV – $65 per month, 7-day free trial
- Hulu + Live TV – $65 per month, 7-day free trial
- Youtube TV – $65 per month, 2-week free trial
- Vidgo – $10 for first month, no free trial
Telemundo is broadcasting Copa America in the US with Spanish commentary. You can get Telemundo as part of a TV streaming bundle from Fubo.tv, which costs $65 per month and comes with a 7-day free trial.
United Kingdom (free)
BBC iPlayer will broadcast all 28 Copa America games live on its website, and they’ll be available on demand for 30 days after premier. The stream is 100% free for UK residents, though the service can be unblocked from outside the country with a VPN.
TSN owns the English-language broadcast rights for Copa America in Canada. If TSN is part of your cable subscription, you can log in to TSN Go/TSN Direct through your cable provider for free.
RDS will broadcast Copa America in French, which you can stream through RDS Direct for free with a cable provider login.
If you don’t have cable, TSN Direct and RDS Direct both offer standalone streaming services for $5 per day, $20 per month, or $60 for six months (promotion as of time of writing).
Spanish-language broadcasts are available to stream on Univision Now, which costs $11 per month.
Optus Sport has exclusive rights to broadcast the 2021 Copa America in Australia. If you have a cable subscription with Optus, you can log in and stream for free. Standalone streaming plans start at $14.99 per month, $29.99 for three months, or $99 per year (promotion at time of writing). No free trial available.
ESPN, Fox Sports, and SBT will all broadcast the Copa America 2021 in Brazil. With a cable subscription, you can log into these providers and watch for free. Unfortunately, I could not find a standalone streaming option.
Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay
Vrio Corp owns rights to broadcast the Copa America 2021 in all of these countries. Vrio is owned by AT&T, which also owns Direct TV. That means Vrio/Direct TV cable subscribers should be able to sign in and watch for free.
Cord-cutters can opt for DirecTV Go, which includes a 7-day free trial. Prices vary by country.
Middle East and North Africa
BeIN Sports offers the 2021 Copa America in most MENA countries. You can either log in with your cable provider or sign up for a streaming-only service, beIN Connect. Daily, monthly, and yearly passes are available, though prices vary by country. No free trials.
Here is a list of additional broadcasters for other countries. They might not offer standalone streaming services, but might be worth checking out:
- Bolivia – Tigo Sports, Unitel
- China – CCTV, Huya Live, Kuaishou, PPTV
- Cuba – Tele Rebelde
- France – L’Equipe
- Greece – OpenTV
- Hong Kong – i-Cable
- Indonedia – Indosiar, Vidio
- Italy – Eleven Sports, Sky Italia
- Indian subcontinent – Sony Pictures Networks
- Nordic countries – NENT
- Poland – TVP
- South Korea – SPOTV
- Spain – CRTVG
- Thailand – PPTV
- Vietnam – Next Media
Copa America 2021 Teams and Schedule
Here is the match lineup for Copa America 2021 so far:
- Group A
- June 15, Rio: Argentina v Chile
- June 15, Goiania: Paraguay v Bolivia
- June 19, Cuiaba: Chile v Bolivia
- June 19, Brasilia: Argentina v Uruguay
- June 22, Cuiaba: Uruguay v Chile
- June 22, Brasilia: Argentina v Paraguay
- June 25, Cuiaba: Bolivia v Uruguay
- June 25, Brasilia: Chile v Paraguay
- June 29, Rio: Uruguay v Paraguay
- June 29, Cuiaba: Bolivia v Argentina
- Group B
- June 15, Brasilia: Brazil v Venezuela
- June 15, Cuiaba: Colombia v Ecuador
- June 19, Goiania: Colombia v Venezuela (1.0am)
- June 19, Rio: Brazil v Peru
- June 21. Rio: Venezuela v Ecuador
- June 21, Goiania: Colombia v Peru
- June 24, Goiana: Ecuador v Peru
- June 24, Rio: Brazil v Colombia
- June 28, Goiania: Ecuador v Brazil
- June 28, Brasilia: Venezuela v Peru
- Quarter finals
- July 3: Quarter-Finalist 1 v Quarter-Finalist 2
- June 4: Quarter-Finalist 3 v Quarter-Finalist 4
- July 5: Quarter-Finalist 5 v Quarter-Finalist 6
- July 5: Quarter-Finalist 7 v Quarter-Finalist 8
- Semi finals
- July 6, Semi-Finalist 1 v Semi-Finalist 2
- July 7, Semi-Finalist 3 v Semi-Finalist 4
- July 11, Rio: Finalist 1 v Finalist 2