Serbia is looking at potentially insurmountable odds as it goes up against top-seeded Brazil in its group E match. As the game kicks off on June 27, fans from across the world are going to be following closely to see whether Serbia can pull off a steep (though unlikely) upset. For those looking to watch Serbia v. Brazil online, there are a number of options to catch the game streaming live.
You can watch Serbia v. Brazil online and free on many websites. The Group E World Cup game will be held at Otkritie Arena in Moscow starting at 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT+1. Streaming sources such as ITV in the UK will have the game live streaming for free, while Fox Sports in the US will have the stream for US viewers watching domestically. You can also watch free in Brazil, as well as live online in most countries around the world. To watch other games see our full guide to live streaming the World Cup.
Can you watch Serbia v. Brazil live online abroad?
It’s going to be very easy to watch Serbia v. Brazil live online, even if you’re traveling abroad. FIFA sold broadcasting rights to hundreds of broadcasters around the globe, and most are displaying that content online. What’s better is that a large number of broadcasters from different countries are public and free. As a result, those who want to view free broadcasts online can do so, as long as they have access to the right streaming source.
However, if you’re abroad, there’s a good chance the streams you’re looking to access will be blocked. Must broadcasters employ geographic content blocking, so you’ll need a workaround through a secure proxy service that can legally bypass those blocks. There are various methods, although the most useful option is a virtual private network or VPN.
Of the VPN options you can try, we recommend ExpressVPN to access World Cup games. Of the many VPN services we’ve tested, it’s one of the few that works consistently across all of the major international broadcasters, including those that require a subscription.
The sign-up process is fast and easy. Just choose your subscription plan (1 month, 6 months, or 12 months), and pay for the subscription. ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, which will cover the majority of the World Cup schedule. You can choose to keep the service afterward, but you can easily cancel without penalty if you find the service isn’t to your liking.
Where to watch FIFA World Cup 2018
Alongside the Summer and Winter Olympics, the World Cup is among the most popular international sporting events. Given the number of viewers looking to tune in to watch as many games as possible, most countries have both over-the-air and online live streaming broadcasts for football fans.
Every major English speaking country has multiple streaming sources for viewers as well, including:
- US: Fox Sports (via traditional cable or cord-cutting services such as fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and more)
- Canada: TSN, CTV, RDS
- UK: BBC, ITV
- Australia: SBS, Optus Sport (via The World Game website)
All of these broadcasts will be in English, however. Given Brazil may have a lot of fans across the world who speak Spanish instead of Portuguese, there are numerous places to watch with full Spanish commentary. These include:
- US: Telemundo Deportes (via NBC Sports)
- México: Televisa, TV Azteca, SKY México
- Argentina: TV Pública, Telefe, DirecTV Argentina, TyC Sports
- Spain: Telecinco y Cuatro
For those looking to watch in other languages, and more specifically in native Serbian or in Portuguese, we’ll explore a few more options below.
Where to stream Serbia v. Brazil online in 2018: Free and paid
Serbia and Brazil are both in Group E this year, which consists of Serbia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Switzerland. There are options to watch all of the Group E games in any language, including English, Serbian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and more.
In both Serbia and Brazil, public broadcasters obtained the broadcasting rights. If you’re looking to get commentary from either country’s local sources, you can do so for free so long as you’re connecting via a VPN. We’ve found that broadcasts in both countries are geographically locked for anyone outside of those countries.
How to watch World Cup matches in Serbia
For those watching in Serbia or hoping to connect directly to a Serbian broadcast of the game, there’s one option available. FIFA awarded Serbia’s public broadcaster RTS the right to stream the 2018 World Cup matches. Live streams are available through their RTS Planet website.
All commentary from these sources will be delivered in Serbian.
Fun fact: Following the break-up of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, what is now Serbia did not have an official team. As a result, their entry to the 1994 World Cup was suspended due to UN sanctions in place at the time.
How to watch World Cup matches in Brazil
Soccer is big in Brazil, and the country will have several broadcasters vying for viewers’ eyes. There will, in fact, be three options for viewers in that country or those trying to connect in Brazil: Globo, SporTV and Fox Sports.
Globo is going to be the best option for anyone that wants to view the games for free, however. And while the network is free to watch, you’ll still need to create an account with Globo in order to view their live stream via the Globo Play service. Be warned, Globo Play also displays the content in poor quality at times.
If you want higher quality video streams, especially in HD, you will want to view through SporTV or Fox Sports. However, those two options are not available for new signups if you’re not Brazilian. That said, Brazilians traveling abroad should be able to connect to either option online via VPN.
If you are connecting in from abroad, consider NordVPN as your go-to VPN option. ExpressVPN, unfortunately, does not have any servers in Brazil, so bypassing content blocking won’t be possible through that service.
All Brazilian broadcasts commentary will be broadcast in Portuguese.
Fun fact: Brazil holds the most World Cup titles of any country, with 5 wins. Their most recent World Cup victory was against #2 Germany in a 2-0 shutout. Brazil also holds the record for the most goals in a World Cup final match, with a 5-2 victory against Sweden in 1958.
Looking for other broadcasts in Portuguese? Check out our guide covering Group B matches, which includes all of the streaming options for Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and Iran.
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World Cup betting odds: Serbia v. Brazil
If you’re looking to cast bets on the upcoming Serbia v. Brazil match, you’re in good company. There are millions of individuals across the globe, and especially in the UK, looking to place bets on who will win this match. But what are the betting odds looking like for the Serbia/Brazil matchup?
Your better odds will vary based on the site you’re using and will change the closer we get to the game. Regardless, you can connect in to place your bets even if you’re outside of the country. Just make sure you get your bets in before the site you’re using imposes a cut-off for new or updated bets.
What are the odds in the Serbia v. Brazil match?
Up until the match starts, expect the odds to change rather, even dramatically at times. However, there are a few specific reasons why you’ll likely see the odds favoring a Brazil win.
The most important reason you will likely see odds continuing to favor Brazil up until the June 27th match is that country’s historical record at the World Cup. Brazil currently leads all other countries in the total number of World Cup final match victories. With 5 wins under their belt, they are easily entering this World Cup as one of a select few countries favored to win.
Additionally, Brazil has Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, one of their current highest-scoring talents, back on the team following a foot injury. Neymar had 4 points in the 2014 World Cup alone, more than any other player on the country’s 2014 World Cup team.
Serbia, on the other hand, is going into the match with a history of losses in the World Cup. To date, the best the county has mustered in previous World Cup competitions is a 4th place ranking. The last time Serbia competed in the games, in 2010, they only eked out 2 goals across their entire showing at the World Cup.
Aggregate betting odds for Serbia v. Brazil
Aggregate betting data from Oddschecker backs up a potentially strong showing from Brazil and a likely weak showing from Serbia.
According to data pulled from over a dozen betting websites, 46.51 percent of bets are going toward Brazil to win. Odds there are at 5/11 (or 68.75 percent). Most other bets (41.86 percent) are being placed toward a Serbia victory. Odds for a Serbia win are comparatively low, at 15/2 (11.76 percent). Just over 11 percent of gamblers are placing their bets on the possibility of a draw, which currently has odds at 77/19 (19.79 percent).
Those odds will change before the Serbia v. Brazil match, and may already be different by the time you’ve checked in on our site. We recommend that anyone who is planning to place bets on the game to check in with the odds on Oddschecker or another aggregating site prior to the start of the match and before all bets are closed.