How to watch Belfius EuroHockey Championships online

The Belfius EuroHockey Championships 2019 will take place in Antwerp from August 16 to August 25. This field hockey competition sees eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams compete for the gold medal. Fortunately, there’s a way for you to live stream all of the action at the EuroHockey Championships for free online. Better still, you can watch it abroad wherever you are with the help of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

We will only recommend official sources for watching the EuroHockey Championships. There are often unlicensed streams for such sporting events but we advise against using them for a number of reasons. In particular, unauthorized sports streams risk being taken down in the middle of a match. What’s more, the picture quality is usually quite poor and you may have to contend with lots of lag and buffering.

Unless you’re in Europe, you’ll need a VPN in order to watch the EuroHockey Championships online for free. Even if you’re in Europe, we still recommend you use a VPN to enhance your online privacy.

How to watch the EuroHockey Championships 2019 free online

Watching the Belfius EuroHockey Championships with the help of a VPN is very quick and easy. We’ll take you through the process step-by-step:

Using a VPN to watch the EuroHockey Championships

  1. Sign up with a VPN service with servers in Europe. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost are both well worthy of your consideration.
  2. Download and install the appropriate VPN app or browser extension for the device you want to watch the Belfius EuroHockey Championships on.
  3. Open the VPN app or browser extension. Search for and connect to a server in Europe.
  4. Go to EuroHockey TV and test that the VPN unblocks the region-locked content.
  5. Having trouble? We suggest you clear your cookies. If EuroHockey TV is still blocked, try connecting to another server in Europe or contact support for further assistance.

How to watch Belfius EuroHockey Championships free on EuroHockey TV

Hockey fans in Europe can watch Belfius EuroHockey Championships live and for free online on EuroHockey TV. In order to watch video content, you’ll need to sign up for a free account. This requires the entry of your name, email address, and a password, as well as agreeing to the site’s terms and conditions.

If you’re outside Europe, you can still watch the Belfius EuroHockey Championships by connecting to a VPN. We particularly recommend ExpressVPN which comes with a risk-free, 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it out for free and receive a full refund after the tournament if you’re not satisfied.

Can I use a free VPN to watch the EuroHockey Championships online?

While some free VPNs can unblock EuroHockey TV, we don’t recommend you use them. One of the main reasons for this is that they’re simply not suitable for streaming. Free VPNs often throttle your bandwidth which means you’ll likely encounter a lot of lag and buffering, leading you to miss out on the action. If you’re planning on using a VPN with other websites and services such as Netflix and Skype, you’ll find free VPNs really struggle to unblock them.

Another reason why free VPNs are best avoided is their lack of security. A VPN should protect your privacy yet many free VPNs track the browsing history of their users, sometimes for sale to third-party advertisers. You may also find that a free VPN fails to encrypt your data, leaving you unprotected as you browse the web. It’s worth mentioning that the best paid VPNs offer a risk-free money-back guarantee so there’s no need to risk using a free VPN.

What should I know about the EuroHockey Championships?

The very first European hockey championships took place in Brussels in 1970. However, it wasn’t until 1984 that the women’s event was introduced. In 2003, the first joint event (men and women) took place in Barcelona. This year the EuroHockey Championships returns to Belgium with an event at De Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp, which is the training center of the Belgian national hockey teams.

Which teams are participating in the EuroHockey Championships 2019?

The Belfius EuroHockey Championships 2019 involves 16 teams representing 10 countries. The men’s and women’s competitions are each split into two pools (Pool A and Pool B). Four teams make up each pool.

Men’s Pool A features Belgium, England, Spain, and Wales. Pool B is made up of Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, and Scotland. Women’s Pool A includes Belgium, Netherlands, Russia, and Spain while Pool B features Belarus, England, Germany, and Ireland.

Who are the favorites to win the EuroHockey Championships 2019?

Belgium’s men’s team were crowned World Champions after winning the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup. At the time of writing, Belgium are ranked 2nd (behind Australia) in the men’s FIH World Ranking and are expected to challenge for the title. The Netherlands are ranked 3rd are also likely to progress to the latter stages, having been crowned European Champion in 2015 and 2017.

The Netherlands are also strong contenders in the women’s competition. Ranked 1st, the Dutch women’s team are the reigning European and World Champion and considered the best in the world. However, England and Germany are both strong teams that have also enjoyed success in recent years.