The knockout stage of Euro 2020 is well underway, with Belgium and Italy two of eight teams progressing to the quarter-finals. The Belgium vs Italy quarter-final will kick off on Friday, July 2, at 8 PM BST (9 PM CEST). This highly anticipated fixture between two of the favorites to win the tournament will take place at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. In this post, we cover the best options for live streaming the match so you won’t miss any of the action.
As the Euro 2020 tournament continues to progress, there are an increasing number of unlicensed streams of these high-profile international games. However, we’re only recommending official sources for watching Belgium vs Italy. The trouble with unauthorized streams is that they’re low-quality and may be taken offline at any time for copyright infringement. Luckily, some official sources allow you to stream the match for free!
Most platforms showing Belgium vs Italy are region-locked. Going on vacation abroad? You’ll need to connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to continue watching the match via your usual streaming services back home.
How to watch Belgium vs Italy live online with a VPN
A VPN works by routing your device’s data through an encrypted tunnel where it’s protected from snoopers. By connecting to a server in another country, you can get an IP address that matches that location. This allows you to unblock websites and services that would otherwise be geo-blocked (including those showing Belgium vs Italy!).
Here’s how to live stream Belgium vs Italy using a VPN:
- Select a reputable VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are equally fast and reliable alternatives.
- Once signed up, you’ll need to download and install the VPN app for your streaming device. The above VPNs offer apps for a wide range of operating systems.
- Log in to the VPN app and connect to a server in the country of your home streaming service. For example, a server in the UK for unblocking BBC iPlayer.
- Go to the streaming platform on which you plan to watch Belgium vs Italy live online. The content should now play without restriction.
- It’s possible you’ll need to clear your browser’s cookies for the service in question to forget your previous IP address and location.
Belgium vs Italy will air live so we recommend you test your new VPN with your preferred streaming service well ahead of time. Doing so provides you with plenty of time to troubleshoot any issues with your VPN’s customer support.
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How to watch Belgium vs Italy (Euro 2020) on UK TV
In the UK, Belgium vs Italy will be shown live online for free on BBC iPlayer. To watch online, all you need to do is sign up for a free account. This requires providing the following information: your email address, date of birth, country, and UK postcode. Note that any UK postal code is accepted. Furthermore, while you’re required to have a UK TV license to live stream content, there’s no real verification process to check whether you have one.
While BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK, it’s possible to access it from abroad using a VPN. This requires connecting to a server in the UK and getting a UK IP address. NordVPN unblocks BBC iPlayer and even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This gives you a chance to try it out risk-free. If you change your mind, you can always request a full refund within the 30-day period for your money back.
Where else can I watch Belgium vs Italy live online?
There’s no shortage of options for watching Euro 2020 matches such as Belgium vs Italy. The tournament is being shown in most countries around the world. If we didn’t mention your country below, you can always consult the official list of TV broadcast partners.
US soccer fans have the option of watching Belgium vs Italy on ESPN. If you have a US cable TV subscription, you can sign in to ESPN using the same login details you use with your cable TV provider. To watch cable-free, you’d be looking at signing up with one of these TV streaming services: FuboTV ($64.99 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($64.99 USD/month), Sling TV ($35/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99/month).
ESPN and services such as Hulu and YouTube TV are only available in the US (you’ll also need a US billing address). However, if you’re traveling abroad during Euro 2020, you can stream the match from anywhere by using a VPN. To do so, connect to a server in a US city and you’ll then have a US IP address for unblocking the content.
There are options for both English and French speakers in Canada. To live stream Belgium vs Italy in English, there’s TSN. This requires either a cable TV subscription or the purchase of a digital pass. Daily ($7.99 CAD) and monthly ($19.99) plans are available. Alternatively, TVA has French commentary and is free to watch. Due to the geographic restrictions in place, a VPN and Canadian IP address is required to access TSN and TVA outside Canada.
When it comes to Australia, Optus Sport is where you can watch each and every Euro 2020 game, Belgium vs Italy included. It may be that you already have access to Optus Sport; if so, you can sign in via the web or the Optus Sport app and watch at no extra cost. Otherwise, online passes are available for $14.99 AUD (one month), $29.99 (three months), and $99 (12 months). Optus Sport is only available in Australia so be sure to connect to a VPN server in Australia if traveling abroad.
Belgium supporters have two choices when it comes to watching their team’s quarter-final. French coverage is on RTBF while Dutch speakers can watch on VRT. Better still, both allow you to watch live online for free. However, you will need to create an account in order to watch via either platform. Their content is geo-restricted so make sure you connect to a server in Belgium if you’d like to watch from anywhere in the world.
The good news is that Italian soccer fans can also live stream their team’s quarter-final for free. To do so, go to RaiPlay and create an account. If you’re accessing RaiPlay from outside Italy, you should use a VPN to get an Italian IP address. This allows you to bypass the geographic restrictions.
What should I know about the Euro 2020 tournament?
To celebrate the tournament’s 60th anniversary, Euro 2020 games are being played across 11 UEFA countries in 11 cities. In this case, Belgium vs Italy is to take place at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. Portugal, the defending champions, are now out of the tournament following their 1-0 loss to Belgium. Italy also progressed to the quarter-finals thanks to a 2-1 extra-time win over Austria. The winner of this quarter-final match will play one of France, Switzerland, Croatia, or Spain in the semi-finals.
Belgium vs Italy: Who is favorite to win?
Italy are slight favorites to win this Euro 2020 quarter-final. Although Belgium are the top-ranked team in the FIFA World Rankings, Italy have looked particularly impressive in this tournament. Furthermore, the Italians have a very favorable record against the Belgians. The two nations have met on 22 occasions with Italy winning 14 and drawing 4. However, it would be foolish to rule out Belgium even with Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard missing the quarter-final.