watch Belgium vs Portugal

On June 27, Spain’s Estadio La Cartuja will host around 20,000 Belgium and Netherlands fans, all of whom are hoping to see their national squad make it through to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 PM CEST (8 PM BST / 3 PM EST / 12 PM PST) and remember: since this is the Round of 16, there’s potential for up to 30 minutes of extra time. Take a look below for a guide watching the Belgium vs Portugal match live online, wherever you are.

Given how popular this tournament is, unlicensed streams are practically inevitable. That said, we recommend sticking to official sources. These guarantee the best-possible video quality and unlike with third-party streams, they can’t be taken down for copyright violation. There are plenty of legitimate ways to watch and many of them are free, which renders unofficial sources effectively pointless.

This Euro 2020 fixture will primarily be shown on geo-blocked streaming platforms. To watch on the same services you’d use back home, you’ll most likely have to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

How to watch Belgium vs Portugal live online from anywhere

VPNs are increasingly popular thanks to their privacy-enhancing abilities, but they’re also helpful for accessing geo-restricted services as you travel. Here’s a quick guide to unblocking and streaming Euro 2020 from anywhere in the world:

  1. First of all, you’ll have to decide which VPN provider to go with. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two speedy and secure alternatives.
  2. When you’ve chosen, download the app and install it on any device you use for streaming. Usually, you’ll be allowed five or so simultaneous connections, though this varies from one provider to another.
  3. Next, connect to a VPN server in your home country. This will change your IP address, hiding your actual location and making it seem like you’re still back at home.
  4. Finally, just visit your preferred streaming platform and play a video. It should begin immediately, with no errors or buffering. If you’re having issues, we’d recommend clearing your cookies and cache, then refreshing the page.

The Belgium vs Portugal Round of 16 game will air live. This is why it’s so important that you take the time to make sure your VPN can unblock your chosen streaming service before the match actually begins. The providers mentioned above all offer 24/7 support over live chat, so getting help only takes a few seconds.

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How to stream the Belgium vs Portugal match on US TV

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This is one of only five Euro 2020 matches that is exclusive to ABC. If you have cable TV and already get this network as part of your package, you’ll be able to sign in and watch online for free. Alternatively, users can log in with a YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, or, in some areas, a FuboTV account. These services all cost $64.99 USD per month, though they each offer a free trial period as well.

All of the other fixtures are airing on ESPN instead. You can sign into this platform with the same services listed above, as well as Sling TV.

These platforms are all geographically restricted. In other words, you’ll need a VPN to access them from outside of the United States. Don’t have one yet? NordVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, giving you the freedom to try it out completely risk-free. Should it fail to meet your expectations, you can just cancel within 30 days to claim a full refund.

Where else can I watch Belgium vs Portugal online?

Looking to watch Belgium vs Portugal online from outside of the US? Not a problem; this tournament is actually being broadcast in dozens of countries around the world. Below, we’ll explain how you can stream the match live, wherever you are:

UK

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There are two matches on June 27 (Belgium vs Portugal and the Netherlands vs the Czech Republic) and both of them will be on BBC iPlayer. This service is free to use, although you will have to register for an account before you’re able to watch anything. Additionally, users are required by law to have a TV license. The service mentions this briefly, and asks you to click a button saying you have one, but this is as far as its verification goes.

BBC iPlayer is region-locked and only works in the UK. Despite this, you can use it from anywhere by connecting to one of your VPN’s British servers.

Canada

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Canadians have two ways to watch the European Championship live online. First, there’s TVA; this service is completely free and will show every single fixture, but it only offers French coverage. TSN, on the other hand, offers English-language commentary. The only downside is that you’ll have to sign in with your cable provider details or else pay $19.99 CAD per month for a digital pass (you can also buy a daily pass for $7.99 if you’d prefer).

TSN and TVA are both geo-blocked, so if you’re outside of Canada, you’ll need a VPN to watch the Belgium vs Portugal match on these platforms.

Australia

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There’s just one broadcaster showing the entire 2020 Euros in Australia, so streaming the tournament is extremely simple. Just sign up for Optus Sport ($14.99 AUD per month) or log in using your existing cable provider details, and you’ll be able to watch every fixture online. Unfortunately, this service doesn’t come with a free trial period.

Optus Sport is only available in Australia. To use it from anywhere else, you’ll need a VPN.

Belgium

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The streaming platform you’ll use to watch this match in Belgium depends on which language you’re more comfortable with. Dutch speakers can tune into VRT, while those looking for French coverage should use RTBF instead. Regardless of which service you choose, you’ll have to create an account first. On the plus side, both allow you to stream every remaining match for free.

RTBF and VRT are geo-restricted. You can still use them from abroad, though, provided you have a suitable VPN.

Portugal

While a little under half of the tournament is being broadcast on free-to-use platforms RTP, TVI, and SIC, the Belgium vs Portugal game is one of the 29 that is exclusive to Sport TV. If your cable package already includes this channel, you can just sign in and watch the match online at no added cost. However, it’s also possible to stream Sport TV without cable. The website’s own FAQs say you can’t, but also lets you purchase online passes for €27.99 per month.

These services are only normally available in Portugal. With the right VPN, however, you can use them to stream Belgium vs Portugal from anywhere.

Other locations

With more than 200 international networks showing this tournament, you’ll almost certainly be able to find a local source, wherever you are in the world. To begin with, we’d recommend checking out the official Euro 2020 broadcaster list.

It’s worth mentioning that this list doesn’t account for sub-licensing deals, so there may actually be more streaming services that’ll let you watch the tournament in your country. You can usually find out about these with a few quick Google searches, so it’s worth doing if at first glance, it seems like a cable TV subscription is the only way to watch.

Which team is more likely to win: Belgium or Portugal?

Historically, Portugal has won more games than it has lost against Belgium. However, recent form indicates that this could be a difficult night for Seleção fans. Not only will Portugal be going up against the #1 ranked soccer team in the world, but it will do so following a brutal group stage during which it failed to win against anyone other than the world’s #37, Hungary.

Belgium, on the other hand, won all three of its matches, though admittedly, it was in a much less threatening group. Crucially, this squad is known for its powerful and incisive forwards. This, combined with Portugal’s sloppy defending of late, could spell an early exit for a usually very promising team.

Which players are in each country’s squad?

Although these countries will only reveal their starting eleven nearer to the start of the match, we do know which 26 players the managers will be picking from. Take a look below for a full list of Belgian and Portuguese players who are competing in the 2020 European Championship:

BelgiumPortugal
GK Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridGK  Rui Patrício, Wolverhampton
GK Simon Mignolet, Club BruggeGK  Anthony Lopes, Lyon
GK Mats Selz, StrasbourgGK  Rui Silva, Granada
DF Jan Vertonghen, BenficaDF João Cancelo, Manchester City
DF Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham HotspurDF Rúben Dias, Manchester City
DF Thomas Vermaelen, Vissel KobeDF José Fonte, LOSC Lille
DF Dedryck Boyata, Hertha BerlinDF Raphael Guerreiro, Borussia Dortmund
DF Jason Denayer, LyonDF Nuno Mendes, Sporting CP
MF Leander Dendoncker, WolverhamptonDF Pepe, Porto
MF Timothy Castagne, Leicester CityDF Nélson Semedo, Wolverhampton
MF Thomas Meunier, Borussia DortmundDF Diogo Dalot
MF Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester CityMF William Carvalho, Real Betis
MF Nacer Chadli, Istanbul BasaksehirMF Danilo, Paris Saint-Germain
MF Yannick Carrasco, Atlético MadridMF Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United
MF Youri Tielemans, Leicester CityMF Gonçalo Guedes, Valencia
MF Thorgan Hazard, Borussia DortmundMF João Moutinho, Wolverhampton
MF Axel Witsel, Borussia DortmundMF Rúben Neves, Wolverhampton
MF Dennis Praet, Leicester CityMF Sérgio Oliveira, Porto
MF Hans Vanaken, Club BruggeMF João Palhinha, Sporting CP
FW Dries Mertens, NapoliMF Pote, Sporting CP
FW Romelu Lukaku, InternazionaleMF Renato Sanches, LOSC Lille
FW Christian Benteke, Crystal PalaceFW João Félix, Atlético Madrid
FW Michy Batshuayi, Crystal PalaceFW Diogo Jota, Liverpool
FW Eden Hazard, Real MadridFW Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus
FW Jeremy Doku, RennesFW André Silva, Eintracht Frankfurt
FW Leandro Trossard, Brighton & Hove AlbionFW Rafa Silva, Benfica

European Championship (Round of 16) match calendar

DateMatchTime (CEST)
June 29England vs Germany6 PM
Sweden vs Ukraine9 PM
July 2Switzerland vs Spain6 PM
Belgium vs Italy9 PM
July 3Czech Republic vs Denmark6 PM
Ukraine vs England9 PM
July 6Italy vs Spain9 PM
July 7England vs Denmark9 PM
July 11Winner SF1 vs Winner SF29 PM