All of the Euro 2020 group stage games have been played, which means we now know who will compete in the round of 16! One of the most-anticipated matches is France vs Switzerland, which will kick off on Monday, June 28, at 8 PM BST (9 PM CEST). The game will be held at the National Arena in Bucharest, Romania. On vacation when the game’s due to be played? We’ll explain how you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to watch France vs Switzerland live online from anywhere.
You can find many unlicensed streams of Euro 2020 matches online. However, we’re only recommending official sources for watching France vs Switzerland. Not only are they higher resolution with less lag and buffering, they also don’t run the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. Better still, some of the official sources are available to live stream for free. As such, there’s just no need to resort to using shady streams.
Most platforms showing France vs Switzerland are region-locked. To watch via your usual home streaming service from abroad, you’ll therefore need to use a VPN.
How to watch France vs Switzerland live online with a VPN
Once you have a VPN you’ll be able to connect to a server in another country and change your IP address. In doing so, you can spoof your location and access geo-restricted content such as France vs Switzerland.
Here’s how to live stream France vs Switzerland using a VPN:
- Sign up with a reputable VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two high-quality and reliable alternatives for you to consider.
- Select the appropriate VPN app for the device on which you plan to stream France vs Switzerland. You should then proceed to download and install it.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the country of the streaming platform you’d like to access. For example, a server in the UK for unblocking BBC iPlayer.
- Now you can go to the streaming platform and select a live stream. It should now play without issue in your location.
- Still geo-blocked? Try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. Alternatively, it’s worth connecting to another server.
The France vs Switzerland game will of course air live. Testing your VPN with your chosen streaming platform ahead of time may help you avoid last-minute hiccups. If you happen to encounter an issue, you’ll then have time to get in touch with your VPN’s customer support.
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How to watch France vs Switzerland (Euro 2020) on UK TV
It’s easy to watch France vs Switzerland in the UK because it will be shown live online for free on BBC iPlayer. Remember that you’ll need a free BBC iPlayer account to watch so be sure to sign up well in advance of kickoff. Aside from some personal details including an email address and date of birth, you’ll be asked to provide a UK postcode. Note that any UK postal code will do.
To watch BBC iPlayer content live and on-demand, you’ll need a TV license. However, it’s worth noting that there’s no verification process in place. A VPN and UK IP address are also required in order to bypass the geographic restrictions on content. NordVPN successfully unblocks BBC iPlayer and lets you try its service risk-free thanks to its 30-day money-back guarantee.
Where else can I watch France vs Switzerland live online?
The Euro 2020 tournament is being shown in most countries worldwide. Don’t see your country listed below? You can always check UEFA’s list of official broadcast partners to find out more.
Soccer fans in the US can watch France vs Switzerland on ESPN. To watch online, sign in to ESPN (via web or app) via your cable TV provider. This requires using the same details you use with your cable TV subscription. If you don’t have cable TV, you can watch ESPN cable-free via these TV streaming providers: FuboTV ($64.99 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($64.99 USD/month), Sling TV ($35/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99/month).
When it comes to Canada, there are two options for watching France vs Switzerland, one of which is free. To watch online for free, go to TVA. Note that its commentary is in French. If you’d prefer to watch in English, you can watch via TSN which requires a cable TV subscription. Alternatively, you can sign up for a daily ($7.99 CAD) or monthly ($19.99) digital pass. In both cases, content is geo-restricted and a Canadian IP address is needed.
Optus Sport holds the Euro 2020 broadcasting rights in Australia. If you’re already a subscriber, you can watch the France vs Switzerland match live online by signing in. Otherwise, the following subscription plans are available: one month ($14.99 AUD), three months ($29.99), or 12 months ($99). Although Optus Sport content is geo-restricted, you can access it while traveling abroad by getting an Australian IP address via a VPN.
Fortunately, the France vs Switzerland game is free to watch in France. It will be broadcast on TF1 which means that you can watch online once you’ve created an account. It’s also worth knowing that this game will be on beIN Sports. If you’re already a beIN Sports customer, you can therefore watch at no extra cost. Otherwise, it costs €15 per month. Connecting to a server in France for a French IP address lets you watch TF1 and beIN Sports from abroad.
The France vs Switzerland match will also be available to live stream for free in Switzerland. This will be on SRF, which doesn’t even require an account to watch. However, as with most streaming platforms, SRF is geo-blocked. To watch it outside Switzerland, you’ll need to use a VPN to get a Swiss IP address.
What should I know about the Euro 2020 tournament?
The group stage of Euro 2020 kicked off on June 11. The whole tournament runs for one month until the final on July 11. Taking place in 11 different cities across 11 UEFA countries, Euro 2020 is a celebration of the tournament’s 60th anniversary. It’s also a welcome return to some semblance of normality as fans are finally able to attend as we ease out of the global pandemic.
France vs Switzerland will be held at the National Arena in Bucharest, Romania. The winner of this fixture will meet either Croatia or Spain in the quarter-finals, to be played on July 2 at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia.
France vs Switzerland: Who is favorite to win?
France are heavy favorites to win this round of 16 match and progress to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals. Indeed, France are among those considered most likely to win the tournament (alongside England, Italy, and Germany). According to the current FIFA World Ranking, France are 2nd while Switzerland are 13th. The two teams have met on 38 occasions with France winning 16 and drawing 10. Indeed, France are unbeaten in the last seven games between the two nations.