One of two fixtures on the opening day of the Euro 2020 Round of 16, Italy vs Austria will kick off on Saturday, June 26, at 8 PM BST (9 PM CEST). Italy were the first team to qualify for the Euro 2020 knockout stages thanks to an emphatic 3-0 win over Switzerland. This time, though, they’ll face Austria at Wembley Stadium in London. Don’t want to miss out on the match while on vacation? We’ll explain how you can watch Italy vs Austria live online from anywhere with a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Although unlicensed streams of Euro 2020 matches are very common, we don’t recommend you use them. Indeed, we’ll only be recommending official sources for watching Italy vs Austria. These allow you to be sure you’re watching in the highest possible quality, and there’s no risk of the stream being taken offline for violating copyright. Better still, some of the official sources are even free to use. Below, we’ll detail some of the available options.
The majority of platforms streaming Italy vs Austria are region-locked. As such, a VPN is almost certainly required in order to access your usual home streaming service from abroad.
How to watch Italy vs Austria live online with a VPN
A VPN can make it look as if you’re browsing from somewhere else. Your data is encrypted and because you’re using a server in a different country, your IP address points to a place other than your actual location. As a result, you can quickly and easily access geo-blocked content including Italy vs Austria.
Here’s how to live stream Italy vs Austria using a VPN:
- First off, you’re going to need to sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are competitive alternatives.
- Next, you’ll need to download and then install the app that’s compatible with your streaming device. All of the above VPNs allow multiple simultaneous connections.
- Log in to the VPN app and connect to a server. For example, to access ITV Hub, you’d need to connect to a server in the UK and get a UK IP address.
- Go to the streaming platform via its website or native app. Select a live stream which, all being well, should now play without interruption.
- You may find that you need to clear your browser’s cookies for changes to take effect. Still doesn’t work? Try connecting to another server.
With Italy vs Austria airing live, you should test your VPN with the streaming platform you’re using well in advance of kickoff. That way, your VPN’s customer support should have enough time to help you troubleshoot any potential issues.
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How to watch Italy vs Austria (Euro 2020) on UK TV
The good news is that you can watch Italy vs Austria live online for free on BBC iPlayer. In order to do this, you’ll need to sign up for a BBC iPlayer account (it’s free). Aside from being asked to provide an email address, date of birth, and country, you’ll also need to enter a UK postal code. Fortunately, any UK postcode is accepted. Further, while a UK TV license is also required, there’s no verification process in place to check you actually have one.
You’ll need a VPN in order to watch BBC iPlayer outside the UK. The reason for this is that its content is subject to copyright and licensing and region-locked as a result. You can access it from abroad with a UK IP address. Note that NordVPN works with BBC iPlayer and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can test it for yourself risk-free.
Where else can I watch Italy vs Austria live online?
One of the advantages of Euro 2020 being such a high-profile sporting event is that it’s being shown in most countries worldwide. If we don’t mention your country below, you can always consult the full list of TV broadcast partners to find out more.
While most Euro 2020 matches (39 in total) are being shown on ESPN, five are on ABC. This includes the match between Italy and Austria. Got a US cable TV subscription? All you’ll need to do is go to ABC Go and sign in via your TV provider. You’ll be asked to enter an email address or username and password (the same details you use with your cable TV).
Fortunately, it’s also possible to watch ABC live online without cable. To do this, you’ll need to sign up with one of the following TV streaming services: FuboTV ($64.99 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($64.99 USD/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99/month). However you decide to watch ABC, keep in mind that you’ll need a VPN and US IP address to watch from abroad.
In order to watch Italy vs Austria live online in Australia, you’ll need to access Optus Sport. If you already have an account, simply sign in and watch at no additional cost. Should you need to sign up, note that a monthly subscription costs $14.99 AUD per month. However, there’s also the option of three-month ($29.99) and 12-month ($99) passes. Optus Sport is only available in Australia which means an Australian IP address via a VPN is required.
It’s possible to stream Italy vs Austria live online for free in Canada. However, this is on the French language TVA. If you’d prefer English commentary, you do at least have the option of TSN. However, this requires either a cable TV subscription or the purchase of an online pass. Daily ($7.99 CAD) and monthly ($19.99) passes are available. Watching TVA and TSN outside Canada requires you to have a Canadian IP address which you can get via a VPN.
The good news for Italian football fans is that they can watch 27 Euro 2020 matches for free on RaiPlay. This includes all of Italy’s matches in the tournament. To watch Italy vs Austria live online, you’ll need to sign up for a free RaiPlay account. Due to geographic restrictions, RaiPlay content is only available in Italy. As such, you’ll need to connect to a server in Italy and obtain an Italian IP address to watch it from anywhere.
What should I know about the Euro 2020 tournament?
Although taking place from June 11 to July 11 2021, this tournament has kept its Euro 2020 name following its postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the tournament celebrates its 60th anniversary, games are being played across 11 UEFA countries in 11 cities. This includes Wembley Stadium in London where this Italy vs Austria round of 16 game will be played.
The Euro 2020 group stage saw 24 teams split into six groups of four. Having each concluded their three group stage games, Italy and Austria have progressed to the knockout stage where they will be joined by 14 other teams. The winner of this round of 16 match will progress to the quarter-finals where they will play Belgium or one of the best third-place teams.
Italy vs Austria: Who is favorite to win?
Italy are heavily favored to win not only this match but the Euro 2020 tournament. The Italians are one of only three teams to have won all three group stage matches, scoring seven goals and conceding none in the process. They’re ranked 7th in the FIFA World Rankings while Austria are 23rd. Head-to-head, the two nations have met a total of 35 times with Italy having won 16 and drawn 8. Furthermore, Italy haven’t lost to Austria since 1960 despite there having been 13 meetings since.