At 6 PM CEST (5 PM BST / 12 PM EST / 9 AM PST) on June 27, the Puskás Aréna in Budapest will be packed with 61,000 fans hoping to see their national squad progress to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals. With the losing team facing instant elimination from the tournament, the stakes are higher than any point so far. In other words, this is one match you can’t afford to miss. Read on to find out how to watch the Netherlands vs Czech Republic from anywhere in the world.
Unauthorized streams are, sadly, just part of the reality of sports broadcasting at the moment. We won’t be recommending these, though, and strongly advise you to watch via official sources. This approach guarantees the best possible video quality and removes any chance of your stream being taken down halfway through the match. With lots of legitimate ways to watch (some of which are free), there’s simply no need to use shady, unreliable streams.
The Netherlands vs Czech Republic match will be broadcast mainly on geo-blocked services. This means that if you’re traveling abroad at the moment, you’ll most likely need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to watch via your usual streaming platforms.
How to live stream the Netherlands vs Czech Republic online from anywhere
You might have heard that VPNs can improve your digital privacy, and that’s true. One of the ways they do this is by routing your traffic through a server in a different location, which changes your IP address. However, this also allows you to access region-locked services from that country as though you were actually here.
Here’s how to stream the Netherlands vs the Czech Republic anywhere:
- Your first task is to decide which VPN provider you’d like to use. We recommend NordVPN but Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two great, speedy alternatives.
- Download and install your chosen VPN, taking care to add the app to any device you stream on regularly. Usually, you can connect five or so devices simultaneously.
- Log in, then connect to a server in your home country. This will get you a local IP address and trick geo-restricted services from seeing where you really are.
- Visit your preferred streaming service and start a video. Most of the time, it’ll begin right away. If you’re having problems, we recommend clearing your cookies and cache, then refreshing the page. Failing this, get in touch with your VPN’s support team for help.
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How to watch the Netherlands vs Czech Republic on US TV
ESPN is showing all but two of the remaining Euro 2020 matches, including the Netherlands vs Czech Republic. If your cable TV plan includes ESPN, you’ll be able to sign into the website and watch this fixture online without paying anything extra.
Those without cable (or simply without ESPN) can sign in with a variety of over-the-top services. Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV both allow you to watch ESPN and ABC live, though they cost $64.99 USD per month. You could also watch via FuboTV but this costs the same and doesn’t carry ABC. Sling TV offers a compromise: it only has ESPN coverage, but is much less expensive, at $35 per month.
These streaming platforms are only available in the US, but you can use them from anywhere provided you have a suitable VPN. NordVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can use it to stream Euro 2020 risk-free. If it doesn’t meet your needs, just cancel within 30 days to claim a full refund.
Where else can I watch the Euro 2020 Round of 16 online?
If you’re outside of the US and looking to stream Euro 2020 online, you have plenty of options. In fact, there are more than 200 networks showing the Netherlands vs Czech Republic match; just take a look below to find out how you can watch it from almost anywhere:
Both of the day’s matches (Netherlands vs Czech Republic and Belgium vs Portugal) will be shown live on BBC iPlayer. British law requires you to have a TV license to use this platform, regardless of whether you’re watching on demand or not, but there are no real verification methods in place. There are no other charges to use this service or ITV Hub (which is the UK’s other official broadcaster), meaning you can effectively watch Euro 2020 fixtures for free. Users do have to register with both services before streaming but the most difficult part of this is entering a UK postcode (any will work).
To use BBC iPlayer, you’ll have to either be in the UK or connected to one of your VPN’s British servers.
Canada is showing Euro 2020 matches on two separate networks. TVA will be broadcasting all 15 remaining games, free of charge, but its coverage is exclusively in French. If you’d rather watch in English, you’ll have to use TSN instead. This service lets you watch online by signing in with your cable provider details, or by purchasing a digital pass ($7.99 CAD per day, $19.99 per month).
Both of the platforms above are region-locked. However, you can use them as normal while abroad, provided you have a suitable VPN.
Australian viewers will be able to watch the Netherlands vs Czech Republic game live on Optus Sport. If your cable package includes this channel, you’re free to watch online at no added cost; just log into the website or app to get started. To stream Euro 2020 online without cable, you’ll have to buy a digital pass. These are $14.99 AUD per month, with no free trial period.
Optus Sport is normally inaccessible outside of Australia. With a VPN, though, unblocking it as you travel is very simple.
NOS has the rights to the 2020 European Championship, and will be showing every fixture for free on its NPO Start streaming service. There is a slight catch, though: ads will run periodically throughout your stream and free viewers can only watch in standard definition. If you’d prefer HD coverage and no ads (other than those that are actually part of the broadcast), you can sign up for a premium account (€ 2.95 per month).
NPO Start is geo-restricted but can be accessed from anywhere in the world by using a Dutch VPN server.
The Netherlands vs Czech Republic (and all other Euro 2020 fixtures) will be available live and free of charge on Česká televize. You’ll also be able to stream matches on-demand shortly after they end, so try not to panic if you miss an important game.
No account is needed, though you will have to be in the Czech Republic to watch due to regional restrictions. Alternatively, you could use one of your VPN’s Czech servers to access this service while traveling.
This tournament is airing in countries all over the world, so regardless of where you are, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find a suitable local source. We recommend UEFA’s international partner list as a good starting point. This isn’t a comprehensive list of places to watch, though, since it doesn’t account for sub-licensing agreements. Nevertheless, as the right to show these matches are so highly sought-after, finding out about these doesn’t usually take more than a few quick Google searches.
Which team is the favorite: the Netherlands or Czech Republic?
The Dutch squad is the current favorite, despite it having lost or drawn most of its historical matches against the Czech Republic. The reason for this is about as simple as they come: the Netherlands have played phenomenally this far, putting two or more shots past the keeper in all three group stage fixtures. It’s also worth mentioning that every team the Dutch faced is higher than the Czech Republic in the current world rankings.
Which players are in each team’s squad?
We won’t know the exact makeup of each team until closer to kickoff, but as countries were only allowed to bring 26 players to the tournament, they have a limited pool to choose from. Here’s a complete list of the full Euro 2020 squads of the Netherlands and the Czech Republic:
|the Netherlands||Czech Republic|
|GK Tim Krul, Norwich City||GK Tomas Vaclik, Sevilla|
|GK Maarten Stekelenburg, Ajax||GK Ales Mandous, Sigma Olomouc|
|GK Marco Bizot, AZ||GK Jiri Pavlenka, Werder Bremen|
|DF Joel Veltman, Brighton & Hove Albion||DF David Zima, Slavia Prague|
|DF Patrick van Aanholt, Crystal Palace||DF Vladimir Coufal, West Ham United|
|DF Nathan Ake, Manchester City||DF Ales Mateju, Brescia|
|DF Jurrien Timber, Ajax||DF Jan Boril, Slavia Prague|
|DF Stefan de Vrij, Inter Milan||DF Pavel Kaderabek, Hoffenheim|
|DF Owen Wijndal, AZ||DF Ondrej Celustka, Sparta Prague|
|DF Daley Blind, Ajax||DF Tomáš Kalas, Bristol City|
|DF Denzel Dumfries, PSV||DF Jakub Brabec, Viktoria Plzeň|
|DF Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus||MF Antonin Barak, Hellas Verona|
|MF Teun Koopmeiners, AZ||MF Tomas Holes, Slavia Prague|
|MF Marten de Roon, Atalanta||MF Vladimir Darida, Hertha Berlin|
|MF Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool||MF Lukas Masopust, Slavia Prague|
|MF Ryan Gravenberch, Ajax||MF Alex Král, Spartak Moskva|
|MF Davy Klaassen, Ajax||MF Petr Ševčík, Slavia Praha|
|MF Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona||MF Jakub Jankto, Sampdoria|
|MF Quincy Promes, Spartak Moscow||MF Tomas Soucek, West Ham United|
|MF Jurriën Timber, Ajax||MF Adam Hložek, Sparta Prague|
|FW Steven Berghuis, Feyenoord||MF Jakub Pesek, Slovan Liberec|
|FW Cody Gakpo, PSV||MF Michal Sadílek, Liberec|
|FW Luuk De Jong, Sevilla||FW Michael Krmencik, PAOK|
|FW Memphis Depay, Lyon||FW Matej Vydra, Burnley|
|FW Donyell Malen, PSV||FW Patrik Schick, Bayer Leverkusen|
|FW Wout Weghorst, Wolfsburg||FW Tomas Pekhart, Legia Warsaw|
Euro 2020: complete Round of 16 schedule
|June 29||England vs Germany||6 PM|
|Sweden vs Ukraine||9 PM|
|July 2||Switzerland vs Spain||6 PM|
|Belgium vs Italy||9 PM|
|July 3||Czech Republic vs Denmark||6 PM|
|Ukraine vs England||9 PM|
|July 6||Italy vs Spain||9 PM|
|July 7||England vs Denmark||9 PM|
|July 11||Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2||9 PM|