The 2020–21 UEFA Nations League is set to get underway on Thursday, September 3, with 10 fixtures kicking off at 7:45 PM BST (2:45 PM EST / 11:45 AM PST). If you’re traveling abroad, you’ll need to connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to watch the UEFA Nations League live online. That’s because matches are subject to copyright and licensing restrictions, which means they’re region-locked as a result.
We’ll only be recommending official sources for watching the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League. As is usually the case with popular sporting events, there will be unlicensed streams. However, these are likely to be low-resolution and with excessive lag. What’s more, unauthorized streams are often taken offline for copyright infringement. To avoid missing out on UEFA Nations League matches, we recommend you stick with the official sources listed.
Some UEFA Nations League matches will only be shown on region-locked platforms. To continue watching via your usual home streaming services while abroad, you’ll need a VPN.
How to watch UEFA Nations League live online with a VPN
A VPN lets you spoof your location which means you can easily access geo-blocked content from anywhere. They do this by encrypting your internet traffic and providing you with a different IP address, which tricks region-locked services into letting you use them abroad. For example, if you connect to a server in the UK, you receive a UK IP address while connecting to a US server gets you a US IP address.
Here’s how to live stream the UEFA Nations League from anywhere with a VPN:
- Sign up with a reputable VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and Surfshark also offer reliable unblocking and good value for money.
- Download one of the VPN’s apps or browser extensions for the device on which you plan to watch UEFA Nations League matches.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the country of the service you’re trying to watch. For example, a server in the UK to watch Sky Sports abroad.
- Sign in to whichever TV platform or streaming service you’d like to use (or sign up for an account if you don’t have one already).
- Content should now be unblocked. If not, try clearing your browser’s cookies or connecting to another server. Alternatively, contact your VPN’s customer support.
UEFA Nations League games will broadcast live. For this reason, we recommend you test your VPN with your chosen platform ahead of time. That way, you can identify any potential issues and troubleshoot them with your VPN’s support in advance.
How to live stream UEFA Nations League on UK TV
At the time of writing, there’s little news as to which Nations League games will be broadcast on UK TV. What we do know is that the Denmark vs England game on Tuesday, September 8, will be shown live on Sky Sports. However, it remains to be seen whether Sky Sports will air any further fixtures.
If you’re already a Sky Sports customer, you’ll be able to watch Denmark vs England (and any other Nations League games Sky broadcasts) at no additional cost. To watch online, simply use the Sky Go app. Fortunately, there’s also a way to watch Sky Sports without having to commit to a long-term contract. Now TV offers a Sky Sports Pass. This contract-free option includes all 11 Sky Sports channels. A daily pass costs £9.99 while a monthly pass is priced at £33.99.
Note that to watch Sky Sports while traveling abroad, you’ll need a UK IP address. You can get one by using a VPN to connect to a server in the UK. ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it out risk-free. If you don’t want to continue after the 30-day period, you can request a full refund for your money back.
Where else can I watch UEFA Nations League live online?
There are a couple of ways to watch UEFA Nations League matches in the US. ABC will show Iceland vs England (6 PM EST / 3 PM PST) as well as Portugal vs Croatia (8:45 PM EST / 5:45 PM PST) on Saturday, September 5. To watch online, simply sign in to ABC by selecting your US cable TV provider. This requires you to use your cable TV login details (an email address or username and password).
If you don’t have cable TV, the good news is that you can also watch ABC contract-free. This is possible via the following streaming services: AT&T TV Now ($55 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($54.99/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99). To watch ABC or one of the aforementioned streaming services abroad, connect to a VPN server in the US for a US IP address. The content should then be unblocked.
What can we expect from the 2020–21 Nations League?
The 2020-21 Nations League will be the international competition’s second season. There are 55 teams in the tournament including the defending champions, Portugal. The Nations League effectively replaces international friendly matches. The league phase will take place from September to November 2020 while the Nations League finals will be held in September or October 2021.
Who is the favorite to win the 2020–21 Nations League?
Portugal won the first UEFA Nations League (2018-19). However, there are a number of teams seen as more likely to win the 2020-21 Nations League competition. At the time of writing, the favorites are France who won the most recent World Cup final in 2018. Also in the mix are England, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.