How to watch Uruguay v France online for free

Do you want to watch Uruguay vs. France online? Today, we’ll explain where you can live stream this match, and the rest of the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, absolutely free. What’s more, we’ll show you how a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can grant you access to streams from other countries. This means you can watch live whether you’re in the UK, the US, Spain, France, or anywhere else in the world.

Uruguay play France at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on July 6. The game is scheduled to start at 3PM BST (7AM PST / 10AM EST). The French team has finally started to live up to its potential with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in the round of 16, with young French striker, Kylian Mbappé, the standout performer. Uruguay has plenty of attacking talent of its own, including Suárez and Cavani, so this could be a classic.

With the 2018 World Cup being broadcast in more than 100 countries, there’s plenty of ways to watch. Better yet, most countries have at least one network showing World Cup games for free. Below, we’ve included country-specific guides to ensure you never miss a single fixture.

How to watch the World Cup quarter-finals online

The FIFA World Cup is being shown with commentary in several different languages. That said, it’s still easiest to find English-language sources. Below, we’ve created an at-a-glance guide to the tournament’s official broadcasters in the major English-speaking countries.

  1. US: Fox Sports
  2. Canada: TSN, CTV, RDS
  3. UK: BBC, ITV
  4. Australia: SBS, Optus Sport

You should note that free-to-watch networks are rarely licensed to show the entire World Cup. If your country doesn’t have a free source showing every game, you might want to consider a premium sports streaming service. Many of these offer free trial periods, as well as other incentives, such as additional sports channels or 4K live streams.

The best VPN for streaming the World Cup: ExpressVPN

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The easiest way to unblock geo-restricted content and stay safe when streaming the World Cup quarter-finals is to use a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN; it has servers in 94 countries, and is fast enough to stream live, HD content with no noticeable buffering. It’s also one of the only VPN services that can reliably bypass the BBC iPlayer’s increasingly strict geo-restriction measures. Best of all, ExpressVPN boasts a selection of robust security features to help keep your online activities private.

You can sign up to ExpressVPN in a matter of minutes. Just decide how long you’d like to subscribe for: one, six, or twelve months. Next, complete the payment process. ExpressVPN’s 30-day money-back guarantee means you can test the software by streaming the rest of the World Cup, and if you’re unsatisfied, you’ll receive a full refund.

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Watching the World Cup Quarter-finals: free and paid options

How to stream the World Cup in the UK

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In the UK, World Cup broadcasting rights are shared between ITV and the BBC. As both of these networks have an online streaming platform (ITV Hub and BBC iPlayer), you’ll be able to watch any World Cup game on one of these services. You can also watch on, a site that hosts legal live streams of free-to-watch channels like BBC1 and ITV.

Uruguay vs. France will be shown on BBC iPlayer. You should have a TV License to watch live streams on either channel legally. This isn’t always obvious, since the iPlayer is the only service that even asks if you have one, and even then, there is no verification process.

Both ITV and the BBC broadcast with English commentary.

Watch the World Cup in the US

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America has one broadcaster for English-language coverage and another for Spanish. Both Fox Sports and Telemundo Deportes will show every 2018 World Cup game, so you’re not missing out by choosing one over the other.

The only real difference is in how you access these services: Telemundo requires a cable subscription which includes Telemundo Deportes and NBC Universo, while Fox Sports allows you to sign in with either a cable provider or one of the following services:

  • DirecTV Now
  • fuboTV
  • Hulu with Live TV
  • PlayStation Vue
  • Sling TV
  • YouTube TV

If you’re already a Fox or Telemundo subscriber, you can access their online players from overseas by connecting to one of your VPN’s American servers. However, since these networks verify that your payment method is linked to a US address, it’s very difficult to register from outside of the US.

You might prefer to watch the 2018 World Cup on Kodi. You can do so with either the FOX Sports GO or NBC Sports Live Extra addons, so there’s no need to use any third-party sports addons. The latter almost never use official sources and generally have unreliable, low-quality streams, meaning they offer the worst of both worlds. Given that there are so many legitimate World Cup broadcasters, there’s no reason to resort to unofficial Kodi addons.

See also: How to watch Brazil v Belgium online 

Streaming the World Cup in Canada

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In Canada, three networks (RDS, TSN, and CTV) will all be showing the World Cup in its entirety. There’s very little to distinguish any of these broadcasters from one another in terms of coverage. They all have their own mobile apps, show matches in HD, and require users to log in with their cable provider’s details.

Don’t have cable? There’s another way to watch: RDS and TSN allow users to subscribe for $24.99 a month. While this is similar to the price of a World Cup pass on sports streaming platforms, there’s only two weeks left of the tournament. As such, you may be better off using a free source or finding a subscription service with a free trial instead.

TSN and CTV will show each game in English, while RDS will include French commentary.

How to watch the FIFA World Cup in Australia

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Australia originally only had one broadcaster showing each World Cup fixture. However, Optus Sport experienced technical difficulties that rendered subscribers unable to watch. It has since given SBS the rights to show all future 2018 World Cup matches for free on The World Game.

This site is free to use, and no registration is required. You will need an Australian IP address, so remember to connect to an Australian server before trying to stream anything. The World Game includes full replays for previous matches, so if you’ve missed a few games, there’s no better place to catch up.

How to watch Uruguay vs. France from a competing country


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Both TyC and DirecTV are airing every World Cup fixture in Uruguay. However, DirecTV is a subscription service and TyC requires users to sign in with a supported cable provider’s details.

There are no free-to-watch broadcasters in Uruguay showing comprehensive World Cup coverage. That said, selected matches (although not Uruguay vs. France) can be viewed on either Monte Carlo or Teledoce.

Spanish World Cup streams are available in several other countries:

In Mexico, there are two options: Sky Sports México and Televisa. They’ll both be showing every fixture live online, but Televisa can be watched for free, making it the better choice for most people. That said, if you’d like to keep following sports after the World Cup is over, Sky Sports may of interest to you.

In Costa Rica, you can watch each game on Teletica. Unfortunately, though, these won’t be streamed live, only shown on TV. Instead, Costa Ricans can subscribe to MoviStar or Sky Měxico; MoviStar is showing 32 games, while Sky is covering every single fixture.

In Argentina, you can watch Uruguay vs. France for free on Televisión Pública. You should note that this service isn’t showing every game, just the remaining Quarter-final fixtures. To watch the later matches, you’ll have to either subscribe to TyC Sports or DirecTV, else use another country’s free stream.

In Spain, there’s just one broadcaster, Mediaset España, which keeps things nice and simple. It’s showing Uruguay vs. France, as well as all future games for free on Telecinco and Cuatro.

In Peru, your options are more limited. Only DirecTV is showing every 2018 World Cup fixture, and this service starts at S. 139 a month. If you’d prefer to watch for free, you can catch select games on Latina. That said, Latina lacks an online TV guide, so you’ll have to check in at kickoff time to see if it’s being shown or not.

All of the sources above with have Spanish commentary. You can access them from outside the source region using a VPN to spoof your location.


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In France, you can view Uruguay vs. France for free on TF1. This channel won’t be showing the entire World Cup, however, so you’ll need a beIN Sports subscription if you want to stream every game live. Prices start at €14 a month, but there’s a €15 plan that doesn’t require you to sign a long-term contract.

Canal+ is streaming every World Cup game to several African countries including Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, and Tanzania. Each country has its own subscription price, but for the channels you’ll need to watch the World Cup, you should expect to pay the equivalent of around $17.80 per month.

TF1, Canal+, and beIN Sports will broadcast the World Cup in French.

2018 World Cup Quarter-finals: How to watch from other countries

With the World Cup being shown in so many different countries, it’s never been easier to find one in your native language. We’ve listed sources for some other languages below, but if yours isn’t included, you can check out the official list of broadcasters.

  1. German: ARD, ORF, SRG SSR, ZDF
  2. Arabic: BTV, KAN11, MAKAN 33
  3. Italian: Mediaset
  4. Russian: Match TV, Perviy Kanal, VGTRK
  5. Dutch: DR, NOS
  6. Bengali: BTV

Be sure to test your VPN before kickoff time on July 6. You should be able to stream live video without any lag or buffering. Sometimes VPNs have to be connected to specific servers in order to unblock certain platforms. If you’ve connected to a server in the correct location and still get a “content not available” error, VPN customer support may be able to direct you to a server which works. These tests are vital as knowing of issues ahead of time can prevent frustration when the game starts.

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