Italy are looking like the team to beat at the 2021 European Championship. Three extremely impressive victories have powered them into the Round of 16, where they face an Austria side that seems to be growing in strength. Follow our guide to watch an Italy vs Austria live stream and follow the Euro 2020 knockout game from anywhere today.
Italy vs Austria Euro 2020 live stream
Date: Saturday, June 26
Kick-off time: 8pm BST / 9pm CET / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 5am AEST / 7am NZST
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Free live streams: BBC iPlayer
Global live streams: ABC/ESPN3 via Sling TV or FuboTV (US) | Optus Sport (AUS) | TSN/TVA Sports (CAN) | Sky Sport (NZ)
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The fluidity of Italy’s play has been a joy to watch. They’ve cut through all of their opponents not only at will but almost effortlessly, Leonardo Spinazzola owning the left flank, and a rolling cast of Federico Chiesa, Manuel Locatelli and Marco Verratti lighting up the midfield.
David Alaba has been almost superhuman for Austria, seemingly playing five positions at any one time. He’s been their best defender and their main attacking threat, but he’s going to need his teammates to step things up for Austria to make it past Italy.
Roberto Mancini’s men are yet to concede in the tournament, but Leonardo Bonucci remains a potential weak link in their backline. Could Marcel Sabitzer be the man to pick the lock? The RB Leipzig playmaker is yet to get started at the tournament, but if he can find his form and feed Marco Arnautović, Austria have a shot.
Can Gli Azzurri continue their perfect form, or will Das Team frustrate them? Follow our guide below as we explain how to get an Italy vs Austria live stream and watch the knockout game from wherever you are in the world and for FREE.
Free Euro 2020 live streams
The best thing about Euro 2020 is that every single game is being shown for free in the UK – with the BBC airing the Italy vs Austria clash – and many are also being shown on free-to-air channels across Europe. Just check your local listings for specific game coverage details.
UK – BBC and BBC iPlayer
France – TF1
Germany – ARD and ZDF
Spain – Mediaset
Italy – RAI
How to live stream Italy vs Austria from outside your country
We’ve detailed how you can watch Euro 2020 from the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand down below, but bear in mind that if you’re abroad at any point during the tournament, you won’t be able to live stream the football via your usual domestic broadcaster.
This is because of geo-blocking, which restricts certain services and content to specific parts of the world. However, you can get around geo-blocks by using a VPN, or Virtual Private Network. It’s completely legal, very affordable and easy to use – and it also encrypts your browsing, offering protection against cybercriminals and government snooping.
Use a VPN to live stream Euro 2020 from anywhere
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Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three…
1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location
3. Go to the broadcaster’s live stream – so if you’re from the UK, just head to BBC iPlayer
How to watch a FREE Italy vs Austria live stream online in the UK
In the UK, Italy vs Austria is being shown on BBC One, with kick-off set for 8pm BST. The build-up starts at 7.30pm.
If you’re not in front of your TV, you can also live stream Italy vs Austria free by firing up BBC iPlayer, which works across a wide range of devices, including phones, tablets, laptops, games consoles and streaming devices.
As a national broadcaster, BBC iPlayer doesn’t cost a penny to stream if you’re located in the UK.
If you’re not in the UK right now, you can use a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action on just as you would at home.
How to watch Italy vs Austria in the US for free and without cable
Euro 2020 coverage is split between ESPN and ABC in the US, and both channels are showing the Italy vs Austria game, which kicks off at 3pm ET / 12pm PT.
If you get the channels as part of your cable package, you can also live stream Italy vs Austria directly through the ESPN website and the ABC website.
How to watch Italy vs Austria without cable
Cord-cutters are in luck too, because you can watch every single Euro 2020 game without having an expensive cable package.
Great-value OTT streaming service Sling TV is the option we recommend. Its Orange package costs just $35 a month and gets you all the games on ESPN and ABC (the latter thanks to simulcasts on ESPN3).
Better still, Sling is offering new subscribers a fantastic bargain – right now you can get a whole month of Sling Orange for $10. The package also includes TNT, Nick Jr. and plenty more, and unlike cable, you can cancel your subscription at any time.
Another brilliant option is fuboTV, which is an even more fully-featured streaming service that offers ESPN, ABC and more than 120 other channels. Packages start from $64.99 a month and there’s even a FREE fuboTV trial you can try to see if it’s right for you.
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How to live stream Italy vs Austria in Australia
Optus Sport is showing all of the Euro 2020 action Down Under, but be warned that you’ve got an extremely late night or early morning ahead if you plan to watch Italy vs Austria, which kicks off at 5am AEST on Sunday morning.
A subscription costs $14.99 per month, but you can save money by signing up for a longer term, with a three-month plan costing $29.99 and a 12-month pass available for $99.
You can stream Optus Sport coverage via your mobile, PC or tablet, and can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.
And if you leave Oz at any point during the tournament, simply use a VPN to tune in as normal on your Optus account.
How to watch Italy vs Austria: live stream Euro 2020 soccer in Canada
You can watch the Italy vs Austria game, as well as the rest of Euro 2020, on English-language TSN or French-language TVA Sports.
If you get them as part of your cable deal, then you’ll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to an Italy vs Austria live stream, with kick-off set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT.
If you don’t have cable, you’ll be well-served by their digital platforms. The TSN Direct and TVA Sports Direct streaming services each cost just $19.99 a month, and work across a range of devices, including phones, computers and tablets.
And don’t forget that using a VPN is the way to get a Euro 2020 live stream if you’re away from Canada when the game you want to watch is on.
How to watch Euro 2020 online in New Zealand
Footie fans in New Zealand can watch Euro 2020 unfold on Sky Sport, though it’s an early start for the Italy vs Austria game, which gets underway at 7am NZST on Sunday morning.
Sky Sport is available in New Zealand as part of a range of pay TV packages, and subscribers can watch online using the country’s Sky Go service.
If you’re not already a customer, you can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform, which costs $19.99 for a weekly pass and works across a wide range of devices, including phones, laptops, Apple TV and Chromecast.
Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use the VPN route outlined above to access their service of choice just like they would at home.