The Egypt vs DR Congo live stream today at AFCON 2023 is a last-16 contest between two evenly matched group runners-up, neither of whom have yet won a tournament fixture. Both sides have drawn every fixture, but on Sunday, there has to be a winner. You can watch Egypt vs DR Congo live streams from anywhere with a VPN.
The teams are in and Mostafa Mohamed, Trezeguet, Ahmed Sayed Zizo and Mohamed Elneny all start for Egypt. Ahmed Hegazy starts at center-back and captains the Pharaohs, with Mohamed Hany and Ahmed Fatouh either side. For DR Congo, meanwhile, Arthur Masuaku, Chancel Mbemba and Yoane Wissa all start as expected, with Theo Bongonda, Meschak Elia and Charles Pickel all also in from the off.
Egypt came into AFCON 2023 as one of the pre-tournament favorites thanks, principally, to the presence of captain Mo Salah. Yet having squeezed a late draw from Mozambique after a late Salah penalty, the Liverpool star has since suffered a hamstring injury and the Pharaohs' on-pitch fortunes have yet to improve either, scoring an conceding in injury time last time out against Group B winners Cape Verde. Rui Vitoria's side will rely on forward Mostafa Mohamed, who scored in every group stage game, to fire the 2021 runners-up into the quarter-finals.
DR Congo had an identical group stage record – three draws, finishing second. The Leopards knew a point was enough to qualify them and knock opponents Tanzania out in their final Group F fixture, their defense holding strong in a 0-0 stalemate. Sebastien Desabre's side have conceded just twice this tournament – only four sides have shipped fewer – with former Premier League pair Chancel Mbemba and Arthur Masuaku (of Newcastle and West Ham respectively) in fine form. Brentford forward Yoane Wissa is their main goal threat.
A cagey game is expected in this one today, with Egypt as slight favorites. A potential shoot-out, perhaps?
Read on to discover where to watch Egypt vs DR Congo live streams today — and watch AFCON 2023 games for FREE — where you are.
How to watch Egypt vs DR Congo live stream for FREE
If you live in South Africa then you can enjoy every single minute of this AFCON 2023 game without spending a cent. That's because Egypt vs DR Congo will be broadcast and streaming for FREE.
The full game will be televised via SABC with an online stream available on SABC Plus, so you can watch every single moment without needing a streaming service subscription.
The problems arise if you happen to find yourself abroad while the Africa Cup of Nations is on, as rights restrictions mean you won't be able to use SABC Plus overseas. Assuming you don't want to sign up for a whole new streaming service for the time you're away, there is a great alternative...
If you download and install a VPN (virtual private network), you can get around those geo-restrictions with ease — see the three easy steps below. From our rigorous testing, ExpressVPN comes out on top of our best VPN service rankings as it's fast, works on lots of devices, and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
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It's really easy to use a VPN to watch live sport when overseas:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. We think ExpressVPN is the best you can get.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.S. or U.K. and want to view SABC Plus, you'd select South Africa from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to SABC Plus or another service and watch the game.
How to watch a Egypt vs DR Congo live stream in the U.S.
Soccer fans in the U.S. will need beIN Sports to catch AFCON 2023 live streams, including Egypt vs DR Congo at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT on Sunday, and there are plenty of ways to tune in.
For cord-cutters, one of the best value options is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package is priced from $40/month and it comes with more than 30 channels. New users get a half-price discount on their first month, and then you'll just need to add its Sports Extra add-on for an additional $11/month to include beIN.
Fubo costs $75 per month for 120+ channels and includes beIN Sports, plus ESPN, NBC and plenty of others besides. It also offers a 7-day free trial.
There's also Fanatiz, which costs $9.99 and provides access to the AFCON 2023 live streams.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch South Africa vs Namibia live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that there's 24/7 live support and you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN.
Sling TV offers two packages, both of which start from $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including beIN Sports for the AFCON 2023 live streams. New users get 50% off their first month.
Another option to watch an AFCON 2023 live stream Fanatiz. The international service offers beIN Sports as part of its Front Row plan, which costs $9.99/month and provides access to AFCON 2023, as well as a gaggle of Latin American sports continents including international football matches from Brazil and Argentina.
You can stream Fanatiz coverage via your mobile, Amazon Fire TV and Stick, Android TV, Apple TV, Hisense TV, Google Chromecast, Airplay, PC, and Mac with any web browser.
How to watch an Egypt vs DR Congo live stream in the U.K.
If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, it currently costs an extra £22/month for the whole Sky Sports suite. Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar and without the need for a dish. Prices start from £14/month for the TV, plus a Sky sub on top of that.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.99 or month-long access for £34.99.
Some games are also being shown for free on the BBC iPlayer, but Egypt vs DR Congo isn't one of them.
And if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow a South Africa vs Namibia live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch Egypt vs DR Congo in Canada
Canadians can watch an Egypt vs DR Congo live stream on Fubo, which is also the home of Premier League soccer in Canada.
For just CAN$24.99/month, you'll get access to the Sports Monthly plan, which gets you AFCON 2023 matches via beIN Sports, all Premier League matches, all Serie A matches plus 29 channels including MLB Network. The $39.99 Premium plan adds 20 entertainment channels and more on top of that. There's also a free Fubo trial and extra savings to be made if you sign up for a quarterly or annual plan.
Alternatively, you can go directly with beIN Sports, which gets you far less content but only costs $14.99/month or $99.99/year.
Canadians stuck abroad who still want to access their low-price streaming plan can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch Egypt vs DR Congo in Australia
If you want to watch an Egypt vs DR Congo live stream from Australia you'll need to have access to beIN Sports. This can be added to your TV package, or you can sign up for beIN as a separate subscription. It costs $15/month or $150 for the year. And that's all after you've enjoyed its free 1-week trial.
This game is set to kick off at 7 a.m. AEDT on the morning of Monday, Jan. 29.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use ExpressVPN to watch all the action on your travels as if you were back home.
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Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.