The Senegal vs Ivory Coast live stream is one of the standout ties of the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Round of 16. There will be plenty of stars on display as the holders take on the hosts — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.
Senegal progressed to the last 16 with a perfect record, beating Cameroon, Guinea and Gambia to finish top of Group C. They’ve scored eight goals so far, although only one of those has come from their talisman Sadio Mané. That is, perhaps, an ominous sign for opponents hoping to keep him quiet. Midfielder Pape Sarr has returned to fitness and has been able to play as the tournament has gone on.
The Ivory Coast are lucky to have made it to today's game. They finished third in Group A after a poor campaign that included a shocking 4-0 defeat to Equatorial Guinea. They were on the verge of exiting the competition in their home nation. The Elephants and their fans will be hoping that they can kick on in the business end of the competition, but they need star players like skipper Serge Aurier and Frank Kessie to step up.
Here's how they line up:
Senegal: E. Mendy; Diatta, Koulibaly, Niakhate, A. Diallo, Jakobs; P. Sarr, Camara; I. Sarr, H. Diallo, Mane
Ivory Coast: Y. Fofana; Aurier, Kossounou, Ndicka, Konan; S. Fofana, Seri, Sangare; Diakite, Krasso, Gradel
Nobody expected these teams to be meeting at this stage, but the Senegal vs Ivory Coast live stream could be one of the matches of the round. Read on to find out how you can take in all the action and watch AFCON 2023 from anywhere.
How to Watch FREE Senegal vs Ivory Coast live streams
Football fans in the U.K. can watch the Senegal vs Ivory Coast free on BBC Three and on BBC iPlayer. This is a free service but you should have a valid U.K. TV license. It's one of 10 fixtures that will be free-to-air on the BBC.
If you're not currently in the U.K., and have a valid TV license, you can still watch a Senegal vs Ivory Coast live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch Senegal vs Ivory Coast live streams from around the world
A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.
For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch Senegal vs Ivory Coast live streams on the BBC iPlayer, even though they're not in the U.K.
They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another service and watch the game.
How to watch a Senegal vs Ivory Coast live stream in the U.S.
Soccer fans in the U.S. will want beIN Sports to catch the AFCON 2023 live streams, including Senegal vs Ivory Coast, and there are plenty of ways to tune in.
For cord-cutters, one option is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package is priced from $40 per month and it comes with more than 30 channels including USA. New users often get a discount on their first month.
Fubo costs $75 per month for 121 channels and includes beIN Sports, plus ESPN, NBC and plenty of others besides. It also offer 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 Senegal vs Ivory Coast live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that 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 often 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 a month and provides access to AFCON 2023, as well as a gaggle of Latin American sports continent 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 a Senegal vs Ivory Coast live stream in the U.K.
Thanks to a late deal, the BBC is currently has secured the rights to show 10 AFCON 2023 games for free on BBC Three and on BBC iPlayer as well. These include the Ivory Coast vs Guinea-Bissau, Ghana vs Egypt, Senegal vs Ivory Coast, two quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final.
Sky Sports is showing all 52 matches of AFCON 2023, including an Senegal vs Ivory Coast live stream. If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels.
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 at £13/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.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the UK, you can still follow a Senegal vs Ivory Coast live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch Senegal vs Ivory Coast in Canada
For just CAN$24.99 a month, you'll get access to the Essentials 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.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative 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 Senegal vs Ivory Coast in Australia
If you want to watch a Senegal vs Ivory Coast 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. This costs $19 per month or $179 for the year.
Alternatively, you can opt for Kayo Sports which includes beIN in its package. Kayo also offers a two-week trial, and after your free 14 days, a basic plan costs $25 a month, while a Premium subscription is a little more expensive at $35.
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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