The Croatia vs Czech Republic Euro 2020 game starts today (Friday, June 18) at 5 p.m. BST / 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m PT. In the U.S., it's available on ESPN. In the U.K., you can watch on BBC. Full channel details below.
The Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream is starting soon, and it sees the Group D leaders in action — but it's not who you might have expected before Euro 2020 started.
Czech Republic currently sit atop the group following a comfortable 2-0 win over Scotland adorned with two wonderful goals by Patrik Schick. In contrast Croatia, the 2018 World Cup semi-finalists, have no points after their opening defeat against England.
It's all set up nicely for this clash, with the Czechs knowing that a win will almost certainly see them reach the last 16 and Croatia surely aware that anything less than 3 points could end their chances.
The Croats were disappointing against England, with Luka Modric unable to influence the game and the dangerous trio of Andrej Kramaric, Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic starved of service.
The Czech Republic didn't have too work too hard to dispatch Scotland, but Schick's wonder goal from the halfway line showed they have plenty of talent and they'll be confident of taking something from this game.
Croatia vs Czech Republic kicks off today (Friday, June 18) at 5 p.m. BST (12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m PT) and you can watch it via live stream, for free, from anywhere in the world.
And for more info, why not check out our How to watch Euro 2020 page, complete with full fixture list, groups, TV schedule and more.
How to watch the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream for free
Every game in Euro 2020 is available on free-to-air television in the U.K., and this essentially makes it free to watch anywhere else in the world too. All you need is one of the best VPN services, which let you tune in to free U.K. coverage even if you're elsewhere.
With the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream, for instance, you can watch for free on BBC One and BBC iPlayer online — though you do need to have a valid U.K. TV licence.
How to watch the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream with a VPN
A virtual private network, or VPN, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country even when you're not there. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for when you're abroad on business or holiday.
How to watch the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream in the US
U.S. soccer fans can watch the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream on ESPN, so if you get that channel as part of a cable package, you'll also be able to stream it through the ESPN website. Either way, the match starts at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m PT.
Cord cutters do have other options though, including Sling TV and its Sling Orange package. That costs $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. What's more, Sling is also offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 right now.
Or you could try Fubo.TV, which is more expensive, at $65/month, but which offers 117+ channels including ESPN.
If you're usually based in the U.K. but are currently in the U.S., you can watch the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream for free on BBC iPlayer by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. Just remember that you need to have a valid TV licence.
How to watch the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream in the UK
All 51 Euro 2020 games will be shown either the BBC or ITV, and it's the Beeb that you need to turn to for the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream. You can watch for free on BBC One or BBC iPlayer from 4:35 p.m BST, with the game itself starting at 5 p.m.
If you're not currently in the U.K., you can still follow every Euro 2020 game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN — so long as you have a valid U.K. TV licence.
How to watch the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream in Canada
In Canada, the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream will be shown on TSN (English) and on TVS Sports (French). Cut the cord? Then you can sign up for TSN Direct for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month or for TVA Sports Direct, which costs $19.99 per month.
Canadians who aren't at home at the moment but who subscribe to TSN or TVA can still watch a Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream on their usual services by using one of the best VPNs.
How to watch the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream in Australia
Aussies can get Euro 2020 games on Optus Sport, so they'll be able to watch the Croatia vs Czech Republic live stream via its mobile or tablet apps, as well as on Apple TV and Chromecast.
Don't forget that if you're not currently in Australia, you can use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.
Want more on Euro 2020? Check out our full How to watch Euro 2020 hub, for fixtures, TV listings, group guides and more.
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