The Finland vs Russia Euro 2020 game starts today (Wednesday, June 16) at 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET / 6 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 Finland vs Russia live stream starts very soon, kicking off the second round of Euro 2020 group stage matches.
Finland, fronted by prolific goalscorer Teemu Pukki, will enter the match on the back of a 1-0 win over Denmark — albeit a win that was overshadowed by Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsing on the pitch. While Eriksen recovers, Finland will need to stay focused on upcoming games against both Russia and group favorites Belgium.
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Russia felt the force of Belgium first-hand, suffering a 0-3 loss in their own opening match. Currently bottom of Group B on goal difference, captain Artem Dzyuba's side face an early exit from the competition unless they can claw back some points.
Finland vs Russia kicks off today (Wednesday, June 16) at 2 p.m. BST (9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT), so get that live stream ready. You can watch it all live, and for free, anywhere in the world: just use our guide on how to watch the Finland vs Russia live stream at Euro 2020.
There are many more games to come too, so head to our main How to watch Euro 2020 page for the full fixture list, groups, TV schedule and more.
How to watch the Finland vs Russia live stream for free
Every game in Euro 2020 is available on free-to-air television in the U.K. That's handy wherever you are, as by using one of the best VPN services you can tune in to free U.K. coverage even if you're in a different country.
In the case of the Finland vs Russia live stream, you'll be able to watch it for free on BBC One and BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) online — though you do need to have a valid TV licence.
How to watch the Finland vs Russia live stream in the US
U.S., soccer fans can watch the Finland vs Russia live stream on ESPN, so if you already get that channel as part of a cable package, you'll also be able to stream it through the ESPN website (opens in new tab). Either way, the match starts at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m PT.
Cord cutters do have other options though, including Sling TV. The Sling Orange package costs $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, Sling is also offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 (opens in new tab) at the moment.
Another possibility is Fubo.TV; it's more expensive, at $65 per month, but you get 117+ channels here, including ESPN.
If you're usually based in the U.K. but you happen to be in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Finland vs Russia live stream for free on BBC iPlayer by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). Just remember that you need to have a valid TV licence.
Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both priced at $35/month. The Sling Orange plan comes with 30-plus channels and includes ESPN. Sling is currently offering $25 dollars off the first month.
If you love sports, check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, with ESPN among them.
How to watch the Finland vs Russia live stream with a VPN
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 currently in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, even when you're not at home.
Speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. Plus, there's a 30-day money-back guarantee.
How to watch the Finland vs Russia live stream in the UK
The BBC and ITV are sharing the U.K. rights to Euro 2020's 51 games and the Finland vs Russia live stream will be available to watch for free on BBC One or BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab). The game starts at 2 p.m. BST, although coverage will begin at 1 p.m, so tune in then to catch the pre-game commentary and analysis.
If that sounds enticing but you're not currently in the U.K., you can follow every Euro 2020 game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) — so long as you have a valid U.K. TV licence.
How to watch the Finland vs Russia live stream in Canada
In Canada, the Finland vs Russia live stream will be shown on TSN (English) and on TVS Sports (French). If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN Direct (opens in new tab) for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month. TVA Sports Direct (opens in new tab), meanwhile, costs $19.99 per month.
Canadians who aren't in the country at the moment but who subscribe to TSN or TVA can still watch an Finland vs Russia live stream on their usual services by using one of the best VPN (opens in new tab)s.
How to watch the Finland vs Russia live stream in Australia
Optus Sport (opens in new tab) is the place to go for Euro 2020 games in Australia, which means Aussies can watch the Finland vs Russia 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.
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