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Iceland vs. England live stream: How to watch Nations League soccer

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Iceland vs. England start time and channels

Iceland vs. England starts at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT today (Saturday, Sept. 5). ABC will air the match in the US, while UK viewers can watch on Sky Sports.

International soccer returns today! The Iceland vs. England live stream will give many their first taste of this season of Nations League play, which like most sports, has been delayed because of the long COVID-19-enforced layoff.

The Nations League is soccer's attempt to generate interest in what otherwise would be meaningless friendlies between teams preparing for major international competitions. England, which made it to the final four of the inaugural Nations League tournament, finds itself in a group with Iceland, Denmark and Belgium. The countries play each other twice, and the team with the best record in the group advances.

Iceland vs. England is the first match for both teams in this installment of the Nations League and a rematch of when the two teams faced each other in the knockout stages of gthe 2016 European Championship. If you've missed international soccer during the coronavirus pandemic, this is your chance to see how England's team is shaping up in advance of next summer's Euros.

Here's a round-up of where you can find an Iceland vs. England live stream, as well as tips for using a VPN to track down a broadcast of the match if it's not available in your area.

How can I use a VPN to watch Iceland vs. England?

If you can't find a local broadcast of the Iceland vs. England match, a virtual private network, or VPN, can come to your rescue. A VPN can mask your location, making it seem as if you're surfing the web from elsewhere in the world. That way, you can find an Iceland vs. England live stream that might not otherwise be available in your area.

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Iceland vs. England live streams in the U.S.

Good news for U.S.-based fans of either the Iceland or England national teams — this Nations League match is airing on ABC. That means you don't need a cable subscription if you want to watch the Iceland vs. England match on TV. 

However, if you're hoping to live stream the match on a phone, tablet, computer or other device, you may be out of luck, as ABC streams its sports coverage through ESPN. To watch a live stream of Iceland vs. England on ESPN.com (opens in new tab) or the ESPN app (Android (opens in new tab), iOS (opens in new tab)), you need to sign in with a cable or satellite TV provider. That freezes our cord cutters.

Signing up for streaming TV subscription can get around that, as ESPN lets you sign in with log-in credentials from those services. Sling TV is your cheapest option at $30 a month.

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Sling TV (opens in new tab): ESPN and its assorted channels are included in Sling's Orange package of channels. Sling's services includes a cloud DVR feature that lets you record up to 10 hours of programming to watch later.

Iceland vs. England live streams in the UK

Sky Sports carries the Iceland vs. England match in the UK, with coverage beginning at 4:30 p.m. BST. (The actual match kicks off at 5 p.m.) If you don't subscribe to Sky Sports, a day pass through Now TV (opens in new tab) costs £9.99.

Iceland vs. England live streams in Canada

If you don't live in a part of Canada that features ABC, you can always turn to UEFA's website for Iceland vs. England. The European governing body says the match will be available at UEFA.TV (opens in new tab) for Canadian fans.

Iceland vs. England live streams in other regions

Here's a sampling of where you watch Iceland vs. England in other parts of the world.

  • Australia: Optus Sport
  • Brazil: Esporte Interativo Plus, TNT Brazil, TNT Go
  • British Virgin Islands: ESPN Caribbean, ESPNPlay Caribbean
  • France: Free, Molotov, L'Equipe Web, L'Equipe
  • Germany: DAZN
  • Iceland: Stöð 2 Sport
  • India: Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD
  • Indonesia: mola.tv, Mola TV, Mola TV App
  • Ireland: SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event, Virgin Media Two, Virgin TV Go, Sky Sports Football
  • Israel: Sport 1
  • Mexico: Blue To Go Video Everywhere, Sky HD
  • New Zealand: Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports, beIN Sports Connect New Zealand
  • Puerto Rico: ESPNPlay Caribbean, ESPN Caribbean

For more regions, visit LiveSoccerTV.com.

Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.