Italy vs Austria live stream — how to watch Euro 2020 Round of 16 game for free

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Italy vs Austria Euro 2020 time, date, channel

The Italy vs Austria Euro 2020 game starts today (Saturday, June 26) at 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT. In the U.S., it's available on ABC. In the U.K., you can watch on BBC iPlayer. Full channel details below.

The Italy vs Austria live stream is starting soon, and it's the second knockout game of Euro 2020. Both sides will be hoping to join Denmark in the quarter-finals, following the Danes' emphatic 4-0 victory over Wales earlier today.

Italy have been arguably the best team of Euro 2020 so far. They romped to the top of Group A with three victories, scoring seven goals and not conceding once. They're a fearsome opponent for any side in this competition. 

Former Man City boss Roberto Mancini has the Azzurri playing some genuinely beautiful football. Granted, the defense hasn't really been tested yet, but they look unstoppable when attacking. In fact, Italy are the first side to progress from the group stage with three wins and three clean sheets. They will be firm favorites for this match. 

However, Austria aren't just here to make up the numbers. The team enjoyed a solid group stage performance that saw them finish second after wins against North Macedonia and Ukraine. That said, they'll need to find a new level to cause an upset here. David Alaba, who's moving to Real Madrid this summer, will surely be kept busy on the left side of Austria's defense.

They've named an unchanged team for the game, while Italy have made several changes, bringing back all of the first-choice players they rested in their final group game. The injured Giorgino Chiellini is the only absentee, but elsewhere they have quality in every position.

Italy: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Verratti, Berardi, Immobile, Insigne.

Austria: Bachmann, Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba, Xaver Schlager, Grillitsch, Laimer, Sabitzer, Baumgartner, Arnautovic.

Italy vs Austria kicks off today (Saturday, June 26) at 8 p.m. BST (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT). The best part? You can watch it anywhere in the world, for free.

Keep reading our guide to find out how, and don't forget to check our main How to watch Euro 2020 page for the full fixture list, groups, TV schedule and more. 

How to watch the Italy vs Austria live stream for free

Every game in Euro 2020 is available on free-to-air television in the U.K., which has the added benefit of letting anyone watch for free, regardless of location. With one of the best VPN services, you can tune in to and enjoy free U.K. coverage from anywhere.

With the Italy vs Austria live stream, for instance, you can watch it for free on BBC One and BBC iPlayer online. However, you will need to have a valid TV licence.

How to watch the Italy vs Austria 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 actually at home. 

We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast and works on plenty of devices. It even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so it's completely risk-free. 


Speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN 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 Italy vs Austria live stream in the US

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U.S. soccer fans can watch the Italy vs Austria live stream on ABC, so if you already get that channel as part of a cable package, you'll also be able to stream it through the ABC website. Either way, the match starts at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.

Cord cutters do have other options though, including Sling TV. ABC's games are also shown on ESPN3, and the Sling Orange package, which costs $35 per month, comes with more than 30 channels including all of the ESPN offerings. Plus, Sling is also offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 which will cover the whole Euro 2020 tournament. 

Another possibility is Fubo.TV; it's more expensive, at $65 per month, but you get 117+ channels here, including ESPN3.

If you're usually based in the U.K. but you happen to be in the U.S. currently, you can watch the Italy vs Austria 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.


Sling TV offers two packages, both priced at $35/month. The Sling Orange plan comes with 30-plus channels and includes ESPN3. Sling is currently offering $25 dollars off the first month.


If you love sports, check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, with ESPN3 among them. 

How to watch the Italy vs Austria live stream in the UK

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The BBC and ITV are sharing the U.K. rights to Euro 2020's 51 games and the Italy vs Austria live stream will be available to watch for free on BBC One or BBC iPlayer. Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. BST, and you can tune in at 7:30 p.m. for 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 — but you will need a valid U.K. TV licence.

How to watch the Italy vs Austria live stream in Canada

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In Canada, the Italy vs Austria 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 for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month. TVA Sports Direct, 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 Italy vs Austria live stream on their usual services by using one of the best VPNs.

How to watch the Italy vs Austria live stream in Australia

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Optus Sport is the place to go for Euro 2020 games in Australia, which means Aussies can watch the Italy vs Austria 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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