The Italy vs Spain live stream starts today (July 6) at 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT. In the U.S., it's available on ESPN. In the U.K., you can watch on BBC iPlayer. Full channel details below.
The Italy vs Spain live stream is nearly here — and frankly, we can't wait. This is the first Euro 2020 semi-final, and it will bring together two heavyweights of European soccer. Between them, these sides have won three European Championships and five World Cups; if it's anything less than a classic, we'll be disappointed.
Fortunately, the evidence suggests that it will be a great game. Italy are currently unbeaten in 32 matches and looked very strong in beating Belgium in the quarter-finals. Spain, for their part, have twice notched five goals en route to the last four.
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This is a young Spanish team, though, and Italy will start as favorites. Both sides have been forced into changes for the game, with Italy replacing injured full-back Leonardo Spinazzola with Chelsea's Emerson.
Spain, meanwhile, have brought in Dani Olmo for the injured Pablo Sarabia, and have preferred Mikel Oyarzabal and Eric Garcia to Alvaro Morata and Pau Torres.
Here's how they line up:
Italy: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson Palmieri, Barella, Jorginho, Verratti, Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne.
Spain: Simon, Azpilicueta, Garcia, Laporte, Jordi Alba, Koke, Busquets, Pedri, Ferran Torres, Oyarzabal, Olmo.
You can watch the Italy vs Spain live stream today (July 6) at 8 p.m. BST (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT). It's free, too, so long as you follow our guide below, and you can tune in from anywhere.
We're also regularly updating our How to watch Euro 2020 hub, where you'll find the full fixture list, TV schedule and more.
How to watch the Italy vs Spain 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.
For example, with the Italy vs Spain live stream, 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 Spain 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.
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How to watch the Italy vs Spain live stream in the US
U.S. soccer fans can watch the Italy vs Spain 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. Either way, the match starts at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT, with coverage beginning 30 minutes prior to kick off.
Cord cutters do have other options though, including Sling TV. ESPN is available as part of the Sling Orange package, which costs $35 per month and which comes with more than 30 channels. 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 ESPN.
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 Spain 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 ESPN. 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 ESPN among them.
How to watch the Italy vs Spain live stream in the UK
The BBC and ITV are sharing the U.K. rights to Euro 2020's 51 games and the Italy vs Spain 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 all the pre-game commentary too.
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 Spain live stream in Canada
In Canada, the Italy vs Spain 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 Spain live stream on their usual services by using one of the best VPNs.
How to watch the Italy vs Spain live stream in Australia
Optus Sport is the place to go for Euro 2020 games in Australia, which means Aussies can watch the Italy vs Spain 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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