The Poland vs Slovakia Euro 2020 game starts today (Monday, June 14) at 5 p.m. BST / 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT. In the U.S., it's available on ESPN and ABC. In the U.K., you can watch on ITV and the ITV Hub. Full channel details below.
The Poland vs Slovakia live stream marks the beginning of the Group E action at Euro 2020.
Poland and Slovakia have never met each other in a European Championship, nor have they met in the World Cup. But given that only one of their previous eight fixtures has ended in a draw, we can hopefully expect some goals in their first major event meeting.
Poland's Robert Lewandowski is the star of the show; he's by far the sharpest shooter in the group, and is the man Poland will depend on for all of their goals. With that said, Lewandowski has typically struggled for form in big competitions, so fans will be hoping he can find his rhythm early on. Interestingly, this match probably represents the easiest tie of Group E for both teams, with Spain and Sweden as the remaining, more challenging fixtures.
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Slovakia, though certainly not high on anyone's list of potential winners, do have the hulking presence of Milan Skriniar. Skriniar is a recent Serie A title winner with Inter Milan, and one of Antonio Conte's most dependable defenders. Slovakia will be hoping that Skriniar can neutralize the threat from Lewandowski, plus capitalize on any of the striker's lack of form early on.
And depending on what version of Marek Hamsik turns up for the game, the midfielder is Slovakia's main danger man, and will be relied upon to breach Poland's back line. As ever, Hamsik remains an elusive character, and is one that either brings bundles of energy to a game or fades into the background. Slovakia fans will be hoping for the former.
The game kicks off today (Monday, June 14) at 5 p.m. BST / 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT, and you can watch it all live, for free, wherever you are. Here's how to watch the Poland vs Slovakia live stream at Euro 2020 for free — and if you want to see the full fixture list, groups, TV schedule and more, head to our main How to watch Euro 2020 page.
How to watch the Poland vs Slovakia live stream for free
The Poland vs Slovakia live stream is available on free-to-air television in the U.K., which is stellar news for wherever you happen to be in the world.
That's because you can tune in to free U.K. coverage even if you're in another country, by using one of the best VPN services. It's quick, easy and super effective.
The Poland vs Slovakia live stream, for instance, is available for free on ITV and the ITV Hub (opens in new tab) online — remember, though, you do need to have a valid TV licence to be able to watch the channel.
How to watch the Poland vs Slovakia live stream in the US
In the U.S., soccer fans can watch the Poland vs Slovakia live stream on ESPN or ABC. Many of you will already have these channels as part of a cable package. Provided this is the case, then you'll also be able to stream games through the ESPN website (opens in new tab) or the ABC website (opens in new tab). Either way, it starts at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.
Already cut the cord? That's no problem, either, as you can look to Sling TV: the Sling Orange package costs $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. ABC's games will be shown on ESPN3, so with Sling Orange you'll be able to watch all the action. Plus, Sling is also offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 (opens in new tab) right now.
Or you could try Fubo.TV. This costs a little more, at $65 per month, but you get 117+ channels, including ESPN and ABC.
If you're usually based in the U.K. and have a valid TV licence, but you happen to be in the U.S. at the moment, you can watch the Poland vs Slovakia live stream for free by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to access the ITV Hub.
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 Poland vs Slovakia live stream with a VPN
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How to watch the Poland vs Slovakia live stream in the UK
In the U.K., the Poland vs Slovakia live stream will be available to watch for free on ITV or the ITV Hub (opens in new tab). The game officially starts at 5 p.m. BST, but coverage kicks off from 4.15 p.m. for those of you who like to get involved in the pre-match analysis.
But if you're not in the U.K. and have a valid U.K. TV licence, you can follow every Euro 2020 game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Poland vs Slovakia live stream in Canada
In Canada, the Poland vs Slovakia live stream will be shown in English on TSN and in French on TVS Sports. Cord cutters can sign up for TSN Direct (opens in new tab) for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month, and for TVA Sports Direct (opens in new tab) for $19.99 a month.
Canadians who aren't at home right now can still watch a Poland vs Slovakia live stream on their usual services by using one of the best VPN (opens in new tab)s.
How to watch the Poland vs Slovakia live stream in Australia
Optus Sport (opens in new tab) will be showing every Euro 2020 game in Australia, which means Aussies can watch the Poland vs Slovakia live stream via its dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV.
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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