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Portugal vs. Croatia live stream: How to watch Nations League soccer

Portugal vs Croatia live stream
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Portugal vs. Croatia start time and channels

Portugal vs. Croatia starts soon, at 2:45 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. PDT today (Saturday, September 5th). ABC is broadcasting the match in the US while Sky Sports has the UK coverage.

It's time for the Portugal vs. Croatia live stream, but we've already hit our first bump in the road of the new Nations League campaign (hopefully it doesn't last long). Cristiano Ronaldo is sitting out with a toe injury, which should level the playing field considerably, and it's unclear how long this will last.

Nations League play will (as usual) put Europe's leading soccer teams against one another as a way to interject some excitement into international friendlies. And if Portugal is going to defend its title, the road back to the final starts with a group stage game against Croatia today.

Watching the Portugal vs. Croatia live stream is easy if you know were to look. We can help you find out who's broadcasting this Nations League match and how to use a VPN to help you live stream the match if it's not available in your area.

How can I use a VPN to watch Portugal vs. Croatia

If you happen to be some place where the Portugal vs. Croatia live stream isn't readily available, a virtual private network, or VPN, can come to your rescue. With a VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from anywhere in the world, giving you access to live streams of the Portugal vs. Croatia match that are available in other parts of the world.

We've tested many different options, and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. Based on our testing, ExpressVPN offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.

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Portugal vs. Croatia live streams in the U.S.

You can watch Portugal vs. Croatia on ABC in the U.S., which means that anyone with a TV and an HD antenna can pick up the broadcast. You're not so lucky if you want to live stream the match. ABC's sports coverage streams on ESPN.com (opens in new tab) and the ESPN app (Android (opens in new tab), iOS (opens in new tab)) and to watch Portugal vs. Croatia on those platforms, you'll need to sign in with your cable or satellite TV provider's login credentials. That means cord cutters will need to find another to watch the match.

That alternative could be a subscription streaming TV service, as you can log in to ESPN with your sign-in information from a number of 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.

Portugal vs. Croatia live streams in the UK

Sky Sports carries the Portugal vs. Croatia match in the UK, with coverage beginning at 7:45 p.m. If you don't subscribe to Sky Sports, a day pass through Now TV (opens in new tab) costs £9.99.

Portugal vs. Croatia 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 Portugal vs. Croatia. The European governing body says the match will be available at UEFA.TV (opens in new tab) for Canadian fans.

Portugal vs. Croatia live streams in other regions

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

  • Australia: Optus Sport
  • Brazil: TNT Brazil, TNT Go, Esporte Interativo Plus
  • Croatia: Sportklub 1 Croatia, Nova TV
  • France: L'Equipe Web, Molotov, L'Equipe, Free
  • Germany: DAZN
  • India: SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, Sony LIV
  • Indonesia: Mola TV App, Mola TV, mola.tv
  • Ireland: Virgin TV Go, SKY GO Extra, Virgin Media Two, Sky Sports Red Button
  • Israel: Sport 1, Sport 4
  • Mexico: Sky HD, Blue To Go Video Everywhere
  • New Zealand: beIN Sports Connect New Zealand, Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports
  • Portugal: RTP Play, Sport TV1, Match Player, RTP 1, Sport TV LIVE
  • Puerto Rico: ESPN Caribbean, ESPNPlay Caribbean

For more regions, visit LiveSoccerTV.com (opens in new tab).

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.