FIBA Basketball World Cup final live stream 2023: How to watch Germany vs Serbia for free from anywhere

rance's captain Evan Fournier (C) gets past Poland's A.J. Slaughter ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
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Germany face Serbia today in a mouthwatering 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup final matchup that looks too close to call. There's an MVP candidate on each side, in Dennis Schroder and Bogdan Bogdanovic, and whichever team comes out on top will be lifting the Naismith Trophy for the first time ever.

Germany vs Serbia starts at 8.40 a.m. ET, shortly after the third-place playoff between USA and Canada, which is secheduled for 4.30 a.m. ET. Read on for how to watch FIBA Basketball World Cup live streams from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

FIBA Basketball World Cup live streams: TV schedule, dates

The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup final takes place today (Sunday, Sep. 10).
► Australia — Kayo Sports (FREE)
► Spain — RTVE (FREE)
► U.S. — ESPN Plus and ESPN2 via Sling TV
► Canada —
► U.K. — Courtside 1891 Max
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It's set to be an eventful day in the life of Serbia coach Svetislav Pesic, who lives in Germany and holds German citizenship, having served as the conductor of der Mannschaft across three separate decades. He'll be hoping to prevent Andreas Obst, the hero of Germany's magnificent victory over USA, from having another fruitful day at Manila's Mall of Asia Arena. 

Serbia have been the masters of scoring points in transition, yet that tactic paid dividends for Germany in the semis, and by the same measure the Germans have been the tournament's rebound kings, yet that was Serbia's key strength against Canada. It's got the makings of a cracker.

As does the third-place playoff. It's the first World Cup meeting between the North American neighbors in 37 years, and though USA hold an absurdly lopsided 21-1 record over Canada, it's the Road Warriors that look likelier to come out on top here, especially as they're looking to secure their first ever World Cup medal.

Read on as we explain how to watch a FREE 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup live stream from anywhere with a VPN

Basketball World Cup schedule: today's games

(All times ET)

  • 4:30 a.m. - USA vs Canada
  • 8:40 a.m. - Germany vs Serbia

FREE FIBA Basketball World Cup final live streams

RTVE in Spain and Kayo Sports in Australia are showing the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup final for FREE

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home to catch that free basketball coverage? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can tune in via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.

FIBA Basketball World Cup final live streams around the world

A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Spaniard who's currently in the U.S. could watch FIBA Basketball World Cup live streams free on RTVE even though they're not in Spain.

VPNs are totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a Spanish service, you'd select Spain from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to RTVE or another website and watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup final. 

How to watch FIBA Basketball World Cup final live streams in the U.S.

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Fans in the U.S. can catch a FIBA Basketball World Cup live stream on ESPN Plus or ESPN2

ESPN2 is available through most cable packages as well as some of the best cable TV alternatives, including Sling TV, Fubo, YouTube TV, and Hulu with Live TV.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV. The Sling Orange package costs from $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN2. Plus, right now Sling is offering new subscribers a 50% discount for the first month.

Fubo starts at $75 per month for 166 channels and includes ESPN too. It also offers a 7-day free trial.


ESPN Plus is another option for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. It's $9.99 per month for the basic package or you can save over 15% by signing up for a year for $99.99. That brings access to boxing, MLB, NHL, golf, lacrosse and even UFC if you're happy to add the occasional PPV fee.


Sling TV offers two packages, starting from $40 a month. The Sling Orange option comes with 30-plus channels, including ESPN2. Sling is currently offering a tempting 50% discount on your first month.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. Prices start from $75 a month, which includes dozens of sports channels such as ESPN2. Better still, new users get a 7-day free trial.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch FIBA Basketball World Cup live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN.

How to watch FIBA Basketball World Cup final live streams in Canada

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Canadians can watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup final on Sportsnet and the broadcaster's SN Now streaming service. 

A Sportsnet subscription starts at CA$19.99 per month and provides access to a whole host of other sports from across the world. There's also an annual subscription that works out at CA$14.99 per month. 

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to Sportsnet but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a FIBA Basketball World Cup live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

How to watch FIBA Basketball World Cup final live streams in Australia

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Hoops fans in Australia can watch 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup final live streams on ESPN and Kayo Sports

Kayo is a subscription service, however all of the remaining games are being shown free of charge. All you need to do is create an account – you don't even need to enter payment details.

If you're interested in subscribing, Kayo offers new users a 7-day free trial for both its Basic and Premium plans. The Kayo One package costs $25 per month thereafter, and Kayo Basic is $30.

The $35 per month Premium Kayo plan gives you all the same things as the normal plan, but it offers three concurrent streams. The Basic plan gives you two streams at the same time. 

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup as if you were back home.

How to watch FIBA Basketball World Cup final live streams in the U.K.

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In the U.K., the FIBA Basketball World Cup final is exclusive to the dedicated basketball streaming service Courtside 1891.

The £27.99 Courtside 1891 Max World Cup Bundle will let you live stream every game. However, at £37.99, the Courtside 1891 Max Annual Pass doesn't cost much more and will also provide access to additional FIBA events, such as the Intercontinental Cup, Basketball Champions League, and Europe Cup.

If you're currently traveling overseas, don't worry, as you can use ExpressVPN to tune in from abroad.

Where is the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup held?

For the first time in its history, the Basketball World Cup will hosted by multiple nations: Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

It will be the first World Cup to be hosted in Indonesia, and the second to be hosted in both the Philippines and Japan.

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