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Brazil vs Argentina live stream — how to watch the Copa America final for free

Brazil vs Argentina live stream at Copa America — Neymar of Brazil and Lionel Messi of Argentina
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The Brazil vs Argentina Copa America 2021 final starts today (Saturday, July 10) at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (1 a.m. BST on Sunday).
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on BBC iPlayer
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The Brazil vs Argentina live stream is coming up soon, and it’s must-watch.

The two South American giants go head to head for the 108th time in the Copa America final on Saturday (July 10; Sunday in the U.K.), and there's a lot at stake.

For starters, Lionel Messi, now 34 and (presumably) reaching the end of his career, has the chance to win his first major tournament in Argentina colors. But history is against him: Brazil beat Argentina in the 2019 Copa semi-final and the 2007 final, both of which Messi played in. Messi was also on the losing side in the 2015 and 2016 finals against Chile, and the 2014 World Cup final; that's some major bad luck. 

But he's not the only star player with something to prove today. Brazil's Neymar is also without a major trophy to his name, having been absent through injury for the team's successful 2019 tournament.

As if to confirm that Neymar and Messi are the star attractions here, the organizers today named the pair the players of the tournament. “It is not possible to choose only one (best) player because this tournament has two of them,” a statement said.

Nor is that unfair: Messi has four goals and five assists, while his rival has two goals and three assists.

Both will play today, obviously, but Brazil will be without the suspended Gabriel Jesus for a second game. They're unchanged from the semi-final win over Peru. 

For Argentina, defender Cristian Romero has returned from injury and starts as one of three changes to the defense; Montiel and Acuña also come in. In midfield, Paredes is preferred to Rodríguez and in attack, Di María returns in place of Gonzélez.

Here's how they line up: 

Brazil (4-3-3): Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi; Casemiro, Fred, Paqueta; Richarlison, Neymar, Everton

Argentina (4-3-3): E Martínez; Montiel, Romero, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso; Di María, Messi, L Martínez

Currently, Brazil is the favorite at -0.5 points, and the over/under is 1.5 goals. 

Only one of the pair will emerge victorious, and we can't wait to find out which it is. The good news is you can watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream for free, wherever you are. Here's how to do it.

How to watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream for free

The Copa America 2021 final is available on free-to-air television in the U.K. (as is the Italy vs England Euro 2020 final, of course) and some South American countries, and that's good news wherever you happen to be right now.

In the case of the U.K., for instance, you'll be able to watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream on the BBC iPlayer. The only other thing you'll need is a valid U.K. TV license.

Unsurprisingly, the final will also be shown live on television in Argentina (on Televisión Pública) and Brazil (on SBT).

How to watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream from outside your country

It's natural that you might want to watch the Copa America final coverage from your home country, but what if you're not there when the game is on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. 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 Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream on the BBC iPlayer, even though they're not in the U.K. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of 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. 

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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.

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 U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to the BBC iPlayer or another website and watch the game.

How to watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. have been able to tune into Copa America 2021 via Fox Sports and the Brazil vs Argentina live stream is no exception. If you have that channel as part of your cable package, you can also stream the game through the Fox Sports website. Either way, the game starts at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

If you've already cut the cord, you can instead look to Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including Fox Sports. Plus, Sling is also offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 right now. 

Or you could try Fubo.TV. It's a little more expensive, at $65 per month, but you get 117+ channels here, including Fox Sports. Plus, it's currently running a free trial so you can try it out first.

If you're usually based in the U.K. and have a valid TV licence, but you're in the U.S. at the moment, you can watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream for free by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN to access the BBC iPlayer.

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

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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 Fox Sports among them. 

How to watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream in the UK

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The U.K. is in the midst of a soccer frenzy right now, what with England reaching the final of Euro 2020, but we're sure plenty of people will want to warm up for the game against Italy by taking in the Brazil vs Argentina live stream first.

The good news is that it will be available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer (or on your TV via the red button). The bad news? It kicks off at 1 a.m. BST on Sunday morning, so you'll need plenty of staying power (or coffee). 

If you're not in the U.K. but have a valid U.K. TV licence, you can still follow the Copa America 2021 final by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream in Canada

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In Canada, the Brazil vs Argentina live stream will be shown on Spanish-language cable channel Univision

Canadians who won't be in the country at the time of the game, but who subscribe to Univision, can still catch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream via one of the best VPN services such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream in Australia

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Optus Sport will be showing the Copa America final in Australia, which means Aussies can watch the Brazil vs Argentina live stream via its dedicated mobile or tablet app, as well as Chromecast and Apple TV. The action kicks off at 10am AEST on Sunday morning (July 11).

If you're not currently in Australia, you can use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, just like if you were back home.

Want more live soccer? Check out our full How to watch Euro 2020 hub, for fixtures, TV listings, group guides and more. 

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Marc McLaren

As U.K. Editor in Chief on Tom’s Guide, Marc is responsible for the site’s U.K.-focused output as well as overseeing all gaming, streaming, audio, TV, entertainment, how-to and cameras coverage. He previously edited the tech website Stuff and has tested and written about phones, tablets, wearables, streaming boxes, smart home devices, Bluetooth speakers, games and much more. He also spent years on a music magazine, where his duties mainly involved spoiling other people’s fun, and on a car magazine. An avid photographer, Marc likes nothing better than taking pictures of very small things (bugs, his daughters) or very big things (distant galaxies). When he gets time, he also enjoys gaming (console and mobile), cycling and attempting to watch as much sport as any human can (particularly cricket).