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Netherlands vs Austria live stream — how to watch Euro 2020 Group C game for free

Netherlands vs Austria live stream at Euro 2020 — David Alaba of Austria and Denzel Dumfries of Netherlands
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Netherlands vs Austria Euro 2020 time, date, channel

The Netherlands vs Austria Euro 2020 game starts today (Thursday, June 17) 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. Full channel details below.

The Netherlands vs Austria live stream is live now, and it will close out today's set of Euro 2020 group stage games. A victory for either team will almost guarantee them a place in the Ro16 knockout stage.

Both Netherlands and Austria won their opening games of the tournament, against Ukraine and North Macedonia respectively, and will be looking to take charge of Group C with another 3 points. 

The good news for the Dutch is that defender Matthijs de Ligt has recovered from a groin injury and will play, but Austria forward Marko Arnautovic won't be on the pitch: he's serving a 1-match ban after UEFA found him guilty of insulting North Macedonia's Ezgjan Alioski during their earlier match.

Netherlands (3-4-1-2) Stekelenburg; de Vrij, de Ligt, Blind; Dumfries, De Roon, F de Jong, van Aanholt; Wijnaldum; Weghorst, Depay.

Austria (3-1-4-2) Bachmann; Dragovic, Alaba, Hinteregger; Schlager; Lainer, Laimer, Sabitzer, Ulmer; Gregoritsch, Baumgartner.

Netherlands vs Austria kicks off today (Thursday, June 17) at 8 p.m. BST (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m PT). You can watch it via live stream, for free, from anywhere in the world; our guide on how to watch the Netherlands vs Austria live stream at Euro 2020 will show you how.

Our main How to watch Euro 2020 page also provides a handy guide to the full fixture list, groups, TV schedule and more. And if you're looking to get Sweden vs Slovakia live stream info, we've got that too.

How to watch the Netherlands vs Austria live stream for free

Every game in Euro 2020 is available on free-to-air television in the U.K., and this essentially makes it free to watch anywhere in the world too. All you need is one of the best VPN services, which let you tune in to free U.K. coverage even if you're in a different country.

With the Netherlands vs Austria live stream, for instance, you can watch it for free on BBC One and BBC iPlayer online — though you do need to have a valid TV licence.

How to watch the Netherlands vs Austria 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 not at home. 

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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How to watch the Netherlands vs Austria live stream in the US

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U.S., soccer fans can watch the Netherlands vs Austria 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.

Cord cutters do have other options though, including Sling TV. The Sling Orange package costs $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, Sling is also offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 at the moment. 

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. right now, you can watch the Netherlands vs Austria 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

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.

Fubo.TV

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 Netherlands vs Austria live stream in the UK

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The BBC and ITV are sharing the U.K. rights to Euro 2020's 51 games and the Netherlands vs Austria live stream will be available to watch for free on BBC One or BBC iPlayer. The match kicks off at 8 p.m. BST, with pre-game commentary and analysis starting earlier, at 7:30 p.m.

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 — so long as you have a valid U.K. TV licence.

How to watch the Netherlands vs Austria live stream in Canada

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In Canada, the Netherlands vs Austria 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 a Netherlands vs Austria live stream on their usual services by using one of the best VPNs.

How to watch the Netherlands vs Austria live stream in Australia

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Optus Sport is the place to go for Euro 2020 games in Australia, which means Aussies can watch the Netherlands vs Austria 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.

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

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