England vs. Iceland Livestream: How to Watch International Friendly Soccer From Anywhere - CNET - 5 minutes read

England boss Gareth Southgate will get a final chance to run the rule over his players on Friday ahead of Euro 2024 as the Three Lions take on Iceland in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium. 

With his squad now settled on, having dropped the likes of James Maddison, Jack Grealish, Southgate will now be using this final warm-up match to determine his starting lineup for their opening match of the tournament against Serbia on June 16. 

The hosts come up against an Icelandic side that will be focused on their upcoming Nations League campaign, having missed out on qualifying for Euro 2024 following an agonizing play-off defeat to Ukraine back in March. 

Below, we'll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch the game live wherever you are in the world.

Adam Wharton of England during the international friendly match between England and Bosnia & Herzegovina at St James' Park on June 03, 2024, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Marc Atkins/Getty Images England vs. Iceland: When and where?

England hosts Iceland at Wembley Stadium in London on Friday, June 7. Kickoff is set for 7.45 p.m. BST local time in the UK, which is 2.45 p.m. ET or 11.45 a.m. PT in the US and Canada, and 4.45 a.m. AEST on Saturday, June 8 in Australia.

How to watch the England vs. Iceland game online from anywhere using a VPN

If you find yourself unable to view the game locally, you may need a different way to watch -- that's where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it's also a great idea if you're traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.

With a VPN, you're able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors' Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you're streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.

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ExpressVPN is our current best VPN pick for people who want a reliable and safe VPN, and it works on a variety of devices. It's normally $13 a month, and you can sign up for ExpressVPN and save 35% -- the equivalent of $8.32 a month -- if you get an annual subscription. 

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Livestream the England vs. Iceland game in the US

Friday's game is available to watch in the States on Spanish-language service Vix Plus. 

Livestream the England vs. Iceland match in the UK for free

Broadcast rights in the UK for this game are with terrestrial free-to-air station Channel 4. Coverage of this match starts at 7 p.m. GMT. 

Livestream the England vs. Iceland game in Australia 

Football fans Down Under can also watch this International friendly on streaming service Optus Sport. 

With exclusive rights to screen every EPL match live this season, as well as German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga games and international fixtures, streaming service Optus Sport is a particularly big draw for Aussie soccer fans.

If you're already an Optus network customer you can bag Optus Sport for a reduced price, with discounts bringing the price down to as low as AU$7 per month. If you're not, a standalone monthly subscription to the service starts at AU$25.

Livestream the England vs. Iceland match in Canada

If you want to stream this game live in Canada, you'll need to subscribe to DAZN Canada.

Quick tips for streaming international soccer using a VPN  With four variables at play -- your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN -- your experience and success when streaming soccer may vary.If you don't see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the "search for city or country" option.If you're having trouble getting the game after you've turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs -- like Roku -- don't have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you'll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you're using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network's sports app, you'll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help since both devices will appear to be in the correct location. And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you're using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.

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