Today (or tomorrow, depending on your timezone) is an exciting day for soccer fans all around the world: the Europa League semi-finals will take place! Manchester United and Roma will battle it out for a spot in the final. Similarly, Villarreal will face Arsenal for a chance to play for European glory and fame. The matches take place at 8 pm UK time and 2 pm Eastern Time (kick-off).
Will the current Premier League runner-up be too much for one of the best Italian teams of all time? Can Spanish manager Mikel Arteta lead Arsenal to victory against one of the best clubs from his home country? Of course, you want to get answers to these questions as the matches unfold, not after. Fortunately, in many countries all over the world, there are channels and streaming services that allow you to watch the matches live.
However, as you might know, not every stream is available in every country.
Difficulties when streaming the Europa League
Many football/soccer fans will have a TV package that also includes a streaming site or app on which they can watch the Europa League. Many might even know of a free Europa League stream (in their native country). Unfortunately, though, most streams only work within a certain country or group of countries. For instance, the Virgin Media Player shows all Europa League matches for free. Unfortunately, it’s only available in Ireland.
The above has to do with broadcasting rights and could just cost you your chance to watch the game if you find yourself on holiday in another country. Or perhaps you even relocated to a different country long-term, where your usual Europa League stream doesn’t work. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to make any Europa League stream work in any country: using a VPN.
Watching Man Utd – Roma & Villarreal – Arsenal worldwide with a VPN
One of the great things about a VPN is that it can change where you appear to be. A VPN does this by changing your IP address, which is the “online address” used by most streaming services to determine your physical location (amongst others). This is exactly how Europa League streams can block you.
However, a VPN can reroute your internet traffic through a server located in this very country, making it seem you are in the “right” country, thus giving you access to the stream anyway! This might sound complex, but it really is very easy. In fact, below you’ll find a super quick guide that explains step-by-step how to watch the Europa League semi-finals worldwide, with any stream you desire!
Watch the Europa League worldwide using any (free) stream: a step-by-step guide
- Get a subscription with a good VPN. We recommend NordVPN. After all, this VPN is very reasonably priced, offers great streaming speeds and has a 30-day money-back guarantee. As a bonus: we tested it to make sure it works with one free Europa League stream we found, the Virgin Media Player, and it does!
- Excellent protection and a large network of servers
- Nice and pleasing application
- No logs
- Download the NordVPN app on your device (smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc.). This is really easy and can be done simply by clicking on the orange button above and following the steps. If you need the NordVPN app for Android/iOS, just go to the Play/App store after installation.
- Open the NordVPN-app and log in.
- Choose a server in the country your stream is based in. NordVPN’s interface offers a really handy map which makes this easy, but you can also choose a server manually. The latter is a great option if you find out your specific server doesn’t give you access to your stream. Speaking of which…
- Go to your favourite Europa League stream. Remember, as long as NordVPN has a server in the country your stream is intended for, you’re good to go!
- Cheer on your favourite team and enjoy the match!
Where to watch the Europa League semi-finals?
Now that you know exactly how to watch the Europa League semi-finals, you just need to know where to do so! That’s why below we’ve included a table with streams and channels in many different countries which all broadcast Europa League games.
|Austria||DAZN, Puls 4|
|Azerbaijan||Saran, CBC Sport, AzTV|
|Belgium||BeTV, RTBF, VRT|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Arena Sport, Nova BH|
|Caribbean||Flow Sports, SportsMax|
|Central America||Fox Sports, ESPN|
|Croatia||Arena Sport, MaxTV Go|
|Czech Republic||Česká Televize|
|Denmark||Discovery Networks Denmark|
|France||RMC Sport, Mediapro|
|Hong Kong SAR||beIN Sports, iCable, PCCW, TVB|
|Iceland||Stod 2 Sport|
|Indian Sub-Continent||Sony Ten|
|Latin America (Excluding Brazil)||Fox Sports, ESPN|
|Luxembourg||DAZN, RMC Sports|
|Macau SAR||TDM Desporto|
|Montenegro||SportKlub, Arena Sport|
|Most of Africa||Canal+ Afrique, StarTimes|
|Netherlands||RTL, Fox Sports|
|New Zealand||Sky NZ|
|North Macedonia||Arena Sport|
|Portugal||SIC, Sport TV|
|Romania||DigiSport, Look TV, Telekom Romania|
|San Marino||Sky Italia|
|Serbia||RTS, Arena Sport|
|Solomon Islands||TTV Solomon|
|South Korea||SPO TV|
|Sweden||Discovery Networks Sweden|
|Turkmenistan||Saran, Turkmenistan Sport|
|Ukraine||Volia TV, MGU|
|United Kingdom||BT Sport|
|United States||CBS All Access, TUDN Deportes|
Disclaimer: This article provides tips on how to watch the Europa League from abroad using your favourite streaming service, which you may already have a subscription to. However, each region and streaming service has different rules regarding VPN use, so always make sure you act according to the agreement you may have entered into with the streaming service in question.