Watch the first UEFA European Championship 2021 match: Turkey vs Italy

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After a year of waiting the European Championship will kick off with a match between Turkey and Italy on Friday, June 11, 2021. UEFA EURO 2020 was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The start of one of the most prestigious football tournaments is now finally here! Who will conquer Europe?

Are you currently outside the region where you would normally watch the UEFA European Championship and find yourself stuck without football? No problem! You can stream the Euro football 2021 game through a VPN (Virtual Private Network) and enjoy the match between Turkey and Italy. In this article, we explain how you can do this. You can also read our extended article on how to watch the European Championship worldwide.

Watch Turkey vs Italy Live

Italy is the favorite to win this game according to the bookies. According to some, Italy is even a contender to win the entire tournament! Italy also has the home advantage at the Olimpico in Rome.

The first match kicks off at 21:00 in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico in Italy on Friday June 11, 2021.

Do you want to know  Where to Watch the Euros opening game Turkey vs. Italy? You can watch the match on BBC One for free with English commentary. The game will also be shown in Turkey (TRT) and Italy (RAI).

Watch UEFA European Championship with a VPN: a step-by-step guide

Countries outside Europe do not have the broadcasting rights of Euro 2020. Are you unable to watch the European Championship match between Italy and Turkey because you are on holiday in a country that doesn’t provide EC coverage?  We’ve got an easy solution. You can use a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions.

VPN service allows you to hide the country browsing from and making it appear you are browsing from another country instead. Follow the easy steps below to watch the 2021 European Championship stream, wherever you are in the world!

  1. Subscribe to a good VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN. This VPN has great streaming speeds and lots of servers across Europe and the US to choose from.
  2. Specifications ExpressVPN
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  3. Download and install the software on your device.
  4. Open the VPN and log in.
  5. Choose to connect to a server in the country where you would like to watch the stream. A UK based-stream will for example require a UK server.
  6. Open your browser and go to your European Championship stream of choice.
  7. Start streaming and enjoy the Euros!

A VPN has lots of other great advantages. A VPN encrypts all of your online traffic and makes your online activities more private.

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