France vs. Republic of Ireland Livestream: How to Watch Euro 2024 Qualifier Soccer From Anywhere
Kylian Mbappe and co look to maintain their unbeaten start to Group B as they face the Irish at Le Parc des Princes.
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Boasting a perfect record of four wins from their first four Group B fixtures, France will be hoping to edge a step closer to qualification for Euro 2024 this evening as they take on Ireland in Paris.
While the French currently sitting at the top of the group on 12 points, Didier Deschamps's men haven't been entirely convincing in some of those wins, with their 0-1 victory in the reverse fixture against the Irish in large part thanks to a superb showing from Les Bleus goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
For Ireland coach Stephen Kenny, the mission is clear. Having picked up just up three points from three games, the Boys In Green are in win-or-bust territory this evening. That may be a tall order against a side they have failed to beat since 1981, and made all the more harder with the news that hotshot young striker Evan Ferguson is unavailable thanks to a knee injury.
France host Ireland at Le Parc des Princes in Paris on Thursday, Sept. 7. Kickoff is set for 8:45 p.m. CET local time in France (7:45 p.m. BST in the UK and Ireland, 2:45 p.m. ET, 11.45 a.m. PT in the US, and 4:45 a.m. AEST on Friday, Sept. 8 in Australia).
How to watch the France vs. Republic of Ireland 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 the game -- 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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Livestream the France vs. Republic of Ireland game in the US
Tuesday's game is on Fox Sports 2. If you don't have the channel as part of your cable line up, it can be streamed via Sling TV.
Watch international soccer on Fox
Sling TV's Blue plan includes Fox Sports 1, making it a great option for those wanting to watch international soccer action. It's $45 a month and includes over 40 channels, including other sports channels like ESPN. In order to watch this match, however, you'll also need Sling's Sports Extra bundle. This adds a further 10 sports channels for an additional $11 a month including Fox Sports 2 which is broadcasting this match live in the US.
Livestream the France vs. Republic of Ireland match in the UK
Broadcast rights in the UK for this game are with Viaplay, with kick-off set for 7.45 p.m. BST on Thursday evening.
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Quick tips for streaming Euro 2024 qualifiers using a VPN
With four variables at play -- your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN -- your experience and success when streaming Euro 2024 qualifiers 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.