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Portugal vs. Slovakia Livestream: How to Watch Euro 2024 Qualifier Soccer From Anywhere

Ronaldo and co. look to maintain their perfect record in Group J.

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Portugal will be looking to maintain their superb recent record as they go up against Slovakia in this UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier.

Under new boss Roberto Martínez, Portugal have claimed six wins from six in Group J while bagging a whopping 24 goals and conceding none.

They now come up against their nearest rivals in the group, with Slovakia nestled in second place on 13 points. The reverse fixture last month in Bratislava was a tight affair, with Bruno Fernandes' first-half strike enough to seal all three points for Portugal.

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

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal smiles after his team scores a goal.

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to replicate his recent form for club side Al-Nassr, which has seen him win the Saudi Pro League Player of the Month award for both August and September.

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Portugal vs. Slovakia: When and where?

Portugal host Slovakia at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto on Friday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is set for 8:45 p.m. CET local time in Portugal (7:45 p.m. BST in the UK and Ireland, 2:45 p.m. ET, 11.45 a.m. PT in the US, and 5:45 a.m. AEDT on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Australia).

How to watch the Portugal vs. Slovakia 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 Portugal vs. Slovakia game in the US

Friday's game is on Spanish language service Vix Plus. 

Vix Plus currently costs $7 per month, and as well as broadcasting UEFA club and international competitions, it also offers Spanish-language soccer coverage of the US Women's National Team, Mexico's Women's National Team, plus South America's top domestic soccer.

Livestream the Portugal vs. Slovakia match in the UK 

Broadcast rights in the UK for this game are with Viaplay, with kickoff set for 7.45 p.m. BST on Friday evening. 

You'll need to be a subscriber to Viaplay's Total package to watch its Euro 2024 qualifiers coverage, which is priced at £15 per month or £144 per year.

Viaplay currently has the UK broadcast rights to the United Rugby Championship, La Liga soccer, plus the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and Champions Hockey League.

Livestream the Portugal vs. Slovakia match in Canada

If you want to stream this game live in Canada, you'll need to subscribe to DAZN Canada. The service has exclusive broadcast rights to all the Euro 2024 qualifiers this season.

A DAZN subscription currently costs CA$25 a month or CA$200 a year and will also give you access to the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League, plus EFL Championship soccer, Six Nations rugby and WTA tennis.

As well as dedicated apps for iOS and Android, there's a wide range of support for set-top boxes and smart TVs.

Livestream the Portugal vs. Slovakia game in Australia

Football fans Down Under can watch this match on streaming service Optus Sport, which has the rights to show select Euro 2024 qualifiers live in Australia this season.

With exclusive rights to screen Euro 2024 qualifiers live this season, as well as English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga games, 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 a month. If you're not, a standalone monthly subscription to the service starts at AU$25.

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.