The 2016 UEFA European Championship is about to reach its conclusion in France, with Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland all enjoying positive outings as they took on Europe’s very best. Just don’t mention the England…
Want to tune in to the final as hosts France take on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal? Here’s how to stream the match live online, or on mobile, for free.
Euro 2016 kicked off way back on Friday June 10 when host nation France defeated a spirited Romanian side in Paris at the Stade de France, thanks to a late Payet screamer.
The campaigns of England and Wales commenced on Saturday June 11 – despite losing to England 2-1, Wales ended up topping Group B, with England having to settle for second place after lacklustre displays against Russia and Slovakia.
Eventually, England would crash out to Iceland in the last 16 – ‘lacklustre’ there would be being too kind. Wales? They captured the imagination of the entire UK, making history by going all the way to the semi-final.
Northern Ireland and Ireland also enjoyed positive campaigns, but ultimately, it’s France and Portugal who’ve made it to the decider, which takes place this week on Sunday July 10.
Even if you can’t struggle down to the pub or get the time off work, it’s pretty straightforward to tune in from your PC or mobile device.
The BBC and ITV share coverage rights for Euro 2016, and both will be showing the final, which kicks-off at 8pm BST.
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To tune in to the matches online, all you need to do is know which channel is airing the fixture, and then navigate to the relevant website – that’s ITV Hub for the ITV matches, and iPlayer for the Beeb’s slice of the (pork) pie. Both live streaming and catchup will be available.
Watching on a smartphone or tablet is slightly more complicated, but not by much.
You could head the appropriate broadcaster’s website in your mobile browser, but for a more optimised on-the-go viewing experience, you’ll want to download a couple of apps.
Here are the links you need.
We told you it was easy, and no, you don’t need to adjust your screen – there really are apps for Windows Phone too.
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