England v Croatia live stream, BBC, Sunday 13 June, 2pm BST
England will kick-start their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia at Wembley on Sunday.
Gareth Southgate’s side will play all of their group games on home soil, while the semi-finals and final will also be held in north London. That, together with the emergence of a talented squad, means England (opens in new tab) go into this competition as one of the favourites to triumph. Indeed, only France (opens in new tab) are more fancied by the bookmakers to be lifting the trophy aloft on July 11.
There is plenty of work to do before then, however, and an opening game against Croatia (opens in new tab) means England have not been afforded a straightforward start to Euro 2020 (opens in new tab). It was Croatia, of course, who ended the Three Lions’ World Cup dreams at the semi-final stage three years ago, and the chance to avenge that defeat this weekend provides the England squad with another source of motivation.
Southgate has employed three- and four-man backlines over the last few years, but he looks likely to opt for the former here. That would see England lining up in a 3-4-3 formation, with John Stones in the centre of the backline.
Jude Bellingham looks to have done enough to earn a starting spot alongside Declan Rice in midfield, with Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford all vying for the two supporting roles behind Harry Kane.
On paper, the Croatia team for Euro 2020 looks weaker than the one which reached the World Cup final. Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic have hung up their international boots, although the continued presence in the team of Luka Modric, Dejan Lovren and Ivan Perisic means the Vatreni will not be short of experience.
With their direct wingers Perisic and Ante Rebic, Croatia will probably look to exploit the space behind England’s two wing-backs. That could potentially draw out the outside centre-backs and free up Bruno Petkovic, who looks set to get the nod at centre-forward, inside the penalty area.
Kick-off is at 2pm BST and the game is being shown on BBC One/BBC iPlayer. See below for watching details where you are.
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If you’re out of the country for any Euro 2020 fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you still want to catch Harry Kane's in-swinging corners without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
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How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for UK subscribers
Euro 2020 matches will be broadcast live by the BBC and ITV.
The BBC is showing two of Wales' group games and the huge England vs Scotland clash, with ITV set to show two each of England and Scotland's group games.
How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for US subscribers
ESPN and ABC are the Euro 2020 rights holders. If you have them as part of a cable package, you'll be able to stream games directly through the ESPN website (opens in new tab) and the ABC website (opens in new tab).
Cord-cutters are in luck, too, as you can get both channels without having an expensive cable package. Of the many options, the best for soccer fans wanting to watch a Euro 2020 live stream is fuboTV (opens in new tab).
It's a complete end-to-end cable replacement service, which offers ESPN, ABC and over 120 other channels on plans starting from $64.99 a month - and you can take up a FREE FuboTV trial offer (opens in new tab).
Another great option is Sling TV, whose Sling Orange package (opens in new tab) features ESPN channels for just $35 a month - check out Sling and make a saving on your first month (opens in new tab). New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad, too - all you need is the help of a good VPN.
How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for Canadian subscribers
Soccer fans with a cable subscription can watch a Euro 2020 live stream on TSN and French-language channel TVA Sports.
Better still, these channels will let you watch matches online, too - either by registering with details of your pay TV provider, or by signing up for a standalone streaming package.
The TSN Direct (opens in new tab) streaming service can be had from just $7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month and can be purchased by anyone.
Similarly, the TVA Sports Direct (opens in new tab) service is also perfect for cord-cutting fans in Canada, costing just $19.99 a month.
And don't forget that a VPN is the way to get a Euro 2020 live stream if you're away from Canada during the tournament.
How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for Australian subscribers
In Australia, there's only one place to tune into Euro 2020, with Optus Sport (opens in new tab) set to show all 51 matches of the tournament.
Optus coverage can be streamed via mobile and tablet with the channel's app, while cord-cutters can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.
And if you leave Oz at any point during the tournament, simply use a VPN to tune in as normal - scroll up for more information.
How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for New Zealand subscribers
The official broadcaster for Euro 2020 in New Zealand is Sky Sport (opens in new tab), which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages.
Subscribers can watch online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a weekly pass costs just $19.99.
Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use a VPN as outlined above.
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