The Euro 2020 soccer championship will be broadcast this Sunday on ESPN – here’s where to stream the finals without cable

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Jorginho celebrates after scoring the winning penalty in Italy's Euro 2020 semifinal against Spain.
Jorginho celebrates after scoring the winning penalty in Italy’s Euro 2020 semifinal against Spain.

  • The last match of the Euro 2020 soccer championship will be broadcast on July 11 at 3 p.m. ET.
  • Euro 2020 matches can be streamed without cable on ESPN+ ($6/month).
  • You can also stream the final on any live TV service that includes ESPN, like Sling and Hulu + Live.

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After being postponed for a year due to the coronavirus, the European Football Championship held by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is about to come to an exciting conclusion. Due to the tournament only happening every four years, this installment is still called UEFA Euro 2020.

Italy secured their spot in the finals on July 6, beating Spain during an intense penalty shootout. England and Denmark face off in the semi-finals to see who will play against Italy for the championship. Neither England nor Denmark have made it to the UEFA Euro semi-finals since the ’90s, and if England wins the match, it will be their first time reaching the finals.

Viewers tuning in for the last rounds of Euro 2020 have two matches left to watch:

  • England vs. Denmark – July 7 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+
  • Italy vs. TBA – July 11 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+

Soccer fans in the United States who are cable subscribers can watch both games live on ESPN. If you don’t have access to cable, there are multiple ways you can stream Euro 2020 matches as they happen.

Where to watch Euro 2020 finals without cable

You don’t need cable to experience the heart-pounding conclusion of the Euro 2020 tournament. Euro 2020 finals are available to watch live via ESPN+ ($6/month). The games are also available with a subscription to any live TV streaming service that includes ESPN: Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV.

ESPN+ is the most affordable streaming option to watch the Euro 2020 finals. The service costs $6 a month and includes all of the remaining matches. Even though ESPN+ does not offer the live ESPN channel, subscribers still get access to select live sports events, UFC matches, documentaries in the “30 for 30” series, and multiple original series.

For more information, take a look at our full breakdown of ESPN+.

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Sling TV is another affordable option for viewers that want access to the Euro 2020 finals without breaking the bank. You can watch Euro 2020 finals with the Sling Orange package that includes ESPN. The service is currently running a promotion where new subscribers get $25 off their first month, so your first month of Sling Orange will cost just $10. Following your first month, the service will renew for $35/month unless you cancel.

Check out our review of Sling TV here.

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FuboTV is another subscription streaming service with live TV plans that include ESPN. You can watch the Euro 2020 finals with the FuboTV Starter plan for $65 a month.

If you’re interested in trying FuboTV, check out our explainer on how to watch FuboTV and its many different packages.

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Hulu + Live TV also offers access to the Euro 2020 finals via ESPN. The service costs $65 a month for over 65 live channels, along with access to Hulu’s entire on-demand streaming catalog.

Read our explainer on Hulu + Live TV for additional information about available channels and packages.

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Finally, YouTube TV includes ESPN as well for live streaming access to the Euro 2020 finals. You can sign up for $65 a month. The service has over 85 channels, including additional sports stations like NFL, NBA, and MLB Network.

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Hungary’s authoritarian leader won’t attend soccer game against Germany amid spat over his anti-LGBTQ law

FILE PHOTO: Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban holds a joint news conference with Slovakia's Prime Minister Igor Matovic (not pictured) in Budapest, Hungary, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
Hungary’s PM Orban and Slovakia’s PM Matovic hold joint news conference in Budapest

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban canceled a trip to Munich for a Germany-Hungary soccer game.
  • Orban is facing heavy criticism over an anti-LGBTQ law recently passed in Hungary.
  • German soccer clubs plan to illuminate their stadiums with rainbow colors during the game.
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Hungary’s authoritarian leader Viktor Orban canceled a trip to Munich for the Euro 2020 soccer match between Hungary and Germany on Wednesday, German news agency dpa reported, amid backlash over an anti-LGBTQ law that human rights groups have decried as homophobic.

The Hungarian prime minister scrapped plans to travel to Germany as outcry grew after the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) – Europe’s soccer governing body – denied Munich’s request to illuminate its stadium with rainbow colors during the match with Hungary as a sign of solidarity with the LGBTQ community. UEFA justified the move by contending illuminating the stadium in those colors would be too political.

“UEFA, through its statutes, is a politically and religiously neutral organisation. Given the political context of this specific request – a message aiming at a decision taken by the Hungarian national parliament – UEFA must decline this request,” UEFA said in a statement.

The UEFA decision sparked outrage across Germany, and soccer clubs in Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Wolfsburg, and Augsburg announced plans to illuminate their stadiums with rainbow colors during the game on Wednesday, per NPR News.

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter condemned UEFA over the decision, calling it “shameful.” Reiter said a wind turbine close to the stadium would be illuminated instead.

Orban on Wednesday urged German politicians to accept UEFA’s decision.

“Whether the Munich football stadium or another European stadium is lit in rainbow colors is not a state decision,” Orban told dpa.

The anti-LGBTQ law at the heart of these tensions, which passed in the Hungarian parliament last week, bans sharing any content with minors that portrays or is perceived as promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment. Critics say the law conflates homosexuality with pedophilia.

“Initially designed to strengthen legal protections against pedophilia and sexual crimes against children, last minute modifications … transformed the bill into a tool to persecute and stigmatize LGBT people, posing a risk to their safety and well-being and severely curtailing free speech,” according to Human Rights Watch. “When it enters into effect, children will not be able to access inclusive sexuality education, and accurate public information on LGBT issues will be a thing of the past.”

The law has been denounced by 17 EU governments, including Germany. Hungary is also part of the EU.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers, “I consider this law to be wrong and incompatible with my understanding of politics,” the Associated Press reported.

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said the bill is a “shame.”

“This bill clearly discriminates against people based on their sexual orientation,” von der Leyen added. “It goes against the fundamental values of the European Union: human dignity, equality and respect for human rights.”

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