How to watch Euro 2016 online for free: Watch every match live online

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The Euro 2016 football tournament is upon us again and kicked off on 10 June. This year France hosts the UEFA European Championship football tournament and is sponsored by TV brand, Hisense. Here we show you how to watch Euro 2016 online for free as well as the information on dates, groups, stadium and buying tickets. Read: Best TVs 2016.

Jump to: Groups | England fixtures | England squad | How to watch | Where to buy tickets

Euro 2016 dates, groups and stadiums

The UEFA Euro 2016 tournament begins on 10 June and runs until 10 July which is the date of the final. There will be three weeks of group stages followed by the round of 16, quarter finals, semi-finals and the Euro 2016 final. Find the best TV deals here.

There are a total of 10 different venues for Euro 2016 including major stadiums. They are:

Stade de France – Saint-Denis
Stade Vélodrome – Marseille
Parc Olympique Lyonnais – Lyon
Stade Pierre – MauroyLille
Parc des Princes – Paris
Matmut Atlantique – Bordeaux
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard – Saint-Étienne
Allianz Riviera – Nice
Stade Bollaert-Delelis – Lens
Stadium Municipal – Toulouse

Below you can check out the groups for Euro 2016

Group A: France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland
Group B: England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia
Group C: Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Northern Ireland
Group D: Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Croatia
Group E: Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden
Group F: Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Hungary

Euro 2016 England match fixtures: Dates and times

11 June – England vs Russia – 9:00pm local time (8pm UK time) – ITV
16 June – England vs Wales – 3:00pm local time (2pm UK time) – BBC
20 June – England vs Slovakia – 9:00pm local time (8pm UK time) – ITV

For full Euro 2016 fixtures, including dates and times, check out the official Euro 2016 app on iOS and Android.

Euro 2016 England squad


Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton.


Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker.


Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere.


Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy.

How to watch Euro 2016 online for free – how to watch Euro 2016 outside the UK

In the UK, every match of the Euro 2016 tournament will be shown across BBC and ITV so this means it's easy to watch the football online for free – provided to have a TV Licence if you want to watch it live.

See also: Do I need a TV license?

You'll simply need to head to BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub in a web browser at the right time or use sites like TVCatchup – all of which have apps for the likes of iOS and Android. There's a good chance you can us the iPlayer and ITV Hub on your Smart TV, console or media streamer, too.

If you want to watch the Euro 2016 football from outside the UK then here's a list of local broadcasters. If you're keen to watch using UK services, then you'll need to use a VPN (virtual private network) like Total VPN to 'browse from the UK'. Also check out our best VPN services chart.

Things are hotting up at the quarter final stage, with Wales still in the running! Wales v Belgium is on Friday, with Poland v Portugal on Thursday, free to stream live. There's also Germany v Italy and then France v Iceland – here's how to watch the Euro 2016 quarter finals for free:

Thursday 30 June

Watch Poland v Portugal: Poland v Portugal free live stream

When? Thursday 30 June at 20:00 BST (coverage from 19:15)

Where? Live on TV on ITV 1 or online via ITV Hub

Friday 1 July

Watch Wales v Belgium: Wales v Belgium free live stream

When? Friday 1 July at 20:00 BST (coverage from 19:30)

Where? Live on TV on BBC 1 or online via BBC iPlayer

Saturday 2 July

Watch Germany v Italy: Germany v Italy free live stream

When? Saturday 2 July at 20:00 BST (coverage from 19:30)

Where? Live on TV on BBC 1 or online via BBC iPlayer

Watch France v Iceland: France v Iceland free live stream

When? Sunday 3 July at 20:00 BST (coverage from 19:15)

Where? Live on TV on ITV 1 or online via ITV Hub

Euro 2016 tickets

Euro 2016 tickets: How and where to buy tickets online

The chances of getting hold of tickets this close to the tournament are slim but they are officially sold via the UEFA site so head to the ticket portal. There are tickets, but generally in the more expensive categories (1 and 2).

You're much more likely to be able to buy at ticket on a resell site, albeit at an inflated price. Check out sites like TicketStub and GetTickets. You do so at your own risk as there are reports that any tickets purchased via unofficial websites. Which? warns that ticket holders will likely need photo ID to get into the stadiums and the name won't match. As above, UEFA is the only official ticket seller.

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