Portugal vs Turkey live stream: how to watch 2022 World Cup qualifiers online from anywhere, team news

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Will Cristiano Ronaldo get the chance to play in another World Cup? Portugal boast some of the most talented individuals in world football, but the fact they're stuck in the playoffs for World Cup 2022 qualification speaks volumes. Can Turkey do the unthinkable and knock them out? It's sudden death, so read on to find out how to watch a Portugal vs Turkey live stream no matter where you are in the world.

Fernando Santos has made a bold call, dropping veteran keeper Rui Patrício in favor of Porto's 22-year-old stopper Diogo Costa, playing in familiar territory albeit under tremendous pressure. There are no such surprises from Turkey, who'll be looking for Cengiz Ünder and Burak Yılmaz to link up on the break.

Portugal vs Turkey live stream

Date: Thursday, March 24

Kick-off time: 7.45pm WET (local) / 7.45pm GMT / 3.45pm ET / 12.45pm PT / 1.15am IST / 6.45am AEDT 

Venue: Estádio do Dragão, Porto

Live stream: Sky Sports (UK) | ESPN via Sling TV or FREE fuboTV trial (US)

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The Seleção have home advantage and history on their side, having beaten Turkey on six of their previous eight meetings but there's also enormous pressure on them.

How could a squad that contains the world-class talents of Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, João Cancelo, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota and João Félix - not to mention a raft of high-grade teammates - have failed to secure automatic World Cup qualification?

Turkey are on a four-game unbeaten run under Stefan Kuntz, but they're yet to face an opponent anywhere near Portugal's standing. With the weight of expectation on Portugal, they'll be relishing their underdog status, and in Yılmaz they have their own talismanic forward. 

At the grand old age of 36, he terrorised Chelsea last week, and has never played at a World Cup before. Whoever wins is likely to face Italy in the decider. Make sure you know how to watch a Portugal vs Turkey live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to watch Portugal vs Turkey: live stream soccer in the US with or without cable


Portugal vs Turkey kicks off at 3.45pm ET / 12.45pm PT on Thursday afternoon, and the game is on ESPN 2 in the US.

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How to watch Portugal vs Turkey from outside your country

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How to watch a Portugal vs Turkey live stream in the UK

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How to watch Portugal vs Turkey: live stream soccer in Canada


Spanish-language cable channel <a href="https://univision.ca/" data-link-merchant="univision.ca"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Univision is showing Portugal vs Turkey in Canada.

The game kicks off at 3.45pm ET / 12.45pm PT, with Univision's coverage getting underway at 3.30pm ET / 12.30pm PT.

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How to watch Portugal vs Turkey: live stream football in Australia


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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.