Scotland vs Ukraine live stream: how to watch 2022 World Cup play-offs online from anywhere and on TV, team news

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Steve Clarke's men will be hoping the Tartan Army can take a step closer to reaching their first World Cup in 24 years this evening as they take on a Ukraine side battling against the odds to be at Qatar 2022. The spoils for the winner in this massive game is a play-off final showdown against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday, June 5. 

The team sheets are in and teenage defender Aaron Hickey starts at right wing-back for Scotland, with Liam Cooper left of back three, while Lyndon Dykes gets the nod up front.

Dinamo Kyiv's Heorhiy Bushchan starts in goal for Ukraine ahead of Real Madrid's  Andriy Lunin in a line up that features six home based players.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm local time on Wednesday. Read on to find out how to watch a Scotland vs Ukraine live stream no matter where you are in the world today.

Scotland vs Ukraine live stream

Date: Wednesday, June 1

Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST / 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT /  4.45am AEST / 6.45am NZST

Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow

Live stream: Sky Sports (UK) | ESPN Plus (US) | Optus Sport (AU) | Sky Sport (NZ)

Watch from anywhere: Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free

Scotland continued their progress under Steve Clarke in their World Cup qualification group, notching up 23 points from their 10 matches having won seven, drawn twice and suffering just one defeat, while only conceding seven times in Group F.

This game meanwhile goes far beyond a simple football match for Ukraine. A win would be able to offer some comfort and pride to those struggling back home following Russia's invasion.

This much-postponed match marks Oleksandr Petrakov's team's first competitive match since beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 in their final World Cup qualifier on November 16. Read on to find out how to watch a Scotland vs Ukraine live stream from anywhere in the world on this week.

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How to watch Scotland vs Ukraine: live stream soccer in the US


ESPN Plus is the place to watch Scotland vs Ukraine in the US, with kick-off set for 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT on Wednesday.

ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost $6.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $69.99 a year. 

But for the ultimate value, grab a combined ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus bundle for just $13.99 a month, which gets you loads of great entertainment and family-friendly content in addition to all that sports action.

As an exclusively online service, ESPN Plus is available to stream via, iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Oculus Go and Samsung connected TVs. As well as, of course, via a web browser on your computer.

How to watch Scotland vs Ukraine from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your regular coverage of the game, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching an Scotland vs Ukraine live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

Use a VPN to watch an Scotland vs Ukraine live stream from anywhere

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Once you've downloaded the software, just follow the prompts to install it then select the location you want to relocate your IP address to - it really is that easy.

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How to watch an Scotland vs Ukraine live stream in the UK

Sky Sports

Scotland vs Ukraine is being shown on Sky Sports in the UK, via its Main Event channel. Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST on Tuesday evening, with coverage of the game starting at 7pm.

Sky customers with a Sky Sports subscription can watch this game on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for almost every smart device. Take a look at our guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

If you don't fancy being locked into a long contract, consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV).

Those outside the UK wanting to watch coverage like they would at home needn't worry about geo-blockers, either - as they can just pick up an ExpressVPN trial for 30 days and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

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How to watch Scotland vs Ukraine: live stream football in Australia


Optus Sport has exclusive rights to show Scotland vs Ukraine live in Australia, but be warned that kick-off is set for 4.45am AEST on Thursday morning. 

You can stream Optus Sport coverage via your mobile, PC or tablet, and can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.

Anyone who isn't already signed up to the Optus telecommunications network can also take advantage of monthly subscriptions to Optus Sport. The service is available for $14.99 per month and can be accessed via Google Play or the App Store.

If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Optus Sport, you can use one of the top VPNs and watch the coverage from another nation.

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How to watch Scotland vs Ukraine: live stream football in New Zealand


Sky Sport is showing the Scotland vs Ukraine game in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 6.45am NZST on Thursday morning. 

Sky Sport subscribers can live stream the game via the 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 the VPN route outlined earlier to access their preferred coverage just like they would at home.

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