The Nations League may still be in its infancy, but Spain vs Portugal is a glamour group stage clash that brings the UEFA football competition into sharp focus this evening. The two sides have already put their mark on the tournament. Portugal were crowned winners in the inaugural Nations League back in 2019 while Spain came close to matching that feat last year after finishing as runners-up to France.
The team sheets are in and Cristiano Ronaldo starts on the bench for Portugal, with Rafael Leao and Andre Silva leading the line, with the visitors attacking threat bolstered by Bruno Fernandes, Otavio and Bernardo Silva. The hosts meanwhile begin the game with a forward line of Alvaro Morata, Pablo Sarabia and Ferran Torres
Kick-off is at 7.45pm local time on today. Read on to find out how to watch a Spain vs Portugal live stream no matter where you are in the world.
Spain come into this tie off the back of a five-game winning streak that has seen them concede just one goal. Their most recent victory was a 5-0 friendly trouncing of Iceland back in March.
Portugal are meanwhile on something of a high after after booking their spot at the 2022 World Cup, following a 2-0 play-off final victory over North Macedonia.
League A Group 2 looks a tricky pool, though, with it also including the Czech Republic and Switzerland, meaning both teams will want to make a strong opening statement in this first match.
You can watch the game free on RTVE.es in Spanish but read on to find out how to watch a Spain vs Portugal live stream from wherever you are.
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How to watch Spain vs Portugal: live stream soccer in the US
Soccer fans based in the US can tune in to this big Nations League clash on Fox Sports.
If you get the channel as part of your cable package, you can also watch the action unfold on Fox Sports' streaming platform, though you'll have to enter your cable provider’s credentials.
How to watch 2022 Nations League without cable
There are plenty of over-the-top TV streaming services you can use too. Of the many options, we think Sling TV is the best fit for most soccer fans' needs, with its Blue package offering Fox Sports.
Sling Blue usually costs $35 per month, but new subscribers can get a fantastic bargain - right now you can save big bucks with this Sling TV deal, which lets you get a whole month of Sling Blue for half price.
Another great option is FuboTV. It's a much more comprehensive cable replacement, and carries more than 100 channels including Fox, CBS and ESPN.
Prices start at $69.99.
If you subscribe to Sling, FuboTV, or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - of the many options, we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
How to watch Spain vs Portugal 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 Spain vs Portugal 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 Spain vs Portugal live stream from anywhere
ExpressVPN is the world's top VPN
We've put all of the major VPN services to the test and we rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best of the bunch. It's compatible with loads of devices including iOS, Android, Amazon Fire Stick, PlayStation, Apple TV and such, and we found it secure, speedy and simple-to-use.
Another great perk is the fact that it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and 3-months FREE, so you can see if it's right for you with no strings attached.
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.
How to watch an Spain vs Portugal live stream in the UK
This big Nations League match-up kicks off at 7.45pm BST on Thursday evening, and Premier Sports has the rights to it in the UK, with the game being broadcast on Premier Sports 2.
The network also has its own streaming-only options available, costing £12.99 for the full works including Premier Sports 1 and 2, Free Sports, LaLiga TV, and Box Nation; or £7.99 per month for La Liga TV only.
If you're outside the UK, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply download and install a good VPN and follow the instructions below to live stream the action just as you would if you were at home.
How to watch Spain vs Portugal: live stream football in Australia
Optus Sport has exclusive rights to show Spain vs Portugal live in Australia, but be warned that kick-off is set for 4.45am AEST on Friday 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.
How to watch Spain vs Portugal: live stream football in New Zealand
Sky Sport is showing the Spain vs Portugal game in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 6.45am NZST on Friday 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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