Wales vs Austria live stream: how to watch 2022 World Cup qualifiers online from anywhere and on TV, team news

Gareth Bale and Julian Baumgartlinger on a Wales vs Austria World Cup qualifiers live stream
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Wales host Austria in one of the standout ties of the World Cup qualifiers tonight, with both nations looking to end generations-old droughts. And with stars such as David Alaba, Marco Arnautovic and even Gareth Bale set to feature, they'll both be on the front foot too. The road ends here for the losing team, so read on to find out how to watch a Wales vs Austria live stream no matter where you are in the world.

Both Bale and Aaron Ramsey start for Wales, and with the bones creaking they'll be glad to be aided by fleet-footed wingers Harry Wilson and Daniel James. Franco Foda has all of his key pieces in order, with Marcel Sabitzer and Christoph Baumgartner being deployed as the creative hubs.

Wales vs Austria live stream

Date: Thursday, March 24

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

Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Live stream: Sky Sports/S4C (UK) | ESPN Plus (US) | beIN Sports (NZ)

Watch from anywhere: Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free

24 years have passed since Das Team last turned out at a World Cup, but this side should be the one to break that duck. They came within a whisker of knocking Italy out of the Euros in one of the standout games of last summer's tournament, and failure to qualify for the World Cup would be a national travesty.

Wales last qualified for the World Cup in 1958, and this is probably the last chance for their Golden Generation. But with Kieffer Moore injured and Bale now more of a talismanic figure than the force of nature he once was, this would be the perfect moment for James and Wilson to announce themselves on the international stage.

A raucous home crowd is likely to play its part too, and you can read on to find out how to watch a Wales vs Austria live stream from anywhere in the world this evening.

How to watch Wales vs Austria 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 a Wales vs Austria 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.

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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 a Wales vs Austria live stream in the UK

Sky Sports

Wales vs Austria is being shown on Sky Sports in the UK, via its Main Event channel. Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT, 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 in to a long contract, consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV).

Welsh-language coverage of Wales vs Austria is available from S4C, which is available to stream for FREE in Wales via BBC iPlayer.

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 Wales vs Austria: live stream soccer in the US


ESPN Plus is the place to watch Wales vs Austria in the US, with kick-off set for 3.45pm ET / 12.45pm PT on Thursday afternoon.

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.

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How to watch Wales vs Austria: live stream football in Australia


Optus Sport has exclusive rights to show Wales vs Austria live in Australia, with kick-off set for 6.45am AEDT 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.

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Wales vs Austria: live stream football online in India


In India, Sony Pictures Networks is showing the Wales vs Austria match, but be warned that it's a very late kick-off.

The game is set to begin at 1.15am IST on Thursday night/Friday morning. If you stay up late enough, coverage will stretch across both TV and its over-the-top streaming service, SonyLIV.

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How to watch Wales vs Austria: live stream football in New Zealand


beIN Sports is the place to watch Wales vs Austria oin New Zealand, with the game scheduled to kick off at 8.45am NZDT on Friday morning.

Sky subscribers can add beIN Sports to their package at an additional cost of $31.99 per month.

Remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just use a VPN and follow the instructions above.

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.