England vs Albania live stream: how to watch WC 2022 qualifier from anywhere

Harry Kane playing football for England against Albania
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The Three Lions go into tonight's game at Wembley Stadium knowing that a win over the Eagles will guarantee them a spot at next year's World Cup in Qatar. Read on to find out how to watch England vs Albania online and get a World Cup 2022 qualifier live stream, regardless of where you are in the world today.

England vs Albania live stream

Date: Friday, November 12

Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT / 8.45pm CET / 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT / 6.45am AEDT / 8.45am NZDT

Venue:  Wembley Stadium, London (England)

Live stream: ITV (UK) | ESPN Plus (US)| Optus Sport (AUS)

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Having delayed confirmation of their place in the football's biggest event thanks to draws against Poland and Hungary during the last two international breaks, Gareth Southgate will be keen to get the job done and dusted tonight in front of a home crowd.

The reverse fixture in Tirana back in March saw England prevail thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Mason Mount, and while Albanian have improved immensely under the stewardship of Italian coach Edy Reja's, a similar result will be expected today.

Chelsea star Mount is unavailable for England this time out, and joins Marcus Rashford, James Ward-Prowse and Luke Shaw among regulars unavailable to Southgate, but there could be a first cap in store for Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe, who has been called up to the senior squad for the first time.

Follow our guide to get a England vs Albania live stream and watch this World Cup 2022 qualifier online from anywhere tonight.

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How to watch England vs Albania: live stream World Cup 2022 qualifier football in the UK for FREE


The great news for footy fans in the UK is that England vs Albania is being shown live on ITV. The game is also being live streamed on ITV Hub at the same time. 

As it's ITV, anyone located in the UK can tune in for FREE.

For added on-the-go viewing convenience, ITV Hub has an excellent app that's available on nearly everything that plugs in these days - just give it a search on your device, phone or console of choice.

England vs Albania kicks off at 7.45pm GMT, with ITV's coverage beginning at 7pm GMT.

If you're outside the UK but want your usual coverage, you can check out this free 30-day ExpressVPN trial  and follow the instructions below.

How to watch England vs Albania from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your local 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 England vs Albania 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.

Use a VPN to watch England vs Albania from anywhere

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Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from the UK, just head to the ITV Hub site or app

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How to watch the World Cup 2022 qualifier online in US without cable


If you're in the US, ESPN has the rights to show England vs Albania in the US, which kicks off at 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT. 

However, the match won't be available on any of ESPN's linear channels. The game will instead be shown on the sports network's streaming service ESPN Plus.

ESPN Plus only costs $5.99 per month and allows you to watch online as well as via its mobile app and TV streamer apps on the likes of Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PS4 and Xbox.

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Can I watch an England vs Albania live stream in Canada?

Sadly, no Canadian broadcaster appears to be showing this Qatar 2022 qualifier which is due to start at 2.45pm ET / 11.45am PT.

The only alternative is to use a VPN service as described above, set your location to a country on this page that is broadcasting and go from there. But do bear in mind that most paid streaming services do require a credit card based in the country the service is from.

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How to watch England vs Albania: live stream World Cup 2022 qualifier in Australia


Optus Sport has exclusive rights to show World Cup 2022 qualifier fixtures this season live in Australia – so it's the place to watch the England vs Albania in the land Down Under. The game kicks off at 6.45am AEDT in the early on Saturday 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 and watch all the games live. 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 best VPNs and watch the coverage from another nation.

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How to watch England vs Albania live stream in New Zealand

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Sky Sport 7 is showing England vs Albania in New Zealand, with the match set to begin at 8.45am NZDT on Saturday morning. 

Sky Sport subscribers can live stream the action 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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