Scotland vs Northern Ireland live stream: how to watch 2024 international friendly online today, team news

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The Scotland vs Northern Ireland live stream takes place today (March 26). There is plenty of excitement around this match as the teams have not met for nine years. Standy for a raucous night at Hampden Park.

Best of all, you can watch the game for FREE in some places. Read on to get full details of how to catch the action.

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Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT / 3.45pm ET / 12.45am PT / 6.45am AEDT (Mar 27)
FREE streams: BBC iPlayer (UK)
Use NordVPN to watch any stream

This will be Michael O’Neill’s side's second away trip this international break. A goal from Jamie Reid meant they came away from Romania with a 1-1 draw last time out. The Tartan Army, meanwhile, were put to the sword by the Netherlands. They last 4-0, despite not playing particularly badly. 

The home side are though heading to Euro 2024, so the players will want to put in a strong performance to earn themselves a seat on the plane. The Green and White Army will not be in Germany this summer but would love to get a good result against another home nation.

Here's how they line up:

Scotland: Gunn, Robertson, Tierney, Hendry, Cooper, Patterson, Gilmour, Christie McGinn, McTominay, Dykes

Northern Ireland: Peacock-Farrell, Hume, Toal, Ballard, Spencer, McNair, McCann, Charles, Bradley, Price, Reid

They haven’t met for a while, but the hosts were the victors last time they did. It was only 1-0 and this should be another close affair.

How to watch the Scotland vs Northern Ireland live stream for FREE


BBC shows various internationals from the home nations and will be showing Scotland vs Northern Ireland for free on <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC iPlayer. It is also being shown on BBC 3, BBC Scotland and BBC Northern Ireland. Kick-off is set for 7.45 pm GMT on Tuesday evening.

For added on-the-go viewing convenience, BBC iPlayer 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.

If you're outside the UK but want your usual coverage, you can check out <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">NordVPN and follow the instructions below.

(Scotland vs Northern Ireland is being shown on paid service Viaplay, as well as the BBC.)

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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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Can you watch Scotland vs Northern Ireland: live stream soccer in the US without cable?

Scotland vs Northern Ireland kicks off at 3.45pm ET / 12.45am PT on Tuesday, March 26. Unfortunately, it is not being in show in the US. However, if you are travelling from the UK, or another country showing the game, you can use NordVPN to tune into the BBC coverage as if you were at home.

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How to live stream Scotland vs Northern Ireland in Australia


In Australia, Scotland vs Northern Ireland is being shown on Optus Sport. The game kicks off at 6.45am AEDT first thing on Wednesday morning, so brace yourself for an early rise.

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 get a monthly subscription to Optus Sport from AU$24.99. For existing Optus customers, Optus Sport prices start at $6.99 per month.

If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Optus Sport, you can <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">use our top-rated VPN and watch the coverage from another country.

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How to watch Scotland vs Northern Ireland: live stream in Canada


Soccer fans in Canada can watch Scotland vs Northern Ireland on streaming service <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">DAZN, with kick-off set for 3.45pm ET / 12.45pm PT on Tuesday afternoon.

DAZN costs just <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$20 per month or there's an annual subscription for $150, which also gets you live coverage of plenty more international soccer, huge boxing events, WTA tennis, snooker, NFL and much more.

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It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

Charlotte Henry

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