The inaugural Nations League did something that nobody thought was possible - it injected some life into the oft-dreaded international break. And so it's back, delivering goals galore and serving as a much-needed replacement for the postponed Euro 2020 tournament. Read on to find out how you can watch a Nations League live stream from anywhere right now.
The opening stages of the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League take place from September to November 2020, the Finals following in September and October 2021, and the relegation playoffs are scheduled for March 2022. Full TV and Nations League live stream details are below - enjoy your preferred coverage wherever you are by using a world-beating VPN.
The 2020 UEFA Nations League once again pits all 55 UEFA men's national association member teams against each other, and the way they've been grouped means the strongest sides face the strongest sides from the off, thereby guaranteeing competitive match-ups from top to bottom.
And also just like last time out, the format is confusing. There are four leagues, the top three of which are split into four groups of four teams, with the bottom league split into two groups, one containing four teams, the other three.
League A contains the 16 top-ranked European national sides, and the ultimate winner of the Nations League. The team that tops each of the four groups that make up League A after six rounds of group fixtures will qualify for the Nations League semi-finals. Last time round, those teams were Portugal, the Netherlands, England and Switzerland.
The bottom team from each of League A and B's groups will be relegated, and the group winners in Leagues B, C and D will gain promotion. Playoffs will decide which two teams drop down from League C to League D.
Got that? Good. Here's how you can live stream Nations League football wherever you are in the world and watch all the 2020/21 UEFA action online.
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How to watch the Nations League from outside your country
Hoping to watch the Nations League from the UK, Down Under or in North America? Just scroll down and you'll see all your options listed out there. But you'll run into problems if you try to access your local coverage online when you go abroad - even if you're fully registered and in all likelihood paying a subscription fee.
This is because of something called geo-blocking - best thought of as a kind of digital border - but it's not nearly as scary as it sounds. Simply follow our VPN advice below and you'll soon be up and running with a great bit of software that allows you to relocate your device back to your country of residence - thereby regaining access to all the streaming services and content you normally enjoy at home.
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How to watch a Nations League live stream in the UK
Sky has exclusive broadcasting rights for the Nations League in the UK, and games are being shown on Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. If you're a subscriber you can enjoy the games on your TV or the Sky Go app for your mobile device.
If you're not a Sky subscriber, fear not - you can still easily watch the Nations League online or on TV right now. That's because of Sky's excellent value streaming offshoot, Now TV.
A Now TV Sky Sports Pass gets you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels and can be had for as little as £9.99 a day - though the Monthly Pass is WAY better value. It will let you watch test cricket, NBA basketball, F1 racing, Super League rugby, various Australian ball-related activities, and much more.
If you're from the UK but happen to away from home right now, you can get your usual Nations League live stream from abroad - but you'll need a VPN to relocate your IP back to the UK.
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Cord cutters are in luck, too, as you don't have to use cable to access ESPN. Over-the-top streaming services let you watch TV over an internet connection and can typically be had for a fraction of the cost of even the most basic cable package.
Sling TV's Orange package includes ESPN and there's a FREE trial period for a limited time only - the regular cost is $30 a month. If you just want access to ESPN and the Nations League action, this is the cheapest way to go.
You can also get certain matches on ESPN's native streaming-only platform, ESPN+.
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How to watch UEFA Nations League football in Australia
How to watch UEFA Nations League football in New Zealand
Nations League football is being shown on Sky Sport in New Zealand.
Sky Sport is available in New Zealand as part of a range of pay TV packages. Subscribers can watch online using the country's 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.
UK citizens in New Zealand can use the VPN route described above to tune in to their service of choice just like they would at home.
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James is a technology journalist with nearly 10 years experience and currently Sports and TV Streaming Editor at Future, where he works across TechRadar, T3 and Tom's Guide. He is here to help you find the best ways to watch sports, TV shows and movies online. Previously, he was News and Features Editor at Trusted Reviews, Editor of Lifehacker UK, and Senior Staff Writer at ITProPortal.