European Under-21 Championship: TV channels, streams & how to watch for free

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A limited number of games will be broadcast for free in the UK during this summer's tournament and we have all the details you need to know

Europe's top young players will get the chance to show what they can do on the big stage this summer during the European Under-21 Championship in Poland.

The likes of England, Spain and Germany have all named strong squads for the tournament and as Andrea Pirlo, Petr Cech and Thiago Alcantara, to name but three, have shown, the Golden Ball winner is usually destined for stardom.

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Renato Sanches, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Saul Niguez will be among the players aiming to claim that prize this time around, with Spain hoping to be crowned European champions at Under-21 level for the third time since 2011.

If that sounds like your cup of tea, keep reading for a complete guide to the television channels the games will be broadcast on to make sure you don't miss a kick.


HOW TO WATCH THE U-21 EUROS


Tammy Abraham England Under-21

If you're in the UK, the European Under-21 Championship will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports. You can find a complete schedule at the bottom of this article.

Four games will be free to watch on Sky Sports Mix - Poland vs Slovakia on June 16, Germany vs Czech Republic and Denmark vs Italy on June 18 and Italy vs Germany on June 24 - and the rest will be spread across Sky Sports 1, 2 and 5. Both semi-finals and the final broadcast on Sky Sports 1.

If you're in the US, you're not so lucky; ESPN hold the rights there and current listings suggest they will only broadcast a limited number of games in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. You will be able to watch the tournament if you've signed up for their ESPN3 and WatchESPN online streaming platforms, however.

UEFA has a long list of broadcast partners around the world that will be airing the tournament - and here is the full list. If the country or region you live in does not appear, you'll be able to stream the tournament for free on UEFA.com and UEFA's YouTube channel.

Country / Region Network
Australia beIN Sports
Bosnia & Herzegovina Arena Sport
Brazil Globosat
Brunei Astro
Bulgaria Nova
Canada RDS, TSN
Caribbean ESPN
Croatia Arena Sport
Czech Republic Czech TV
Denmark Discovery
Finland Discovery
France L'Equipe
Macedonia TV Nova, Arena Sport
Germany ARD, ZDF, Sport1
Hungary DIGI Sport
Indonesia RCTI
Israel Charlton
Italy RAI
Latin America ESPN
Malaysia Astro
MENA beIN Sports
Montenegro Arena Sport
Norway Discovery
Poland Polsat
Portugal Sport TV
Romania DIGI Sport
San Marino RAI
Serbia Arena Sport
Slovakia Markiza
Spain Mediaset
Sub-Saharan Africa Kwese Sports
Sweden Discovery
United Kingdom Sky
United States ESPN

HOW TO STREAM THE U-21 EUROS


Saul Niguez Spain Under-21

As Sky have the rights to the tournament in the UK, your only legal streaming option if you're living in Britain will be Sky Go. That's a free online service for Sky TV subscribers and can be used on a range of devices.

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As mentioned, it looks as if American viewers will be limited exclusively to online streaming options in English. ESPN3 and WatchESPN will have the games and are available as part of participating cable, internet and satellite TV packages.

And if you're living in a country in which no network has bought the rights to the tournament, you can watch for free on UEFA.com and UEFA's YouTube channel.


COMPLETE UK BROADCAST SCHEDULE


Group A:

Date Match Time (local / BST) TV channel
Jun 16 Sweden vs England 18:00 / 17:00 Sky Sports 1
Jun 16 Poland vs Slovakia 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports Mix
Jun 19 Slovakia vs England 18:00 / 17:00 Sky Sports 1
Jun 19 Poland vs Sweden 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1
Jun 22 England vs Poland 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1
Jun 22 Slovakia vs Sweden 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1

Group B:

Date Match Time (local / BST) TV channel
Jun 17 Portugal vs Serbia 18:00 / 17:00 Sky Sports 1
Jun 17 Spain vs Macedonia 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1
Jun 20 Serbia vs Macedonia 18:00 / 17:00 Sky Sports 1
Jun 20 Portugal vs Spain 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1
Jun 23 Macedonia vs Portugal 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 5
Jun 23 Serbia vs Spain 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1

Group C:

Date Match Time (local / BST) TV channel
Jun 18 Germany vs Czech Republic 18:00 / 17:00 Sky Sports 1 / Mix
Jun 18 Denmark vs Italy 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Mix
Jun 21 Czech Republic vs Italy 18:00 / 17:00 Sky Sports 1
Jun 21 Germany vs Denmark 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1
Jun 24 Italy vs Germany 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Mix
Jun 24 Czech Republic vs Denmark 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 2

Semi-finals:

Date Match Time (local / BST) TV channel
Jun 27 Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B/C or Winner Group C 18:00 / 17:00 or 21:00 / 20:00 Sky Sports 1
Jun 27 Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A or Winner Group C 18:00 / 17:00 or 21:00 / 20:00 Sky Sports 1

Final:

Date Match Time (local / BST) TV channel
Jun 30 Winner Semi-Final 1 vs Winner Semi-Final 2 20:45 / 19:45 Sky Sports 1

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