Euro 2020 is finally here, one year later than originally scheduled – and with domestic leagues wrapping up across Europe, fan focus will turn towards the international tournament.
In most European countries fans will be able to catch games on free-to-air channels – but if you want to tune in from elsewhere in the world, you'll probably have to sign up for a subscription service that holds Euro 2020 broadcasting rights for your region. Well, unless you have a VPN, that is. In this guide we show you how to unblock all the action
Next up in Group B is Denmark vs Finland. This guide will show you how to watch Euro 2021 it on a free, legal stream using just a VPN.
How to watch Denmark vs Finland in 5 steps
Here's a quick rundown of what you'll have to do to stream Denmark vs Finland for free on a channel based somewhere in Europe (don't worry, it's not very difficult!)
- Sign up to ExpressVPN this service is super fast, reliable, and you can use it for the duration of the tournament and use their 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Download, install and run the provider's software on your device.
- Select a server in the country or region you'd like to unblock content in.
- Search for the streaming service or channel you'd like to access.
- Sign up to it with your email address.
The best ways to stream Denmark vs Finland
Below you'll find a bit more information on some of the most popular streaming platforms in Europe that are showing Euro 2021.
This isn't a complete list, of course – every single country in Europe has at least one broadcaster with rights to the games – but these channels will likely post some of the largest viewing figures in Europe. But remember, you can use a VPN to reach a channel where ever you'd like in Europe!
|Channel (country)||Commentary Language||Additional streaming Information|
|BBC iPlayer (UK)||English||Splitting games with competitor ITV (both channels are showing the final simultaneously).|
|ITV Hub (UK) ||English||Splitting games with competitor BBC ((both channels are showing the final simultaneously). Has first Semi-final pick.|
|RTE Player (IRL) ||English||Showing all games from the Euros live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player apart from final group games with concurrent kick-off times. Those games will either be on RTÉ2 or RTÉ Player.|
|M6 (FRA) ||French||Splitting 23 out of 51 games with TF1. It will show 12 games total. Has the first choice of quarter-final.|
|TF1 (FRA) ||French||Splitting 23 out of 51 games with M6. It will show 11 games in total. Has the first choice of semi-final and more France games.|
|Spanish||The free-to-air broadcasting group will be showing all 51 games of the championships.|
|TVI (POR) ||Portuguese||Agreed sub-licensing deal with Sport TV Portugal to show 22 games, including all of Portugal's fixtures.|
|RAI (ITA) ||Italian||Italian free-to-air broadcaster RAI has secured a licensing deal with Sky Italia with 27 matches including all of Italy's games.|
|TRT (TUR) ||Turkish||National broadcaster TRT is the primary rights holder for Euro 2020 in Turkey.|
You've now done everything you need to do to stream Euro 2020 online and in high definition. Enjoy a buffer-free game!
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Why use a VPN to watch Denmark vs Finland?
Although most European countries have broadcasters showing the games free of charge, these channels only have the rights to show the games in their respective countries. To avoid people tuning in from across the globe, they enforce geo-restrictions.
This is the same with lots of content, and is the reason why any internet user is familiar with the phrase "this content is not available in your country".This is because the website serving you this message can see your IP address, and can this reveals what part of the world you and your device are in. If you'd like to never see that message ever again – and watch Euro 2020 without paying a subscription – then you need to invest in a VPN.
VPN providers have servers located all over the world – how large their network is can vary but good providers usually cover between 40 and 150 countries. When you connect to a VPN, in reroutes all your traffic down a tunnel and to a server of your choice, encrypting your traffic in the process.
Websites will now see the IP address of the VPN server you connected to rather than your true IP address, meaning you can essentially pretend to be anywhere in the world. This is why one of the primary use cases for VPNs is unblocking content that is typically geo-restricted.
What time does Denmark vs Finland start?
Denmark vs Finland starts at 18:00 (17:00 GMT) in Denmark's Parken Stadium, Copenhagen in Italy on Saturday 12 June 2021. This will be the first time these teams have faced each other in a major international tournament for over three decades, the last being in the mid-1980s.
Belgium and Russia, filling the remaining two places in Group B, play just a few hours later. They will play in St. Petersburg, which sort of makes it a home game for the Russians – but that's just one of the many unusual byproducts of the games being dotted across Europe rather than in one host nation.
What channel is Denmark vs Finland on?
Danish fans living in their home country can watch the game on free-to-air broadcasters DR (Denmark), who have brokered a sub-licensing agreement with streaming service NENT Group to show fixtures featuring the Danish team. Public broadcaster Yle will be showing the game in Finland.
For those who'd to watch the game with English commentary, It'll be shown live on the BBC and you won't have to spend anything. It will also be possible to watch it for free in places like Spain. Further details on the most widely-used channels in Europe, and what games they're showing, can be found below.
Stream Denmark vs Finland online for free
Although Euro 2020 is 51 matches long, they all take place in a 30-day period between 11 June and 11 July. This is actually a happy coincidence – many of the top VPN services, like ExpressVPN and NordVPN offer a 30-day money-back guarantee – meaning you can get a refund within 30 days of purchase if you aren't happy.
However, it also means you can use the provider's software to watch Euro 2020 for 30 days, and then claim your refund back if you'd rather not pay the small amount it costs to sign up. This effectively means you can watch the whole tournament for free!
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Why you should avoid illegal streaming for Euro 2020
Illegal streaming has been the scourge of the sports industry for years and years. But it's getting worse; since more and more channels require a subscription nowadays, more and more people are turning to illegal ways to watch the games, usually through streaming aggregator websites that take you to pirate sites or IPTV boxes loaded with dodgy applications.
The problem with illegal streaming is threefold: first, as the name suggests, it's illegal to stream content without the consent of the rights holders; second, illegal streaming sites are often full of malware and adware; and third, the actual stream you end up is usually prone to delays, poor quality and can cut out at any second. When VPNs are so cheap, offer money-back guarantees and you can use them to connect to superb coverage of the game, it just seems a bit unnecessary to put yourself in the malware firing line.
Group B: meet the teams
It's unlikely any of the teams at the Euros – even World Cup Winners France – wanted to be drawn in a group with FIFA's top-ranked team, Belgium. Their squad for the March internationals featured a string of top players from Europe's top leagues, including recent Serie A winner Romelu Lukaku, who currently has 31 goal involvements in the league this season.
The team has gone from strength to strength in recent years and will want to improve on their 2018 World Cup semi-final appearance, in which they were beaten by France. They've got a host of Premier League veterans to choose from in defense, some exciting attackers, and perhaps the world's best creative midfielder in Kevin De Bruyne. Leicester's Youri Tielemens has, quite quietly, turned into one of the Premier League's best players in his position and will likely play a pivotal role behind his compatriot.
Throw in a manager brimming with confidence – boss Roberto Martinez has been the manager for several years now and has only lost four games during his tenure – and you've got yourself an incredibly difficult team to beat. Martinez was rumored to be one of Daniel Levy's top choices to replace Jose Mourinho, but at least for the duration of the Euros, the Spanish boss will be focused on securing Belgium their first-ever international silverware since the 1920 Olympics.
The bookies' firm favorite to snatch the second spot, Denmark have their own Inter Milan star, Christian Eriksen, who they'll be hoping will be able to fire them to victory and into the knockout phase of the competition. He will be joined in attack by the likes of Nice's Kasper Dolberg and RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen, but players like AC Milan's Simon Kjaer and Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel ensure the starting XI is star-studded from front to back.
The Danes have got a good record in the Euros, peaking in 1992 when they finished victorious after beating the Netherlands in the semi-final and Germany in the final. They also reached the quarters in 2004 and have had several group stage appearances before and after, which isn't bad for a country with a population of just over 5 million.
Like Belgium, however, Denmark has a history of faring better in the Olympics than in dedicated football tournaments, having won a trio of silver medals at the games (1906, 1912, 1960), but unfortunately have never added a gold to the trophy cabinet since.
Finland's Euro 2020 birth will be their first-ever at a major international tournament, and if it wasn't for North Macedonia, they'd probably be considered the tournament's minnows. Aside from the team from the Balkan Peninsula, they're the lowest FIFA-ranked team in the competition.
Fans of the Premier League will be all too familiar with Finland's main man up front, Teemu Pukki, currently plying his trade with Championship side Norwich. He's scored 26 league goals this season – leading Norwich to a second second-tier title in three years – but also managed to hit double figures in the premier league season sandwiched in between. His attacking know-how will be essential to the team's success at this tournament.
Finland's squad for the March international games included players from Cypriot, Slovakian, Greek, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Scottish, English, Swedish, US, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, and German leagues – an unusually diverse range for an international team heading into a European Championship. Will this breadth of experience gives them a slight edge where they might need it? We can only wait and see.
Russia are a puzzling team at the moment. They're certainly not being tipped to progress through the group due to the quality of both Denmark and Belgium, and they don't have a comparably long list of household names. Some will look at this group and imagine they'll be battling it out for a third-place with Finland, but others have already suggested they could be a dark horse.
After all, they did beat footballing giants Spain at the 2018 World Cup in the knockout stages, so can't be written off completely – just as many did in 2008 when they reached the semi-finals of the competition after several surprise performances. Monaco midfielder Aleksander Golovin will hope to provide similar inspiration to Andrei Arshavin, whose attacking flare galvanized the team 12 years ago.
Russia's tournament fate could rest on the crunch game with Denmark, the final group game. If they can get a win against Finland – and they can survive the fixture with Belgium without taking too much damage – then it'll set up a very interesting finale in Group B.
Group B standings