The Euro 2016 soccer championship just started—here’s how to watch it in the US

Will Spain repeat as champions?
Will Spain repeat as champions?
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Europe’s premier international soccer tournament, the Euros, kicked off in France today. The month-long contest will take place in ten cities amid heightened security, as 24 teams vie for the chance to be the champion of Europe.

The first match is between France and Romania. Whether you want to root for the hosts, an underdog, or just see England get knocked out on penalties yet again—here’s how to watch it and every other match of the Euros in the US:


ESPN’s streaming portal, WatchESPN, will be broadcasting all of the games.

On mobile

If your data package can handle it, every game will be streaming live on ESPN’s app.


Matches will be split up between ESPN and ESPN2. The network will also be broadcasting the games with Spanish commentary on WatchESPN and in its app, as well as its Spanish-language channel, ESPN Deportes.

On Radio

If, for some reason, you prefer to have sporting events described to you by someone else, you can tune into Euro 2016 radio coverage on SiriusXM FC.

If you don’t have a TV, a radio or an ESPN subscription

Most of the games will kick off at either 9am, 12pm, or 3pm ET, and many of the knockout-stage games will be taking place on the weekend. Meaning you’ll be able to watch at least a few of them at a bar, as you should.