How to watch the England vs. Iceland Euro match today

Cheer up, Wayne.
Cheer up, Wayne.
Image: Reuters/Lee Smith
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There’s an irony in Brexit occurring in the middle of the Euro tournament. At a time when national solidarity should be at its peak, the United Kingdom is fractured nearly straight down the middle, between people who want to remain in the European Union and those who want to leave it. But if there’s anything that can bring a divided country together, it’s sport.

To that end, England will take on Iceland today at 8pm GMT (3pm US Eastern time) in the knockout round of Euro 2016. The winner will play the tournament’s host nation, France, in the quarterfinals on Sunday (July 3).

Iceland is the surprise of the Euros, advancing to its first ever knockout stage of a major tournament. Over 8% of Iceland’s population is reportedly in France to cheer on their country. Iceland is, essentially, playing with house money at this point.

England, meanwhile, is under more pressure to advance to the next round. Brexit drama aside, the Three Lions haven’t won a knockout round game since 2006, when they beat Ecuador in the World Cup. England has only ever won one knockout game in the European championship (a defeat of Spain on penalty kicks in 1996). Simply put, England needs a victory today.

Here’s how to watch and find out whether it gets one:

In the UK


Online: ITV Hub app

In Iceland

On TV: Sjónvarp Símans

Online: Sjónvarp Símans app

In the US

On TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes

Online: WatchESPN

In other countries

Check this list provided by UEFA.