Good news for the nation’s football fans with Optus Sport confirming it will make its live coverage of the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-finals and final matches free to watch for all Australians.
The two semi-finals (5am on Wednesday 7 July and Thursday 8 July) and final (5am on Monday 12 July) will see England, Italy, Denmark and Spain fighting it out for glory, off the back of what has been an incredible UEFA EURO 2020 tournament to date.
Access to watch both semi-finals and the final live on Optus Sport is available across mobile and tablet devices, web browsers, Fetch, Apple TV, Chromecast and select Smart TVs and media streaming devices.
An Optus Sport account is not required to watch these select live matches.
“We have had our greatest ever month on Optus Sport with the best of the best competing in the UEFA EURO 2020 and Copa America 2021 tournaments and we still have the biggest matches of the tournament to go,”
Head of TV and Content Corin Dimopoulos said.
“With the likes of Harry Kane and Lorenzo Insigne to be in action across the Euro finals, all Australians can now watch these three live matches on Optus Sport for free without a subscription.
“We recognise that a lot of the country is currently restricted when it comes to going round to friends’ houses or to a venue to watch games together, and we are therefore pleased to provide as many Australians as we can with the opportunity to enjoy the last three tournament games in the comfort of every home.”
Optus Sport Expert John Aloisi, a Socceroos legend who has played professionally in England, Spain and Italy, said that the tournament has so far more than lived up to the hype.
“UEFA EURO 2020 might have been postponed by twelve months due to the pandemic, but it has certainly been worth waiting for,” Aloisi said.
“The Round of 16 was about as captivating as an international tournament has been in my lifetime, with plenty of shock results, late equalisers and winners, and even the customary penalty shootout we’ve come to expect.
“The quarter-finals picked up right where the Round of 16 left off, and these are some of the most eagerly anticipated semi-finals we’ve ever seen, so it’s great to know that all Australians will have access to watch them both, as well as the final, live and free, exclusive to Optus Sport.”
Free live coverage for the semi-finals will be underway from 4.30am (AEST) and an enormous hour-long pre-game show at 4am (AEST) counts down to kick-off in the final on Monday morning.
Viewers are offered the most extensive Euro coverage seen by Australian audiences, with over 90 minutes of post-match reaction, analysis and fan involvement live on every matchday, culminating with the Euro Brekky Wrap show from Optus Sport’s London studio.
The UEFA EURO 2020 schedule (AEST) on Optus Sport is as follows:
Wednesday July 7 – Italy vs Spain: 5am, coverage starts at 4.30am with host Niav Owens joined by John Aloisi, Michael Bridges and Thomas Sorensen. Mark Schwarzer and Alicia Ferguson will be pitchside at Wembley.
Thursday July 8 – England vs Denmark: 5am, coverage starts at 4.30am with host Richard Bayliss joined by John Aloisi, Michael Bridges and Thomas Sorensen. Mark Schwarzer and Alicia Ferguson will be pitchside at Wembley.
Monday July 12 – 5am, coverage starts at 4am with host Richard Bayliss joined by John Aloisi, Michael Bridges and Thomas Sorensen. Mark Schwarzer and Alicia Ferguson will be pitchside at Wembley.