As I type this, less than 12 hours ago, Ireland became the last team to earn a spot in the knockout rounds of the Euros, and they are probably still drinking in Dublin pubs. They did it in dramatic fashion, scoring in the waning minutes to beat Italy and knock Turkey out of the tournament. That’s quite an improvement over Ireland’s Euro 2012 performance (3 games, 3 losses, -8 goal differential). Now, they will face France in the knockout round. You’ll definitely want to catch the France vs Republic of Ireland live stream, and we’ll show you how below.
Their opponent in the last 16 is France, the tournament hosts. Talk about a tall order. In case you weren’t aware, there’s an awful lot of history and bad blood between these two nations in soccer. You absolutely won’t want to miss this match. Are you a cable cutter who’s keen to watch the match? Fear not, as there are several ways you can catch the France vs Republic of Ireland live stream without cable. Read on:
Sling TV Lets You Watch France vs Republic of Ireland Online
Let’s first talk about the basics of Sling TV, which are great in their own right. They have two basic packages for just $20 a month. Their main starter package includes ESPN (and ESPN2) so you can watch the France vs Republic of Ireland Live Stream. But it also includes over 20 other channels, so there will be no missing channels like CNN, TBS or TNT. There’s no contract to sign, you can cancel anytime, and there’s a 7-day free trial.
But you can even watch the game in Spanish, if that floats your barco, by tacking on their Best of Spanish TV add-on. It includes ESPN Deportes, which will carry the France vs Republic of Ireland stream in Spanish.
But the best thing about Sling TV is the nutty amount of deals they always have. They always have 2 or 3 amazing promotions going at any given time. Right now, it’s a free Roku 2 if you sign up and pay for 3 months of service (and a Roku 2 is worth more in retail value than 3 months of Sling TV) service, and steep discounts that don’t count against your data plan for T-Mobile customers. These are a few of the reasons we recommend Sling TV above all other options.
If you sign up now and take advantage of the free 7-day trial, you could actually watch France vs Republic of Ireland streaming free!
Watch The France vs Republic Of Ireland Live Stream On PlayStation Vue
Another way to watch the France vs Republic of Ireland live stream is on PlayStation Vue. All of their packages include ESPN and dozens and dozens more, from 55 channels with their “Access” plan to over 100 with their “Elite” plan. There’s more, and the packages start off at just $29.99 a month.
Unfortunately, PlayStation Vue doesn’t allow for much mobile viewing. You pretty much have to be at your home base except for some scant exceptions for iPhone and iPad. But besides working on those devices, PlayStation Vue also works on Amazon Fire TV products, Roku, Chromecast, and of course, PS3 and PS4.
Viewers in seven select cities (Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, and Philadelphia) will be glad to know that they get their local affiliates of CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox live on PlayStation Vue. If you live elsewhere, you can still watch national NBC, ABC and Fox programming, but you’ll have to wait a day when it becomes available on-demand. We have a full write up on PlayStation Vue here.
There’s also a free 7 day trial of Vue you can try out for yourself!
Live In the United Kingdom? Tanzania? Papua New Guinea? We Have You Covered
There are options for checking out France vs Republic of Ireland streaming for Britishers, as well; both the ITV hub app and the BBC iPlayer (BBC programming galore with that one) give you the opportunity to see the France vs Republic of Ireland live stream. Outside of the UK and US? Well, that’s what VPNs are for. Simply get yourself a United Kingdom IP address and away you go. Check out Express VPN, they’re tops.
France vs Republic Of Ireland Streaming Schedule
Date: Sunday, June 26th
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
Channel: ESPN/ESPN Deportes
Live Stream: Sling TV
During the group rounds, France dominated group A with 2 wins and 1 draw. On the other hand, Republic of Ireland barely scraped by in group E, with a 1-1-1 record. Facing elimination if they didn’t win their last match, Ireland pulled of a last-minute victory against Italy, securing their spot in the knockout round. Still, facing off against a dominant France – with home-country advantage – will be no easy task for the Irish to pull off. It should be quite an exciting match!