The 2018 World Cup quarter-finals are here! And they kick off in mouth-watering fashion as Uruguay meet France at Russia 2018. The two unbeaten teams go head-to-head for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.
The South Americans have been defensively well organized all tournament but also had their attacking chemistry at play in the 2-1 win against Portugal, with Edison Cavani and Luis Suarez linking to devastating effect up front for Uruguay.
This threat will not be lost on the French who need to tighten up a defence that leaked three goals against Argentina in the last round. But if Kylian Mbappe is on the same scintillating form in attack, Uruguay’s formidable backline will have plenty on its plate too.
This should be a cracker, so we’re making sure you don’t miss a kick by explaining how you can watch or live stream the game for free, wherever you are in the world. All the information for Uruguay vs France is below, and you can also check out our World Cup watching guide for extra live stream information for the tournament.
Use a VPN to watch the World Cup 2018 from anywhere for FREE
You don’t have to miss a single minute of World Cup soccer – even if the country where you are isn’t broadcasting certain games. Because every second of action is being shown somewhere (the UK, for example, is televising every game for free – see below), you can simply use a VPN to login to a region that is broadcasting the game. And it’s really easy to do:
1. Download and install a VPN
We’ve tested all of the major VPN services and we rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. It’s compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks amongst the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So for a one-stop shop, you can’t go wrong with Express – but there are more fantastic VPN options out there as well:
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1. ExpressVPN: the best all-round VPN for streaming, comes with 30-day money back guarantee and/or 15 months for the price of 12
2. VyprVPN: a 40% discount and blazing speeds make VyprVPN a great choice for 4K – and during the World Cup, it’s giving you the chance to win a PS4 + FIFA 18
3. IPVanish: supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go and has 25% off for the World Cup 2. Connect to the appropriate server location
Simply open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location – it’s super easy to do. If in any doubt, just head straight to the UK.
3. Go to the broadcaster’s live stream or TVPlayer.com
If you know exactly what station you’re hoping to catch the game on, then you don’t need us any longer – head straight there. If you’re not sure, just stick with TVPlayer.com in the UK. It will be showing all the games for free. You don’t even have to sign up.
Want to record the game and catch it in your spare time. TVPlayer Plus carries a £5.99 monthly fee but let’s you ‘record’ up to 10 hours of TV to watch at your leisure. And you can take advantage of its 14-day free trial, too.
How to stream Uruguay vs France live in the UK
Kick-off is at 3pm BST for this one, with live coverage on ITV. That means you can watch via television, online or the ITV Hub app for mobile devices.
If you’re out of the country, on your summer hols perhaps, and want to get the UK broadcast, then it’s very easy to download and install a VPN and then head over to TVPlayer.com to watch.
How to watch Uruguay vs France: US live stream
Fox Sport is the official US broadcaster for World Cup soccer in the US and it’s an early 10am ET / 7am PT kick-off for Uruguay vs France. If you don’t have cable, you could always grab a free trial to another streaming service like Sling and Fubo and watch on there.
The alternative is to use a VPN service to grab a live stream from another country’s coverage. Scroll up and check out our instructions above.
How to watch France vs Uruguay: Canada live stream
In Canada, CTV won the rights to show the FIFA World Cup 2018. That means cable users can watch on TV, online or via the CTV Go app.
Logging in to another nation’s broadcast is also a great option using a VPN following the instructions above.
How to watch Uruguay vs France: Australia live stream
The good news for Australians is that free-to-air SBS now has the rights to show all of the World Cup 2018 games. Kick-off for this one is at midnight, heading into the early hours of Saturday morning.
And don’t worry if you’re out of the country and want to catch that SBS (or UK broadcast) as using a VPN will let you watch as if you were back at home.
How to watch France vs Uruguay: New Zealand live stream
Unlike in the UK, you have to pay to watch the World Cup in New Zealand. Sky Sports have the rights locally. If you don’t have Sky and don’t want to subscribe just for the FIFA World Cup, then you could go for a VPN instead and tune into free coverage from another country.