If you’re trying to find out how you can watch France vs. Romania in Euro 2016, you’ve come to the right place.
All eyes turn to the Stade de France in Paris on Friday, June 10 as the host country France kicks off the tournament against Romania. Les Bleus will be hoping to get a win in its first match in order to be swept away by the support of the fanbase, who could be the 12th man to help the team all the way to the final. Vice versa, Romania is the massive underdog and they’ll be hoping for a huge shock result today to boost their chances of advancing from a tough Group A that also includes Albania and Switzerland.
Here are all of the details of where you can watch it on television and via legal streaming:
Who: France vs. Romania
What: Euro 2016, Group A (opening game of the tournament)
When: Game kicks off at 3pm ET / Noon PT; Friday, June 10, 2016
Where: Live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN, Sling Latino and Sling TV (free trial)
If you live outside the United States, you can watch Sling TV via a VPN service (many offer a free trial).
With Sling TV, you can watch the France vs. Romania game and other Euro 2016 games with a free 7-day trial. With the legal streaming service, you can watch the game on your computer, smartphone, tablet, Roku or hook it up with your smart TV or Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire.
Plus Sling TV, the legal streaming service also includes beIN SPORTS (La Liga, Serie A, World Cup qualifiers), Univision Deportes (Liga MX, MLS, World Cup) as well as ESPN, ESPN2 plus tons of entertainment channels.
The Sling TV app is available for Windows 7 & higher, Apple computers (Lion 10.7 & higher) Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire tablet (running Android 4.4.2+), Roku, Android TV, ZTE, Channel Master, Apple iOS 8 (& higher) phones & tablets, Android 4.0.3 (and higher) phones & tablets and Xbox One.
SEE MORE: Preview of ESPN’s Euro 2016 TV and streaming coverage
In the build-up to their hosting of this tournament, things have been going rather well for France. In the most part, anyway.
This is Les Bleus, after all. The one blemish in their preparations for the 2016 showpiece has been the sex-tape scandal involving Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena. Since it came to light, the former was banned from the squad, while the latter, whose form has suffered badly since, has been left out of Deschamps’ party for the competition.
That aside, France are looking well placed for glory. Deschamps has depth to call upon in every area of the pitch, experienced players who have won big titles in the game and perhaps most excitingly of all, a crop of tyros the French people have been expecting to take this tournament by the scruff of the neck for a long time.
Aside from a collective bleaching of hair in 1998 and eliminating England in 2000, Romania’s recent history in major tournaments is nothing to write home about.
Iordanescu will be hoping his group of players can change that this summer, with the Tricolorii drawn in a group containing the hosts. Indeed, they’ll be involved in the first match of the tournament, up against France in Saint-Denis on June 10.
Romania aren’t really the kind of team you’d like to be facing in that kind of high-pressure encounter. While there’s no denying they don’t possess the wealth of talent to match the big names in this tournament, they’ve become a savvy outfit under their experienced manager. They can kill time, take the sting out of matches and hold out when pinned back for long spells.
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