Live stream Ireland vs France
Ireland vs France is free to watch and live stream on RTE 2 and RTE player (opens in new tab) in Ireland. You can also watch the game in the UK on Viaplay Sports 1 and Viaplay’s website, and in the US on Fox Sports 1 or through cord-cutting services such as FuboTV and Sling. Today’s Euro 2024 qualifying match will also be streamed on Australia’s Optus Sport. Use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch the free UK stream from anywhere, if you happen to be away from home. Full details on how to watch a live stream between Ireland and France on TV today can be found below.
- IRE: live stream Ireland vs France on RTE 2 via RTE player (opens in new tab)
- US: Live stream Ireland vs France Fox Sports 1 via sling (opens in new tab) / FuboTV (opens in new tab)
- UK: Live stream Ireland vs France on Viaplay Sports 1 via via play (opens in new tab)
- AUS: Live stream Ireland vs France Optus Sports (opens in new tab)
- Watch from anywhere with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
Ireland vs France live stream: match preview
Ireland host France under the lights at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium with a view to exorcising the ghost of 2009. In the 2010 World Cup play-offs, Thierry Henry’s handball in the run-up to William Gallas’ extra-time winner denied the Irish a place in South Africa, a controversial goal that contributed to the introduction of the VAR. Ireland have not beaten France in World Cup qualification since 1981, with the last competitive game between the sides coming in the last 16 of Euro 2016 when Antoine Griezmann’s brace won it for the hosts.
Ireland, who failed to qualify in the last three major tournaments, enter this competition thanks to unconvincing friendly victories against Malta and Latvia. In Thursday’s 3-2 win against the latter, 18-year-old Brighton striker Evan Ferguson scored his first goal for his country, impressing overall up front alongside fellow fresh striker Michael Obafemi, who enjoys a loan spell at Burnley. Captain Seamus Coleman, Vice Skipper John Egan and James McClean were rested for that match and are expected to return for what will be a tough opening Euro 2024 qualifier for the Irish. Caoimhin Kelleher struggled in goal but should keep his place as boss Stephen Kenny will look for a more experienced XI against the World Cup runners-up. Josh Cullen could also start in midfield.
France certainly seems to have left behind the consequences of the World Cup final defeat against Argentina. Les Bleus led 3-0 against the Netherlands thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann, Dayot Upamecano and Kylian Mbappé, the newly installed captain who added a fourth just before half-time. Coach Didier Deschamps has dealt with the international retirements of Hugo Lloris and Raphael Varane, while Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema has once again fallen out with the manager after being sent home from Qatar 2022 with an injury. Intriguing feuds may always lie just beneath the surface of this French team, but they still have a ridiculously gifted squad with Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani the latest cab of the league up front.
Ireland vs France kicks off at 7.45pm GMT / 2:45 p.m. EST today, Monday 27 March, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. It’s free to watch in Ireland on RTE 2. Make sure you know how to watch a live stream between Ireland and France wherever you are with a VPN (opens in new tab).
Ireland: Ireland vs France FREE Live Stream
Irish football fans can watch on RTE 2 or RTE player (opens in new tab), which now hosts all Ireland’s Euro 2024 qualifiers. You can now sign up to the RTE Player for free with a valid email address.
Away from home? Use a VPN to unblock RTE Player (opens in new tab), and the free live stream between Ireland and France when traveling abroad. Details just below.
Watch the live stream between Ireland and France from anywhere
You cannot watch your regular live stream between Ireland and France while traveling abroad. The streaming service sees that you are abroad and blocks you. However, you can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this.
It’s a straight forward piece of software that makes your device look like it’s in the right country, so you can watch any live stream between Ireland and France from anywhere in the world.
We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for the Euro 2024 qualifiers. It offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the service.
How to use a VPN for Ireland vs France
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For Ireland vs France in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, you may want to choose ‘Ireland’ for RTE Player.
3. Then go to RTE player (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free live stream between Ireland and France!
USA: live stream Ireland vs France
Euro 2024 football fans in the US can watch a live stream between Ireland and France on Fox Sports 1, which can be accessed via cable crossover services sling (opens in new tab) And FuboTV (opens in new tab).
Sling is currently offering new customers 50 percent off their first month and there is a free trial version of FuboTV (opens in new tab) at. There are no long contracts with either service. If you are not satisfied, you can cancel them at any time.
Naturally, sling (opens in new tab) And FuboTV (opens in new tab) are therefore only available within the United States make sure to use a VPN if you are an American subscriber stuck abroad. We advise ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it is reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
Watch Ireland vs France in UK
The clash between Ireland and France will be broadcast live on Viaplay (opens in new tab) in the United Kingdom.
Viaplay has exclusive rights to several European competitions, including Euro 2024 qualifiers without England, La Liga, Coppa Italia and DFB Pokal.
It’s available on TV from £11.99 a month via Sky and Virgin Media.
The network also has its own streaming-only options, costing £14.99 for the full works, including Viaplay Sports 1 and 2, plus LaLiga TV; or £11.99 per month if you pay for a full year upfront.
If you’re outside the UK, don’t worry about geographic blocks on your account – just download and install a good VPN (opens in new tab) and follow the instructions below to live stream the action, just like you would if you were at home.
Watch Ireland vs France in Australia
If you’re in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport offers live coverage of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, including the live stream between Ireland and France, not to mention English Premier League matches. The service costs just AU$24.99 per month or AU$199 per year.
Stuck outside of Oz? Don’t forget it’s possible use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access your local Euro 2024 qualifying live stream without being blocked.
Ireland vs France kick off time
Global Ireland vs France kick off times
- UK: 7:45 p.m
- Central Europe: 8:45 p.m
- US (EDT/PST): 2.45pm / 11.45am
- Australia: 6.45am (Friday)
- New Zealand: 8.45am (Friday)
Euro 2024 Qualifiers – dates and TV times in March
All times 7.45pm GMT (UK time) unless otherwise stated
Monday March 27, 2023
Netherlands against Gibraltar
Republic of Ireland v France
Moldova vs Czech Republic
Poland against Albania
Austria vs Estonia
Sweden vs Azerbaijan
Hungary vs Bulgaria
Montenegro against Serbia
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Georgia vs Norway, 5pm
Scotland against Spain
Turkey vs Croatia
Wales vs Latvia
Kosovo against Andorra
Romania vs Belarus
Switzerland vs Israel