The World Cup has already provided us with some thrilling action. Argentina have suffered a shocking defeat to Saudi Arabia, Ochoa has been the hero for Mexico, and Brazil are still the firm favorites to lift the famous golden trophy at the end of December.
If this first week of action is anything to go by, you want to make sure that you’re not missing out on any of the matches from Qatar. But as we all know, premium live streaming services can be pricey, and on top of that you can’t access them from anywhere in the world.
Some of the best streaming platforms like Sky Sports and ESPN are only available in specific regions and countries, and when you try to access them from outside of these regions you’ll run into geo-blocking restrictions. But, what if there was a way that you could tune into some of the best free World Cup live streams this year instead of paying outrageous amounts of money just to watch football for a month?
Well, there are plenty of free live streams for this year’s World Cup, and there are even some official broadcasters where you can catch the action live. However, you will need the help of a handy cybersecurity tool. Keep reading to find out how it all works so you can watch every goal live without paying a dime.
Finding Free World Cup Live Streams
We all know about those reliable high quality streams from broadcasters like ESPN and Sky Sports. They’re great, but they can cost a pretty penny. On top of that, you won’t even be able to tune into the live streams from outside of their respective countries or regions — even if you’re a paying subscriber!
That’s because these broadcasters need to pay millions of dollars to secure the broadcasting rights that allow them to live stream World Cup matches. Along with securing these expensive broadcasting rights come a strict set of rules that they need to follow too.
One of these rules is that they are not allowed to stream the content outside of their approved region or country. However, there are some broadcasters such as RTE in Ireland and Servus TV in Austria that live stream the matches for free.
Websites will use your IP address to determine your device’s location, and if it’s not within the approved region, your access to the live stream will be blocked. In a moment, we’ll teach you how to change your device’s IP address and access these streams.
First, we need to tell you about another method you can use to live stream World Cup matches for free. There are free sports live streaming sites on the internet like 123 Sport and USTV GO that you can use.
However, the content is not hosted by the sites themselves, so you can’t be sure of the true source of the live stream — it could be an unlicensed or illegal source. Hackers also often use these live streaming sites to lure in unsuspecting victims and launch their cyberattacks.
The Cybersecurity Tool You Need
Not to worry though, there is a way that you can stay safe on these free sports live streaming sites. All you need to do is install a handy cybersecurity tool on your device. The tool in question is a virtual private network, or VPN for short.
The main purpose of a VPN is to encrypt your internet connection, allowing you to surf the web anonymously. While your VPN is active, no one can see what you’re doing on your device, keep track of your internet history, or monitor your internet traffic. So, before you head over to a free sports live streaming site, always make sure that your VPN is active!
VPNs will also help you to tune into the legitimate and official live streams that are only available in specific countries around the world. You can connect to a secure global server that is based in another country or city around the world. In doing so, your real IP address will be hidden from the website, and your device will adopt the IP address of the server that you have connected to.
For example, you can connect to a server in Ireland and head over to RTE to catch some free live streams of the World Cup. You can hop between different countries and cities at the click of a button to switch to different live streams and find the one that you enjoy most.
Always Choose A Premium VPN
There are plenty of free VPNs on the internet, and it might be tempting to use one of these to live stream the World Cup this year. Unfortunately though, you will be left disappointed!
Free VPNs come with some serious drawbacks including slower connection speeds, daily bandwidth limits, weaker encryption technology, intrusive ads, and fewer global servers to choose from. You won’t run into any of these problems if you’re using a premium VPN, so make sure to always choose premium.
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