The Europa League Final is set to take place on Wednesday 27th May, 2015 between Ukrainian club FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Spanish club Sevilla. We’ve put together this incredibly simple guide to let you know how to watch the UEFA Europa League final live online from anywhere in the world.
Kick off is at 19:45 BST (18:45 UTC/GMT, 20:45 CEST).
The Europa League is often the competition that no club wants to enter as it is often seen as a poor version of the bigger Champions League. For smaller clubs though it is a chance to not only win a trophy but also have a shot at the Champions League the season after should they win the final.
No matter what you think of the Europa League if you’re from the Ukraine or Spain you’ll no doubt want to watch live online. If you’re anywhere else in the world and have an interest in football then it is likely to be an exciting final.
Watch the UEFA Europa League Final online
If you’re from the United Kingdom, you can watch the final live on ITV 4 on freeview. If you don’t have access to a TV, then the final will also be streamed live online on ITV Player.
If you’re outside the UK, either from the Ukraine, Spain or any other country, then ITV Player is blocked. However with a simple solution called a VPN you can bypass this block and watch the final live in your country.
A VPN is a service that allows you to appear as if you’re in a different location to the one you’re in. To watch the UEFA Europa League final on ITV Player you want to appear as if you’re in the United Kingdom. To do this you need to sign up to a VPN provider who offers a UK connection. Three providers that do offer a UK connection plus are compatible with PC, Mac, Android, and iOS are listed below and are our top three choices for watching.
Video streaming requires a good VPN provider so for this task we recommend IPVanish or one of the other two listed because there are some providers around who just aren’t fast enough for video. You can use the service on your PC, Mac or even your phone or tablet such as Android or iOS devices.
Once you’ve signed up and downloaded the provided software or app just connect to a UK server and then visit the ITV Player website. Once there click on ITV 4 below the video window. You’ll now be able to watch the Europa League final live online from any country in the world!
It is that simple. There are tons of VPN providers to choose from and we list 20 of the best in our VPN Comparison Guide if you want to shop around but as long as they provide a UK server it will be fine for watching the Europa League Final on ITV Player.
A decent VPN service shouldn’t cost more than about US$5-$10 per month and they’re simple to use even if you don’t consider yourself a technical expert.
Dnipro or Sevilla
It’s a tough call and it’s going to be a difficult match for both teams. Sevilla won convincingly over Fiorentina in the Semi-Final beating them 3-0 and 2-0 in the second leg with an overall aggregate of 5-0 so they’re on top form and Fiorentina are no pushover team.
Dnipro had a slightly less convincing win beating Napoli which could be considered a slightly harder game although their 1-1 draw in Italy and 1-0 win back on home soil was enough for them to progress to the final.
Sevilla is currently 5th in the Spanish league and that is no mean feat with huge clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid filling the top two spots. Dnipro is currently third in the Ukrainian premier league only topped by Dynamo and Shakhtar and with 16 wins, 5 draws and only 4 losses they will be no easy match for Sevilla.
The final takes place in Warsaw, Poland and will be refereed by English ref, Martin Atkinson. Enjoy watching!
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