As we wait for football to resume, fans all over the world are looking for ways to keep themselves occupied. That includes watching documentaries and also trying to still experience football action to make up for the lack of live matches.
To that end, many may not be aware that there is a solid resource to catch some of the most exciting games people have seen in recent times: UEFA.tv. Here's all you need to know about this option, how to get it, and what are some of the offerings it's providing.
What is UEFA.tv?
UEFA.tv is a OTT (over-the-top) platform provided by UEFA for fans all over the world.
What matches are UEFA.tv offering this week?
Matches will start on Tuesdays at 17:00 CET (11:00 EST/08:00 PST) and run through Sundays, with another batch set to kick off the following Tuesday. Check back weekly for periodic updates.
Tuesday, April 21
Get ready to relive an-all English quarter-finals clash featuring Tottenham and Manchester City from the 2018/2019 Champions League:
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Broadcast Information
Wednesday, April 22
Juventus fans will really love this classic clash featuring the Bianconeri in the 1997/1998 semi-finals against Monaco...especially getting to re-watch that Del Piero hat-trick:
Juventus vs Monaco Broadcast Information
Thursday, April 23
Move on to the Europa League to catch Schalke and Ajax in action during the quarter-finals second leg of the 2016/2017 edition:
Schalke 04 vs Ajax Broadcast Information
Friday, April 24
Now we switch tracks to the EURO 2016 tournament as hosts France take on minnows Romania in the group stage. Remember that brilliant stunner from Dimitri Payet?
Saturday, April 25
More EURO action in store for fans as footballing powerhouses England and Portugal do battle in the group stage at the 2000 tournament.
Sunday, April 26
The ladies aren't left out, so fans of women's football should not fret. This week will conclude with a real top-notch tie, featuring Denmark and the Netherlands in the EURO 2017 final.
What categories of matches do UEFA.tv provide?
Champions League replays
Get ready to see some interesting ties between some of Europe's heavyweights. Some even date back to the last decade, when teams like AC Milan were still among the power players on the big stage, with one offering being the 2007 semi-finals clash with Manchester United. Other matches feature that 2013 clash featuring Barcelona vs. Bayern, or the 2003 rumble pitting Manchester United and Real Madrid against each other.
Key EURO matches that span decades, so you will get access to replays of matches like France vs. England (2004), Portugal vs. Germany (2008), Netherlands vs. England (1996), and Wales vs. Belgium (2016), among others.
Europa League replays
Same format as Champions League replays, with select games offered, including a match-ups featuring Besiktas and French powerhouse Lyon and a tussle with Schalke vs. Ajax.
These ones simply are so epic that we suppose UEFA.tv decided to put them in a separate category when you access their webpage. It's a mix of Champions League, Europa League and EURO games, and so far, some of the mouth-watering ties under this category include:
- Barcelona vs. PSG
Yes, that 2017 match, in which Barcelona launched their famous comeback to overhaul a 4-0 deficit against PSG. Les Parisiens entered the history books for all the wrong reasons as a result and were dumped out of the Champions League much earlier than expected for yet another season.
- Denmark vs. Sweden
Denmark and Sweden aren't footballing powerhouses, but any Zlatan Ibrahimovic fan will obviously want to watch this one just to see him in his heyday with his national side.
- Liverpool vs. Dortmund
Relive that amazing quarter-finals second leg clash between Liverpool and Dortmund, during which the Reds scored four goals to secure passage to the semi's, 5-4 on aggregate. That's all after Dortmund thought they had already gotten their spot thanks to racing into an early two goal lead...
- Juventus vs. Atletico
Cristiano Ronaldo fans will go wild getting to see the superstar dispatch Atleti in his first season in a Bianconeri shirt during last year's knockout rounds. He was a real menace for Atletico during his time at Real Madrid, and showed that he's still a thorn in their side despite moving to another team in another league.
Which platforms and devices work well with UEFA.tv?
You can easily access UEFA.tv from your computer, but you need to make sure you are using the most current version of your internet browser (including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge).
For those who want an on-the-go experience, UEFA.tv can also be accessed via mobile. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone or an Android. Both phones are supported, and all you have to do is go to the relevant app store, look for the UEFA.tv app, download it, and you're all set.
Is UEFA.tv available everywhere in the world?
Yes, you can access UEFA.tv in most countries around the world. However, all the content offerings are in English. Other language capabilities may be added sometime down the line, but for now, the only language option fans have is English.
What else is offered on UEFA.tv besides re-plays of classic matches?
Match of the week
An in-depth look at a selected match, UEFA.tv's Match of the Week gives fans more than just 90-plus minutes of streaming their favorite teams in action. It's a pretty diverse selection, including teams like debutants Atalanta as well as more bigger sides, so every fan won't feel left out.
In addition to showing replays of matches, fans can also see some interesting key highlights, including a look at some of their favorite star players and teams as well as some great stats-related videos (for example, a compilation of every single EURO hat-trick scored in the competition's history).
Even better is the fact that these highlights go way back to the 1980's.
A very interesting overview of each of the EURO finals to date, from 1960 to 2016. This series is a good one for anyone who's always been curious about how, let's say, Denmark won it in 1992 but are too young to remember the actual games. Or maybe want to see the original Paneka penalty in action from 1976.
Women's and Youth competitions
If you're into any of these, there's some great content for you to check out, including behind-the-scenes interviews with players, highlights from matches, and more.
Is UEFA.tv totally free? Or is it just a promotion during the COVID-19 pandemic?
UEFA.tv is totally free, and always has been, actually. Even before the coronavirus issue became a global problem and disrupted life for many of us around the world, fans were able to access all of these features without paying anything. All you need to do is simply sign up.
So once you have done that, make sure you bookmark Live Soccer TV's bespoke UEFA.tv's link so you can ensure you will not miss out on any of the upcoming great matches in store during this shutdown period!