Top 21 Best Free Football Streaming Sites

The football season is heating up and with leagues all over the world showing edge of the seat games you’d want to stay in on the action. Problem is, many football streaming sites are unreasonably expensive. Plus, you can never guarantee that any one broadcaster will have the rights for all the games you want to see.

Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to keep up with the action this season. There are loads of free football streaming sites and services where you can find high-quality streams for every match.

So whether you want to watch the Champions League final online or keep up with the latest premier league highlights, there are hundreds of websites to choose from.  

We’ve gone and created a list of the best football streaming sites that you can access for free.

Get your mates round, crack open a beer or two (or six), sit back and get ready to enjoy the game.

1. ESPN.com

ESPN is one of the best-known sports streaming services in the world. However, few people know that they offer free live streams from time to time.

ESPN
ESPN

WatchESPN is an online player that can be accessed from all over the world. It guarantees high-quality streams, with no buffering or excessive ads, which makes it one of the best streaming sites for football. Unfortunately, not every game is available for free. However, they do offer a one-day pass for just  €5.99, which guarantees access to all the matches on their platform for a whole 24 hours.

Direct Links: http://www.espn.com/soccer

Availability: Global

Leagues: French Ligue 1, Serie A, English Premier League, UEFA Champion’s League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, English Championship, English FA Cup, English Carabao Cup, Mexican Liga, AFC Asian Cup, UEFA Nation’s League, African Nation’s Cup, CONCACAF Champion’s League, United States OPen Cup, Mexican Copa, Costa Rican Primera Division, Copa del Rey, United States NCAA Men’s, United States NCAA Women’s, Coupe de France, Russian Premier League, Greek Super League, Austrian Bundesliga, Swiss Super League, Turkish Super Lig, Belgian First Division A, Norwegian EliteSerien, Swedish Allsvenskanliga, Romanian First Division, Israeli Premier League, Maltese Premier League, Dutch Eerste divisie, Scottish Cup, Scottish Championship, League of Ireland Premier Division, Northern Irish Premier League, English EFL Trophy, Brasilian Serie A/B/C, Copa Do Brasil, Argentine Superliga, Copa Argentina, Brasilian Campeonato Paulista, Brasilian Campeonato Mineiro, Brasilian Campeonato Carioca, Brasilian Campeonato Gaucho, Copa Colombia, Colombian Primera A, Chilean Primera Division, Venezuelan Primera Profesional, Chinese Super League, Singaporean S-League, Thai Premier League, Indonesian Super League, Japanese J-League, AFC Champion’ s League, Australian A-League, Indian Super League, Malaysian Super League, Indian I-League, CAF Champion’s League, CAF Confederation Cup, South African Premiership, South African First Division,  South African Telkom Knockout, South African Nedbank Cup, South African Premiership, Ugandan Super League, Kenyan Premier League, Zambian Super League, Zimbabwe Super League, Ghanaian premier League, Nigerian Professional League, Ecuadoran Primera A, Paraguayan Primera Division, Uruguayan Primera Division, Peruvian Primera Profesional, Bolivian Liga Profesional.

Restrictions: Not Totally free

Rating: 2/5

2. Stream2Watch

Stream2Watch.eu is one of the most highly-recommended football streaming sites, which broadcasts sports of all types.

stream2watch
stream2watch

To find live football matches, click on the ‘soccer tab’ at the top right corner of the menu.  The day’s matches will be listed at the bottom of the page, or you can look for specific events if you wish. The site streams thousands of games a year, including leagues from all over the world. You can watch the premier league football online free on this site, or go further afield with La Liga, Bundesliga, Europa League, and even some Asian tournaments.

Direct Links: www.Stream2Watch.eu

Availability: Global

Leagues: French Ligue 1, Serie A, English Premier League, UEFA Champion’s League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, English Championship

Restrictions: Not all games in HD, some games are restricted in certain Geographies.

Rating: 3/5

3. SonyLIV

SonyLIV is an Indian-based site, which provides free live sports streaming also from all around the world.

sonyliv
sonyliv

For football fans, it offers both live events and highlight reels. If you sign-up to the site, it lets you follow your favorite club and notify you when matches take place. For those who enjoy the service, the paid subscription grants access to even more content and personalized benefits. SonyLIV is currently available in 167 countries, so it’s most likely that you can get this where you’re from.

Direct Links: https://www.sonyliv.com

Availability: India, United States, United Kingdom, Nepal, Canada and Singapore

Leagues: FIFA World Cup, International Champions Cup, La Liga, Serie A, Copa del Rey and more

Restrictions: Some Major Games only available under Premium Package.

Rating: 3/5

4. TVlive Now

Tvlivenow is an extensive platform, with one of the most user friendly interfaces we’ve seen as far as football streaming sites go.

The homepage sets out all available games, with information about dates, leagues, and scores. You can browse through tabs of upcoming matches, recently past events and those that are currently streaming live. To watch any event, simply click on the game which you’re most interested in and you’ll be taken to a page that lists all active streams, alongside information about the current score, line up, and also betting odds. You can even vote on who you think is going to win. TV Live Now (previously FromHot) is by far the most interactive site on our list and offers some great options.

Direct Links: http://tvlivenow.com

Availability:. Global

Leagues: French Ligue 1, Serie A, English Premier League, UEFA Champion’s League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, English Championship, English FA Cup, Coupe de France, Russian Premier League

Restrictions:  Some links may not work.

Rating: 4/5

5. Hotstar

Hotstar is another India-based platform, which offers free sports streaming for football matches all over the world.

hotstar
Hotstar

While the original site is not available in the UK and Europe, there is an offshoot domain that lets you access the service in Europe. To watch for free, take advantage of their one-month free trial. Alternatively, you can download the Jio TV app – if it’s available in your area – and access the Hotstar stream via your mobile. The video is high-quality, although there can be a short delay, depending on where you are in the world.

Direct Links: https://www.hotstar.com

Availability: India & some parts of Asia.

Leagues: All the Major Leagues

Restrictions: Not available in Europe

Rating: 3/5

6. Facebook Watch

Facebook Watch is available for anyone who has a Facebook account. It allows users from all around the world to create their own streams of live matches.

Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch

To find a game, visit www.facebook.com/watch then hit the ‘Sports’ tab and click the ‘See All’ button on the list of live streams.  You can scroll through and find football games that are currently happening. While Facebook Watch isn’t the most comprehensive of all the free football streaming sites, as there’s no programming or schedule available, it’s a great grassroots option if you can’t find the official stream of your favorite game anywhere.

Direct Links: www.facebook.com/watch

Availability: US

Leagues: Some European Leagues, change according to season.

Restrictions: Only available in US

Rating: 2/5

7. Fubo.tv

FuboTV is an American service that lets you watch the premier league online, as well as numerous other football tournaments.

fubotv
fubotv

You can get access to the African Champions League, Coupe de la Ligue, La Liga, Bundesliga, the Uruguay and Venezuela Primera League and many, many more.  Altogether, the platform hosts 68 different competitions from all around the world. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for football – this is probably it!  Although unlimited access will cost you some money you can access the service for free by signing up for the 7-day free trial and watch any game you like for no charge.

Direct Links: www.fubo.tv

Availability: United States, Canada

Leagues: Most major tournaments

Restrictions: free for 7 days on most games or for the first 24 hrs

Rating: 3/5

8. LiveSoccerTV

LiveSoccerTV is totally free and also one of the best live football streaming sites on the web.

LiveSoccerTV
LiveSoccerTV

You can browse the matches by date, league and favorite team. Once you’ve found the game you’re looking for, a quick click will take you to a list of available streams. There are multiple options available, which is great if you’re struggling to find one that works.  Alongside full matches, you also get highlight videos, sports news articles and league tables for all the divisions. If you’re based in the US, there’s even a pretty handy section that can direct you to your nearest ‘soccer pub,’ so you can watch the match with other fans. A great tool since ‘soccer’ as our American friends call it is not quite famous over there.

Direct Links: https://www.livesoccertv.com/

Availability: Global

Leagues: French Ligue 1, Serie A, English Premier League, UEFA Champion’s League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, English Championship, English FA Cup, Coupe de France, Russian Premier League

Restrictions: Not all channels available online

Rating: 5/5

9. Laola1

Laola1 is based in Austria and cites itself as the first made-for-mobile sports channel.

Laola1
Laola1

The website is accessible on all devices and pretty easy to navigate. To watch live streams, hit the ‘Live’ button in the top right-hand corner, or you can use the search function to find the match of your choice. You can watch the Europa and Champions League, as well as more less-famous competitions – such as the Greek League and the Austrian Bundesliga. If you enjoy the service, you can opt to pay to become a premium member for which you’ll get HD quality, rewind capacity and no ads.  However, the free service is already high-quality enough in our opinion you really don’t have to pay if you don’t want to. Many of the best football streaming sites will simply forward you to the Laola1 stream anyway, so it’s a good place to check out first.

Direct Links: https://www.laola1.tv

Availability: Global

Leagues: All Major European leagues.

Restrictions: No commercials and HD only available on Premium

Rating: 4/5

10. Chanfeed

Chanfeed promises its users ‘streams with less annoying ads,’ which makes it one of the top 10 football streaming sites out there.  

Chanfeed
Chanfeed

While you still need to click through a few pop-ups to get to the stream, it’s far from the worst culprit. The site itself is quite easy to navigate. You can view the listings for each sport via the top menu bar, or simply scroll through the list until you find what you’re looking for. Once you’ve selected the game you want, you’re transferred to the stream in a jiffy. There’s also a copy & paste box that gives you a direct link if you want to share the stream with a friend or return to the match later on.

Direct Links: chanfeed.com/football

Availability: Global

Leagues: All Major European Leagues

Restrictions: Some feeds may not be available in your country

Rating: 2/5

11. Reddit

Although Reddit isn’t actually a streaming service, the community-based nature of the platform is ideal for finding live streams to most games.

Reddit r/SoccerStreams
Soccer-streams-reddit

Users make groups, called ‘subreddits’, that comprise of forum-style chats. Community members will then post streams, comments, and advice on how to watch the game live. You can also create posts asking for recommendations if you can’t find the game you want. There are subreddits for almost every sport and league available.  While the main football streaming thread – called /r/soccerstreams – recently shut down, many other options exist. Try /r/soccerstreams_pl and /r/soccerstreams_other for information on live football streaming sites.

Direct Links: https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer_streams/

Availability: Global

Leagues: Depends on what users upload

Restrictions: Depending on Copyright infringement some streams get locked down

Rating: 1/5

12. VIP League

VIP League is another of the free football streaming sites that offer a rather high-quality user interface and a wide selection of sports services.

VIP-League
VIP-League

You can access the stream by clicking the ‘Football’ category on the homepage. It may take a few attempts, as the site includes lots of pop-up ads.  However, you’ll eventually be taken to a list of all the upcoming matches with times and dates. When you click on the game that you want, a tab will open up that includes all the available streams. You do have to make an account, but this only takes a few seconds and then you’re granted access to real-time HD coverage of the match.

Direct Links: vipleagues.tv

Availability: Global with some restrictions

Leagues: Most major EU Leagues

Restrictions: None that we know of

Rating: 5/5

13. Sport-Stream.me

Sport-Stream is a Russian website that is rather straightforward and offers football streams for most games around the world.  

Sport-stream
Sport-stream

Landing on the homepage, you get a full list of all the available videos but, as they cover numerous sports, it’s worth clicking on the ‘football’ tab to narrow it down. You can also visit the ‘Live’ tab to see which games are currently streaming. The streams are hosted on the Sport-Stream website, and there are almost no adverts to contend with. You can choose to watch in SD or HD, but the latter requires you to sign-up to another website first (although the sign-up is free.) If you’re a fan of Sport-Stream, you can follow their Facebook page for all the updates.

Direct Links: https://sport-stream.me/

Availability: global with some restrictions

Leagues: French Ligue 1, Serie A, English Premier League, UEFA Champion’s League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, English Championship

Restrictions: None

Rating: 4/5

14. Batman Stream

Batman Stream is quite intuitive and easy-to-use. It covers numerous sports, but the main focus is football.

batman-stream
batman-stream

On the homepage, you’re given an extensive list of the available games, including leagues from basically every region of the world. While there’s limited navigation available, it’s easy to scroll down the list and find the match that you want. Click on your chosen game, and you’re given a list of streams. Each event usually includes around eight options to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that works. There’s also a live chat and web forums so you can discuss the action as it happens.

Direct Links: https://www.batmanstream.tv

Availability: Global

Leagues:  All Major Leagues

Restrictions: Need to download an extension/widget  to watch the game

Rating: 4/5

15. BossCast

BossCast is a simple yet effective platform that curates streams from ESPN, BTSports, Fox, and EuroSports to bring you the best of all football streaming sites for free.  

BossCast
BossCast

The home page lists all the current matches, and even lets you set your timezone for convenience. Once you’ve clicked your chosen game, you’ll have to make it through a few pop-up ads but, eventually, you’ll reach the live stream. The one drawback is that the schedule includes all sports in one place, so you might have to do some scrolling to find the football matches that are available to watch at any particular time.

Direct Links: http://www.bosscast.net/

Availability: Global

Leagues: All Major Leagues

Restrictions: None that we know of

Rating: 4/5

16. Cricfree

Cricfree is another basic site that offers streaming for numerous sports.

CricFree
CricFree

There are 12 categories, and you can navigate the site via the top-menu. For football streaming, click on the icon of a football and the website will list all the available options. Simply choose the game you want and open the tab to view all the available links. There are minimal adverts, and the live stream is hosted directly from the website. If you want straightforward easy-to-use football streaming, then Cricfree is a top choice.

Direct Links: https://crickfree.org/soccer

Availability:Global

Leagues: All Major European Leagues

Restrictions: None

Rating: 3/5

17. Stream Woop

Steam Woop is one of the best free football streaming sites for UK users, as it’s available anywhere for no charge.

StreamWoop
StreamWoop

You can access live streams or watch highlights in the ‘Sports Replay’ section. The scheduling is clear and lets you know which matches are available days before the events occur. There’s also an hourly countdown, so you will never miss a game. Once you click the option you want, you’re taken to another page that lists all the available streams. If you want to watch in HD then you have to make an account, but this is also free to do and takes only a few minutes.

Direct Links: https://streamwoop.net

Availability: Global

Leagues: All Major Leagues

Restrictions: Need to Create a free account to watch in HD

Rating: 4/5

18. VIPbox.me

VIPbox hosts games from an impressive number of sports.

VIPBox
VIPBox

You can find their football listings by clicking on the relevant section of their homepage. They offer a football-only schedule, so you can easily see upcoming matches and the times they’re on. For each game, there are usually a few links available, but all are hosted from the VIPbox site – which is great for security as you don’t have to wade through potentially unsafe third-party websites. All of their streams are in HD, and you can toggle the website settings to match your time zone and preferred language.

Direct Links: http://www.vipboxme.eu/soccer

Availability: Global

Leagues: All Major Leagues

Restrictions: None that we know of

Rating: 3/5

19. SportLemons.TV

A juicy name for a sports site. Want sports streaming with no extra frills? Then SportLemons.TV is a great option.

SportsLemonsTV
SportsLemonsTV

The homepage format is simple and straightforward. You can view all their listings or break up the schedule by sport. SportLemons offers live streams from most major leagues, although, the links which take you to some third-party websites aren’t always super-accurate. They do always provide real-time updates of all matches if you’re happy to enjoy the game without any visuals though.

Direct Links: http://sportlemons.tv/soccer

Availability: Global

Leagues: All Major European Leagues

Restrictions: None that we know of

Rating: 4/5

20. Fox Sports

Fox Sports has several live streaming services, including Fox Sports Watch and Fox Sports Go.

FoxSports
FoxSports

They offer access to all the biggest matches, allowing you to navigate the site by league, cup or following a specific club. There’s also articles and highlight reels for each and every match. While some events are free for everyone, others require a subscription. Don’t want to pay? Then sign up for a free trial and away you go. You can sign-up via the Fox Sports website or find their channel on YouTube. The stream from Fox Sports can also be watched on any device, so you never have to miss another match.

Direct Links: https://www.foxsportsgo.com/

Availability: Global

Leagues: English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, Liga MX, Ligue 1, Scottish Premier League, Eredivisie, FIFA World Cup, FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA Confederation’s cup, UEFA Champion’s League, UEFA Europa League, Gold Cup, FA Cup, Copa America.

Restrictions: Some games not available in some GEO Locations

Rating:4/5

21. Live TV

Last but not least is another great contender for watching live football online.  Live TV is another totally free streaming site with a great and easy to navigate interface and a rather active community on facebook as well.  

LiveTV
LiveTV

You can watch game highlights and full games from some of the most followed leagues in Europe and beyond such as the Russian Premier League and the Portuguese Primera Liga on top of all the usual suspects such as the Uk Premier League.  All you have to do is sign up or log in if you’re already a member and off you go.

Direct Links: http://livetv.sx/enx/

Availability: Global

Leagues: Russian Premier League, Dutch Eredivisie, English Premier League, French Ligue 1, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Spanish Primera Division, Scottish Premier League, Europa League, Champions League.

Restrictions: None that we know of

Rating: 4/5

Great football is happening all the time and although it’s hard to find one platform where you can see all the action as it occurs you really don’t want to be stuck looking up highlight videos on YouTube. The free streaming sites mentioned here are a fantastic and cost-effective way to stay up-to-date on all that happens in the footie world.

If you’re sick of paying for expensive television packages or frustrated at the limited coverage they offer, then try these sites for quick and free access to the biggest games of the year.