EuroBasket is the pinnacle of European basketball.
We don’t do it like the NBA here. We are happy to let countries compete against each other rather than just decide we are the best automatically. And EuroBasket is where all the action is going to happen.
The tournament, which is organised by FIBA Europe is reverting to a quadrennial cycle, but last year’s tournament had to be delayed owing to COVID-19, meaning basketball fans in Europe have had to wait another twelve months to enjoy this tournament.
Unfortunately, EuroBasket 2022 is not available everywhere, and in some countries, it is stuck behind a paywall.
But on a more positive note, there is a way that you can watch the entire tournament live and for free in ANY country. You will, however, need a little help, and in this guide, we have all the details.
When and where is EuroBasket taking place?
EuroBasket 2022 is taking place across four separate countries.
Germany will host the final at the Mercedez Benz Arena in Berlin, while group stage matches will also take place at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne.
Games will also take place at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy, the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Tbilisi Arena in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The EuroBasket 2022 tournament will take place over the first three weeks of September, with the opening game taking place on the 1st September and the final in Berlin being played on the 18th September.
What you need to watch the EuroBasket tournament
Finding a free stream to watch the EuroBasket 2022 tournament is tricky, but we have managed to find not one but two.
Unfortunately, these channels will both be employing geo-restriction technology to try and prevent users from outside Poland and Russia from being able to watch the matches.
But don’t worry. There is a simple way to get around this and enjoy the EuroBasket 2022 tournament on either station from anywhere in the world. All you need is a VPN app.
A VPN is an online app that lets you reroute your internet data through servers in different countries to make streaming services like TVP or Match TV think you are in their country even when you aren’t and so let you watch their coverage no matter where you are.
Where to get a VPN to watch?
You will find lots of VPNs online, but if you want to stream EuroBasket, you will need to choose the right VPN that does everything you need it to do.
ExpressVPN is the best VPN to watch EuroBasket 2022. It has a number of VPN servers located in Poland and also servers that can be optimised to work with Russian streaming services too.
It also offers lightning-fast connection speeds, superb apps that will work with all your streaming devices, and there is also a 30-day money-back guarantee which gives you plenty of time to try before you buy.
Which you pick is entirely your choice.
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How to live stream EuroBasket free online
Choosing your VPN really is the hard part, but with ExpressVPN you can’t go wrong. Once you have done that, it is really simple to set everything up to watch the basketball.
If you need some help, we have pulled together this super-easy step-by-step guide for you to follow:
Go to the ExpressVPN website and sign up for your preferred subscription package. Then follow the simple onscreen instructions to sign up.
Download the ExpressVPN app and then install it on to your device. Always do this from either your app store or the ExpressVPN website.
Open the app and sign in to your ExpressVPN account.
Click on Selected Location and then choose a server located in Poland (if you want to watch on Russian TV you’ll need to use NordVPN). Hit the Connect button and ExpressVPN will establish a connection.
Go to the TVP website and enjoy all the EuroBasket 2022 action.
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Who to look out for?
There will be a total of 24 nations competing in EuroBasket 2022.
With one of the favourites, Russia, excluded from the tournament owing to their country’s invasion of Ukraine, Spain will come into the tournament as the bookies’ favourite.
They are in pot one alongside Serbia, Greece, and France, all of whom will fancy their chances. Serbia lost in the final last time out, so they will be looking to go one better this time.
Lithuania, Italy, co-hosts the Czech Republic are seeded in Pot 2, but curiously the reigning champions Slovenia are only in Pot 3, a move that perhaps reflects the fact that it is now five years since EuroBasket 2017 took place.
Co-Hosts Germany will want to make a mark and perhaps reach the final in Berlin, but they are only in seeding Pot 4 and face a tough group in Cologne alongside France, Lithuania, and Slovakia.
The British basketball set-up has struggled for funding since their disappointing showing at the London 2012 Olympics, and this is reflected in the fact that they are only seeded in Pot 5.
They will be pleased to qualify from their group being played in Milan against Italy, Greece, Croatia, and Ukraine. But if they do, they move on to the knockout phase, where anything is possible.
After a five-year hiatus, basketball fans will be relishing all the excitement of EuroBasket 2022.
The good news is you can watch all the action for free on either TVP in Poland or MatchTV in Russia. You will need a VPN to do this.
ExpressVPN is the one to choose. Just sign up, download the ExpressVPN app, connect to a Polish server, and enjoy.
Whether you want to cheer on your team or just enjoy the high-quality basketball that is guaranteed to be on display, the EuroBasket tournament promises to be a real feast of basketball.
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