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Wales vs. Northern Ireland Euro 2016 live stream: game time, TV channels, and how to watch online

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Croatia and Portugal may be the must-watch game, but the “little guys” get a chance to shine early.

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Who’s ready for some KNOCK-OUT FOOTBALL? The European Championships are back in action today, and it starts off today on the non-pants-on-head crazy side of the bracket.

The opening matches are between Switzerland/Poland and Wales/Northern Ireland, all four teams that, while perhaps not impressing per se in their group stage matches (except for Poland, who were great), have all done enough to progress, and that’s really what’s important. What’s really fun is that one of Northern Ireland and Wales is going to move on to the quarterfinals and have a legitimate shot at making the semis.

The highlight of the day has to be Portugal vs. Croatia. If there are non-Belgium heavyweights on this side of the tournament, it’s these two, and it’s a bit of a shame that they have to meet so early in the knock-out rounds. Croatia has looked fan-bloody-tastic in the group stages, and will be hoping to bottle more Cristiano Ronaldo tears.

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Schedule (Saturday, June 25, 2016) / How to Watch

Switzerland vs. Poland -- Saint-Etienne (3 p.m. CET/9 a.m. ET)
TV: ESPN (USA), ESPN Deportes (USA - Spanish), BBC 1 (UK), TSN (Canada), beIn Sports (Australia), other countries at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (USA), BBC iPlayer (UK)
Radio: BBC Radio 5Live, TalkSport

Wales vs. Northern Ireland -- Paris (6 p.m. CET/12 p.m. ET)
TV: ESPN (USA), ESPN Deportes (USA - Spanish), BBC 1 (UK), TSN (Canada), beIn Sports (Australia), othercountries at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (USA), BBC iPlayer (UK)
Radio: BBC Radio 5Live, TalkSport

Croatia vs. Portugal -- Lens (9 p.m. CET/3 p.m. ET)
TV: ESPN (USA), ESPN Deportes (USA - Spanish), ITV 1 (UK), TSN (Canada), beIn Sports (Australia), other countries at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (USA), ITV Hub (UK)
Radio: BBC Radio 5Live, TalkSport

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