In this article, VPN-SUOMI.fi tells you how to enjoy the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships and European Football Championships online. Also, we briefly go through the fundamentals of VPN applications.

The 2021 World Hockey Championships and the European Football Championships will be played between May and July and the Finns are eagerly looking forward for both, as they had to be postponed by a year due to the corona pandemic. The wait is finally over!

For many Finns, watching every match of the World Hockey Championships is obvious, but in the recent years Finnish TV channels have only shown Team Finland’s matches on free-to-air channels on TV, not online at all, while the rest of the tournament is behind a paywall. However, everyone can watch all 64 hockey games of the tournament via a VPN connection from the International Ice Hockey Federation’s YouTube channel from anywhere in the world.

The Finnish men’s national football team is also participating in the 2021 European Football Championships tournament for the first time ever, which makes it a historic sports event for Finns. Finnish national broadcasting company Yle broadcasts live all Team Finland’s matches and most of the entire tournament on its TV channels and streaming service Yle Areena – with Finnish commentary, of course. These broadcasts can also be viewed from abroad using VPN connections.

 

Instructions for watching the 2021 World Hockey Championships from abroad

The 2021 World Hockey Championships will be played from May 21 to June 6 in Riga, Latvia. Finland enters the tournament as the reigning champion after winning the last title in 2019. “Leijonat“ start their tournament against the USA on May 22. Note that these instructions works every year, not only 2021.

Follow these steps to watch all the 2021 World Hockey Championship matches live on IIHF YouTube channel:

  1. Check out the recommended VPN app on VPN-SUOMI.fi World Hockey Championship page.
  2. Open VPN app.
  3. Connect the VPN to one of the following countries: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Japan, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, or Singapore. Countries will wary during the tournament, please check latest updates from VPN-SUOMI website.
  4. Open the official YouTube channel of the International Ice Hockey Federation at https://www.youtube.com/user/icehockey.
  5. Watch all 2021 World Hockey Championship matches from anywhere in the world!

You can find the full schedule for Team Finland and the entire tournament on VPN-SUOMI’s World Hockey Championship page.

 

Instructions for watching the 2021 European Football Championships from abroad

The 2021 European Football Championships will be played across Europe in 12 different countries from 11 June to 11 July. The Finnish men’s national team will play in the tournament for the first time ever. Although the tournament was postponed by a year, it still goes under the name UEFA Euro 2020. As of now, Yle is going to broadcasts at least 28 out of the 36 group stage matches. These matches include every game for Team Finland. Yle will also broadcast every playoff match all the way up to the finals.

You can get the most out of the tournament by watching it with Finnish commentary on Yle Areena with these instructions:

  1. Check out the recommended VPN app VPN-SUOMI.fi European Football Championship page.
  2. Open VPN app.
  3. Connect the VPN to Finland.
  4. Open Yle Areena’s UEFA Euro 2020 page at https://areena.yle.fi/1-50300114.
  5. Watch all 2021 European Football Championship matches on Yle from anywhere in the world!

 

You can find the full schedules for Team Finland’s matches and Yle broadcasts on VPN-SUOMI’s European Football Championship page. You can also find instructions for how to watch other Finnish free-to-air channels legally with a VPN from our previous article.

 

What is a VPN?

VPNs are applications that can be installed on computers and mobile devices. Their principle is to guide one’s data traffic through secure and encrypted servers that are connected to the VPN network all over the world. This will secure anyone’s private information and change your personal IP address to the server location where you might have been connected. By changing the IP address, you can also access free-to-air TV channels and streaming services that would otherwise be blocked. There are hundreds of VPN app’s these days, so we highly recommend checking which ones VPN-SUOMI.fi recommends.