The country of Wales on Thursday voted to leave the European Union. Northern Ireland voted to stay in. But the two countries will be fighting desperately to stay in Europe Saturday as they face each other in a 2016 UEFA European Championship Round of 16 match that will stream live. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals — three big wins away from the championship of Europe.
"The words of wisdom for the team are simple — find the game of your life tomorrow night. The game will have a bit of a cup-tie feel to it," said Northern Ireland Coach Michael O'Neill. "We recognize the size of the task tomorrow night. I expect Wales are the favorites, but we played here three nights ago against the world champions and we won't get a tougher game in the tournament."
Northern Ireland lost to World Cup holders Germany in their final group stage game, but played a tenacious game and held the mighty Germany side to just a single goal.
Wales & Northern Ireland set for Paris tie - Wales and Northern Ireland bid for their first European Championsh... https://t.co/d1TaYsqrkLThe game will mark the first time since 1958 that either Wales or Northern Ireland has advanced to the knockout stages of either the Euros or the World Cup — as well as the first time the two United Kingdom countries have faced each other in a single-elimination round.
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Watch highlights of the gallant Northern Ireland loss to World Champions Germany in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Wales vs. Northern Ireland 2016 UEFA Euro Round of 16 knockout match, from Parc des Prince in Paris, France, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Parc des Prince on Saturday, June 25. Fans in the United Kingdom can catch the live stream at 5 p.m. British Summer Time.
Viewers in the United States will need to log in to the Wales vs. Northern Ireland live stream at noon Eastern Daylight Time, 9 a.m. Pacific.
The match also features a duel between Gareth Bale of Wales — one of the world's top players, who has won two Champions League trophies with Real Madrid and scored in all three of Wales matches at the 2016 Euro — and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michale McGovern.
With Northern Ireland likely to play a deep defensive line in an attempt to neutralize Bale, McGovern appears certain to face a heavy test on Saturday.
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To watch the Wales Vs. Northern Ireland 2016 UEFA Euro Round of 16 elimination match stream live, use the stream provided by WatchESPN at this link, or download the WatchESPN app to watch the game on mobile devices. Fans who do not have credentials to log in to WatchESPN can watch the match via the Sling TV internet TV package at this link. The package, which includes a variety of channels, including ESPN, which carries the 2016 European Championships, costs $20 per month. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the service after watching the Germany Vs. Northern Ireland Saturday knockout match stream live online. A Spanish-language live stream of the game, Gales vs. Irlanda del Norte, is also available via WatchESPN at this link.
Fans in the United Kingdom who want to watch a live stream of the Wales Vs. Northern Ireland 2016 UEFA Euro Round of 16 elimination match for the two United Kingdom nations Wales and Northern Ireland can view the showdown using BBC iPlayer at this link or use the BBC iPlayer app which is available on Google Chromecast and several other smart TV sets and devices in Great Britain. The live radio broadcast stream from BBC Radio 5 is available on Tuesday in any country by clicking on this link.
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