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Where can I watch the Spain vs The Netherlands World Cup game?

Spain vs The Netherlands is the first game of World Cup 2014 to be broadcast by the BBC and will see the finalists of the 2010 tournament in South Africa meet again. 

Will the Dutch side get their revenge on Spain for snatching victory away in extra time? Or will Spain kick things off in Brazil with their best foot forward? 

The only way to find out is to tune into BBC One at 8:00pm on Friday, June 13. If you can’t, because you’re nowhere near a TV set we’ll show you how you can catch all of the action from the Arena Fonte Nova on the go. 

Where can I watch the Spain vs The Netherlands World Cup game?
Some Netherlanders not looking too chuffed with the result – will 2014 be a different story?

Where can I watch the Spain vs Netherlands World Cup game on…

Freeview and YouView

Tune into BBC One on channel 1 or BBC One HD on channel 101 on both Freeview and YouView.  


Freesat viewers in England can get BBC One in SD at channel 101 and BBC One HD channel 108. 

Football fans tuning in from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can watch BBC One in standard definition at channel 108 and in HD on channel 101. 


Sky TV customers in England can get the regular BBC One at channel 101 and BBC One HD at channel 141. 

Viewers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can get standard definition BBC One at channel 141 and BBC One HD at channel 101. 

Virgin Media

Virgin Media TV customers can watch BBC One in SD at channel 101 or in HD at channel 108. 

Online – BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport and TVPlayer

As well as being able to stream the game on BBC iPlayer, the BBC is promising the to deliver ‘the first ever 24/7 World Cup’ over on the BBC Sport site. Heading over to on your phone and tablet browser will let you stream games and immerse yourself in a universe of stats and social media streams. Smart TV viewers with the BBC Sport app will also be able to stream games live over a broadband connection. 

The TVPlayer app for iOS, Android and Amazon Kindle tablets will also let you stream the BBC’s live coverage of Spain vs The Netherlands. 

For information on all the other World Cup 2014 games, don’t forget to check out our feature

Image: 2010 World Cup – Shine 2010/Flickr


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