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Watching football in Portugal…


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(@emergentt)
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Sorry if this is a dull or silly or over discussed topic but how do people who occasionally watch football, watch it in Portugal. 

In the the US if you follow UEFA etc you either have to stream / subscribe to a streaming service aka BeIN sports/fubo /ESPN+ etc as the regular channels tend to not carry the most watched sport in the world. While I have traditionally followed the Spanish League and the champions league (and some argentine football) I’m eager to learn about the Portuguese teams as well. 

Forgive the neophyte request.
Open to any opinions and responses… 

Thanks. 

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Hi @emergentt

Very easy one to answer. Go to pretty much any cafe/bar when a game is on and/or subscribe to a Portugal TV service such as MEO have to offer 🙂 

See this link: 

TV Experience | MEO

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This year's Liga NOS (football major League) map with the location of clubs

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(@jamesdmeacham3)
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Another option (which I've used as an American wanting to watch leagues around the world) is to use a VPN service with streaming support. For example, when I was living in London but Fulham were playing a distant away match during the week, b/c NBC/Peacock streams all English Premier League matches, I'd connect to one of the streaming servers and use my US credentials. The same is true of the Champions League with CBS/Paramount+. Although I plan on spending as much time as possible in pubs and cafés when we move to Lisbon next summer, I suspect getting to see my teams (Fulham & England) will require similar network circumnavigations. For VPN services, I've been using Private Internet Access for years with no complaints. It's $4/month well spent.

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As Gerry said, just walk into (or even sit outside!) any cafe and there will be football on. Usually Portuguese but also champions league, La Liga and English premier league matches. At home you can subscribe to Sport TV through your TV package and watch football all day every day... https://www.sporttv.pt/  

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