In world soccer, few international rivalries match the talent or the flair of Argentina vs. Brazil. Even though Friday’s contest is a friendly, it’s the first since the teams faced off in a memorable Copa America semifinal matchup, and it’s promising most of the players you’d want to see in a match featuring the teams. Even Lionel Messi, returning to the international scene from a three-month suspension, is slotted to suit up for La Albiceleste.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Argentina vs. Brazil live.
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Argentina vs. Brazil stream
- When: 12pm ET, Friday, Nov. 15
- Where: King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Streaming: BeIN Sports
Argentina vs. Brazil live stream: How to watch international friendly matches
The match is on BeIN Sports; the following streaming services allow you to watch select international friendlies, La Liga action, and so much more.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with 10 beIN SPORTS channels, NBC and NBCSN, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League actions via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
2) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month (10$ off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
Argentina vs. Brazil: Why it matters
The teams last met in July, when Brazil beat Argentina in the Copa America semifinals en route to winning the tournament. There, Argentina piled up a 14-4 shot advantage, but Brazil made its chances count, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino scoring both goals in the contest. They’re both likely to have a role in this Saudi-hosted match, as will Neymar, who’s missed out on both the Copa and the last international break.
The big news for Argentina, of course, is that Messi’s back and will likely play if not start in the match. Also look for some of the usual big names like Sergio Aguero and possibly Paulo Dybala to figure in, though some lesser-known rising players like Giovani lo Celso and Lautaro Martinez might be featured in the attack as well.
Though it’s for bragging rights solely, it’s a great international break matchup on a neutral site—and will feature some of the familiar Premier League players that soccer fans might be missing this weekend.
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