Northern Ireland v USA how and where to watch - times, TV, online
All the info you need on how, where and when to watch the international friendly between Northern Ireland and USA in Belfast on Sunday 28 March 2021.
Northern Ireland welcome the United States to Belfast’s Windsor Park for an international friendly that will serve both teams. For the hosts, it will be a warm-up for Wednesday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria at the same venue, while for the US, it will be a chance for Gregg Berhalter to give more playing time to some of the newer faces in his squad – 14 members of the current squad have gained less than eight caps at full international level.
Northern Ireland v USA live online: international friendly game today | USMNT
Both teams were in action last week. Northern Ireland didn’t get their 2022 World Cup campaign off to the best of starts, losing their opening Group C qualifier 2-0 to Italy in Parma. The USMNT meanwhile fared much better in their friendly against Jamaica - Sergiño Dest, Brenden Aaronson and Sebastian Lletget were all on target as they cruised to a 4-1 win in Austria.
Four players who were in the squad for that match have not made the trip to Belfast due to travel restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 situation. John Brooks, Reggie Cannon, Tyler Adams and Tim Weah have departed the US camp as they are not allowed to travel to the UK without undergoing quarantine on their return.
Goalkpeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell will make way for Celtic’s Conor Hazard who is expected to make his first start for Northern Ireland in what will be just his second appearance at full international level - the keeper made his senior debut in June 2018 against Costa Rica. Accrington Stanley striker Dion Charles has been called up for the first time and while he wasn’t even on the bench for the Italy game, he could make his debut against the USA on Sunday.
This will be the second meeting between these two nations – they met for the first time in August 1948 - curiously, also at Windsor Park, a friendly of which there are few details, apart from the scoreline: a 5-0 win for Northern Ireland. On Sunday, Welsh referee Robert Ian Jenkins and his officials will be in charge of ensuring the game runs smoothly and without incident.
What time does the Northern Ireland v USA match start?
The international friendly between Northern Ireland and USA will be played at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sunday 28 March 2021 and will kick off at the local time of 17:05 hours BST.
That's 18:05 CEST in Spain, 12:05 EDT in New York and 09:05 PDT in Los Angeles.
Where can I watch Northern Ireland vs USA?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Northern Ireland v USA match is available on here.
United States: Univision NOW, Foxsports.com, TUDN.com, TUDN App, FOX Network, TUDN USA, UniMás
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Football, SKY GO Extra
Qatar: beIN Sports HD 1
Is the Northern Ireland v USA game online?
Northern Ireland v USA is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or Ios/Android app to watch it on.
Northern Ireland v USA: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.