How to watch 2024 Champions League final around the world

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund meet in the finale of UEFA’s premier club competition at Wembley Stadium in London.

Akhil Arora, an avid football viewer who has been writing about the Champions League since 2011. He has reported live from Wembley and Wimbledon.

Borrusia Dortmund and Real Madrid jerseys placed side by side, with the logos in close-up
Photo: Courtesy of UEFA

For the sixth time in 11 years, Real Madrid are in the UEFA Champions League final. And the Spanish giants are heavy favourites. After all, they emerged as winners on the previous five occasions. In fact, they haven’t lost a Champions League final since 1981. Add to that the fact their opponents—Borussia Dortmund—finished fifth in their own league and have a much weaker squad than the teams Madrid defeated on their way to the final. But while the odds might be against Dortmund, I wouldn’t totally rule them out. They did top the group of death—alongside AC Milan, Newcastle United, and Paris Saint-Germain—before dealing with Atlético Madrid in the quarterfinals and being reunited with PSG in the semis. Reaching the Champions League final is no joke.

On paper, Real Madrid might seem like a challenge too big. Their counterattacks are unforgiving, and they are immensely solid as a unit in defence. But unlike Madrid’s previous two Champions League opponents—Bayern Munich in the semis and Manchester City in the quarters—Dortmund will have no desire to hold onto the ball. They aren’t a possession team. If they can weather Madrid’s wave of attacks, it might give them a chance to counter and create opportunities when the La Liga winners are out of shape. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Bigger teams than Dortmund have failed in previous Champions League finals against Madrid.

The recurrent champions haven’t conceded more than one goal in the five Champions League finals they have played since 2014. And Madrid always score. Dortmund will need to put an end to that trend or take it all the way to a penalty shootout. Can the German club do it? Or will Real Madrid lift their 15th Champions League trophy at Wembley?

How to watch Champions League final 2024 in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal

You can stream Dortmund vs. Madrid on SonyLIV in the Indian subcontinent. If you’re on TV, you can watch it on Sony Ten Sports 2 and Sony Ten Sports 3.

The Champions League final begins at 12 am (midnight) on Sunday, June 2 in Pakistan, 12:30 am in India, 12:45 am in Nepal, and 1 am in Bangladesh.

How to watch UCL final 2024 in Africa

The kick-off time for Dortmund vs. Madrid is 8 pm West Africa Time, 9 pm Central Africa Time, and 10 pm Eastern Africa Time on Saturday, June 1.

On TV, the Champions League final will be available on SuperSport in the likes of Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

DStv Now is the place to be for those who prefer to stream the match.

How to watch Champions League final 2024 in the UK and Ireland

Dortmund vs. Madrid begins at 8 pm local time at Wembley Stadium.

You can watch the Champions League final via TNT Sports on TV in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. If you would like to stream it, Discovery+ is the way to go.

Over in Ireland, you can catch the contest on RTE Player and Virgin Media Player.

How to watch Champions League final 2024 in Canada

DAZN is the sole provider of choice for the Champions League final in Canada.

The kick-off time for Dortmund vs. Madrid is 12 pm Pacific and 3 pm Eastern.

How to watch Champions League final 2024 in Australia

You can stream the Champions League final in Australia with Stan Sport. On TV, it’s available on Channel 9.

Dortmund vs. Madrid begins at 3 am Western time, 4:30 am Central time, and 5 am Eastern time on Sunday, June 2 in Australia.

How to watch Champions League final 2024 in the US

Those with cable can watch Dortmund vs. Madrid via CBS.

If you wish to stream the Champions League final in the US, you need to subscribe to Paramount+.

The kick-off time is 12 pm Pacific and 3 pm Eastern.

Akhil Arora