Don’t miss tip-off for this USA vs. New Zealand FIBA World Cup game.
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FIBA World Cup action is already heating up, and it continues with this highly anticipated showdown between the USA and New Zealand. The game will be broadcast live for those eager to tune in, with several options to catch the tip-off. Stick with us; we’ll show you where to watch a USA vs. New Zealand live stream for free.
Neither the USA nor New Zealand has played a game in group stages yet, but both should be plenty warmed up after the qualifiers and exhibitions leading in. Look below, and you’ll find several links to access live streams within both countries and ways to stream from outside those countries.
You must use a VPN (virtual private network) to access free live streams in other countries if yours isn’t showing the game or you don’t want to add another streaming service to your bills. These handy apps let your devices mimic various international locations of your choosing so you can watch the FIBA World Cup online for free. We’ll show you how further down this page if you don’t have one already, along with extra details about various streaming options around the globe.
USA vs. New Zealand FIBA World Cup live stream quick links:
Access FREE live streams internationally via ExpressVPN (try it risk-free for 30 days)USA: ESPN2 via Sling Orange ($40 $20 first month) / ESPN Plus ($10 monthly)New Zealand: TVNZ Duke (free)UK: NBA.com w/ FIBA World Cup Pass (£21.99)Australia: ESPN via Kayo (AUD$25 monthly)When: August 26, 8:40 a.m. ET / 1:40 p.m. BST / 2:40 p.m. CEST / 10 p.m. AEST / August 27, 12:40 a.m. NZST
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You can catch USA vs. New Zealand in the FIBA World Cup for free using TVNZ, a streaming service in New Zealand showing quite a bit of this year’s action. Specifically, you’ll want to tune into the TVZN Duke channel promptly at 8:40 a.m. ET / 1:40 p.m. BST on August 26. You’ll be up late in New Zealand with a 12:40 a.m. local start time on Sunday, August 27.
If you don’t live in New Zealand, you can access the service using a VPN. A VPN lets you bypass a website’s geographical restrictions by making your device appear to connect from within nearly any region worldwide. Once turned on and connected, visit the website like normal, and you should have no problem accessing the live stream.
If you need a VPN service, we recommend ExpressVPN. We found it to be the best VPN (you can read more in our ExpressVPN review) and have been using it for years for streaming and beefing up our online security.
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How to watch the FIBA World Cup with a VPN
Sign up for a VPN if you don’t have one.Install it on the device you’re using to watch the game.Turn it on and set it to New Zealand.Go to TVNZ to watch for free.Sign in and watch the game.When: August 26, 8:40 a.m. ET / 1:40 p.m. BST / 2:40 p.m. CEST / 10 p.m. AEST / August 27, 12:40 a.m. NZST
How to watch USA vs. New Zealand in the United States
ESPN is streaming all FIBA World Cup games in the US across its various platforms. Six games are expected to air exclusively on ESPN2, namely those featuring Team USA. That’s where you’ll be able to find USA vs. New Zealand. Other games will air on ESPN Plus.
If you’re a cord-cutter and want to access ESPN2 temporarily, you could opt for a service such as Sling Orange or Fubo TV. Sling is usually $40 a month, but your first month is currently cut to $20, and you can cancel anytime. Fubo TV is much more expensive at $75 a month, but you can get a 7-day free trial before moving on to a rolling one-month deal.
Or, if you have a VPN, you can watch the game for free using the broadcasts described above.
FIBA World Cup schedule
Below is a full schedule of FIBA World Cup games that will run through the September 10 final. All times below are in US Eastern. Take a look at our full guide on how to watch free FIBA World Cup live streams for information on other competing nations.
Saturday, August 26
South Sudan vs. Puerto Rico, 4 a.m., Group B, Araneta ColiseumCape Verde vs. Georgia, 4 a.m., Group F, Okinawa ArenaJordan vs. Greece, 4:45 a.m., Group C, Mall of Asia ArenaIran vs. Brazil, 5:45 a.m., Group G, Indonesia ArenaSlovenia vs. Venezuela, 7:30 a.m., Group F, Okinawa ArenaSerbia vs. China, 8 a.m., Group B, Araneta ColiseumUSA vs. New Zealand, 8:40 a.m., Group C, Mall of Asia ArenaSpain vs. Cote d’Ivoire, 9:30 a.m., Group G, Indonesia Arena
Sunday, August 27
Italy vs. Dominican Republic, 4 a.m., Group A, Araneta ColiseumAustralia vs. Germany, 4:30 a.m., Group E, Okinawa ArenaMontenegro vs. Egypt, 4:45 a.m., Group D, Mall of Asia ArenaLebanon vs. Canada, 5:45 a.m., Group H, Indonesia ArenaPhilippines vs. Angola, 8 a.m., Group A, Araneta ColiseumJapan vs. Finland, 8:10 a.m., Group E, Okinawa ArenaLithuania vs. Mexico, 8:30 a.m., Group D, Mall of Asia ArenaFrance vs. Latvia, 9:30 a.m., Group H, Indonesia Arena
Monday, August 28
China vs. South Sudan, 4 a.m., Group B, Araneta ColiseumVenezuela vs. Cape Verde, 4 a.m., Group F, Okinawa ArenaNew Zealand vs. Jordan, 4:45 a.m., Group C, Mall of Asia ArenaCote d’Ivoire vs. Iran, 5:45 a.m., Group G, Indonesia ArenaGeorgia vs. Slovenia, 7:30 a.m., Group F, Okinawa ArenaPuerto Rico vs. Serbia, 8 a.m., Group B, Araneta ColiseumGreece vs. USA, 8:40 a.m., Group C, Mall of Asia ArenaBrazil vs. Spain, 9:30 a.m., Group G, Indonesia Arena
Tuesday, August 29
Germany vs. Finland, 3:30 a.m., Group E, Okinawa ArenaAngola vs. Dominican Republic, 4 a.m., Group A, Araneta ColiseumEgypt vs. Mexico, 4:45 a.m., Group D, Mall of Asia ArenaLebanon vs. France, 5:45 a.m., Group H, Indonesia ArenaAustralia vs. Japan, 7:10 a.m., Group E, Okinawa ArenaPhilippines vs. Italy, 8 a.m., Group A, Araneta ColiseumMontenegro vs. Lithuania, 8:30 a.m., Group D, Mall of Asia ArenaCanada vs. Latvia, 9:30 a.m., Group H, Indonesia Arena
Wednesday, August 30
South Sudan vs. Serbia, 4 a.m., Group B, Araneta ColiseumGeorgia vs. Venezuela, 4 a.m., Group F, Okinawa ArenaUSA vs. Jordan, 4:40 a.m., Group C, Mall of Asia ArenaCote d’Ivoire vs. Brazil, 5:45 a.m., Group G, Indonesia ArenaSlovenia vs. Cape Verde, 7:30 a.m., Group F, Okinawa ArenaChina vs. Puerto Rico, 8 a.m., Group B, Araneta ColiseumGreece vs. New Zealand, 8:40 a.m., Group C, Mall of Asia ArenaIran vs. Spain, 9:30 a.m., Group G, Indonesia Arena
Thursday, August 31 to Sunday, September 3 – Group Phase 2nd Round and Classification Round
Games and times TBD.
Tuesday, September 5 to Sunday, September 10 – Final Phase
Games and times TBD.