Australia vs England live stream and match preview, Wednesday 16 August, 11am BST
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Australia vs England live stream and match preview
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Buckle in for this fixture - it's set to be a classic. Neither side has ever reached the final of a Women's World Cup, meaning history is set to be made on Wednesday. For which side, though, is the ultimate question.
With Sam Kerr returning to the Australia side, the Matildas have been handed a huge boost that could see them overcome their European rivals in the semi-final. The Chelsea star missed the opening games of the tournament, and her absence really showed as Australia stumbled past Republic of Ireland 1-0 before losing 3-2 to Nigeria.
However, they're in their groove now and, after beating France on penalties in the quarter-finals, are looking to capitalise on home advantage.
England won't be an easy test, though, despite the fact Lauren James is missing through suspension. After a comfortable group stage, Sarina Wiegman's side struggled themselves to find a way past Nigeria in the last 16. A win on penalties ultimately saw them progress, with Colombia dispatched 2-1 in the quarters.
With Alessia Russo and Lauren Hemp up front, anything is possible. If that doesn't work, Chloe Kelly will inevitably come up clutch once again.
The winner faces either Spain or Sweden in an epic final.
Arnold; Carpenter, Polkinghorne, Hunt, Catley; Raso, Gorry, Gooney-Cross, Foord; Kerr, Fowler
Earps; Carter, Bright, Greenwood; Bronze, Walsh, Stanway, Daly; Toone; Russo, Hemp
Australia vs England will be played at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia. With a capacity of 82,500, the venue for this semi-final clash will also host the final of the Women's World Cup.
Kick-off and channel
Australia vs England is at 11am BST on Wednesday 16 August in the UK. The game will be broadcast on BBC 1 and BBC iPlayer.
In the US, kick-off time is 6am ET / 3am PT. The match will be shown on NBC in the US. See below for international broadcast options.
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Women's World Cup 2023 live stream: How to watch World Cup 2023 free
Both the UK and Australia will be showing the World Cup on free-to-air channels, with BBC and ITV having the rights in Britain, and SBS showing it in Australia.
UK: BBC – Half of all World Cup games
In the UK, you can get free access to BBC channels on television and on iPlayer just by confirming you have a TV license.
When you're out of the country, you can still watch the BBC, but you'll need a VPN to access it – FourFourTwo recommends ExpressVPN, which you can get for £5.92 a month, plus three months free.
UK: ITV – Half of all World Cup games
UK-dwellers can also access channels on television and online with confirmation of a TV license.
When you're out of the country, you can still watch ITV, but you'll need a VPN to access it – FourFourTwo recommends ExpressVPN, which you can get for £5.92 a month, plus three months free.
International World Cup TV rights
What channel is the World Cup 2023 on?
All of the games in the UK are either on the BBC or ITV.
Fox are the World Cup rights holders in the States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don't have cable, you can use services such Sling and FuboTV to get the Fox channels. You can also watch the games on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
Bell Media has the rights to the World Cup, and will be showing games across CBC TV, TSN TV, and Sports Net TV.
- TSN ($19.99/mon or $199.90/year)
Optus Sport will show all World Cup games. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.
- Optus Sport ($24.99/$199.99)
Paid provider Sky Sports are the Women's World Cup 2023 rights holders in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription of pick up a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.
- Sky Sport Now ($19.99 / $39.99)
Use a VPN to watch Women's World Cup 2023 from outside your country
If you’re out of the country for some or all of the World Cup, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.
There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:
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Best TVs to watch the Women's World Cup on
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