Japan vs Sweden live stream and match preview, Friday 11 August, 8:30am BST
Remember, the World Cup 2023 is free on BBC iPlayer/ITV Hub in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch World Cup 2023 free from anywhere.
Japan vs Sweden live stream and match preview
Looking for a Japan vs Sweden live stream? We've got you covered. Japan vs Sweden is being shown in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Women's World Cup with your subscription from anywhere.
Japan go into this one was the undoubted favourites, bulldozing their way through the competition – yet Sweden have shown that anything is possible. The Nadeshiko scored 11 without reply in the group stage before breezing past Norway and look unstoppable right now, with Hinata Miyazawa top-scoring thus far.
Still, Sweden have a steel that few could have predicted, coming out on top after the US huffed and puffed in the last-16. The Blue and Yellow are difficult to break down and will be hoping to pull off another unlikely shock to reach another semi.
The winner faces either Spain or Netherlands in a mouthwatering semi-final.
Japan vs Sweden will be played at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.
Kick-off and channel
Spain vs Netherlands kick-off is at 8:30am BST on Friday 11 August in the UK. The game will be broadcast on BBC One.
In the US, kick-off time is 3:30am ET / 12:30am PT. The match will be shown on NBC in the US. See below for international broadcast options.
Watch for free
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:
FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it!
Best TVs to watch the Women's World Cup on
If you're getting ready to watch the 2023 Women's World Cup and want to make the most of the experience (it only comes around once every four years, after all), we've found the best TVs for watching football.
Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access
Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription
Join now for unlimited access
Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1