How to watch free Wales vs England live stream, plus match preview, team news and kick-off time for the World Cup 2022

Wales vs England live stream
England players celebrate during the 6-2 win against Iran (Image credit: Getty Images)

Wales vs England live stream and match preview, Tuesday 29 November, 7pm GMT

Wales vs England live stream and match preview

Looking for a Wales vs England live stream? We've got you covered. Wales vs England live stream is free on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch World Cup 2022 free (opens in new tab) from anywhere.

England will guarantee their place in the round of 16 if they avoid defeat by their neighbours, while even a 3-0 defeat would be enough to send them through.

Wales are in a much more precarious position: they must beat Gareth Southgate's side and hope that Iran vs USA ends in a draw.

Although England will almost certainly advance whatever happens on Tuesday, Southgate will want to see an improved display after the disappointing goalless draw with the USA. 

Kick-off is at 7pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch World Cup 2022 (opens in new tab) wherever you are.


Wales (3-4-3)

Ward; Mepham, Ampadu, Rodon; N. Williams, Allen, Ramsey, B. Davies; Bale, Moore, James

England (4-3-3)

Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Henderson, Bellingham; Foden, Kane, Rashford

Team news

Danny Ward, the back-up goalkeeper in the Wales squad (opens in new tab), will start between the sticks as Wayne Hennessey is suspended. 

Gareth Southgate has been criticised for not making use of some of the most talented members of the England squad (opens in new tab), notably Phil Foden.

However, that does not necessarily mean the Manchester City man will start against the Welsh. After returning from injury, James Maddison and Kyle Walker could feature in some capacity.

Southgate has also made clear that Harry Kane is fit to face Wales in England’s final group game and brushed away the suggestion he could rotate his team.


Wales fought back valiantly to draw 1-1 with the USA on matchday one, but they were deservedly beaten 2-0 by Iran last time out.

England started their campaign with a thumping 6-2 victory over the Iranians, but they were underwhelming in a goalless draw with the USA on Friday.


Slavko Vincic of Slovenia will be the referee for Wales vs England. You can find out more about the World Cup 2022 referees here (opens in new tab).


Wales vs England will be played at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. Take a look at all of the World Cup 2022 stadiums (opens in new tab) and see how it ranks.

Players to watch / key battles

Gareth Bale has had a quiet tournament so far but he is still capable of producing moments of magic from nothing.

Harry Kane will hope to get off the mark for England, who must show greater attacking fluency than they did on matchday two.

Read more about the Wales and England full World Cup 2022 squads (opens in new tab).

Group B table

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Group B table

Kick-off and channel

Wales vs England kick-off is at 7pm GMT on Tuesday 29 November in the UK. The game is free to watch on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

In the US, kick-off time is 2pm ET / 11am PT. The match will be shown on FOX/FS1 in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch World Cup 2022 football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for the World Cup 2022, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the World Cup 2022, FourFourTwo currently recommends:

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International World Cup 2022 TV rights

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.

TSN is showing every game. You can subscribe for direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.

  • TSN (opens in new tab) ($19.99/mon or $199.90/year)

As in the UK, coverage of the World Cup 2022 is entirely free to air. You can watch all 64 games on the SBS TV channel and stream it online too with SBS On Demand.

New Zealand
Paid provider Sky Sports are the World Cup 2022 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.

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).