England vs Senegal live stream: How to watch World Cup 2022 round of 16 game for free online, team news

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England vs Senegal live stream, date, time, channels

The England vs Senegal live stream takes place today (Sunday, Dec. 4).
Time 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT / 6 a.m. AEDT (Dec. 5)
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Sling (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on ITV and ITV Hub (opens in new tab)
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England’s reward for topping Group B is a testing round of 16 match against Senegal. The Lions of Teranga may have come runners-up in Group A and are without star player Sadio Mané, but the Three Lions would be wise not to underestimate their African opposition. 

They may be the favorites, but England are by no means guaranteed to progress to the quarter-final. Gareth Southgate received intense criticizm for his side’s timid approach against the USA, and England’s defense has looked vulnerable at times. Senegal have the quality to hurt any team in this tournament. And they displayed that against Ecuador, showing that when the pressure is on they can dig deep to turn a game on its head.

England vs Senegal looks primed to be an intense affair, one that could even require extra time and penalty kicks to determine a winner. It’s a match not to be missed, and we’ll show you how to watch an England vs Senegal live stream down below. 

Plus, make sure you don’t miss a moment of the World Cup by checking out our full how to watch World Cup 2022 live streams hub. 

How to watch England vs Senegal anywhere

The England vs Senegal live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world. But what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

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England vs Senegal live streams by country

How to watch the England vs Senegal live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the England vs Senegal live stream on FOX and the FOX website (opens in new tab) with a valid login, if your local FOX affiliate is showing the match. FOX is included with all cable packages or with one of our best TV antenna picks. 

Another option would be Sling TV (opens in new tab): the Sling Blue package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including FOX (provided you're in an area with a local Fox affiliate). Best of all, right now Sling is offering half off the first month (opens in new tab), allowing you to watch the entire World Cup for just $20. 

Or you could go for Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including FOX (provided you have a local affiliate), plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy. 

Spanish language coverage is available via Telemundo or Peacock (opens in new tab). The first 12 games will be available to watch on a free account, but if you want to watch the full tournament you'll need a Peacock Premium subscription ($9.99/month). 

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the England vs Senegal live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both of which cost $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA. Plus, World Cup fans can stream the entire tournament on FS1 and FOX.

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How to watch the England vs Senegal live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the England vs Senegal live stream on TSN (opens in new tab), the home of World Cup 2022 in Canada. 

If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN Direct (opens in new tab) for $19.99 per month or you can take an annual pass which works out at $16.66 per month. Plus, the service is open to all: you don't need to have TSN as part of an existing TV package.

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to TSN, but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a England vs Senegal live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

How to watch the England vs Senegal live stream in the UK

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In the U.K., the England vs Senegal live stream will be available to watch for free on ITV, or you can stream online via ITV Hub (opens in new tab). You will need a valid U.K. TV license in order to watch the game on TV or via online streaming. 

If you're not currently in the U.K. and have a valid TV license, you can still watch a England vs Senegal live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

How to watch the England vs Senegal live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch the World Cup 2022 for free on SBS, including the England vs Senegal live stream. The free-to-air network is available on traditional TV or online by using SBS On-Demand (opens in new tab).

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on SBS as if you were back home. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is out top pick of the options out there.   

How to watch the England vs Senegal live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the England vs Senegal live stream via Sky Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now (opens in new tab) service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week, $39.99/month or $399/year. 

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England vs Senegal preview

It wasn’t always smooth sailing, but England deserves credit for topping Group B. The group was statically the hardest at this World Cup — its four teams had the highest average FIFA ranking — and the Three Lions had to face both Wales and the USA, two teams that share a sporting rivalry with England. Wales especially would have loved to get one over on their noisy neighbors.  

A 6-2 demolishing of Iran in the side’s opening match had the notoriously demanding English public dreaming, but a goalless draw with the USA raised concerns. However, a sparkling 3-0 defeat of Wales — which sent their old rivals packing — reminded the world of the real quality in England’s ranks. Now the pressure is on to match, or even better, the side’s semi-final placement at World Cup 2018. 

Some England fans are already concerned about the possibility of facing France in the quarter-finals, but it would be a foolish mistake to write off Senegal so quickly. The Lions of Teranga are more than capable of eliminating this England side if the Three Lions don’t give them the respect they deserve. 

When Senegal lost talisman figure, Sadio Mane, just days before the start of the tournament, many assumed that was a death knell for their chances of turning up any trees at this World Cup. But Senegal have been defiant and showed real quality beating both host nation Qatar and Ecuador to finish second in Group A. Far from one man team, Senegal can call upon the likes of Chelsea duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Édouard Mendy as well as Watford’s Ismaïla Sarr and Everton’s Idrissa Gueye. They should not be written off any under circumstances. 

England vs Senegal could be one of the most open matches of the round of 16. The Three Lions might look like the obvious victors on paper, but Senegal are a side that looks primed to cause an upset and could inflict more World Cup pain on England. Be sure to tune in to an England vs Senegal live stream so you don’t miss a moment of the action. 

England vs Senegal team news

Southgate makes just one change from the the team that beat Wales as Bukayo Saka comes back into the starting XI. Marcus Rashford drops to the bench despite scoring twice against Wales and also against Iran. Ben White flew home in midweek due to a personal emergency, and Raheem Sterling is also unavailable due to family reasons. Nevertheless it's a strong starting team with talent all over pitch.  

Senegal are still without Sadio Mané, and will be for the rest of the World Cup. But the side that has already proved they don’t need to rely on the brilliance of one player to be successful. Idrissa Gueye is suspended, which is certainly a loss. But Ismaïla Sarr and Kalidou Koulibaly are fit to start, both scored vital goals against Ecuador and are likely to be key if Senegal are to progress to the quarter-finals. 

Here's how they line up: 

England: Pickford, Walker, Shaw, Rice, Stones, Maguire, Henderson, Kane, Saka, Foden, Bellingham.

Senegal: E Mendy, Koulibaly, N Mendy, Dia, Ciss, Ndiaye, Jakobs, Diatta, Sarr, Sabaly, Diallo.

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