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England vs Sweden live stream — how to watch Women's Euro 2022 semi-final for free

Georgia Stanway of England and Fridolina Rolfo of Sweden could both feature in the England vs Sweden live stream
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The England vs Sweden live stream starts very soon and this first Euro 2022 semi-final should be an absolute classic. 

The great news is that you can watch it for FREE in many European countries, but don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on — because we'll show you how to watch from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).

England vs Sweden: channel, start time

The England vs Sweden live stream takes place today (Tuesday, July 26).
Time — 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
► FREE LIVE STREAMS —  BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (U.K.)
► U.S. — ESPN2 via SlingTV (opens in new tab), ESPN Plus
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Both these sides progressed to the final four courtesy of dramatic winners. England needed a Georgia Stanway screamer in extra time in order to see off an impressive Spanish side.

Sweden, meanwhile, broke Belgium hearts as Linda Sembrant scored in the 92nd minute. They did, though, create dozens of chances before finally scoring and looked a threat throughout their quarter-final.

This should come as no surprise. Sweden have the highest ranking of any team in Euro 2022. Indeed, only the mighty USA are above them in the world rankings, according to FIFA. The Lionesses are going to have show the same amount of grit and determination as they did in the previous round, while adding a lot more creativity if they're going to make it to the final at Wembley.

Whoever comes out on top in the England versus Sweden live stream will face a significant challenge to claim the trophy, as they'll take on the winner in the Germany vs France game, two sides ranked in the world's top five.

Sarina Wiegman has named an unchanged England team yet again — that's five games in a row — which means super-sub Alessia Russo remains on the bench.

Here's how they line up:

England: Earps; Bronze, Bright, Williamson, Daly; Walsh, Stanway, Kirby; Mead, White, Hemp.

Sweden: Lindahl; Ilestedt, Sembrant, Eriksson, Glas; Björn, Angeldahl, Asllani; Jakobsson, Blackstenius, Rolfö.

This is the fourth time in the row the Lionesses have made it to the semi-final stage of a major tournament, suffering heartbreak in all of them. Can Wiegman's team go a step further and make it to their first final since 2009? Find out by watching an England vs Sweden live stream.

Plus, don't forget to check out our full guide to how to watch UEFA Women's Euro 2022 for full fixtures, final group standings and more, and our preview of the Germany vs France live stream.

FREE England vs Sweden live streams

How to watch the England vs Sweden live stream for FREE

If you're lucky enough to live in the U.K., Austria, France, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and several other European nations then you can look forward to FREE England vs Sweden live streams.

That's because free-to-air channels in those countries will be showing some or all of the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 live streams. For instance, in the U.K. you'll be able to watch every single game on BBC and the BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab). There's a full list below.

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the England vs Sweden live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

FREE LIVE STREAMS: Austria: ORF (opens in new tab) | Belgium: VRT (opens in new tab)RTBF (opens in new tab) | Denmark: DKDR (opens in new tab) | Finland: Yle (opens in new tab) | France: TF1 (opens in new tab) | Iceland: RUV (opens in new tab) | Italy: RAI (opens in new tab) | Netherlands: NOS (opens in new tab) | Norway: NRK (opens in new tab) | Portugal: RTP (opens in new tab) | Spain: TVE (opens in new tab) | | Sweden: SVT (opens in new tab)TV4 (opens in new tab) | Switzerland: SRG SSR (opens in new tab) | U.K.: BBC (opens in new tab)

England vs Sweden live streams around the world

How to watch England vs Sweden live streams from anywhere with a VPN

It's natural that you might want to watch the England vs Sweden live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there when it's on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch the England vs Sweden live stream on BBC iPlayer, even though they're not in the U.K. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

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Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another website and watch the game.


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

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can look to ESPN2 and ESPN Plus for the England vs Sweden live stream. The game starts at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.

ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as cable TV replacement services, including Sling TV, Fubo.TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Orange package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, right now Sling is offering 50% off the first month (opens in new tab)

As well as being available through your cable service, you can also stream the action via the ESPN app, or on the Watch section of ESPN's website. However, you'll need to authenticate with your satellite, cable or live TV provider credentials to watch any sessions. 

ESPN Plus, meanwhile, is available via the ESPN website and many of the best streaming devices. It's also a very well-priced service as these things go, with a subscription costing just $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. 

And remember, if you're usually based in the U.S. but aren't there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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If you're not already a Sling TV (opens in new tab) subscriber, you'll want Sling Orange in order to watch ESPN. This costs $35/month and includes dozens of other great channels. Sling also currently offers 50% off the first month.

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Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). The channel lineup includes ESPN and ABC, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV, and there's a 7-day free trial available.

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

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As you'd expect, given that the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 tournament takes place in England, coverage of England vs Sweden is free to air in the U.K. 

The game will be shown live on BBC One and also streamed on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) and the BBC Sport (opens in new tab) website.

Going on holiday during the tournament? Sign up to ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to. Just make sure you have a valid U.K. TV licence.

How to watch the England vs Sweden live stream in Australia

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Those lucky Aussies can watch the England vs Sweden live stream in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 on Optus Sport (opens in new tab).

Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV — plus it costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month. 

An Annual Pass is also available for $139 AUD/year, but a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.

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