England vs USA live stream: How to watch World Cup 2022 game for free online

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England vs USA live stream, date, time, channels

The England vs USA live stream takes place today (Friday Nov. 25).
Time 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT / 6 a.m. AEDT (Nov. 26)
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Sling
• U.K. — Watch on ITV and ITV Hub
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

USA are looking to bounce back after a disappointing draw to Wales. But England are in fine form after demolishing Iran in their World Cup 2022 opener. The USA will know they need to take something from this match if they are to have a realistic chance of progressing to the knockout rounds, but the Three Lion will be a much tough test for this young U.S. squad. 

There's plenty of history between these two nations, so the England vs USA live stream is an occasion not to be missed. The good news is it's being shown live in both the U.S. and U.K. and we'll show you how to watch the game online from anywhere. Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the England vs USA live stream.

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 USA anywhere

The England vs USA 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?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long-term.


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

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

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling or another service and watch the game.

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England vs USA live streams by country

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

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the England vs USA live stream on FOX and the FOX website 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: 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, allowing you to watch the entire World Cup for just $20. 

Or you could go for Fubo.TV. 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. 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 USA live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Sling TV

Sling TV 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.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got FOX and FS1, a a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front, and dozens of additional sports channels, including NBCSN and ESPN. 

How to watch the England vs USA live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the England vs USA live stream on TSN, the home of World Cup 2022 in Canada. 

If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN Direct 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 USA live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

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

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In the U.K., the England vs USA live stream will be available to watch for free on ITV, or you can stream online via ITV Hub. 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 USA live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the England vs USA 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 USA live stream. The free-to-air network is available on traditional TV or online by using SBS On-Demand.

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 is out top pick of the options out there.   

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

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

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game of the World Cup 2022 by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

England vs USA preview

England were always favorites to qualify from Group A and the Three Lions displayed exactly why with a scintillating performance against Iran in Doha. England ran riot winning 6-2 in the end, and while Gareth Southgate's men did look defensively brittle on occasion, it was an impressive performance overall. It also represented England's biggest ever opening game victory at a major tournament, which is perhaps a good omen.

It was also a performance that confirms England should not be written off as a candidate to win the World Cup this year. Is football coming home in 2022? Probably not. But right now all of England is dreaming that just maybe this is the year that all those years of hurt will be washed away. 

Conversely, the USA's first match of World Cup 2022 was very much a game of two halves. Timothy Weah gave the U.S. the lead going into the break after a strike on the 36th minute, but a Gareth Bale penalty 10 minutes from full time meant that USA had to settle for a draw against Wales. While far from a disastrous result the underwhelming second half, and the relatively anonymous performance of Christian Pulisic will be a concern for coach Gregg Berhalter. If the USA is going to take something against England, and progress into the knockout rounds, they will need a more complete performance over an entire 90 minutes. 

England will come into this game in high spirits, but the memory of their last World Cup meeting with the USA may linger. That game in 2010 saw England goalkeeper Robert Green make a blunder from a tame Clint Dempsey shot, the match finished 1-1. The USA would likely take a similar result this time around, and it would set them up nicely for a crunch clash with Iran. 

If England can win they would see their qualification confirmed, but the USA will know they cannot meekly surrender this match if they want their World Cup journey to extend beyond the group stages. The England vs USA live stream will one you won't want to miss. 

England vs USA team news

Gareth Southgate has named an unchanged starting XI for this game against the USA. There had been fears that star striker Harry Kane might miss the match after suffering a knock against Iran, but he's deemed fit to play from the start. Harry Maguire also came off injured in the Three Lions first World Cup game, but again has passed the checks in mid week and keeps his starting place. 

The USA similarly endured a few injury problems against Wales as Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah were forced off. But both have rallied and are fit again to start. However, Berhalter hasn't opted to keep the exact same team and has instead made a single change for the side's toughest test of the World Cup yet. Norwich City's Josh Sargent drops to the bench with Haji Wright replacing him. 

England: Pickford, Shaw, Rice, Stones, Maguire, Kane, Sterling, Trippier, Saka, Mount, Bellingham.

USA: Turner, Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson, McKennie, Adams, Musah, Weah, Wright, Pulisic.

World Cup 2022 Group B table

Group B standings as of 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 24. 

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Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.