France vs Australia live stream and how to watch World Cup 2022 game online

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The France vs Australia live stream sees the holders start their defence of the World Cup against a side they faced in the 2018 competition — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

France vs Australia live stream, date, time, channels

The France vs Australia live stream takes place today (Tuesday, Nov. 22).
Time 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT / 6 a.m. AEDT (Nov. 23)
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Sling
• U.K. — Watch on BBC and BBC iPlayer
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

It will be a case of déjà vu for France as once again they find themselves in the same World Cup group as Australia. Les Bleus will be hoping for a repeat of that victory and the tournament as a whole, as they went on to lift the World Cup in Russia. Manager Didier Deschamps has strangely only selected a squad of 25 players (26 are allowed) but he has been in post since 2012, winning the World Cup and reaching the final of the Euros so his know-how cannot be questioned. Even with big-name midfielders Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kante injured and Ballon D'or winner Karim Benzema out injured, the likes of PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are enough to strike fear into any defense at the tournament. 

Australia, known as the Socceroos, have now qualified for their fifth consecutive World Cup. After a marathon qualification process that took longer than three years, a penalty shoot-out in a playoff against Peru was enough to take them to Qatar. Having played more than 20 qualifying matches, manager Graham Arnold will be hoping to draw on that competitive experience at the World Cup itself. Australia can call on a number of European-based players, including goalkeeper and captain Mat Ryan of Copenhagen and key midfielder Ajdin Hrustic who plays for Verona. Premier League fans should keep an eye on 18-year-old Garang Kuol with the forward set to join Newcastle in January.

Here's how they lineup: 

France: Lloris, Pavard, Upamecano, Konate, Lucas Hernandez, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.

Australia: Ryan, Atkinson, Souttar, Rowles, Behich, Mooy, McGree, Irvine, Leckie, Duke, Goodwin.

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 the France vs Australia live stream wherever you are

The France vs Australia 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.

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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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How to watch the France vs Australia live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the France vs Australia 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 France vs Australia live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

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How to watch the France vs Australia live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the France vs Australia 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 France vs Australia live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

How to watch the France vs Australia live stream in the UK

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

How to watch the France vs Australia live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch the World Cup 2022 for free on SBS, including the France vs Australia 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 France vs Australia live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the France vs Australia 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

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