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

Alexandra Popp of Germany and Kadidiatou Diani of France could both feature in the Germany vs France live stream
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The Germany vs France live stream sees two of the highest-ranked teams in women’s international football meet to decide who reaches Sunday's final at Wembley.

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.

Germany vs France: channel, start time

The Germany vs France live stream takes place today (Wednesday, July 27).
Time — 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
► U.S. — ESPN2 via SlingTV, ESPN Plus
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Germany are yet to concede a goal in this tournament. They made it comfortably through Group B before taking on Austria in a quarter-final that they won 2-0, with Lina Magull and Alexandra Popp capitalizing on defensive mistakes.

France overcame Italy and Belgium before drawing with Iceland in their group. They then faced a very stern test against the Netherlands. However, even with Vivianne Miedema back for the Dutch, they couldn’t win; an extra-time penalty by Eve Perisset was enough to see France through.

Popp’s winner against Austria brings her total at Women’s Euro 2022 to four. The other goalscorer from that game, Magull, has contributed two goals and an assist in the tournament. France’s Grace Geyoro, meanwhile, is just one behind Popp with three goals. 

Here's how they'll line up for the game:

Germany: Frohms, Rauch, Hegering, Hendrich, Gwinn, Dabritz, Oberdorf, Magull, Brand, Popp, Huth.

France: Peyraud-Magnin, Karchaoul, Renard, Mbock Bathy, Perisset, Toletti, Bilbault, Geyoro, Cascarino, Malard, Diani.

Germany have won this tournament an incredible eight times, but France have never before made it to the Euro semi-final stage. However, Les Bleues are currently ranked as the third best team in the world by FIFA, behind only the USA and Sweden. They've also won two of the last three matches between the two teams, including the most recent one — a 1-0 friendly victory in June 2021.

Can Germany build on their amazing record in this tournament, or will France make it to Sunday's final? Find out by watching a Germany vs France 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 also our preview of the England vs Sweden live stream.

FREE Germany vs France live streams

How to watch the Germany vs France 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 Germany vs France 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. 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 | Belgium: VRTRTBF | Denmark: DKDR | Finland: Yle | France: TF1 | Iceland: RUV | Italy: RAI | Netherlands: NOS | Norway: NRK | Portugal: RTP | Spain: TVE | | Sweden: SVTTV4 | Switzerland: SRG SSR | U.K.: BBC

Germany vs France live streams around the world

How to watch Germany vs France live streams from anywhere with a VPN

It's natural that you might want to watch the Germany vs France 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 Germany vs France 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. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN 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 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 Germany vs France live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can look to ESPN2 and ESPN Plus for the Germany vs France 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

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.


If you're not already a Sling TV 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.


Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV. 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 Germany vs France 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 Germany vs France is free to air in the U.K. 

The game will be shown live on BBC One and also streamed on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

Going on holiday during the tournament? Sign up to ExpressVPN 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 Germany vs France live stream in Australia

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Those lucky Aussies can watch the Germany vs France live stream in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 on Optus Sport.

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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