First-time Women’s World Cup semi-finalists meet perennial semi-finalists at Eden Park on Tuesday, with the Spain vs Sweden live stream setting up a confrontation of philosophies at the extreme ends of the soccer spectrum. Whereas death by a thousand cuts is La Roja's preferred method, the Blagult have gone all-in on set-pieces — watch the game from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.
Alexia Putellas starts for Spain, slotting into her usual spot on the left of midfield at the expense of Esther Gonzalez. That allows Jenni Hermoso to return to a more advanced role at the tip of a front three, and Aitana Bonmati will be looking to seek her and fellow poacher Alba Redondo at every opportunity. A suspension for Oihane Hernandez forces a slight reshuffle at the back.
Sweden's lineup stays the same, which means Stina Blackstenius retains her place up front despite mustering just one WWC goal so far. Amanda Ilestedt has been the real focal point of the team's attack, with every corner and free-kick routinely being launched at the 5ft.-10in. defender's head. She's obliged by finding the net four times, though at the back her partnership with Magda Eriksson has at times looked shaky.
Spain's intricate passing patterns have drawn approving comparisons with the men's golden generation, yet on paper, this looks as if it may be a better matchup for Sweden. Peter Gerhardsson's side has already taken a comically oversized Bahco hammer to two technically-minded teams in the same mould as La Roja, backing up their 5-0 obliteration of Italy with a smothering 2-1 victory over trophy favorites Japan, who themselves hammered Spain 4-0.
Both games were complete physical mismatches, which means that Spain are either going to have to execute their usual game plan to perfection or find a way to reinforce their silk with steel. Despite averaging more than 70% possession through the tournament, they've conceded six goals, and their recent clash with the Netherlands could be instructive.
It was about as one-sided a game as we’ve seen in the knockouts, but while Jorge Vilda's team squandered a host of openings, their opponents bundled through La Roja’s rearguard almost every time they ventured beyond the halfway line. Eight of Sweden's 11 goals have come from corners or free-kicks, and they're going to play for as many set-pieces as possible. That almost certainly means going long, going high and going physical.
The Spain vs Sweden live stream is a must-watch. We’ll show you how to watch the Women’s World Cup 2023 game online from anywhere and for free down below.
How to watch Spain vs Sweden anywhere
Spain vs Sweden live streams will be shown free on a few 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.
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 an Australian service, you'd select Australia from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to 7Plus or another service and watch the game.
Spain vs Sweden live streams by country
How to watch the Spain vs Sweden live stream in Australia
Aussie soccer fans can watch Spain vs Sweden for FREE on the 7Plus streaming platform.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on 7Plus as if you were back home. ExpressVPN is our top pick of the options out there.
How to watch the Spain vs Sweden live stream in the U.S.
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch a Spain vs Sweden 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 starts at $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including FOX (if you have a local Fox Network on Sling). Or you could go for Fubo. Its Pro Plan costs $75 per month with a 1-week free trial but gives you 121 channels, including Fox, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy. We recommend Sling and Fubo as two of the best streaming services.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Spain vs Sweden live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Spain vs Sweden live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Spain vs Sweden live stream on TSN, the home of the Women's World Cup 2023 in Canada.
If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN Direct for $19 per month or you can take an annual pass which works out at around $16 per month. Plus, the service is open to all: you don't need to have TSN as part of an existing TV package.
The game is also being shown on CTV.
If you live in Canada and already subscribe to TSN or CTV, but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Spain vs Sweden live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Spain vs Sweden live stream in the U.K.
In the U.K. the Spain vs Sweden 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 Spain vs Sweden live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Spain vs Sweden live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Spain vs Sweden live stream via Prime on Sky Go. You'll need to create an account, but otherwise, this streaming service is completely free to locals.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game of the Women's World Cup 2023 by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
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Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.