Australia vs England live stream: How to watch Women’s World Cup 2023 semi-final free online today – team news

Chloe Kelly (L) of England celebrates with teammate Alex Greenwood (R) after scoring in the quarter-final of the Women's World Cup 2023 to set up the Australia vs England live stream.
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Only one team has beaten England under Sarina Wiegman. No prizes for guessing which. A Sam Kerr masterclass inspired the Matildas to a 2-0 victory over the Lionesses in April, and they'll be drawing upon that experience today, in their first ever Women’s World Cup semi-final. Considering the history between these two nations, the Australia vs England live stream promises to deliver fireworks — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

Kerr makes her first start of the 2023 Women's World Cup, as part of a front two alongside Mary Fowler. Emily van Egmond is the woman to make way. Tony Gustavsson had been hesitant to tinker with his winning formula, but the thought of Kerr going toe-to-toe with her Chelsea teammate Millie Bright was too much to resist.

Wiegman, meanwhile, has stuck with the same XI that scraped through to the semis, which means the talismanic Chloe Kelly once again has to be content with making an impact off the bench. With Lauren James serving the second game of her two-match suspension, it's up to Ella Toone to provide the link between attack and defense.

Australia vs England live stream, date, time, channels

The Australia vs England live stream takes place on Wednesday (Aug. 16).
Time: 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. BST / 8 p.m. AEST
• U.S. —
FOX via Sling TV
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Australia stand just 90 minutes (or perhaps 120 minutes and another 20-penalty shootout) away from a World Cup final on home soil, a stunning prospect considering their best player has missed the majority of the tournament. 

The Lionesses have rode their luck throughout the tournament and the 2-1 victory over Colombia was no different, with the team having to weather wave upon wave of attacks before a goalkeeping howler gifted them a route into the game. While England's backline held largely steady, Mary Earps didn’t cover herself in glory and Fowler and Hayley Raso won't need a second invitation to have a pop at goal.

The Aussies are still yet to concede in the knockouts, though Alanna Kennedy was at the heart of a couple of very hairy moments against France and could be targeted by Alessia Russo. The England forward has taken a while to get going, but her winning goal last time out will have done her confidence the world of good. 

Today's Australia vs England live stream is not to be missed. We’ll show you how to watch this Women’s World Cup 2023 game online from anywhere and for free down below. 

How to watch Australia vs England anywhere

Australia vs England 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.


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.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.

Australia vs England live streams by country

How to watch the Australia vs England live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch select Women's World Cup 2023 games for FREE on Channel 7, including the Australia vs England live stream. The free-to-air network is available on traditional TV or online by using 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 Australia vs England live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch an Australia vs England 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.

Spanish language coverage is available via Telemundo or Peacock, but you will need a Peacock subscription ($5.99/month) in order to watch.  

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Australia vs England live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages. The Sling Blue plan, from $45 a month, comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC and USA Network. Plus, World Cup fans can stream the entire tournament on FS1 and FOX (if you have a local Fox Network on Sling).

Fubo7-day free trial

If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. It's got FOX and FS1, and a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay upfront, and dozens of additional sports channels, including ESPN, ESPN2 and FS2. 

How to watch the Australia vs England live stream in Canada

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

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

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In the U.K. the Australia vs England 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 an Australia vs England live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

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

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Kiwis can access the Australia vs England 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 Sulleyman

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.