England vs China live stream: How to watch Women’s World Cup 2023 game free online right now, team news

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The England vs China live stream sees the Lionesses needing to avoid defeat to reach the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup 2023. Fans in the U.K. can watch the action live and for FREE on ITVX. Traveling outside the UK right now? Watch the FREE ITVX stream from anywhere with a VPN.

England vs China live stream, date, time, channels

England vs China live stream takes place on Tuesday (August 1)
Time: 7:00 a.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. BST / 9:00 p.m. AEST
• U.S. — FS1 via Sling
• U.K. — ITV via ITVX (FREE)
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The team news is in and England have had to make adjustments for the loss of Keira Walsh in the center of the park. Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly are on the bench with Katie Zelem and Jess Carter stepping into the breach.

England head into today's Group D clash at Adelaide's Coppers Stadium having won their opening two games without conceding a goal and knowing that if they avoid defeat to China they will reach the last 16. They should be full of confidence but it’s been far from plain sailing for Sarina Wiegman’s side. Having looked nervy in the 1-0 win over Haiti, they secured a deserved 1-0 win over Denmark thanks to a stunning strike from Lauren James but suffered a major blow when influential midfielder Keira Walsh was stretchered off with a knee injury. 

The Barcelona player, 26, is still having her injury assessed and could appear in the knockout stages, but it’s another piece of misfortune after England entered the tournament without captain Leah Williamson, forward Beth Mead and attacking midfielder Fran Kirby.

China, meanwhile, know that to have any chance of advancing past the group stage they will have to beat England. The Steel Roses were the dominant side in women’s football in the 1990s and did beat the Lionesses when they last met in 2015. However, they are currently 14th in the world rankings and have a relatively inexperienced squad.

Shui Qingxia’s side started the tournament with a 1-0 defeat to Denmark but showed in the slender 1-0 win over Haiti, where they played for 70 minutes with 10 players after midfielder Zhang Rui was sent off, that there is plenty of grit and talent in the side. 

It’s all to play for in the England vs China live stream, and we’ll show you how to watch this Women’s World Cup 2023 game online from anywhere and for free down below. Our guide has all the info you need to stream every single match.     

How to watch England vs China anywhere

England vs China live streams 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.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 ITVX or another service and watch the game.

England vs China live streams by country

How to watch the England vs China live stream in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch an England vs China live stream on Fox Sports 1 and the Fox Sports website with a valid login. FS1 may be included as part of your cable TV package.

Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package starts at $45 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including Fox Sports 1. 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 Sports 1, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy. We recommend Sling and Fubo as two of the best streaming services.

FS1 is also on YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Fubo and DirectTV Stream.

Spanish language coverage is available via Telemundo or Peacock, but you will need a Peacock Premium 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 England vs China live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages. The Sling Blue plan costs $45 a month and 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 have a local Fox Network on Sling).

Fubo.TV7-day free trial

If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got FOX and FS1, and 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 China live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the England vs China live stream on TSN, the home of 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.

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to TSN , but aren't at home right now, you can still watch an England vs China live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

How to watch the England vs China live stream in the U.K.

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

How to watch the England vs China live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch the Women's World Cup 2023 for free on Channel 7, including the England vs China 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 England vs China live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the England vs China 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

Women's World Cup 2023 Group D table

Group D standings as of 11 a.m. ET on Monday, July 31.   

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