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Poland vs England live stream — how to watch World Cup qualifier online

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The Poland vs England live stream will see two European soccer heavyweights go head to head in their latest World Cup 2022 qualifier.

Poland vs England live stream, date, time, channels

The Poland vs England live stream takes place today (Wednesday, September 8).
Time: 7:45 p.m. BST / 2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch on ITV Hub
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN+ via Sling or Fubo.TV
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

And before you complain that Poland aren't really heavyweights, they are by some distance the strongest challenger to England in Group I of the European qualifiers. England, with five wins from five, is currently top the group with 15 points, but Poland, with three wins, a draw and a defeat sit in second with 10 points.

Poland are also on something of a roll right now, having put 7 goals past San Marino on Sunday and 4 past Albania on Thursday. Robert Lewandowski bagged three goals in those two games, and he'll once again be the main threat tomorrow.

The Poles also have home advantage, and given that they only narrowly lost 2-1 at Wembley, they'll be hopeful of getting something from this game. 

For England, another win here would all but seal qualification with four games left, particularly given that two of those games are against Andorra and San Marino. Coach Gareth Southgate would probably be happy with a draw against their toughest rivals, but fresh off the back of two 4-0 victories and that Euro 2020 final run, don't be surprised if they come away with all the points.

Team-wise, Jadon Sancho, Dominic Calvert Lewin, Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden are all out injured, but Southgate has plenty of quality to call up as replacements.

Here's how they line up:

England: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Rice, Phillips, Mount, Grealish, Sterling, Kane.

Poland: Szczesny, Dawidowicz, Glik, Bednarek, Puchacz, Jozwiak, Linetty, Krychowiak, Moder, Buksa, Lewandowski.

Can England make it six from six in Budapest or will Poland close the gap at the top of Group I? You can find out by watching the Poland vs England live stream — and we'll show you how to do that below. 

How to watch the Poland vs England live stream from anywhere

The Poland vs England 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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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.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 ESPN or another service and watch the game.

How to watch the Poland vs England live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Poland vs England live stream on ESPN+. If you have that as part of your cable package, you can also stream the game through the ESPN website. Either way, the game starts at 2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT.

If you've already cut the cord, you can instead look to Sling TV: the Sling Orange package costs $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, Sling is also offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 right now. 

Or you could try Fubo.TV. It's a little more expensive, at $65 per month, but you get 117+ channels here, including ESPN.

If you're usually based in the U.K. and have a valid TV licence, but you're in the U.S. at the moment, you can watch the Poland vs England live stream for free by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN to access the ITV Hub.

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If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including ESPN. View Deal

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

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In the U.K., the Poland vs England live stream will be on ITV — which means it's totally free to watch. It also means you can watch online via the ITV Hub. The game kicks off at 7.45 p.m., but coverage begins 30 minutes earlier at 7.15 p.m. so you can soak up the pre-game atmosphere.  

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Poland vs England live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the Poland vs England live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Poland vs England live stream on Optus Sport, which can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV. Optus costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month, and there's also an Annual Pass for $139 AUD/year; a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.

What's more, Optus has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season, so you can sign up for Poland vs England and stay for the EPL.

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.

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

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We've not been able to find any channel that's showing the Poland vs England live stream in New Zealand — however, if you're in New Zealand temporarily you could always use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to watch the action in another country, provided you are a subscriber to the service in question.

How to watch the Poland vs England live stream in Canada

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As with New Zealand, we've not been able to find any channel that's showing the Poland vs England live stream in Canada — however, if you're there on work or vacation, you could try using one of the top VPN services such as ExpressVPN to watch the action in another country.

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Marc McLaren

As U.K. Editor in Chief on Tom’s Guide, Marc is responsible for the site’s U.K.-focused output as well as overseeing all gaming, streaming, audio, TV, entertainment, how-to and cameras coverage. He previously edited the tech website Stuff and has tested and written about phones, tablets, wearables, streaming boxes, smart home devices, Bluetooth speakers, games and much more. He also spent years on a music magazine, where his duties mainly involved spoiling other people’s fun, and on a car magazine. An avid photographer, Marc likes nothing better than taking pictures of very small things (bugs, his daughters) or very big things (distant galaxies). When he gets time, he also enjoys gaming (console and mobile), cycling and attempting to watch as much sport as any human can (particularly cricket).