England vs Germany live stream: how to watch Women's EURO 2022 final online from anywhere today, team news - Popp injured in warm-up

Composition of Beth Mead of England and Alex Popp of Germany
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Tournament hosts England face Germany, the greatest team in the competition's history, in a blockbuster Women's Euro 2022 final at Wembley today. It was being billed as a battle between between Lionesses centre-back Millie Bright and Die Nationalelf centre-forward Alex Popp, but Germany's captain and top scorer has injured herself during the warm-up. Here's how to watch an England vs Germany live stream no matter where you are in the world - including FREE Women's Euro 2022 final coverage in some places.

Both coaches had stuck with the same starting lineups from their respective semi-final victories, but Popp's injury changes everything. The German striker aggravated a pre-existing muscle injury just before kick-off. Lea Schüller, who's only played 61 minutes at the Euros before today, takes her place up front. 

Ellen White, who's scored four goals in her last three appearances against Germany, starts up front for England, with Alessia Russo on the bench. Lionesses left-back Rachel Daly has a tough job on her hands trying to contain Svenja Huth, who's been one of Germany's most reliable creative outlets at right-wing. Teenager Jule Brand, who came in for the injured Klara Bühl in midweek, will face up to Lucy bronze down the opposite flank.

  • England vs Germany free live stream: BBC iPlayer (may require a VPN
England vs Germany live stream

Date: Sunday, July 31

Start time: 5pm BST / 12pm ET / 9am PT / 2am AEST / 4am NZST

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London

Free live stream: BBC iPlayer (UK)

Watch from anywhere: ExpressVPN

US stream: ESPN Plus or ESPN via Sling TV discount

Germany have won the Women's Euros a remarkable eight times, one of their most recent triumphs coming courtesy of a 6-2 thrashing of England. However, the Lionesses have enjoyed a little recent success against Martina Voss-Tecklenburg's team, beating them 3-1 in February. The two teams face-off with England in a 4-2-3-1 formation and Germany in a 4-3-3.

Germany's Popp and England's Beth Mead are joint top-scorers at the tournament, and both players only need one more goal to break the record set by Inka Grings. German skipper Popp, who had to sit out the two most recent editions of the Euros through injury, has made up for time by scoring in every game so far, her fearsome double against France underlining her status as one of the world's top strikers. Her injury is a devastating blow for the Germans.

England steamrolled Sweden to the tune of 4-0, with Russo's impudent backheel flick stealing the show. Sarina Wiegman's team are at their best when they're able to dominate the ball, but that's also the way Germany like to play, and from what we've seen so far it's Voss-Tecklenburg's side that possess the greater tactical versatility.

Will it be Lena Oberdorf or Keira Walsh who seizes control of the midfield today? The answer could be key, and you can follow our guide as we explain how to get an England vs Germany live stream and watch the Women's EURO 2022 final online from anywhere in the world.

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How to watch England vs Germany: live stream Women's EURO 2022 final for FREE in the UK


England vs Germany is being shown for FREE in the UK on BBC One, with kick-off set for 5pm BST this afternoon. The build-up starts at 3.50pm.

You can also live stream England vs Germany on <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer" data-link-merchant="bbc.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC iPlayer, which is free to watch with a valid TV licence. It works across a huge array of devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones, media streaming devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Roku, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Not in the UK right now? No worries - you can <a href="https://go.expressvpn.com/c/4550836/1330033/16063?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fexpressvpn.com%2Fvpn-service%2Fbbc-iplayer-vpn%3Foffer%3D3monthsfree%26a_fid%3D744" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"" data-link-merchant="bbc.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">download and install a VPN to port yourself back home to tune in as normal. More details below.

How to watch England vs Germany from outside your country

We've recommended some of the best places to live stream England vs Germany below, but you might run into a problem trying to access them if you're outside of your country. This is because of something called geo-blocking.

Simply follow our VPN advice below and you'll soon be around that issue with a great bit of software that allows you to relocate your device back to your country of residence - thereby regaining access to all the streaming services and content you normally enjoy at home.

Use a VPN to live stream England vs Germany from anywhere

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How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for iPlayer.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - BBC iPlayer for UK citizens abroad.

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How to watch England vs Germany: live stream Women's EURO 2022 final soccer in the US


Soccer fans in the US can watch England vs Germany on either <a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/espn-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-sports-focused-streaming-service" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"">ESPN Plus or ESPN in the US, with kick-off set for 12pm ET / 9am PT today.

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Alternatively, ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost just $6.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $69.99 a year. 

As an exclusively online service, ESPN Plus is available to stream via, iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Oculus Go and Samsung connected TVs. As well as, of course, via a web browser on your computer.

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How to live stream England vs Germany in Australia


Optus Sport has exclusive rights to show the Women's EURO 2022 final live Down Under, which makes it the place to watch England vs Germany in Australia. Be warned though, the game kicks off at 2am AEST in the early hours of this morning.

You can stream Optus Sport coverage via your mobile, PC or tablet, and can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.

Anyone who isn't already signed up to the Optus telecommunications network can also take advantage of monthly subscriptions to Optus Sport from AU$14.99 per month and can be accessed via Google Play or the App Store.

If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Optus Sport, you can <a href="https://go.expressvpn.com/c/4550836/1330033/16063?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fexpressvpn.com%2Fgo%2Ftechradar-football%3Foffer%3D3monthsfree%26a_fid%3D744" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">use one of the top VPNs and watch the coverage from another country.

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Can I watch an England vs Germany live stream in Canada?

Sadly, there's no confirmed broadcaster for the Women's EURO 2022 final in Canada at the time of writing. The only alternative is to use one of the best VPN service providers to tap into coverage from another nation, as described above.

The software is generally ideal for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location - and all through a safe, encrypted connection. But do bear in mind that most paid streaming services do require a credit card based in the same country as the service.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.