England vs Sweden live stream: how to watch Women's EURO 2022 semi-final online and on TV from anywhere, team news

Composition of Georgia Stanway of England and Stina Blackstenius of Sweden
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Hosts England take on pre-tournament favorites Sweden in the first of this week's Women's Euro 2022 semi-finals tonight, and it's a game that both sides will approach with great belief. After freewheeling their way through the group stage, Sarina Wiegman's Lionesses were pushed to within an inch of their lives last week, and the Blågult will feel that they've got the tools to make them pay. Here's how to watch an England vs Sweden live stream no matter where you are in the world - including FREE coverage in some places.

For the fifth game in a row, Wiegman has decided to field the same starting XI, which means that Rachel Daly retains her place at left-back. Daly had a torrid night against Spain's Athenea del Castillo in the last round, and is likely to be targeted by Kosovare Asllani, who's been one of the tournament's brightest stars.

Peter Gerhardsson has opted against throwing skipper Caroline Seger back into the starting lineup, perhaps wary of the threat posed by England's vaunted front four of Ellen White, Fran Kirby, Beth Mead and Lauren Hemp. Veteran stopper Linda Sembrant gets the nod in her place, partnering Magdalena Eriksson, who wears the armband for Chelsea.

England vs Sweden live stream

Date: Tuesday, July 26

Start time: 8pm BST / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 5am AEST / 7am NZST

Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield

Free live stream: BBC iPlayer (UK)

Watch from anywhere: ExpressVPN

US stream: ESPN Plus or ESPN 2 via Sling TV discount

England's strength in depth is unmatched, and it was telling that substitutes Ella Toone, Alessia Russo, Chloe Kelly and Alex Greenwood turned the tide against Spain. Wiegman's decision to stick with Daly and White, who's also been in rocky form, looks like a risk. 

Russo in particular has done everything in her power to earn a starting role. The Man Utd forward has used her physicality to tremendous effect throughout the tournament, though she's also a terrific option to have off the bench.

Being the top-ranked team in the Euros meant that expectations of Sweden were always going to be sky high. While they're yet to find their best form at the tournament, they've had to cope with key absences right the way through, and it's worth remembering that Stina Blackstenius has had three goals ruled out by marginal offside calls.

Follow our guide as we explain how to get an England vs Sweden live stream and watch the Women's EURO 2022 online today.

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


England vs Sweden is being shown for FREE in the UK on BBC One, with kick-off set for 8pm BST on Tuesday evening. The build-up starts at 7.25pm.

You can also live stream England vs Sweden on 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 download and install a VPN to port yourself back home to tune in as normal. More details below.

How to watch England vs Sweden from outside your country

We've recommended some of the best places to live stream England vs Sweden 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 Sweden 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 and ITV Hub.

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 Sweden: live stream in the US


Soccer fans in the US can watch England vs Sweden on either ESPN Plus or ESPN 2 in the US, with kick-off set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Tuesday afternoon.

Stream Women's EURO 2022 live without cable

If you don't have cable, fear not. Sling TV is a complete cable replacement service that includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 in its Orange plan. It normally costs $35 per month, but if you're new to the service you can get your first month half-price.

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 Sweden in Australia


Optus Sport has exclusive rights to show every single Women's EURO 2022 fixture live Down Under, which makes it the place to watch England vs Sweden in Australia. Be warned though, the game kicks off at 5am AEST in the early hours of Wednesday 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 use one of the top VPNs and watch the coverage from another country.

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

Sadly, there's no confirmed broadcaster for the Women's EURO 2022 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.