How to watch Australia and England fight for a place in the Women’s World Cup final


Australia and England will meet on Wednesday as each team seeks to seal a historic Women’s World Cup final appearance.

Neither team has ever qualified for a World Cup final before and in such an open tournament, both will aspire to go all the way.

In a World Cup to remember for so many reasons, Wednesday’s game at Sydney’s Stadium Australia is the latest contest in a hard-fought rivalry in many sports between the two nations.

In the United States, matches will be shown on FOX Sports, while Telemundo will provide coverage in Spanish.

Seven Network and Optus Sport show matches in Australia and the BBC and ITV have the rights in the UK.

A full breakdown of media rights holders in each country is available on the FIFA website.

Australia v England starts at 6 a.m. ET (11 a.m. BST).

It’s been quite a summer of sport between Australia and England.

First, the Ashes took place in cricket – Australia having come out on top in both the men’s and women’s formats.

A few weeks later, Australia beat its English counterpart in the final of the Netball World Cup.

And on Wednesday, the two will face off again, this time in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup.

Both are on impressive journeys, with tournament co-hosts Australia pushed by their home crowds while England continued their success under Dutch coach Sarina Wiegman after winning the Women’s Euro last year.

Since Wiegman was appointed as England manager, the Lionesses have lost just once to Australia in a friendly earlier this year. The loss ended a 30-game unbeaten streak that England had put together following Wiegman’s appointment in September 2021.

The Matildas were boosted by the return of captain and all-time leading scorer Sam Kerr from a calf injury as she played more and more as the tournament progressed, while also getting key contributions from other players in the team.

This is Australia’s first time in a Women’s World Cup semi-final. They are only the second nation to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup as hosts, after the United States who were victors in 1999 and finished third in 2003.

On the other hand, England were efficient if not emphatic in their run to the semi-finals, with narrow wins becoming the norm.

Wiegman’s side will likely miss Lauren James, who will serve Game 2 of her two-game suspension on Wednesday after being sent off for stepping on the back of Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie in the Round of 16 tie in Brisbane . Stadium.

This is the third consecutive World Cup where the Lionesses reach the semi-finals.

There will be some intriguing tactical and personal battles on the pitch as both teams look to set up a clash against Spain in Sunday’s final.

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