Australia vs. France: How to Watch FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Quarterfinal Live From Anywhere
Host nation hoping to make it to the last four as they face European giants in Brisbane.
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The Matilda's face their toughest test of the tournament so far on Saturday as Australia go head-to-head with France in this tantilizing Womens World Cup quarterfinal.
The host nation have already chalked up some major wins over seventh-ranked Canada and widely tipped Denmark to reach the last eight, but Sam Kerr and co must now overcome a much-fancied Les Bleus side if they're to progress.
The French have made it to their fourth successive Women's World Cup quarter-final following a dominant 4-0 win over Morocco and will be favorites to make it to the last-four, despite their opponents home advantage.
Below, we'll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch Australia vs. France no matter where you are in the world.
Australia vs. France: When and where?
This quarterfinal clash takes place at Lang Park in Brisbane, Australia on Saturday, August 12.
Kick-off is set for 5 p.m. AEST local time in Australia, which makes it a 3 a.m. ET or 12 a.m. PT start in the US and Canada, a 7pm NZDT start in New Zealand, and a 8 a.m. BST kick-off in the UK.
How to watch the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 online from anywhere using a VPN
If you find yourself unable to view the tournament locally, you may need a different way to watch this match -- that's where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it's also a great idea if you're traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.
With a VPN, you're able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors' Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.
Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Australia, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you're streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.
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Women's World Cup matches are being broadcast on Fox in the US. If you're already a subscriber, you can livestream games via the Fox website. if you're not, you'll need a live TV streaming service that carries Fox, the least expensive being Sling TV Blue.
Among the live TV streaming services that carry local Fox stations, the cheapest is Sling TV Blue at $40 per month.
One important caveat: Fox local affiliates will be available only if your billing address is in one of the 18 metropolitan areas covered in Sling's agreement. If you're outside one of these areas, you're probably better off going with one of the alternate services listed below.
NBC's streaming service Peacock offers live Spanish-language coverage of all matches of the 2023 Women's World Cup. You'll need to be signed up with a Peacock Premium or Premium Plus account, which start at $6 per month, to stream games live.
One further option in the US for watching matches comes with Tubi TV, which is offering full-length replays of the games in English minutes after they end on the free ad-supported streaming service. You'll have to sign up for a Tubi account in order to get the games, but you won't need a credit card or subscription.
Football fans in the UK are among the luckiest in the world, as all matches of the FIFA Women's World Cup being shown live on free-to-air channels, with the BBC and ITV sharing broadcast duties. This game will be shown live on ITV1, which means viewers in the UK will be able to stream the game for free on ITVX. Coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. BST.
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Quick tips for streaming the 2023 Women's World Cup using a VPN
With four variables at play -- your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN -- your experience and success when streaming the Women's World Cup action live may vary.
If you don't see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the "search for city or country" option.
If you're having trouble getting the game after you've turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs -- like Roku -- don't have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you'll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you're using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network's sports app, you'll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location.
And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you're using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.