USA vs. Netherlands: How to Watch FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Game Live From Anywhere
Reigning champs the USWNT take on the 2019 runners-up in this key Group E clash in Wellington.
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Arguably the pick of this second round of group phase matches at the 2023 Women's World Cup sees the USA take on the Netherlands in an intriguing Group E match-up.
The USWNT lived up to their billing as tournament favorites with a dominant 3-0 win over Vietnam in their opening match of the tournament, in a game which saw Sophia Smith score a brace and captain Lindsey Horan add a third.
The Netherlands, meanwhile, edged out Portgual 1-0 thanks to a first-half goal from Stefanie van der Gragt to also leave them in a strong position for qualification to the knockout stage.
The last meeting between these two sides came during the quarterfinals of the Olympics in 2021, with USA coming out on top on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
This Group E clash takes place at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday, July 22, at 1 p.m. NZST local time.
That makes it a 9 p.m. ET or 6 p.m. PT start in the US and Canada on Wednesday evening. Kickoff in UK time, meanwhile, is at 2 a.m. BST on Thursday morning, while it's an 11 a.m. AEST start for viewers in Australia.
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 only be available if your billing address is in one of the 18 metropolitan areas covered in Sling's agreement. If you're outside of 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 BBC1, which means viewers in the UK will be able to stream the game for free on BBC iPlayer. Coverage starts at 1:45 a.m. BST in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The great news for soccer fans Down Under is that you can watch all of the 2023 Women's World Cup for free on Channel 7 in Australia.
That also means that games will also be livestreamed for free on the network's 7 Plus streaming service, which works across a wide range of devices, including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks.
TSN Plus is a new direct streaming service, boasting exclusive coverage of PGA Tour Live golf, NFL games, F1, Nascar and the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Ideal for cord-cutters, the service is priced at CA$20 a month or CA$200 per year.
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.