Defending European champions the Netherlands couldn't top their group this time around, meaning they face Group D winners France today in a battle for the semis. While France have never progressed past the last eight of the competition, Corinne Diacre's squad has been in scintillating form this year, and look like contenders for the crown. Make sure you know how to watch a France vs Netherlands live stream for free, from wherever you are.
The Netherlands will be buoyed by the notable absence of PSG striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto who, until rupturing her cruciate against Belgium, was knocking them in left, right and centre. The return of Vivianne Miedema for the Dutch is another boost, and it looks like Les Bleues may be up against it. However, they can never be written off.
Unbeaten in their last nine Euro matches, The Oranje are no doubt looking to become only the second team to win back-to-back titles. However, France have proved to be something of a bogey team for the Dutch, with their last three matches ending in two blue wins and a draw.
Grace Geyoro is looking especially lethal, who scored a hat-trick in France's 5-1 drubbing of Italy. With Lieke Martens out with a foot injury, the Dutch will be relieved to have Vivianne Miedema back on the pitch after missing the last two games due to COVID – but can they hold back the seemingly unstoppable Gallic charge?
Kick-off in this quarter finals fixture of the Women's Euro 2022 is today at 8pm BST and 3pm ET. Read on to find out how to watch a France vs Netherlands live stream, wherever you are in the world.
Watch a France vs Netherlands free live stream
The BBC has the rights to show the France vs Netherlands game in the UK, and it's worth remembering that you can enjoy the coverage for free from abroad too as a UK national using a VPN (more details below).
France vs Netherlands will be available on UK TV via BBC One, the BBC Red Button, the BBC Sport website, or through the BBC iPlayer app, which you can watch on a smart TV, tablet, smartphone or through your browser.
Watch a France vs Netherlands live stream abroad using a VPN
Even if you have access to the BBC, you won't be able to use BBC iPlayer if you're outside the UK without a VPN. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money-back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
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How to use a VPN for France vs Netherlands
Using a VPN for BBC iPlayer is incredibly simple:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For France vs Netherlands in the Women's Euro 2022, you may wish to choose 'UK' to access BBC iPlayer.
3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer on your browser or device and enjoy the France vs Netherlands live stream.
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USA: France vs Netherlands live stream
ESPN and ESPN+ have the rights to show every Women's Euro 2022 game in the US, as well as a host of other live sport. All matches will be available in English and Spanish.
You can sign up to ESPN+, the network's online streaming service. It costs $6.99 per month, or $13.99 if you opt for the bargain bundle that includes Hulu and Disney+.
Of course, if you're a Brit abroad, you can just watch France vs Netherlands in the Women's Euro 2022 free on the BBC using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, which offers the free BBC iPlayer live stream from wherever you are.
Australia: France vs Netherlands live stream
Good news, football fans Down Under: Optus Sport has the rights to stream the Women's Euro 2022 tournament in Australia.
Optus, which also serves up live Premier League matches, costs from AU$14.99 a month.
Don't forget: Brits abroad can watch France vs Netherlands in the Women's Euro 2022 free on the BBC using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, which offers a free BBC iPlayer live stream from wherever you are.
France vs Netherlands kicks off at 5am AEST today.