How to watch Women's World Cup final 2023: free live stream, what TV channel, kick off time

Hannah Wilkinson of New Zealand holds the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 match ball
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Women's World Cup 2023 live stream

Today’s Women's World Cup 2023 final - England vs Spain - is available to watch for free in the UK on both BBC One and ITV, and online on BBC iPlayer and ITVX. You can also watch the Women's World Cup 2023 on Fox Sports in the USA, and on Optus Sport in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your local free stream from anywhere if you happen to be away from home. Full details on how to watch the Women's World Cup 2023 on TV just below.

Women's World Cup 2023 live stream: preview

England and Spain are both aiming to win the FiFA Women’s World Cup title for first time today (kick-off at 11:00 BST). The Lionesses could become the first English football team to win senior final on world stage since 1966.

Spain made it  through to Sunday's final after beating Sweden 2-1 yesterday. England beat Australia 3-1 with some lovely touches from the Lionesses  to book their place in the England vs Spain World Cup final. Full schedule below.

Ten stadiums across nine cities – five in Australia and four in New Zealand – will play host to 32 of the best teams on the planet, with defending champions the USA hoping to lift the trophy for a fifth time and make it three wins in a row. They will face stiff competition from a number of European sides, including Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, the Netherlands and European champions England, although many squads will be without key players through injury.

Fran Kirby, Beth Mead and Leah Williamson will all be absent for the Lionesses, but Rachel Daly is in the form of her life. Arsenal's Dutch star Vivianne Miedema is out with a knee injury, and French winger Delphine Cascarino will also be watching at home on TV, while America's trio of Catarina Macario, Mallory Swanson and captain Becky Sauerbrunn all have fitness issues that will keep them off the pitch.

With the competition expanded to 32 teams for the first time, there are also a number of underdogs hoping to make their mark. Ireland, Zambia and Portugal may be out but Jamaica are through to the Women's World Cup knockout stages for the first time ever. They play Columbia for a place in the quarter-finals.

The Women's World Cup wraps up with the final on Sunday, 20th August. Make sure you know how to watch a Women's World Cup live stream from anywhere in the world.

UK: Women's World Cup 2023 free live stream

Coverage of the Women's World Cup 2023 will be split between the BBC and ITV in the UK, with both channels showing the final on 20th August.

For games on the Beeb, you can tune in via BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website in HD, while ITV will be showing its matches on ITV 1, ITV 4 and streaming on ITVX.

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You won't be able to watch your regular Women's World Cup 2023 live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

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2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Women's World Cup 2023, you may wish to choose 'UK' for BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, or ITVX.

3. Then head over to  BBC iPlayer or ITVX on your browser or device and enjoy the free Women's World Cup 2023 live stream!

USA: watch Women's World Cup 2023 live stream

Soccer fans in the US can watch a Women's World Cup live stream on Fox Sports, which can be accessed through cable cutting services Sling and Fubo.

Sling currently is offering new customers 50% off their first month and there's a free-trial of FuboTV too. There are no long contracts with either service. If you're not happy with them, you can cancel them at any time. What's to lose?

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Australia: watch Women's World Cup 2023 live stream

If you're in Australia, local TV network Channel 7, and streaming service 7 Plus, will provide full coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023. You can also watch on paid streaming service Optus Sport (AU$24.99 monthly or AU$199 annually).

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Women's World Cup 2023 – groups

Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland

Group B: Australia, Canada, Nigeria, Republic of Ireland

Group C: Costa Rica, Japan, Spain, Zambia

Group D: China, Denmark, England, Haiti

Group E: Netherlands, Portugal, USA, Vietnam

Group F: Brazil, France, Jamaica, Panama

Group G: Argentina, Italy, South Africa, Sweden

Group H: Colombia, Germany, South Korea, Morocco

Women's World Cup 2023 – date & TV times

All times BST (UK time)

Thursday 20th July
New Zealand 1 – 0 Norway
Australia 1 – 0 Republic of Ireland 

Friday 21st July
Nigeria 0-0 Canada
Philippines 0-2 Switzerland
Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

Saturday 22nd July
USA 3-0 Vietnam
Zambia 0-5 Japan
England 1-0 Haiti
Denmark 1-0 China

Sunday 23rd July
Sweden 2-1 South Africa
Holland 1-0 Portugal
France 0-0 Jamaica

Monday 24th July
Italy 1-0 Argentina
Germany 6-0 Morocco
Brazil 4-0 Panama

Tuesday 25th July
Colombia 2-0 Korea Republic
New Zealand 0-1 Philippines
Switzerland 0-0 Norway

Wednesday 26th July
Japan 2-0 Costa Rica
Spain 5-0 Zambia
Canada 2-1 Republic of Ireland

Thursday 27th July
USA 1-1 Netherlands
Portugal 2-0 Vietnam
Australia 2-3 Nigeria

Friday 28th July
Argentina 2-2 South Africa
England 1-0 Denmark
China 1-0 Haiti

Saturday 29th July
Sweden 5-0 Italy
France 2-1 Brazil
Panama 0-1 Jamaica

Sunday 30th July
Korea Republic 0-1 Morocco
Norway 6-0 Philippines
Switzerland 0-0 New Zealand
Germany 2-1 Colombia

Monday 31st July
Costa Rica 1-3 Zambia
Japan 4-0 Spain
Canada 0-4 Australia
Republic of Ireland 0-0 Nigeria

Tuesday 1st August
Portugal 0-0 USA
Vietnam 0-7 Holland
China 1-6 England
Haiti 0-2 Denmark

Wednesday 2nd August
Argentina 0-2 Sweden - 8.00am
South Africa 3-2 Italy - 8.00am
Jamaica 0-0 Brazil - 11.00am
Panama 3-6 France - 11.00am

Thursday 3rd August
South Korea 1-1 Germany - 11.00am
Morocco 1-0 Colombia - 11.00am 

Saturday, 5th August
Switzerland 1-5 Spain - 6am, Auckland
Japan 3-1 Norway - 9am, Wellington

Sunday, 6th August
Netherlands 2-0 South Africa - 3am, Sydney
Sweden 5-4 (pen) USA - 10am, Melbourne

Monday, 7th August
England 4-2 (pen) Nigeria - 8.30am, Brisbane
Australia 2-0 Denmark - 11.30am, Sydney

Tuesday, 8th August
Colombia 1-0 Jamaica - 9am, Melbourne
France 4-0 Morocco - 12pm, Adelaide

Friday 11th August
Quarter-finals
Spain 2-1 Netherlands – 2am
Japan 1-2 Sweden – 8.30am

Saturday 12th August
Quarter-finals
Australia 7-6 (Pen) France – 8am
England 2-1 Columbia – 11am

Tuesday 15th August
Semi-final
Spain 2-1 Sweden

Wednesday 16th August
Semi-final
England vs Australia - 11am

Sunday 20th August
Final
Spain vs TBC – 11am

Tom Wiggins

Tom Wiggins is a freelance writer and editor. A lifelong fan of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., his words have graced a variety of respected sporting outlets including FourFourTwo, Inside Sport, Yahoo Sport UK and In Bed With Maradona. He also specialises in the latest technology and has contributed articles to the likes of TechRadar, TrustedReviews, ShortList, Wareable, Stuff, Metro, and The Ambient.