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Germany vs France live stream and how to watch the Women's Euro 2022 semi-final for free online and on TV, team news

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France and Germany head to Milton Keynes on Wednesday night to battle it out for a place in the Euro 2022 final. Both sides have looked strong so far, scoring 20 goals between them, so whoever makes it to Wembley on Sunday will believe they can go all the way. Will it be Les Bleues or Die Nationalelf? Make sure you know how to watch a Germany vs France live stream for free, from wherever you are.

Germany vs France live stream

Kick-off: 8pm BST, Wednesday 27th July 2022

Venue: Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

Free live stream: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) risk-free

UK TV channel: BBC One

US stream: ESPN+ (3pm ET)

Australia: Optus Sport (5am AEST, Thursday 28th July)

France had 33 shots against the Netherlands in their quarter-final on Saturday night, but it took an extra-time penalty for Les Bleues to dump the defending champions out of Euro 2022, with Eve Perisset finally getting the better of Dutch goalkeeper Daphne van Domselaar from the spot in the 102nd minute. This will be France's first appearance in the semi-final and Corinne Diacre will be hoping her side can recapture their early tournament form if they're to make things less nervy here.

The head coach has stuck with the starting XI that faced the Netherlands last weekend, with captain Wendie Renard adding to her 135 caps and semi-final hero Perisset continuing at full-back.

Eight-time champions Germany are the only team yet to even concede a goal in this year's tournament, putting 11 past Denmark, Spain, Finland and Austria without reply. Captain Alexandra Popp is arguably the player of the tournament so far, finding the net in all four games, including pouncing on an 89th-minute mistake to double the lead against Austria and put their place in this semi-final beyond doubt. Can she make it five in a row at Stadium MK and set a new Euros record? 

There's just one change to the Germany side tonight, with Jule Brand replacing Klara Buhl in the front three after the Bayern Munich winger tested positive for Covid on Tuesday. 

Kick-off in this semi-final fixture of the Women's Euro 2022 is at 8pm BST and 3pm ET today, Wednesday 27th July. Read on to find out how to watch a Germany vs France live stream, wherever you are in the world.

Watch a Germany vs France free live stream

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The BBC has the rights to show the Germany vs France 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 (opens in new tab) (more details below).

Germany vs France will be available on UK TV via BBC One, the BBC Red Button, the BBC Sport website, or through the BBC iPlayer app (opens in new tab), which you can watch on a smart TV, tablet, smartphone or through your browser.

Watch a Germany vs France 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 (opens in new tab) 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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ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.

How to use a VPN for Germany vs France

Using a VPN for BBC iPlayer is incredibly simple:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Germany vs France in the Women's Euro 2022, you may wish to choose 'UK' to access BBC iPlayer.

3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the Germany vs France live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, then do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab), which offers 24-hour assistance.

USA: Germany vs France live stream

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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 Germany vs France in the Women's Euro 2022 free on the BBC using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which offers the free BBC iPlayer live stream from wherever you are.

Australia: Germany vs France 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 Germany vs France in the Women's Euro 2022 free on the BBC using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which offers a free BBC iPlayer live stream from wherever you are.

Germany vs France kicks off at 5am AEST on Thursday 28th July.

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