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England vs USWNT: how to watch on TV, stream online in US/UK and around the world

All you need to know about how to watch the international friendly between England Women and the USWNT on Friday, 7 October 2022.

Roddy Cons
Update:
¡Duelo de Campeonas! USWNT enfrentará a Inglaterra en Wembley
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The United States Women’s National Team get their European tour underway on Friday evening with a friendly game at a sold-out Wembley Stadium against their English counterparts. Both teams are amongst the favourites for the 2023 World Cup. The match kicks off at 8pm UK time on Friday, 7 October (3pm ET, 12pm PT). Take a look at what time the game kicks off wherever you are in the world.

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Where can I watch England v USWNT in the US and UK?

In the US and UK, the following channels and online streaming services will be showing England v USWNT:

US: In the United States, the game will be broadcast on the FOX Sports App, Foxsports.com and FOX Network

UK: In the United Kingdom, the match will be on ITV1 UK, ITV Hub, STV Scotland and STV Player.

Find out where to watch England v USWNT elsewhere in the world.

Text coverage of England v USWNT, wherever you are

You will be able to follow all the action from England v USWNT here on AS USA, where we’ll have minute-by-minute coverage. We’ll be building up to the game from around an hour before kick-off, with team news and analysis. If your phone is connected, you’ll be able to keep up with how things are going.

England v USWNT – what’s at stake?

Even though the 2023 Women’s World Cup is still more than nine months away, Friday’s game will be a key part of both team’s preparation for the tournament.

For England, it’s an opportunity to test themselves against the very best. After winning the 2022 European Championship for the first time, Sarina Wiegman’s team will be hoping to repeat the feat on the world stage in Australia and New Zealand. England have lost in the semi-finals in the last two World Cups and will be looking to improve on that next time around. The USWNT will very much be the team to beat, so a victory, even in a friendly match, would be a huge psychological boost before next year’s tournament.

The USA have won the last two World Cups and four of the eight editions played, which means that anything other than a third consecutive victory will be deemed as a failure. Head coach Vlatko Andonovski is sure their European tour – the USWNT also face Spain next week – will help them to achieve that objective.

“These are big tests for our team in front of crowds cheering against us and after long travel, but our players absolutely love games like these. The group we are bringing to Europe includes players who have a lot of experience against top European teams and some that don’t, so these games are even more critical for our growth as a team. Our whole squad needs to get a clear picture of what these games are like as we continue to prepare for the World Cup.”

England v USWNT – team news

England captain Leah Williamson has withdrawn from the squad because of an injury suffered while training with Arsenal. Her club teammate Lotte Wubben-Moy has come in to replace her and could get some game time in defence. Striker Alessia Russo, one of the stars of Euro 2022, has also been ruled out of the game because of a fitness issue.

The main headline from Andonovski’s roster announcement is that San Diego Wave striker Alex Morgan, the fifth highest goalscorer in USWNT history, won’t feature in either of the two matches as she recovers from a minor knee injury. There is a first call-up for 17-year old high school student Alyssa Thompson, who plays for the U-17 Total Futbol Academy boys’ team in MLS Next and impressed at the U-20 World Cup.

England-USWNT: Recent meetings

March 2020: USWNT 2-0 England

July 2019: England 1-2 USWNT

March 2019: USWNT 2-2 England

March 2018: USWNT 1-0 England

March 2017: USWNT 0-1 England

Most of the recent meetings between the teams have taken place in the SheBelieves Cup, in which the USA have just about come out on top. The big one, however, was the 2019 World Cup semi-final in Lyon, which the USWNT also edged by the odd goal in three, on the way to winning the trophy.

Prediction – England 1-1 USWNT

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