How to watch the women's Euro final

How to watch the women's Euro final between England and Germany – there's at least 10 minutes left

Fran Kirby of England celebrates after scoring her team's fourth goal with teammates during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Semi Final match between England and Sweden at Bramall Lane on July 26, 2022 in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
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The England vs Germany women's Euro 2022 football final is on now. Here's how you can watch it free, from anywhere, on a live stream. Although obviously you may want to get a bit of a move on. With the match finishing 1-1, we are now into extra time, but England have just got a goal that could be described as scrappy, but who cares?

Anyway. Do you want to know how to live stream the Women's Euro 2022 football Final online – in some cases for free – no matter where you are in the world? You can watch it on broadcast TV if you are old school, and either a BBC license fee payer, or subscribed to the required cable or satellite service. Read on for our full, yet very quick and easy, guide. If you're out of the country and can't access your preferred domestic broadcaster, you can always use a VPN to bypass any geo-restrictions (opens in new tab).

What time is the England vs Germany match? When is  the Euro 2022 women's football final on?

This year’s final takes place beneath the hallowed arches of London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday, July 31. That’s today, in the northern hemisphere. 

England and Germany kick off at 5pm BST, midday ET, 9am PT, 2am AEST or 3am NZST.

The game will end approximately 2 and a half hours later, with the Germans scoring a late equaliser then winning on penalties after extra time. I expect.

Before that inevitably happens, this promises to be a great match. We actually have an England team that seems to enjoy playing football, and which has scored an avalanche of goals, including against very highly rated opposition. They're taking on a German women's team who – without wanting to stereotype anyone – can only be described as very strong, well organised and ruthlessly efficient. 

It's a genuinely tough call, trying to pick a winner. Germany are ranked higher than England but the Lionesses have destroyed the well-regarded Norway, narrowly outclassed pre-tournament favourites Spain and then absolutely marmalised Sweden – Europe's top-ranked side – in the semi-final. On the other hand, Germany looked very menacing indeed as they picked apart a strong French side in the other semi. 

Both sides have free-scoring target women up front. For England, Beth Mead, an all-round finisher in the Alan Shearer mould, has scored six times. Super-sub Alessia Russo has added four more, including a quite outrageous back heel against Sweden. For Germany, Alexandra Popp has a distinct touch of the Gerd Müllers about her, and caused carnage against the French. However she is OUT of this match, which must make England slight favourites. 

Where can I watch the Euro 2022 women's football final for free in the UK?

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The BBC's coverage of this whole tournament has generally been strong, despite the presence of TV's Mr Dull Facts, Jonathan Pearce, on the mic for a number of games. Robyn Cowen and former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis will be commentating on the final, thankfully.

This free-to-air terrestrial channel will be showing the final on linear channel BBC One as well as on its Red Button service and via its iPlayer app. Coverage including all the build up to the final begins at 3:50pm BST with the game starting at 5pm BST. 

To watch the BBC’s coverage you should have a valid UK TV licence, and you can watch all the action online via BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab), its streaming platform, available on practically any device you care to name, short of your toaster.

How to live stream the Euro 2022 women's football final from abroad

If you're out of the country for any of the action from this year’s tournament, you can still get access to a live stream - simply use the best VPN around to get past those geo-restrictions. 

With most domestic broadcasters locking streaming services to their country, you may hit a wall when it comes to accessing the likes of BBC iPlayer, 9Now and ESPN  when overseas. However, by getting yourself a handy streaming VPN, you can hop on a server within the US or UK (or anywhere else for that matter depending on where your online content is geo-restricted to), and this will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.

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ExpressVPN is the champ of VPN providers (opens in new tab) with its excellent speed, plethora of security features, and, of course, its ability to unlock geo-restricted content and get us the best seat in the house for Wimbledon 2022.

Better still, it offers new customers a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab), allowing you to give it a shot and find out if it's actually the service for you, before you part with your hard-earned dollar. Better still, right now you can save 49% and receive an additional 3 months with your plan for free.

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The UEFA Women's EURO 2022 trophy prior to the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 group A match between England and Austria at Old Trafford on July 06, 2022 in Manchester, England.

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How to watch the Euro 2022 women's football final in the USA

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Coverage of the soccer final in the USA is via ESPN and ESPN Plus, with the match getting underway at midday ET or 9am PT on Sunday. If you already have access to ESPN via your cable subscription then you're all set and can watch the action from London, England – just log-in with details of your cable provider. 

Alternatively, you can catch the action on their streaming service ESPN Plus. Monthly plans cost just $6.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $69.99 a year. Ian Darke and Julie Foudy will be commentating, aided in the studio by multiple analysts, experts and motor-mouths.

Another option for those that don't have cable is streaming service Sling TV (opens in new tab) with its Sling Orange plan, saving 50% off your first first month (opens in new tab), including ESPN channels, as well as 30 other sports and family channels. 

Alternatively, get FuboTV (opens in new tab) which carries a host of premium TV channels including ESPN ABC. New subscribers can take advantage of a free 7-day trial (opens in new tab). After the trial ends, the service will set you back $699.99 a month for 120 channels.  

How to watch the Euro 2022 women's football final online in Australia

If you're an ex-pat or tourist in Australia, or one of the many fans of European women's football who no doubt reside there, you could watch all the action from Wembley live via Optus Sport. That's if you have a subscription, which costs from AU$14.99 a month. So on balance, we think you would be better off using BBC iPlayer and watching it for free.

The match kicks off on Sunday morning at 2am AEST, which perhaps isn't ideal, but what can you do?

How to use a VPN to unblock any restrictions

If you're outside of your preferred broadcaster's boundaries, you can use a VPN to unblock any geo-restrictions and watch a Wimbledon 2022 live stream as if you were right at home. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to do just that.

  • VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anonymity as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
  • As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
  • Most VPNs offer a list of locations where its servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
  • When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, including VPN for Mac, and even a range of fairly nifty free VPNs.
  • Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it
  • To live stream Wimbledon 2022, all you need to do is select a UK server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions, with the likes of BBC iPlayer opening its online gates to you.
  • We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab).

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