How to watch England v France on a free live stream from anywhere – what channel is the England match on?

England fans believe it's coming home – but reigning champions France stand in their way

Phil Foden of England celebrates his goal with Luke Shaw during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Wales and England at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar
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England vs France is on now, and it’s a typically cagey knock-out round World Cup match. The bad news for England fans is they’re 1-0 down. The good news is there’s several things to be aggrieved about, should England end up losing. France’s goal stemmed from what looked like a foul on Saka and they had a pretty solid first-half penalty shout turned down too.

England are still perfectly capable of coming back at France. They have an embarrassment of riches up front, with Bellingham slotting in behind whatever is Gareth Southgate's current favourite permutation of Harry Kane, Ben Foden, Jack Grealish, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford et al.

England's defence is a little shakier. The combination of John Stones and Harry Maguire doesn't inspire confidence against pacey opponents or, indeed, slow ones. On the other hand, England have more attacking full-backs than you can shake a stick at. Presumably the idea is to 'defend up the pitch', as the saying goes.

For France, record scorer Olivier Giroud has bags of experience and has shown his class already, while the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele  make it clear that France are by no means a one-man team. Although Mbappe is their best player, and their most effective at this World Cup, by some distance.

What time is England v France and what channel is the England match on?

England v France will kick off at 7pm GMT. It will take place at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, which has a capacity of 68,895. France are one hour ahead of GMT, so that's an 8pm kick-off for fans there. Any fans in Australia looking to catch the action will need an early start, with a 6am AEDT kick-off. Fans in the USA can tune in from 11am PT / 2pm ET.

In the UK, it's bad news for England fans as the match is on ITV. Not only do England have a tendency to lose when their World Cup match is on ITV but we also have to put up with Sam Matterface and Lee Dixon commentating. 

England v France: how to watch in the UK

Watch England v France live on ITV (opens in new tab)

Watch England v France live on ITV (opens in new tab)

If you're in the UK you can watch all the coverage as it happens on ITV

Fans based in the UK can watch every moment of World Cup 2022 action for free. The broadcast rights are shared between BBC and ITV, with the final being shown on both. Oh, and you'll need a TV license.

If you're looking to watch online, you can use BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) and ITV Hub (opens in new tab) to stream the games live.

Out of the country right now?

Use ExpressVPN to watch the World Cup 2022 from abroad (opens in new tab)

England v France: how to watch in the USA

Coverage in the USA is split between FOX and Fox Sports 1, with FOX showing all of the knockout games. If you don't have cable TV, there are still options.

Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers more than 30 channels including both FOX and FS1. Another option is Fubo TV (opens in new tab), which is more costly, but comes with more than 100 channels, including both FOX and FS1, so you can watch every moment.

If you're out of the country and want to keep up with the action, use ExpressVPN to tune in to the World Cup 2022 from abroad (opens in new tab).

England v France: how to watch in Australia

In Australia, the entire tournament will be free to view on SBS, and SBS On-Demand (opens in new tab).

Out of the country for the World Cup? Use ExpressVPN to watch SBS (opens in new tab) as if you were at home. 

England v France: How to watch if you're out of the country

If you find yourself out of the country during the World Cup 2022, you may find that your usual method of watching doesn't work. Fear not, though – the best VPNs can help you navigate around geo-restrictions, to watch as you would when you were sat at home.

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Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at T3.com, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.