How to watch the Women's World Cup final live on TV and online: England vs Spain

The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 has been incredible so far - and England are in the final!

England World Cup team
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Forgive us, this is meant to be an impartial and informative page but.... come on you Lionesses! Ahem, sorry about that. The Women's World Cup has been an incredible showpiece for football and while It's a shame that it's nearly over, we've got one heck of a final to look forward to. England (in a World Cup final!) against Spain. 

England's Lionesses broke host nation Australia's hearts with an impressive 3-1 semi-final win with Lauren Hemp in particular shining. Spain's path was more dramatic, leading by a goal against Sweden, they conceded an equaliser in the 88th minute, only for Olga Carmona to then go and immediately score at the other end. This is going to be a very tricky game to call and for most England and Spain fans, tricky to watch. 

If you can take the pressure here's how to watch the World Cup Final, wherever you are in the world. 

How to watch the Women's World Cup Final in the UK

All Women's World Cup matches are split between the BBC and ITV in the UK (in the same way as major men's international football tournaments). That means they will be shown live on BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1 or ITV4. The World Cup Final will be shown on both ITV1 and BBC One.

They will also be streamed on either BBC iPlayer or ITVX.

If you're travelling outside the UK during the tournament, you can also use a decent football VPN to unblock BBC / ITV and watch every game live from anywhere on the planet. 

How to watch the Women's World Cup in the US

FOX has the TV broadcast rights to matches in the US, so will show all matches on either FOX or FS1. Peacock will also stream all matches on its platform, but only for paid Peacock Premium subscribers.

How to watch the England vs Spain World Cup Final live

This is what it has all been building up to. The World Cup final is the pinnacle of football and Sarina Wiegman's Lionesses deserve their place there, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo have really come good in the knockout stages of the tournament. Also worthy are Spain, a team of stars, particularly of a Barcelona team that has broken all kinds of club football records. Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso - her country's all-time top scorer - will be desperate to lift the trophy. 

The England vs Spain World Cup final will kick off on Sunday the 20th of August at at 11:00 BST and will be available to watch live on BBC One and BBC Sport as well as on ITV1 in the UK, FS1 and Peacock in the US.

Here are the kick-off times for your location:

  • US West Coast: 03:00 PT
  • US East Coast: 06:00 ET
  • UK: 11:00 BST
  • Central Europe: 12:00 CEST
  • Australia (Sydney): 20:00 AEST

Women's World Cup 2023 fixtures and schedule, and where to watch them

Saturday 19 August 2023 - 3rd place play-off

  • Sweden vs Australia – 09:00 BST – ITV TBC, ITVX (UK) – FOX, Peacock (US)

Sunday 20 August 2023 - FIFA Women's World Cup final

  • Spain vs England – 11:00 BST – BBC One, ITV1, BBC iPlayer, ITVX (UK) – FOX, Peacock (US)

Is the FIFA Women's World Cup being shown in 4K HDR?

Although the BBC has shown World Cup and other international matches in 4K HDR (HLG) via BBC iPlayer the past it has not revealed any plans as yet on whether it plans to do so this time.

If any game is to be shown in 4K HDR on the BBC, it will be this one, particularly with England involved

How to watch the FIFA Women's World Cup in other countries

If you're not in the UK or US and don't have the matches shown live on TV, you might want to consider signing up to one of the best VPN services. These can enable you to get around certain geo-location restrictions to stream the games online.

Express VPN is our pick of VPN providers

Express VPN is our pick of VPN providers

With its consistent high speeds and wealth of security features, alongside its ability to unlock geo-restricted content, you can livestream Women's World Cup matches with ExpressVPN.

There's also a 30-day money back guarantee available at the moment, so you can check it out to see if you like it first.

Please note: we test and review VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:

1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service).

2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad.

We do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by T3 and Future PLC.

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