This year’s Women’s World Cup semi-finalists are England, the Netherlands, the USA, and Sweden. The first semi-final, USA vs. England is on July 2, while the Netherlands will face off against Sweden at 9 PM CEST (8 PM BST / 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST) on July 3. Read on to find out how to live stream every second of the Women’s World Cup semi-finals from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, or anywhere else in the world.
It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. While shady sites and forums often link to unlicensed sports streams, we strongly advise against using these. To begin with, the video is often laggy and low-resolution, plus unauthorized streams can be taken offline at any moment for copyright violation. As there are dozens of legitimate broadcasters, many of which will let you watch the Netherlands vs. Sweden game for free, there’s no need to use third-party streams.
The Netherlands vs. Sweden match will only be shown on region-locked platforms. This means that to watch it from abroad, you’ll have to use a VPN.
How to watch Netherlands vs. Sweden abroad with a VPN
VPNs can be a little intimidating at first but they actually make it very simple to access geo-restricted services abroad. Follow the steps below to stream Netherlands vs. Sweden anywhere:
- Start by signing up for a VPN if you haven’t already. We recommend ExpressVPN but if you’d like a low-cost alternative, NordVPN and CyberGhost are both strong choices.
- Now, download and install the software. Most VPNs offer a variety of apps for different platforms so make sure to get the right one for your device.
- Choose which of the services below you’d like to unblock.
- Connect to a VPN server in the required country. For example, you’d use a British server to unblock the BBC iPlayer or a Canadian server to watch CTV abroad.
- Try playing a video on your chosen service. It should load immediately but if not, try clearing your cache and cookies then reloading the page.
The Netherlands vs. Sweden game will be broadcast live, so it’s important to make sure your VPN works in advance. This way, if you run into any problems, you’ll still have time to contact your VPN’s customer support team for assistance and might not have to miss the beginning of the match.
How to live stream the Netherlands vs. Sweden for free on UK TV
The BBC has exclusive rights to show the 2019 Women’s World Cup across the UK. As such, you can stream both semi-final fixtures on BBC iPlayer, live and free of charge. You will have to register before you can watch anything but this only takes a minute. Note: although you’re asked to enter your postal code, this isn’t used to find your location, and in fact, you can enter any British postal code you like.
British legislation requires you to have a TV license in order to watch anything online at the same time that it’s shown on traditional TV. However, BBC iPlayer never enforces this, instead relying on users to police themselves.
BBC iPlayer is geo-restricted and as such, you’ll have to either be in the UK or connected to one of your VPN’s British servers in order to use it. Don’t have a VPN yet? ExpressVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you can sign up and stream the Netherlands vs. Sweden match risk-free. If you’re unsatisfied or only needed a VPN to watch the Women’s World Cup, you can just cancel and claim a full refund.
Where else can I stream the Netherlands vs. Sweden game online?
With international broadcasters in over 50 countries, the Women’s World Cup is one of the most widely-covered sporting events this year. Read on to find out how to watch the Sweden vs. Netherlands match where you are:
Soccer fans in the US can watch all of the action live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. If these channels are already part of your cable TV package, you can sign in to the Fox Sports website and live stream the Netherlands vs. Sweden at no added cost.
Don’t panic: there are plenty of other ways to watch if you don’t have cable. DirecTV Now, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all come with a free trial, and all allow you to watch Fox Sports online. If you register and cancel before the trial ends, you can effectively watch the Women’s World Cup for free.
The streaming services above are only available in the US. However, you can still log in and stream as normal from abroad by connecting to an American VPN server.
Three networks are broadcasting the Netherlands vs. Sweden match live in Canada: CTV and TSN will have English commentary, while all of RDS’s coverage will be in French. Further, all of these broadcasters allow you to watch their channels online for free, provided they’re already included in your cable TV subscription.
RDS and TSN also allow you to purchase a digital pass, enabling you to watch the 2019 Women’s World Cup without cable. Although neither platform offers any kind of free trial, the pass is reasonably priced at $4.99 CAD per day or $19.99 per month. With three days of the tournament remaining, the monthly pass is the most cost-effective.
All of the above platforms are region-locked, and accordingly, you’ll need a VPN to access them from outside of Canada.
SBS is showing both semi-final fixtures and the Women’s World Cup final. It’s also adding full match replays to its on-demand library shortly after they finish, and broadcasting highlights every matchday at 6 PM AEST. You can watch these matches live and for free on The World Game or Freeview websites.
If you’d like to watch the third-place playoff, you’ll have to use Optus Sport. Existing subscribers are free to login and live stream this match at no added cost. Otherwise, you can expect to pay $14.99 AUD for a monthly pass, since there’s no free trial.
SBS and Optus Sport are both geo-restricted, meaning you’ll have to connect to an Australian VPN server in order to use them abroad.
NPO Zapp is showing every remaining Women’s World Cup fixture including the Netherlands vs. Sweden and the USA vs. England. While this platform only offers Dutch-language coverage and doesn’t have foreign language subtitle-support, it is completely free to use and doesn’t require you to create an account.
This service is geo-restricted, so you’ll have to be in the Netherlands or using a VPN before you can watch.
TV4 is showing the rest of the Women’s World Cup in Sweden. However, you’ll have to subscribe to C More in order to stream TV4 live online. C More costs SEK 129 per month but as it comes with a two-week free trial, you can watch the Netherlands vs. Sweden game for free by simply cancelling your account before the trial ends. You should note that TV4 currently only offers Swedish-language coverage, and no foreign subtitles are available.
C More is region-locked and only available in Sweden. That said, you can still use this service abroad by connecting to a Swedish VPN server.
TF1 and Canal+ are both bringing live, HD coverage of the Netherlands vs. Sweden match to French audiences. However, only Canal+ will show the third-place playoff. As such, if you’re only interested in watching the semi-finals and Women’s World Cup final, TF1, with its free live stream, is the better choice.
Canal+ costs €6.99 per month but if you create a new account, you can take advantage of a one-month free trial. This means that you can effectively stream the remainder of the Women’s World Cup for free as long as you remember to cancel before the trial ends.
The services above are both geo-restricted. To use them from outside of France, you’ll have to use a VPN.
The 2019 Women’s World Cup is airing in far too many countries to address them all individually. Even if we haven’t mentioned your country above, there’s still a strong chance that you’ll be able to watch the Netherlands vs. Sweden game online. You can find a suitable local broadcaster in the following list of international Women’s World Cup broadcasters. Remember: if there’s no legitimate source in your region, you can access free streaming services (like Zattoo or the BBC iPlayer) from other countries by connecting to a VPN server in the relevant location.
2019 Women’s World Cup schedule
|Date||Round||Fixture||Kickoff Time (CEST)|
|July 2||Semi-finals||England vs. USA||9PM|
|July 3||Semi-finals||Netherlands vs. Sweden||9PM|
|July 6||Third-place playoff||TBA vs. TBA||5PM|
|July 7||Final||TBA vs. TBA||5PM|
Women’s World Cup: Netherlands vs. Sweden predictions
This is sure to be a very close game since the Dutch and Swedish squads are particularly well-matched. They both have a current goal difference of four, although the Netherlands won three games during the round of 16, whereas Sweden won just two.
The Netherlands have been on a rampage lately. They’re currently enjoying a seven-win streak that’s seen them take out countries with a higher world ranking like Japan and Canada. Plus, they have the fearsome Vivianne Miedema, a striker who’s scored just over 60 times in 80 appearances. It’s going to be an extremely tense match, but we think the Dutch will just scrape a victory here.