(WATCH^FREE)! Australia vs England Live Stream Online TV Broadcast On August 16 2023
England and Australia meet in the semifinals of the 2023 Women's World Cup, at 6:00 AM ET on Wednesday, August 16. In the quarterfinals, England defeated Colombia 2-1 and Australia took out France on penalties. Australia vs. England live stream: Watch Women's World Cup online, TV channel, pick, prediction, odds
The matchup between England and Australia can be watched on FOX US.
England vs. Australia Match Info, TV Channel & More
Match Day: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Match Time: 6:00 AM ET
Venue: ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia
TV Channel: FOX US
Australia and England will square off in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup semifinals on Wednesday with a spot in the final on the line. The two sides will play at Stadium Australia in Sydney and the winner will go on to face either Spain or Sweden. Tournament co-hosts Australia advanced from the quarterfinals on a dramatic penalty kick shootout against France to earn a spot in their first-ever World Cup semifinal. England are coming off a 2-1 win against Colombia and are headed to the semifinal for a third time in program history.
Australia: The Matildas have waltzed their way into the semifinals and have inspired the heart of the nation along the way. Despite the history-making tournament for the program, they're considered underdogs among odds makers and have a massive challenge against the 2022 Euro champions. It hasn't been an easy road to the final four, having multiple players dealing with various injuries and knocks. They've had to navigate the majority of the tournament without star striker Sam Kerr.
The prolific Chelsea striker is coming off a quarterfinal appearance where she played an extended shift, and now England will need to prepare for her presence no matter the amount of time on the pitch. Caitlin Foord, Hayley Rasso, and Mary Fowler have been sustaining the attack and have excelled in Kerr's absence. Midfielders Kyra Cooney-Cross and Katrina Gorry have become nearly irreplaceable assets in the middle third for Australia and will need another tenacious performance against England.
England: The Lionesses head to their third World Cup semifinal with a chance to finally break through to their first-ever final appearance. They're considered favorites, but manager Sarina Wiegman isn't lost on the significance of the match for both teams. Going up against the host nation won't be an easy feat with a likely swarm of supporters rocking the rafters, and she's been coaching the mental side of the match as well. A deep bench has been and will remain an asset for the team, as winger Lauren James is still serving a suspension from a red card obtained in the round of 16 for violent conduct.
England's path to the semifinals has also been a journey, with a knee injury to Keira Walsh, the James suspension and a penalty kick shootout. Look for good matchups between the attacking lines with Alessia Russo, Lauren Hemp and Ella Toone trying to set the tempo in the match and silence the home crowd early.
Two teams who desperately want to stamp their first-ever World Cup final ticket might lead to some timid or nervy play in the first half before both sides really try to go for it. Two really good goalkeepers in this match with England's Mary Earps and Australia's Mackenzie Arnold will keep things narrow. Pick: England 2, Australia 1.
England will continue their pursuit of a first Women's World Cup victory when they face co-hosts Australia in the semi-finals. The Lionesses have reached the last four for a third consecutive World Cup, but unlike 2015 and 2019, they will be aiming to go a step further and reach their first World Cup final. Sarina Wiegman's side edged past Colombia with a 2-1 quarter-final victory.
England take on co-hosts Australia in the 2023 Women’s World Cup semi-finals, aiming to making their first appearance in the final.
Sarina Wiegman’s side are preparing to face a cauldron of noise at Stadium Australia in Sydney, with the majority of the crowd willing them to fail.
The Lionesses have made solid, if rather unspectacular progress in the competition, topping a group containing Haiti, Denmark and China with relative ease, before tense wins over Nigeria and Colombia in the last 16 and quarter-finals respectively.
Australia also had to hold their nerve to overcome France in a dramatic quarter-final, beating Les Bleus 7-6 on penalties.
That followed a 2-0 win against Denmark in the last 16, after also topping their group above Nigeria, Canada and Republic of Ireland.
The two sides have already met this year after a goal each from Sam Kerr and Charlotte Grant ended England’s 30-match unbeaten run in April’s friendly at Brentford's Gtech Community Stadium, as the Matildas won 2-0.
Only one team has beaten England under Sarina Wiegman. No prizes for guessing which. A Sam Kerr masterclass inspired the Matildas to a 2-0 victory over the Lionesses in April, and they'll be drawing upon that experience in their first ever Women’s World Cup semi-final. Considering the history between these two nations, the Australia vs England live stream promises to deliver fireworks
Australia stand just 90 minutes (or perhaps 120 minutes and another 20-penalty shootout) away from a World Cup final on home soil, a remarkable prospect considering their best player has missed the majority of the tournament. Against France Tony Gustavsson opted against tinkering with his winning formula, but with Kerr's Chelsea teammate Millie Bright marshaling the England backline, he must surely be tempted to throw her in from the start.
The Lionesses have rode their luck throughout the tournament and the 2-1 victory over Colombia was no different, with the team having to weather wave upon wave of attacks before a goalkeeping howler gifted them a route into the game. While England's backline held largely steady, Mary Earps didn’t cover herself in glory and Mary Fowler and Hayley Raso won't need a second invitation to have a pop at goal.
The Aussies are still yet to concede in the knockouts, though Alanna Kennedy was at the heart of a couple of very hairy moments against France and could be targeted by Alessia Russo. The England forward has taken a while to get going, but her winning goal last time out will have done her confidence the world of good.