How to watch England vs Australia: TV channel and kick-off time for Women’s World Cup semi-final

England meet Australia in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup as the Lionesses look to defeat the hosts in Sydney.

Both teams are keen to reach the final of a Women’s World Cup for the first time ever and the stage for the latest chapter in the sporting rivalry between England and Australia could not be bigger.

Australia is gripped by World Cup fever and the Matildas’ dramatic quarter-final penalty shoot-out win over France became the country’s most-watched sporting event since the 2000 Olympics.

But England will want to spoil the party while the Lionesses try to make their own history. The European champions defeated Colombia 2-1 in the quarter-finals and will see another hostile atmosphere at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium against Australia in front of nearly 80,000 spectators.

The winners meet Spain in Sunday’s final in Sydney after La Roja beat Sweden 2-1 in the other semi-final. Here’s everything you need to know as England take on Australia in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup, plus all the latest Women’s World Cup odds Here

When is England vs Australia?

The Women’s World Cup semi-finals begin at 11am UK time (BST) on Wednesday 16 August and will be played at the Australia Stadium in Sydney.

how can i see it

England v Australia will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with coverage starting at 10am.

What’s new on the England team?

Lauren James remains unavailable as the striker is serving the second game of her two-game ban, although she is now free to play in either the final or the third-place play-offs, depending on England’s result against Australia.

The Lionesses have a full squad elsewhere. Sarina Wiegman maintained her 3-5-2 formation against Colombia and is unlikely to make any changes given the good performances from certain areas of the squad.

The back three of Jess Carter, Millie Bright and Alex Greenwood came out ahead of goalkeeper Mary Earps, while Lucy Bronze and Rachel Daly will continue to function as full-backs.

Keira Walsh will start at the base of midfield with Georgia Stanway alongside her. The only area in the team where Wiegman could decide to make a move is Ella Toone’s position given the midfielder’s form, with her Manchester United team-mate Katie Zelem being an option.

Alessia Russo and Lauren Hemp both scored against Colombia and are expected to take the lead, while Chloe Kelly and Beth England are the other attacking options on the bench.

What’s new on the Australian team?

Sam Kerr played 66 minutes in the penalty shoot-out win over Australia and is close to being fully fit, while Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson faces another crucial decision on whether or not to use his captain and star striker.

Gustavsson could choose to maintain his starting attack, with Emily van Egmond and Mary Fowler leading the attacking line and Caitlin Foord and Hayley Raso threatening from the wings.

Expected Lineups

England: Earps; Carter, Bright, Greenwood; Bronze, Walsh, Stanway, Daly; To a; Hemp, Russo

Australia: Arnold; Carpenter, Hunt, Kennedy, Catley; Raso, Gorry, Cooney-Cross, Catley; Fowler, VanEgmond

How did both teams reach the semifinals?

England (Winner Group D)

1-0 against Haiti

1-0 against Denmark

6-1 against China

0-0 v Nigeria (won 4-2 on penalties)

2-1 against Colombia

Australia (Winner Group B)

1-0 against Ireland

2-3 against Nigeria

4-0 against Canada

2-0 against Denmark

0-0 v France (won 7-6 on penalties)

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Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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