The wait is over for USWNT fans as the defending champions get their World Cup 2023 campaign underway this evening with this opening group stage match against Vietnam.
The USA are aiming for an unprecedented third consecutive World Cup win, with the tournament likely to be the international swan song for iconic stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.
This opening Group E encounter sees the tournament favorites come up against World Cup debutants Vietnam. While a shock win seems unlikely for the Golden Star Women Warriors, the pace of Tuyet Dung and Thanh Nhã means the USA will need to be on guard against their opponents’ counterattacks.
Below, we’ll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch USA vs. Vietnam, no matter where you are in the world.
USA vs. Vietnam: When and where?
This Group E clash takes place at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday, July 22, at 1 p.m. NZST local time.
That makes it a 9 p.m. ET or 6 p.m. PT start in the US and Canada on Friday evening. Kickoff in UK time, meanwhile, is at 2 a.m. BST on Saturday morning, while it’s an 11 a.m. AEST start for viewers in Australia.
How to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 online from anywhere using a VPN
If you find yourself unable to view the tournament locally, you may need a different way to watch this match — that’s where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.
With a VPN, you’re able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.
Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Australia, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.
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Livestream USA vs. Vietnam in the US
Women’s World Cup matches are being broadcast on Fox in the US. If you’re already a subscriber, you can livestream games via the Fox website. if you’re not, you’ll need a live TV streaming service that carries Fox, the least expensive being Sling TV Blue.
Numerous other live TV streaming services carry local Fox stations as well, namely YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, DirecTV Stream and Fubo. They all cost more than Sling TV, but they also carry more channels. Check out our live TV streaming channel guide for details.
NBC-owned Telemundo, meanwhile, offers all the games in Spanish, and can also be viewed via NBC’s streaming platform Peacock Premium.
One further option in the US for watching matches comes with Tubi TV, which is offering full-length replays of the games in English minutes after they end on the free ad-supported streaming service. You’ll have to sign up for a Tubi account in order to get the games, but you won’t need a credit card or subscription.
Watch USA vs. Vietnam for free in the UK
Football fans in the UK are among the luckiest in the world, as all matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup being shown live on free-to-air channels, with the BBC and ITV sharing broadcast duties. This game will be shown live on BBC1, which means viewers in the UK will be able to stream the game for free on BBC iPlayer. Coverage starts at 1:45 a.m. BST in the early hours of Saturday morning.