Australia v England: How to watch the Matildas FIFA World Cup semi-final


World Cup fever is sweeping Australia after the Matildas heart-stopping penalty shootout victory over France. Here’s everything you need to know about their upcoming semi-final clash against England.
Mary Fowler of the Matildas celebrates scoring a goal with teammates during the International Friendly Match between the Australia Matildas and Canada at Allianz Stadium on September 06, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Australia v England key details
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, August 16
    • 8pm AEST (ACT, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria)
    • 7:30pm ACST (Northern Territory, South Australia)
    • 6pm AWST (Western Australia)
  • Venue: Stadium Australia, Sydney.
  • Broadcast: Channel Seven and Optus Sport.
What time is the Matildas game on Wednesday?

The Matildas will take on England at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Wednesday 16 August at 8pm AEST.

How can I watch the Matildas v England game?

Channel 7 and Optus Sports will be broadcasting Australia’s semi-final against England

Where can I watch the Matildas game?

As excitement for the Matildas grows, various state governments are showing the game in stadiums at no charge.

  • Victoria: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium opens its gates at 7pm AEST. Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Western Australia: Perth Rectangular Stadium will have the match, gates open at 5pm AWST with no allocated seating.
  • New South Wales: While ticket details are pending, the game will be shown at Sydney Football Stadium, Moore Park, and Western Sydney Stadium, Parramatta.
  • South Australia: The game will be aired at Memorial Drive, Adelaide, though ticketing details are still under wraps.
Who would the Matildas play if they win against England?

Should the Matildas knock off England, they’d take on the winner of Spain v Sweden.

Will there be a public holiday if the Matildas win the World Cup?

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said he would support a public holiday if the Australian women’s soccer team, the Matildas, win the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The New South Wales Premier, Chris Minns, has said he would support the idea, telling 2GB that a Women’s World Cup win would be life-changing for the state’s history.

“If the Matildas win the semi-final and then win the World Cup final, then yes we will pursue a public holiday in NSW, not just to celebrate the victory but also to have a massive civic celebration and allow the Matildas to celebrate with the people of Sydney what will be an amazing, like, life-changing and unbelievable event in the state’s history,” he said.

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