England’s last trip to the World Cup semifinals was in 1990. Sweden last got there in 1994. On Saturday, one of those droughts will come to an end as the pair of Western European nations go head-to-head in a quarterfinal matchup in Samara.
In the United States, the game is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET and will be broadcast on both Fox (English broadcast) and Telemundo (Spanish broadcast). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch the game–and every other World Cup game–live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including both Fox (live in most markets) and Telemundo. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch every World Cup game live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials), allowing you to watch any game after it airs.
Fox (live in most markets) and Telemundo are both included in the “Fubo Premier” bundle, which has a channel package that is largely tailored towards international soccer fans and also has World Cup live streams available in 4K. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch the game live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch any World Cup game up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
Fox (but not Telemundo) is included in the “Sling Blue” package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of both, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch a game live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
For England, this wasn’t supposed to be their year. The talent on this squad is difficult to deny, but because there is so much youth scattered throughout the roster, the real return back to being a world footballing power wasn’t really expected until 2022.
But here we are.
The Three Lions got out of Group G thanks to wins over Tunisia and Panama, and in their Round of 16 matchup against Colombia, they were able to exercise the ghosts of penalty-kicks past to advance to the World Cup quarters for the first time since 2006. Now sitting on the favorable side of the bracket, they have a legitimate shot to get to the final.
But first, Gareth Southgate’s side needs to deal with Sweden.
Prior to the start of the World Cup, the Swedes had the 17th-longest odds to win the tournament and weren’t even favored to get out of their group. With the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired, no one was talking about Sweden.
But they won said group–which included Germany and Mexico–and took down a very good Switzerland side in the Round of 16. Even though England are favored, this feels more like a toss-up considering the impressive recent results from Janne Anderson’s team.
The winner moves on the semifinals, where they will play either Russia or Croatia on Wednesday, July 11, in Moscow.