Unless you planned months in advance, chances are you missed out on tickets to see the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup semi-final live. My sincerest condolences. With only a few days until kick-off, there's not much time to trawl the FIFA resale platform for a stadium seat. And if the thought of refreshing a page and racing to checkout makes you feel ill, there is an alternative way to watch Sam Kerr rack up goals and see the Matildas take through to the grand final (we pray) with an atmosphere. Below, we've compiled a list of venues and events that will be screening the Matildas' World Cup semi-final game so you can make a choice on where to watch each match.
When is the game?
The Matildas will face off against the English this Wednesday 16 August at 8pm AEST.
Where is it being held?
The game will be played in Sydney at Sydney Olympic stadium.
What channel can I watch the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup on?
The Seven Network has acquired the Australian free-to-air rights to cover the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, which means you can watch every game from Channel 7 or 7plus, with replays and highlights available on demand.
What venues are screening the Matildas semi-final game?
Tumbalong Park: Sydney's FIFA Fan Festival will take place at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour. Every match will be screened for free, there will be live music from Jessica Mauboy, Jack River and Jacoténe. Meanwhile, Josh Niland will be cooking up his famous Tuna Cheeseburger onsite, which can be washed down with a selection of alcoholic drinks.
The Clock Hotel: In partnership with Patrón, this pub will be serving up free margaritas for the first Matildas goal of every match this tournament. All you need to do is register your attendance before kick off.
Club Marconi: This Bossley Park institution will be screening every match with a series of food and drink specials available.
The Vic: Think a big screen in the beer garden and little screens in the front room. Spoilt for choice.
The Marlborough Hotel: This Newtown haunt will be supporting the 2023 Women's World Cup by screening every game throughout the venue.
The Woollahra Hotel: All Matildas matches, along with the semis and finals, will be screened at this pub. There will also be a game day $30 burger and beer special to look out for.
St Ives Village Green, North Sydney Oval and The Concourse Chatswood: In partnership with North Sydney Council, Ku-ring-gai Council and Willoughby City Council, the North Sydney Football Association has organised for each of these three public spaces to split screenings of the Women's World Cup.
Parramatta Square: For a child-friendly spot, the City of Parramatta is activating by offering live screenings of every FIFA Women's World Cup matches on a big screen in Parramatta Square. The event will be open 30 minutes before kick-off in each match and will remain open if there's less than an hour until the next game begins.
Pride House: Free entry, although registration is required for these viewings and LGBTIQA+ panels.
Limerick Arms: What self-respecting sports bar wouldn't be tuning into the Women's World Cup? This pub counts itself in this category.
The Imperial: All games screened live and loud at this city pub.
The Sporting Globe Richmond: Although this pub is set up for sport screenings with 50 booths and whole heap of screens, you'll want to book before walking through for the FIFA Women's World Cup, especially when Australia plays.
Festival Park: Adelaide's FIFA Fan Festival will take place in the city at Festival Park. Along with free screenings, attendees can expect live music from Kimbra, San Cisco and Montaigne across the month.
Bridgeway Hotel: Whistle-to-whistle specials and all games screened.
South Bank Parklands: Brisbane's FIFA Fan Festival will take place at South Bank Parklands. Along with free screenings, attendees can expect live music from Running Touch and Kita Alexander.
The Lord Alfred: All games, live and loud.
The Brunswick Hotel: This New Farm stalwart will be screening every Matildas match.
Shenanigans: This Darwin pub will be screening all matches from its sports bar.
Forrest Place: Perth's FIFA Fan Festival will take occur at Forrest Place. Along with free screenings, attendees can expect live music from Katy Steele and Joan & the Giants.
The Globe: Screening all Australian matches.
Victoria Park: Promised to show all Matildas games, along with the quarter, semi and finals.
The Dock: This Kingston pub will be screening all games. There will also be prize packs available for each Matildas match.
UC Refectory: Will be hosting watch-parties for all Matildas games.
University of Tasmania Football Club: This club will be screening all games.