["LIVE-STREAM"] Spain vs Zambia Live Free Coverage 26 July 2023
One of the tourney favorites in Spain are looking to keep up their winning ways as part of Group C at the 2023 Women’s World Cup from New Zealand. They’re coming off a 3-0 win over Costa Rica. On the other side, Zambia is looking to bounce back from a 5-0 setback last time out to Japan. This match will air on FS1. Fans can also watch women’s soccer matches for free by signing up for a trial of fuboTV.
Spain hope to continue their dominant start to the 2023 Women's World Cup as they take on Zambia in Group C play.
The European giants, ranked sixth in the world, dominated from start to finish in their opener against Costa Rica, picking up three points and putting themselves on the precipice of a knockout spot.
Spain vs Zambia match facts
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Kickoff Time: 3:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. BST / 5:30 p.m. AEST
Location: Eden Park (Auckland, New Zealand)
Official: Hyeon-Jeong Oh (KOR)
Last meeting: None (First meeting)
Spain vs Zambia prediction, odds
Moneyline lean: Spain (-15000)
Score prediction: Spain 5-0 Zambia
Zambia have been done no favours in the betting market, despite their positive pre-World Cup showings against Germany and Switzerland. The African side was blasted 5-0 by Japan in their opener, which erased all the positive vibes of their pre-tournament buildup.
Spain, meanwhile, pummeled Costa Rica 3-0 in their opening match. While the scoreline doesn't exactly read beatdown, it was a truly dominant performance, collecting a massive 4.99 xG tally, indicating they should have had much more.
What time does the match start? What TV channel is it on? - Wednesday’s match will kickoff at 3:30 a.m. ET from New Zealand. The TV channels for the World Cup will be FOX and FS1 in English as well as Univision and Telemundo in Spanish.
Live stream info: fuboTV | DirecTV Stream | Sling - Fans have a variety of ways to stream Women’s World Cup soccer matches this year, including Sling, which is one of the cheapest streaming options. Fans can also sign up for free trials via fuboTV and DirecTV Stream.
Viewers who have a cable subscription can use the login credentials from their TV provider to watch via FOX Sports.
More World Cup coverage via Associated Press
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Zambia has only played one Women’s World Cup match and are already down to their third-string goalkeeper.
Hazel Nali was ruled out of the Women’s World Cup only days before Zambia’s tournament debut with a torn ACL.
She was replaced by relief goalkeeper Catherine Musonda, but the backup picked up her second yellow card — which essentially equals a red card and disqualification for the next match — when she tripped Japanese striker Riko Ueki in the waning moments of Zambia’s 5-0 tournament-opening loss.
Nali was a star for the Copper Queens with 18 career international appearances and the only Zambian keeper who plays outside the country.
So the job went to Eunice Sakala, who replaced Musonda ahead of Japan scorinh on the ensuing penalty kick and final whistle. Those final minutes were the international debut for the 21-year-old, who will have to carry the load Wednesday against Spain in Auckland.
The Spaniards are ranked sixth in the world, and fresh off a dominating 3-0 win over Costa Rica to start their tournament. They will be the toughest competition Sakala has ever seen — she is used playing in the lesser-talented Zambian Premier League.