Team GB Women vs Chile Women LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, team news for huge Olympics Football clash – latest updates

Team GB Women vs Chile Women LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, team news for huge Olympics Football clash – latest updates

07/21/2021

TEAM GB's Women Football team are on the medal hunt in Tokyo as they take on Chile Women in their opening group fixture.

Competing in this event for the first time since 2012, the 18-strong women's side is packed with international experience and will be hopeful of going far in the tournament.

  • Start time: 8.30am GMT
  • TV/Live stream: BBC Two
  • Team GB XI: Roebuck; Bronze, Houghton (c), Bright, Daly; Little, Walsh, Weir, Stanway, White, Hemp
  • Chile XI: To follow

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When is Team GB Women vs Chile Women?

  • This opening group game will take place on Wednesday, July 21.
  • Kick-off is at 8.30am BST.
  • There are three groups in the women's side of the draw, going from E-G.
  • This is to avoid confusion with the men's draw, which has groups labelled from A-D.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

There are a number of ways to watch this game here in the UK – and it will be shown on free-to-air TV.

You can watch the match unfold live on BBC Two and Eurosport 1.

Coverage will also be streamed on the BBC iPlayer, Eurosport Player and Discovery+.

What is the team news?

There are a number of high-profile stars in Team GB's ranks, with Karen Bardsley, Steph Houghton, Jill Scott and Ellen White all having represented the squad at London 2012.

Lauren Hemp is the youngest member at just 20 years old, while Sandy MacIver, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Niamh Charles and Ella Toone are all on the reserve list.

FIFA Women's Player of the Year Lucy Bronze is also in the squad.

  • Craig Mahood

    SUBS

    Tonight's bench for Team GB. Disappointing, Fran Kirby misses out with a knock.

    Telford, Stokes, Ingle, Parris, Williamson, Scott, Toone

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    SETTING THE SCENE

    This morning/tonight's venue for the women's Team GB squad to kick off the tournament.

    It's the stadium where England's men famously beat Argentina in the 2002 World Cup.

    Sapporo Dome
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    TRIPLE THREAT

    There will be a trio of captains on rotation throughout the entirity of the tournament.

    That means that England's Steph Houghton, Scotland's Kim Little and Wales' Sophie Ingle will all share the responsibility and the armband to lead the team out across the competition.

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    FANCY GRAPHIC

    The XI confirmed by Team GB

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    TEAM GB TEAM NEWS

    Hege Riise has named her first starting XI of the Games as Steph Houghton captains the side.

    TEAM GB XI: Roebuck; Bronze, Houghton (c), Bright, Daly; Little, Walsh, Weir, Stanway, White, Hemp

  • Craig Mahood

    BREAKING: THE TEAM NEWS IS IN!

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    EARLY START

    It is only the softball that has started earlier in the Games than today's matches.

    The Opening Ceremony isn't for another couple of days as this year's Games remain on a knife-edge due to the pandemic.

  • Craig Mahood

    READY TO GO

    Chelsea's Fran Kirby is ready to go in just over an hour's time!

    Team news on the way….

  • Craig Mahood

    OLYMPIC KICK-OFF!

    The Olympics kicks off TODAY as Team GB take to the field in Tokyo to take on Chile.

    Competing in this event for the first time since 2012, the 18-strong women's side is packed with international experience and will be hopeful of going far in the tournament.

    Head coach Hege Riise won Olympic gold as a player with Norway in 2000 and will have her eyes on another medal as a coach this time round.

    Women’s teams at the Games can field their strongest, senior sides. Thus, the Olympic Games is viewed as a major tournament in the women’s game. There are no age limits like in the men’s draw.

    In total, there are 12 teams in the competition the top two sides in each of the three groups progressing to the quarter-finals, alongside the two best third-place teams.

    The draw has been kind to GB as they avoid European Champions Holland and the ever-conquering, back-to-back World Cup winning USA.

    There are a number of high-profile stars in Team GB's ranks, with Karen Bardsley, Steph Houghton, Jill Scott and Ellen White all having represented the squad at London 2012.

    Lauren Hemp is the youngest member at just 20 years old, while Sandy MacIver, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Niamh Charles and Ella Toone are all on the reserve list.

    FIFA Women's Player of the Year Lucy Bronze is also in the squad.

    We get underway in Tokyo from 8.30am.

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