2023 Women’s Finalissima: UK start time, how to watch Lionesses v Brazil

England take on Brazil in the inaugural Women’s Finalissima at Wembley later this week – so, here is the UK start time and all the info you need to catch this historic clash.

This competition uses the same premise as the Men’s Finalissima competition where Argentina defeated Italy. The winner of the Women’s Euros – England – will face the champions of the Copa America Femenina, Brazil.

Brazil earned their spot in the final after winning their eighth Copa America Femenina. On their way to victory, they crushed the group stage, scoring seventeen goals and conceding zero. Then, a 2-0 win over Paraguay in the semi-finals sent Brazil to a showdown with hosts, Colombia.

Selecao ultimately came out on top in a tense final. They defeated Colombia 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Debinha, thus earning their fourth successive South American championship.

Meanwhile, the Lionesses claim their Finalissima spot after their incredible Euros success last summer. Sarina Wiegman and her side will hope to add England women’s second international trophy in as many years with victory in this fresh competition.

The showpiece match – at Wembley Stadium – provides a brilliant warm-up for the upcoming Women’s World Cup, too. So, when do these two international football powerhouses clash?

Women’s Finalissima: UK start time

Thursday 6 April sees Brazil and England compete for silverware at Wembley. This year’s Women’s Finalissima has a start time of 7.45pm in the UK.

England come into this match on an unbelievable, 29-match unbeaten streak. They added to this in March, winning their second Arnold Clark Cup.

Contrastingly, Brazil’s recent form has dipped as of late. During February’s SheBelieves Cup, Selecao took just one win from three matches. They narrowly defeated Japan before losing to both Canada and the USA.

What channel is the Finalissima on?

ITV will be broadcasting this intercontinental clash on Thursday night. Firstly, their coverage begins on ITV4 with build-up from 7pm. Half an hour later, the show switches to ITV1 from 7.30pm to show the game itself on their main channel.

Of course, ITV1 is a free-to-air service in the United Kingdom – so you can tune in for zero cost. Additionally, the ITVX streaming hub will have the game on. This way, you can watch on a variety of devices with an internet connection.

Team News

All of the 25-strong England squad trained earlier this week ahead of the game. Although Fran Kirby and Beth mead are still absent through injury, the Lionesses have plenty of depth to call upon.

For instance, Rachel Daly makes the squad amid a brilliant WSL season for Aston Villa. She has 13 goals so far, plus two strikes during the Arnold Clark Cup. Similarly, Euros Final hero Chloe Kelly will aspire to maintain her good international scoring form in the Finalissima.

On the other hand, Brazil arrive in London with injury headaches. Legendary star Marta had recovered from an ACL injury to feature at last month’s SheBelieves Cup. Sadly, though, a fresh issue rules her out of this match.

Debinha, Selecao’s joint-top scorer at the 2022 Copa America Feminina, is reportedly among the absentees as well.

Despite this, Brazil have a number of stars from America’s NWSL that will provide a tough test for England. Therefore, don’t forget to tune in at the start time of 7.45pm UK for what promises to be a fascinating Women’s Finalissima.

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