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How to watch the Women's World Cup 2023: Full broadcast schedule, streaming info and more

Jul 27, 2023

Soccer fans, get the jerseys ready and the coffee brewing, it’s time for the Round of 16 at the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The US Women’s National Team (USWNT) took home the World Cup trophy back in 2019, and in 2015, so it’s no surprise that despite their troubled tournament so far, Team USA remains the the second-favorite to win the entire World Cup again this year. Ready to set your alarm for some awkward start times and tune into all the action on the field at the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand? Here’s everything you need to know about where to watch the Women’s World cup, the full Women’s World Cup schedule, where to stream World Cup games and more.

Dates: July 20-August 20

Locations: New Zealand and Australia

TV Channel: Fox

Streaming: Sling, Fubo

Livestream: VPN

The Women’s World Cup opens on July 20 and runs through August 20, 2023.

Since 2015, Fox has the English-language broadcast rights to the Women’s World Cup in the United States. Telemundo will broadcast the Spanish-language coverage (and Peacock will stream it). Both Networks will show each of the 64 games live.

Out of the 64 games, Fox will air 29 — including all of the quarterfinals, semifinals and final — on its flagship, over-the-air network (which you likely already have on your TV). The rest will air on Fox Sports 1, which might be a bit trickier for you to access.

If you don’t have access to Fox and FS1 (or Telemundo), check out our recommendations to help you watch the Women’s World Cup in 2023.

Starting at just $20 for your first month, Sling TV's Blue plan offers Fox and FS1 in select markets, along with 41 other channels. A Sling subscription also includes 50 hours of free DVR storage, so if you’re worried about missing any of the early morning World Cup action, you can always record games. With no tricky contract to get out of, at $20, Sling blue is an easy and affordable way to watch the entire month of World Cup games.

Fubo TV’s Pro tier gives you access to Fox and FS1 (make sure to check your zip code for eligibility) along with tons of other great channels for watching sports like ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Ion. At a total of $75 per month, the live TV streaming service is definitely the priciest option on this list, but will allow you to watch every World Cup game, and still leaves you with major savings compared to a traditional cable package. Fubo subscribers also get 1000 hours of cloud DVR storage, so you can record those early morning games to watch later. The platform also offers a 7-day free trial period, so you could catch some of the Women's World Cup totally free.

BBC and ITV will share coverage of the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with all 64 matches shown across the BBC network, on ITV and ITV 4. That means if you’re in the UK, you can also tune into World Cup coverage totally free on the BBC iPlayer or ITVX. But what if you're outside of the UK? Say, across the pond? Don’t worry, we’ve got a hack for you:

ExpressVPN offers “internet without borders,” meaning you can tune into the BBC and ITV's free UK coverage of the Women's World Cup this month as opposed to paying for Fox and FS1. All you'll need to do is sign up for Express VPN, change your server location to the UK, and then make a free BBC iPlayer or ITVX account. Be sure to check the BBC coverage schedule to find out which games you can watch where.

ExpressVPN’s added protection, speed and range of location options makes it an excellent choice for first-time VPN users looking to stretch their streaming abilities, plus, it's Endgadget's top pick for the best streaming VPN. New users can save 49% when they sign up for ExpressVPN’s 12-month subscription. Plus, the service offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, in case you're nervous about trying a VPN.

All 64 World Cup matches will be available to stream with solely Spanish coverage on Peacock!Starting at just $5 a month, a Peacock subscription is the easiest way to stream live sports and events airing on NBC. On top of access to the World Cup, you’ll also get access to thousands of hours of shows and movies, including beloved sitcoms such as Parks and Recreation and The Office and even recent theatrical releases like Book Club: The Next Chapter, Renfield and soon the Super Mario movie. For $10 monthly you can upgrade to an ad-free subscription which includes live access to your local NBC affiliate (not just during designated sports and events) and the ability to download select titles to watch offline.

This year’s Women’s World Cup is playing out across five cities in Australia and four in New Zealand, with the 64 games split between ten stadiums. The two Oceania countries are the first co-hosts of the Women’s World Cup. What does this mean for U.S. soccer fans? You may want to stock up on coffee.

This year’s World Cup time difference is inconvenient, to say the least. Those nine host cities are across four time zones, anywhere between 12 and 16 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time. Luckily, the U.S. team played their first two games at an easy 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT). Unfortunately, the USWNT’s next game is at 5 a.m. ET. So to catch Megan Rapinoe, Trinity Rodman and more of your favorite USWNT players live in action, you'll need to set your alarm accordingly. For more on the USWNT headed into the World Cup, check out the Yahoo Sports guide to following the U.S. team through the tournament.

Of the 64 total matches, 54 kick off between 12:30 a.m. and 7 a.m ET. Half of the elimination games start between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. ET. So be sure to set those alarms! And if you can’t tune into a late night game, Yahoo Sports will have you covered with updates.

All times Eastern.

Saturday, August 5

Switzerland vs. Spain (1 a.m. on FS1)

Japan vs. Norway (4 a.m. on FS1)

Netherlands vs. South Africa (10 p.m. on FOX)

Sunday, August 6

Sweden vs. United States (5 a.m. on FOX)

Monday, August 7

England vs. Nigeria (3:30 a.m on FS1)

Australia vs. Denmark (6:30 a.m. on FS1)

Tuesday, August 8

Colombia vs. Jamaica (4 a.m. on FS1)

France vs. Morocco (7 a.m. on FS1)

Thursday, August 10

W49 vs. W51 (9 p.m. on FOX)

Friday, August 11

W50 vs. W52 (3:30 a.m. on FOX)

Saturday, August 12

W53 vs. W55 (3 a.m. on FOX)

W54 vs. W56 (6:30 a.m. on FOX)

Tuesday, August 15

W57 vs. W58 (4 a.m. on FOX)

Wednesday, August 16

W59 vs. W60 (6 a.m. on FOX)

L61 vs. L62 (4 a.m. on FOX)

W61 vs. W62 (6 a.m. on FOX)

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