How to watch the 2023 Women's World Cup online: stream every game live

Lauren Hemp during the England v Australia game of the Women's World Cup 2023
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With the finals of the Women's World Cup set to take place on Sunday, August 20, there's not much time left to catch games in the quadrennial women's football tournament. 

Streaming quick links

US: Fox / Fox Sports (live TV streaming service)
ITV and BBC (or ITVX and iPlayer)
7Plus (free)
Watch abroad with a VPN:

There's also the third-place play-off of Sweden v Spain the day prior.

Games continue until the final on Sunday, August 20, exactly a month after the first two matches of the tournament. Only one of the four teams who participated in those initial games is still in the tournament, with Australia technically knocked out but still ready for the third-place game.

If you're excited to watch the games, you're in the right place, because in this guide we've collected all the information you need to enjoy them. That includes how to stream the soccer online or watch it on your TV, who's playing and when the games are set to take place, and even where the matches will play out.

So if you want to know where to watch the FIFA Women's World Cup around the world, make sure to bookmark this article so you can find it nearer the time. If you're away from home, a VPN is always an option to watch the World Cup. We recommend ExpressVPN.

How to watch the World Cup in the US

There are two key ways to watch the Women's World Cup in the US.

First, Fox is going to be airing the games on its main channel as well as Fox Sports channels. If your cable subscription includes Fox channels then you're sorted, but if not you can use live TV streaming services such as FuboTV, Sling TV (on its Blue plan), Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, all of which have your Fox needs sorted.

In our fixtures list below, you can see whether each game is on Fox or Fox Sports 1, with the matches split fairly evenly between the two.

Alternatively, there's Telemundo, which is running Spanish-language coverage of the games. That means you'll also be able to watch using a $4.99-per-month subscription to Peacock, as Telemundo games are simulcast there.

With the tournament taking place in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, matches kick off quite early in the morning for most Americans, with the earliest fixtures of the group stage taking place at 3 am ET/midnight PT. 

USA Women's group fixtures are as follows

  • Friday, July 21: USA vs Vietnam, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
  • Wednesday, July 26: USA vs Netherlands, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
  • Tuesday, August 1: Portugal vs USA, 2 am ET/11 pm PT (the day before)

How to watch the World Cup in the UK

In the UK, the Women's World Cup games are alternating between ITV and BBC — that means you'll be able to use ITVX and iPlayer to watch them, depending on what channel each game is on.

An official calendar of which games are on which channels has been confirmed and in our fixtures list below, you can see whether it's BBC or ITV. The one exception is the final, which will be on both ITV 1 and BBC 1. 

UK team's group-stage fixtures are as follows:

  • Saturday, July 22: Haiti vs England, 10:30 am UK
  • Friday, July 28: England vs Denmark, 9:30 am UK
  • Tuesday, August 1: China vs England, noon UK

How to watch the World Cup in Australia

In Australia, you have two methods of watching the Women's World Cup.

One option has matches being broadcast by the Seven Network, so you can watch them on TV or using 7Plus on the internet.

Alternatively, games will air on Optus Sport, a $24.99-per-month sports streaming service that offers plenty more football besides this tournament.

Australia team's group-stage fixtures are as follows:

  • Thursday, July 20: Australia vs Republic of Ireland, 8 pm AEDT
  • Thursday, July 27: Australia vs Nigeria, 8 pm AEDT
  • Monday, July 31: Australia vs Canada, 8 pm AEDT

How to watch the World Cup everywhere else

If you're keen to watch the Women's World Cup but you're somewhere the broadcasts aren't easily available, a potential solution to this issue is with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

A VPN lets you change your IP address, enabling you to watch shows or sporting events like the World Cup and all the other shows and events that matter to you from other locations. Our favorite is ExpressVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar.


ExpressVPN is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. 

It's straightforward and easy to use, has great security, is available on loads of streaming devices and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out 100% risk-free.

Women's World Cup 2023 fixtures

Game dates correspond to when they take place in Australia/New Zealand

Thursday, July 20

New Zealand (1) vs Norway (0)

Australia (1) vs Republic of Ireland (0)

Friday, July 21 

Nigeria (0) vs Canada (0)

Philippines (0) vs Switzerland (2)

Spain (3) vs Costa Rica (0)

Saturday, July 22 

USA (3) vs Vietnam (0)

Zambia (0) vs Japan (5)

England (1) vs Haiti (0)

Denmark (1) vs China (0)

Sunday, July 23

Sweden (2) vs South Africa (1)

Netherlands (1) v Portugal (0)

France (0) vs Jamaica (0)

Norway's Ada Hegerberg is one of the best players in the world

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Monday, July 24

Italy (1) vs Argentina (0)

Germany (6) vs Morocco (0)

Brazil (4) vs Panama (0)

Tuesday, July 25 

Colombia (2) vs South Korea (0)

New Zealand (0) vs Philippines (1)

Switzerland (0) vs Norway (0)

Wednesday, July 26

Costa Rica (0) vs Japan (2)

Spain (5) vs Zambia (0)

Canada (2) vs Republic of Ireland (1)

Thursday, July 27

USA (1) vs Netherlands (1)

Vietnam (0) vs Portugal (2)

Australia (2) vs Nigeria (3)

Friday, July 28

Argentina (2) vs South Africa (2)

England (1) vs Denmark (0)

China (1) vs Haiti (0)

Saturday, July 29 

Sweden (5) vs Italy (0)

France (2) vs Brazil (1)

Jamaica (1) vs Panama (0)

Sunday, July 30

Korea Republic (0) vs Morocco (1)

Norway (6) vs Philippines (0)

Switzerland (0) vs New Zealand (0)

Germany (1) vs Colombia (2)

Monday, July 31 

Costa Rica (1) vs Zambia (3)

Japan (4) vs Spain (0)

Republic of Ireland (0) vs Nigeria (0)

Canada (0) vs Australia (4)

Tuesday, August 1

Vietnam (0) vs Netherlands (7)

USA (0) vs Portugal (0)

Denmark (2) vs Haiti (0)

England (6) vs China (1)

Wednesday, August 2

South Africa (3) vs Italy (2)

Argentina (0) vs Sweden (2)

Jamaica (0) vs Brazil (0)

France (6) vs Panama (3)

Thursday, August 3 

Korea Republic (1) vs Germany (1)

Morocco (1) vs Colombia (0)

Saturday, August 5 (Round of 16 begins)

Switzerland (1) v Spain (5)

Japan (3) v Norway (1)

Sunday, August 6

Netherlands (2) v South Africa (0)

Sweden (0, 5 in penalties) v United States (0, 4 in penalties)

Monday, August 7

Australia (2) v Denmark (0)

England (0, 4 in penalties) v Nigeria (0, 2 in penalties)

Tuesday, August 8

Colombia (1) v Jamaica (0)

France (4) v Morocco (0)

Friday, August 11

Spain (2) v Netherlands (1)

Japan (1) v Sweden (2)

Team UK celebrating their win at the Women's Euros 2022

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Saturday, August 12

Australia (0, 7 in penalties) v France (0, 6 in penalties)

England (2) v Colombia (1)

Tuesday, August 15

Spain (2) v Sweden (1)

Wednesday, August 16

England (3) v Australia (1)

Saturday, August 19

Australia v Sweden, 4 am ET/1 am PT/9 am UK (Fox)

Sunday, August 20

Spain v England, 6 am ET/3 am PT/11 am UK (Fox, BBC/ITV)

What you need to know about the World Cup 2023

Which teams are playing in the Women's World Cup 2023?

The World Cup qualification games finished in late February, confirming the full list of teams. You can find it below:

Group A

  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Switzerland

Group B

  • Australia
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Nigeria
  • Canada

Group C

  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • Zambia
  • Japan

Women's World Cup 2023

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Group D

  • England
  • Denmark
  • China
  • Haiti

Group E

  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal

Group F

  • France
  • Jamaica
  • Brazil
  • Panama

Group G

  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • Argentina

Group H

  • Germany
  • Morocco
  • Colombia
  • South Korea

When will the World Cup 2023 take place?

The World Cup 2023 begins on July 20, and it'll be between New Zealand and Norway. Group-stage games will continue for two weeks until August 5, when the Round of 16 begins.

Then, quarterfinals start on August 11, with the semifinal matches on the August 15 and August 16. the third-place match is then on August 19 and the final on August 20.

Where does the World Cup 2023 take place?

The 64-game tournament will be played across 10 venues in nine cities, in Australia and New Zealand. They are as follows... 

  • Stadium Australia, Sydney: 83,500 capacity
  • Sydney Football Ground, Sydney:  42,512 capacity
  • Lang Park, Brisbane: 52,263 capacity
  • Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne: 30,052 capacity
  • Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth: 22,225 capacity
  • Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide: 16,500 (expanding to 18,435) capacity
  • Eden Park, Auckland: 48,276 capacity
  • Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington: 39,000 capacity
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin: 28,744 capacity
  • Waikato Stadium, Hamilton: 25,111 capacity
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