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The 2023 Women’s World Cup is underway and this year’s tournament has the potential to be one of the most entertaining events in the game’s 32-year history.
It’s the first time that 32 teams will compete for the world title, with more than half of the field as serious title contenders: most notably, the U.S who has the opportunity to three-peat, England off the back of a Euros 2022 win and Australia, whose striker Sam Kerr is one of the best players on the field and arguably the face of this year’s tournament.
This week, eyes will also be on the U.S national women’s team who face a tricky path towards the next stage of the tournament after a win over Vietnam and a draw with the Netherlands. They face off against Portugal on Aug. 1 at 3 a.m. ET.
When Is the Women’s World Cup 2023?
The tournament started on July 20 and runs to August 20. We are now into the second week of the Women’s World Cup with only a few group stage matches left before the knockout round. The USWNT is in Group E with Netherlands, Vietnam and Portugal.
What TV Channel Is the Women’s World Cup On?
As always, Fox is broadcasting the English-language version of the tournament while Telemundo will broadcast the Spanish-language coverage.
While both networks will cover all 64 games, Fox will only air 24 games on their over-the-air network (cable). The rest of the games will air on Fox Sports 1 (FS1). If you have an indoor antenna, you’ll be able to pick up your local Fox affiliate feed to watch the matches on TV. For everyone else — and to watch the Women’s World Cup on FS1 — check out the best ways to live stream the tournament without cable below.
Where to Watch Women’s World Cup Online Free
The best way to livestream the Women’s World Cup online is through DIRECTV. Their streaming service offers 75+ live TV channels — including Fox and FS1 — so you can watch the soccer matches live on your TV, computer, tablet or phone without cable. DIRECTV also gets you ESPN for post-game coverage and match analysis.
DIRECTV offers a 5-day free trial that you can use right now to watch the Women’s World Cup online for free. Cancel before your five days are up and you won’t be charged.
Another way to watch the tournament without cable? Use this 7-day free trial to fuboTV to live stream the Women’s World Cup online free on Fox and FS1.
While sites like Reddit will often list free Women’s World Cup live streaming links, only DIRECTV and fuboTV get you the official tournament feeds on Fox and FS1.
Prefer a European or South American Women’s World Cup feed? Use a service like ExpressVPN, which lets you set your IP address to an international location, so you can watch the international live feed of the soccer games. ExpressVPN pricing starts at just over $6 and you can see details here.
Women’s World Cup Teams, Schedule
The USWNT plays in Group E of the first-round. Other countries in Group E are Netherlands, Portugal, and Vietnam. The two top teams will advance to the knockout stage. Here’s the rest of the first round schedule for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
Tuesday, August 1 (PT/ET)
- Vietnam vs. Netherlands. 12:00 a.m. / 3:00 a.m.
- Portugal vs. United States. 12:00 a.m. / 3:00 a.m.
- China vs. England. 4:00 a.m. / 7:00 a.m.
- Haiti vs. Denmark. 4:00 a.m. / 7:00 a.m.
- Argentina vs. Sweden. 12:00 a.m. / 3:00 a.m.
- South Africa vs. Italy. 12:00 a.m. / 3:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 2 (PT/ET)
- Panama vs. France. 3:00 a.m. / 6:00 a.m.
- Jamaica vs. Brazil. 3:00 a.m. / 6:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 3 (PT/ET)
- Morocco vs. Columbia 3:00 a.m. / 6L:00 a.m.
- South Korea vs. Germany. 3:00 a.m. / 6:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 5 (PT/ET)
- Switzerland vs. Spain. 10:00 p.m. / 1:00 a.m.
- Japan vs. Norway. 1:00 a.m. / 4:00 a.m.