watch the 2023 Womens World Cup for free online

The 2023 Women’s World Cup will kick-off on July 20 with a full month of high-class soccer to look forward to. Will the United States take the cup for the third time in a row or will they be unseated by one of the other 31 squads? You’ll have to tune in to find out. Below, we’ll explain how you can stream the Women’s World Cup online in your country.

This post will only discuss official sources. Popular sporting events are often available on shady streaming sites but we strongly advise against using them. For starters, they usually only offer laggy, low-resolution video, and to make matters worse, unlicensed streams can be taken offline at any moment for copyright violation. You might not even see who wins! Luckily,with lots of official, free-to-watch channels showing the 2023 Women’s World Cup, there’s no need for third-party streams.

This event will only be shown on geo-restricted platforms. This means that you may need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to watch the 2023 Women’s World Cup while traveling abroad.

How to watch the 2023 Women’s World Cup abroad with a VPN

It’s very easy to access region-locked services with a VPN. Simply follow the steps below to unblock and stream the Women’s World Cup from anywhere:

  1. First of all, you’ll need a VPN. We recommend NordVPN though Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both excellent alternatives.
  2. Once you’ve signed up, download and install the VPN on any device you use for streaming.
  3. Connect to a VPN server in the required country. You’d use a US server to access Fox Sports, for instance, or a British one for BBC iPlayer.
  4. Try playing a video on your chosen site. It should begin immediately but if not, clearing your cache and cookies, then refreshing the page will fix most problems.

Note that as these matches will be broadcast live, it’s important to make sure your VPN works well before kickoff. This ensures you’ll have enough time to contact your VPN’s customer support team if anything goes wrong. This approach makes it less likely that you’ll miss any of what’s sure to be a very exciting tournament.


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How to live stream the Women’s World Cup for free on UK TV

How to live stream the Women’s World Cup for free on UK TV

ITV and the BBC are sharing broadcast rights to the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with fixtures alternating between ITVX and BBC iPlayer. Both of these platforms are free to use, though you will have to create an account for each. Additionally, you’ll need a TV license to watch matches live on ITVX or to stream anything at all on BBC iPlayer.

These services are only normally available in the UK. However, you can still access them while traveling abroad by connecting to a British VPN server. Don’t have a VPN yet? NordVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you can stream the 2023 Women’s World Cup risk-free. If you’re unimpressed (or just don’t need a VPN afterward) you can cancel and claim a full refund.

Where else can I stream the 2023 Women’s World Cup online?

This year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup has 32 nations competing, eight more than last time, so it’s only natural there’d be international broadcasters all over the world. Here’s how to live stream the World Cup where you are:


How to live stream the Women’s World Cup for free on USA TV

Every Women’s World Cup game will be shown on either Fox Sports or FS1. If your cable package includes these channels, you’re in luck: just sign in to the Fox Sports website with your provider details and you’ll be able to stream the rest of the tournament live and free of charge.

Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to stop you watching just because you don’t have cable TV. It’s possible to stream Fox Sports on fuboTV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu with Live TV, plus there’ll be Spanish-language broadcasts on Peacock, Telemundo, and Universo. Some of these services include a free trial but none are long enough to stream the whole World Cup, so you’ll have to pay at some point.

The above services are only available in the US. Americans can still access these platforms abroad by connecting to a US VPN server though.


How to live stream the Women’s World Cup for free on Canadian TV

TSN, RDS, and CTV are sharing coverage of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Canada. TSN and RDS will broadcast every fixture live (in English and French, respectively), whereas CTV will only show a handful (though this does include the semi-finals and Women’s World Cup final). If your cable package includes any of these channels, you can stream them online at no added cost.

There is a way to watch even if you don’t have cable. RDS and TSN both offer an online-only subscription for $19.99 per month. Unfortunately, there’s no trial period and day passes aren’t available anymore, but as no other service is showing every remaining Women’s World Cup game, there aren’t really any other options.

TSN, CTV, and RDS are all geo-restricted. As such, you’ll have to either be in Canada or connected to one of your VPN’s Canadian servers to use them.


How to live stream the Women’s World Cup for free on Australian TV

Australian soccer fans can watch every match on Optus Sport. Existing subscribers can start streaming right away, free of charge, and there are reduced rates for certain Optus customers but otherwise, you’ll have to pay $24.99 AUD per month. There’s no free trial, either.

In previous years, SBS has shown the majority of the tournament but that’s not the case this time. Instead, 7plus will have free-to-watch broadcasts of 15 key matches including Australia vs Ireland, the semifinal, and the cup final.

Optus Sport and 7plus are geo-restricted, and as a result, you’ll need a VPN to access them from outside Australia.


How to live stream the Women’s World Cup for free on French TV and M6 agreed a last-minute deal to secure broadcast rights for this year’s World Cup but it’s not exactly clear how many matches will be on each platform at the time of writing. On the plus side, you can live stream TV on both without paying a cent once you create an account.

Both of these streaming platforms are geo-restricted. This means you’ll need a VPN to use them outside France.


How to live stream the Women’s World Cup for free on German TV

It’s very easy to watch the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Germany. Every match is available with German commentary on either ARD or ZDF, two channels which offer completely free live streams.

ARD and ZDF are both region-locked but if you connect to a German VPN server, you should be able to regain access during your trip abroad.


How to live stream the Women’s World Cup for free on Italian TV

These matches will be shown with Italian commentary on Rai Play. Rai Play is free, and doesn’t even require you to create an account, though you will have to be in Italy (or using an Italian VPN server) to actually stream anything.

Other locations

If we haven’t mentioned your country above, don’t panic: the 2023 Women’s World Cup is airing in far too many regions to address them all individually. Instead, we’d recommend checking out the following list of FIFA Women’s World Cup broadcasters.

2023 Women’s World Cup: full schedule

DateStageFixtureTime (UTC)
July 20GroupsNew Zealand vs Norway20:00
July 20Australia vs Republic of Ireland11:00
July 21Nigeria vs Canada3:30
July 21Philippines vs Switzerland6:00
July 21Spain vs Costa Rica8:30
July 22USA vs Vietnam2:00
July 22Zambia vs Japan8:00
July 22England vs Haiti 10:30
July 22Denmark vs China13:00
July 23Sweden vs South Africa6:00
July 23Netherlands vs Portugal8:30
July 23France vs Jamaica11:00
July 24Italy vs Argentina7:00
July 24Germany vs Morocco9:30
July 24Brazil vs Panama12:00
July 25Colombia vs Korea 3:00
July 25New Zealand vs Philippines6:30
July 25Switzerland vs Norway9:00
July 26Japan vs Costa Rica6:00
July 26Spain vs Zambia8:30
July 26Canada vs Republic of Ireland13:00
July 27USA vs Netherlands2:00
July 27Portugal vs Vietnam8:30
July 27Australia vs Nigeria11:00
July 28Argentina vs South Africa1:00
July 28England vs Denmark9:30
July 28China vs Haiti12:00
July 29Sweden vs Italy8:30
July 29France vs Brazil11:00
July 29Panama vs Jamaica13:30
July 30Korea vs Morocco5:30
July 30Norway vs Philippines8:00
July 30Switzerland vs New Zealand8:00
July 30Germany vs Colombia10:30
July 31Costa Rica vs Zambia8:00
July 31Japan vs Spain8:00
July 31Ireland vs Nigeria11:00
July 31Canada vs Australia 11:00
August 1Vietnam vs Netherlands8:00
August 1Portugal vs USA8:00
August 1Haiti vs Denmark12:00
August 1China vs England12:00
August 2South Africa vs Italy8:00
August 2Argentina vs Sweden8:00
August 2Jamaica vs Brazil11:00
August 2Panama vs France11:00
August 3Korea vs Germany11:00
August 3Morocco vs Colombia11:00
August 5Round of 16Group A winner vs Group C runner-up6:00
August 5Group C winner vs Group A runner-up9:00
August 6Group E winner vs Group G runner-up3:00
August 6Group G winner vs Group E runner-up10:00
August 7Group D winner vs Group B runner-up8:30
August 7Group B winner vs Group D runner-up11:30
August 8Group H winner vs Group F runner-up9:00
August 8Group F winner vs Group H runner-up12:00
August 11Quarter-finalsGroup A winner OR Group C runner-up vs Group E winner OR Group C runner-up2:00
August 11Group C winner OR Group A runner-up vs Group G winner OR Group C runner-up8:30
August 12Group B winner OR Group D runner-up vs Group F winner OR Group H runner-up8:00
August 12Group D winner OR Group B runner-up vs Group H winner OR Group F runner-up11:30
August 15SemifinalsQF 1 winner vs QF2 winner9:00
August 16QF3 winner vs QF4 winner11:00
August 19Third place game9:00
August 20Final2023 Women's World Cup final11:00

Which teams are expected to do well?

At the moment, the USA are the favorite, and it’s easy to see why. The Stars and Stripes have won the last two Women’s World Cups and taken gold at the Olympics four times.

England are a close second, though. The Lionesses have a fierce following and have been known to dismantle teams that don’t take them seriously (such as the infamous 20-0 victory over Latvia in 2021). On the other hand, they’ve never placed above third in a World Cup before, so it remains to be seen if they’ll pull it off this time.