How to Watch the 2023 Women’s World Cup

There’s never been a better time to watch women's soccer, and these services can help you do so.

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There are plenty of ways to watch the 2023 Women’s World Cup, which kicked off July 20 and is being held in nine cities throughout New Zealand and Australia.

If you’re new to women’s soccer, here are the stakes: the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) is going for its third consecutive World Cup title. The team has won four of the eight Women’s World Cups and never placed lower than third in the tournament.

The USWNT has so far played three matches. It beat Vietnam 3-0, tied 1-1 against the Netherlands and tied 0-0 against Portugal. This is a pretty lackluster showing for the USWNT so far, as several of its key players — including its captain and its top scorer this year — are sitting out due to injury.

Because the World Cup is being held on the other side of the planet, many of the tournament’s 64 matches are airing in the wee hours for North American viewers.

The USWNT faces off against Sweden on Aug. 6 at 5 a.m. ET, and the 2023 Women's World Cup ends on Aug. 20.

How to watch the World Cup

Before we dive in, an important note: The prices and trial periods of all the streaming services mentioned may vary based on where you live, so check for pricing specific to your location before signing up for anything.

Fubo, YouTube TV or Sling TV

All 64 matches will be available to watch on Fubo, YouTube TV and Sling TV.

Fubo offers a seven-day free trial for new subscribers, after which you’ll be enrolled in the annual plan of your choice. The cheapest Fubo plan, Pro, starts at $74.99 per month. Under that plan, you can watch Fubo on up to 10 screens and use up to 1,000 hours of digital video recording, or DVR.

YouTube TV also offers free trials for new subscribers, after which you’ll be charged a subscription plan. YouTube TV offers two plans: the Base Plan and the Spanish Plan. A free trial of the Base Plan lasts 10 days; the Spanish Plan’s free trial lasts seven days. The Base Plan costs $64.99 for the first three months and $72.99 per month after that. The Spanish Plan costs $34.99 per month.

Finally, to watch the Women’s World Cup on Sling TV, you’ll need Sling Blue. That package is available for $30 for the first month, after which you’ll be charged $45 per month.

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Fox Sports

All of the Women’s World Cup matches will be streamed on the Fox Sports app. The app is free, but you’ll need to log in with one of the following providers:

  • DirecTV.

  • DirecTV Stream.

  • Dish.

  • Fubo.

  • Sling.

  • Optimum.

  • Hulu + Live TV.

  • Verizon Fios TV.

  • Vidgo.

  • YouTube TV.

When does the U.S. Women's National Team play?

The USWNT has three matches scheduled:

  • July 21 at 9 p.m. EDT against Vietnam.

  • July 26 at 9 p.m. EDT against the Netherlands.

  • Aug. 1 at 3 a.m. EDT against Portugal.

The outcomes of these and other matches will determine how long the USWNT is in the tournament.

What’s the time difference between the U.S. and the Women’s World Cup local times?

Australia and New Zealand are 14 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time. The International Olympics Committee has the Women’s World Cup schedule available on its website. All times are listed in UTC, or Coordinated Universal Time.

To convert the scheduled time to your local time, know that UTC is:

  • 7 hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time.

  • 6 hours ahead of Mountain Daylight Time.

  • 5 hours ahead of Central Daylight Time.

  • 4 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time.

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