The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France has already started with 24 teams battling it out for the prestigious title. If you want to watch all the action live but don’t know how, then this article will guide you on how to live-stream the Women’s World Cup 2019 or watch it on TV.
The Women’s World Cup is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. Moreover, the prize money for this years’ Women’s World Cup is double what it was in 2015. For the first time, the video assistant referee system (VAR) will be used in the tournament.
About 950,000 tickets for the tournament have already been sold. The tickets for the opening match, semi-finals and final sold out within 48 hours of going on sale. About 750 million people tuned in to watch the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
The U.S. women’s national team, which has already won three championship title, is the favorite to win the tournament. Their first match score of 13-0 against Thailand proves why they are the biggest contender for the World Cup. Other strong contenders are host France, Germany and the Netherlands. France has never made it past the semi-finals.
The tournament will continue until July 7, while the group stage ends tomorrow. You will be able to enjoy the next round from June 22 to June 25, while the quarter-finals and semi-finals are scheduled from June 27 to July 3. The final match for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is set for July 7.
The tournament follows the standard World Cup format with 24 teams divided into six groups and four teams in each group. The top 16 will include the top two teams from each group and the four best third-place teams. After the final 16, we will head into the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
Now let’s discuss how to live-stream the Women’s World Cup 2019 or watch it live on TV in various countries.
Those in the U.S. can watch the matches live on Fox, which is the official English-language broadcaster for the World Cup. You can use Fox to watch it at home, online or on the go with the help of the Fox Go app.
If you don’t have access to Fox, then do not worry because you still have quite a few options. Here are the other options: DirecTV Now ($50 per month); YouTube TV ($49.99 per month); FuboTV ($44.99 for the first month); Playstation Vue ($44.99 per month); Hulu with Live TV ($44.99 per month); and Sling TV ($15 per month). Many of these services offer free trials.
Those in England and Scotland will be able to watch the tournament for free, thanks to the BBC, which will offer coverage across all its platforms. For instance, TV viewers can watch BBC1, BBC2, BBC4 and the Red Button for the live World Cup matches. Those who wish to live-stream the matches on their laptop, smartphone or tablet will have to use BBC iPlayer.
Those in Australia will have free access to the matches featuring their national team on SBS. SBS will also broadcast the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Further, the public broadcasting service’s World Game website will stream all SBS matches live. This means you will have access to the games on any device you want. If you want to watch the other games as well, then you can use Optus Sport, a paid subscription service that costs A$14.99 per month.
Fans in New Zealand can head to Sky Sports, which has the official rights for the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Those who want to stream it on their smartphone or tablet can do so via the Sky Go app.
Those in Canada will have to use the services of CTV/TSN, which is the official Canadian broadcaster. If you plan to watch the matches live on the go, then you can use the CTV Go app.
Those who want to watch their home country’s coverage of the World Cup matches if they are are out of the country can use a VPN service. You can choose from a plethora of VPN services online, but techradar suggests that Express VPN, NordVPN and IPVanish are the best.