FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2023 - GAMES TO WATCH
Games to watch
If you're travelling from 20 July - 20 August, you can enjoy the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ LIVE onboard on Sport 24.
With the top games broadcast live from Australia & New Zealand, you won't miss a kick!
Check out the full schedule here (link)
Here are our five games you won’t want to miss:
New Zealand V Norway | 20 July, 7AM GMT
Kicking off the tournament at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand is a match-up in Group A between the co-hosts and Norway. The 50,000-seater venue is sold out for the occasion and the atmosphere is set to be electric. The Kiwis are yet to make it out of the group stages at a World Cup and will be utilizing the home crowds to spur them on in their bid to make history! After a disappointing run at UEFA Euro 2022 last summer Norway will be looking to make a comeback and the odds are in their favour having defeated New Zealand in their two previous meetings.
Sam Kerr | Australia
Australia V Republic of Ireland | 20 JULY, 10AM GMT
Next up it will be over to Australia to kick off the tournament for Group B with 80,000 fans behind them at a sold-out Stadium Australia in Sydney. The Matilda’s welcome tournament newbies Republic of Ireland who qualified for their first tournament after beating Scotland 1-0 in the play-offs in October. The clash was originally set to be played in the Allianz Stadium which holds just 42,000 spectators but increased demand saw the fixture be moved to Stadium Australia. The sides have met once before in a close friendly match in 2021 which saw Ireland come out on top winning 3-2. However, both teams have gone from strength to strength since then and it is impossible to predict who will come out on top this time.
England V Haiti | 22 JULY, 9:30 AM GMT
This fixture taking place at Brisbane Stadium will be your first chance to catch last year’s European Champions in action as they take on Haiti. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be Haiti’s first after beating Chile 2-1 in the play-off final. Facing the reigning European Champions in their first game will be a tough challenge for the side who are 49 places below England in the FIFA rankings, but they'll be keen to make their mark on the world stage. England naturally will be expected to take all 3 points from this match but with an influx of injuries to crucial players and a disappointing goalless draw to Portugal in the warm-up games, nobody quite knows what to expect from this England team.
UEFA Euro 2022 England
France V Brazil | 29 JULY, 10AM GMT
This match-up in group F is likely to be a close game with both sides featuring world-class talent. This tournament will be the last for the Brazilian legend, Marta. The 37-year-old has been to six world cups and is considered one of the greatest footballers ever. The French team are ambitious going into this competition despite a tumultuous year behind the scenes that resulted in a new management and injuries to their star players Delphine Cascarino and Marie-Antoinette Katoto. The teams met in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in the round of 16 in a thriller which saw Brazil knocked out after Amandine Henry scored an extra time winner. Brazil will be eager to seek revenge and this game is sure to be feisty.
USA V Netherlands | 27 JULY, 1AM GMT
A repeat of the 2019 World Cup final this is a game you will not want to miss. Second-half goals from Rose Lavelle and Megan Rapinoe saw the USA win their second consecutive World Cup in 2019 and they are keen to complete a hat-trick of titles. The Netherlands are without their star player Vivianne Miedema after she ruptured her ACL earlier this season playing at her club Arsenal. Despite this, the Netherlands are keen to improve on their disappointing run in UEFA Euro 2022 last summer. The sides have met once since the 2019 final in a friendly in which the USA retained their winning streak defeating the Netherlands 2-0.
Megan Rapinoe | USA