In a major coup for football fans across the United Kingdom, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Independent Television (ITV) have secured the rights to provide live television coverage of the highly anticipated 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament, set to take place in Australia and New Zealand, promises to be a thrilling showcase of women’s football talent on the world stage.
As the official broadcasters, the BBC and ITV have unveiled their comprehensive television schedules and selected matches for the upcoming tournament. The action will commence on July 20, as the host nation, New Zealand, takes on Norway in a gripping encounter set to begin at 8am local time. Football enthusiasts can tune in to the BBC to catch this opening clash, which will be held in Auckland.
England’s pivotal second group stage match against Denmark will be another key fixture covered by the BBC. Scheduled for July 28 at 9.30am, the game carries immense significance for the Lionesses, who will aim to secure their qualification to the knockout stages. The nation will be eagerly anticipating this crucial encounter, hoping for a positive outcome that will propel England forward in the tournament.
Throughout the group stages, the BBC will feature an array of matches involving some of the world’s most formidable teams. Spectators can expect thrilling showdowns featuring football powerhouses such as France, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia, and the reigning World Champions, the United States.
In a testament to their exclusive coverage, the BBC has been granted the privilege of selecting the first knockout game to broadcast live from the Round of 16 stage, provided England progresses beyond the group stage. The nation’s hopes will rest on the Lionesses’ shoulders as they strive to make a deep run in the competition, and fans will be able to experience every thrilling moment through the BBC’s coverage.
As the tournament progresses to the latter stages, the BBC stands as the sole broadcaster for both enthralling World Cup Semi-Finals. Football aficionados will need to tune in to the BBC to witness the suspense and drama unfold as the top teams battle it out for a spot in the prestigious final. The ultimate climax, the World Cup Final, will be a shared broadcast between the BBC and ITV, ensuring that fans can watch this monumental event on either channel.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup promises to be an extraordinary celebration of women’s football, and the collaboration between the BBC and ITV ensures that viewers in the UK will not miss a single moment of this thrilling tournament. Make sure to mark your calendars and support your favourite teams as they strive for glory on the world stage.
|20 July||8am||New Zealand v Norway||Auckland||BBC|
|11am||Australia v Republic of Ireland||Sydney||ITV|
|21 July||3.30am||Nigeria v Canada||Melbourne||BBC|
|6am||Philippines v Switzerland||Dunedin||ITV|
|8.30am||Spain v Costa Rica||Wellington||BBC|
|22 July||2am||USA v Vietnam||Auckland||BBC|
|8am||Zambia v Japan||Hamilton||BBC|
|10.30am||England v Haiti||Brisbane||ITV|
|1pm||Denmark v China||Perth||BBC|
|23 July||6am||Sweden v South Africa||Wellington||BBC|
|8.30am||Netherlands v Portugal||Dunedin||BBC|
|11am||France v Jamaica||Sydney||ITV|
|24 July||7am||Italy v Argentina||Auckland||ITV|
|9.30am||Germany v Morocco||Melbourne||ITV|
|12pm||Brazil v Panama||Adelaide||ITV|
|25 July||3am||Colombia v South Korea||Sydney||BBC|
|6.30am||New Zealand v Philippines||Wellington||ITV|
|9am||Switzerland v Norway||Hamilton||ITV|
|26 July||6am||Japan v Costa Rica||Dunedin||ITV|
|8.30am||Spain v Zambia||Auckland||BBC|
|1pm||Canada v Republic of Ireland||Perth||ITV|
|27 July||2am||USA v Netherlands||Wellington||BBC|
|8.30am||Portugal v Vietnam||Hamilton||ITV|
|11am||Australia v Nigeria||Brisbane||BBC|
|28 July||1am||Argentina v South Africa||Dunedin||ITV|
|9.30am||England v Denmark||Sydney||BBC|
|12pm||China v Haiti||Adelaide||ITV|
|29 July||8.30am||Sweden v Italy||Wellington||BBC|
|11am||France v Brazil||Brisbane||BBC|
|1.30pm||Panama v Jamaica||Perth||ITV|
|30 July||5.30am||South Korea v Morocco||Adelaide||BBC|
|10.30am||Germany v Colombia||Sydney||ITV|
|8am||Norway v Philippines||Auckland||BBC|
|8am||Switzerland v New Zealand||Dunedin||BBC|
|31 July||8am||Japan v Spain||Wellington||ITV|
|8am||Costa Rica v Zambia||Hamilton||ITV|
|11am||Republic of Ireland v Nigeria||Brisbane||BBC|
|11am||Canada v Australia||Melbourne||BBC|
|1 August||8am||Vietnam v Netherlands||Dunedin||ITV|
|8am||Portugal v USA||Auckland||ITV|
|12pm||China v England||Adelaide||ITV|
|12pm||Haiti v Denmark||Perth||ITV|
|2 August||8am||Argentina v Sweden||Hamilton||BBC|
|8am||South Africa v Italy||Wellington||BBC|
|11am||Panama v France||Sydney||ITV|
|11am||Jamaica v Brazil||Melbourne||ITV|
|3 August||11am||Morocco v Colombia||Perth||BBC|
|11am||South Korea v Germany||Brisbane||BBC|