The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off July 20 as 32 teams compete for soccer glory in Australia and New Zealand. Co-host New Zealand will face off against Norway in the tournament’s opening match at 2 a.m. CST July 20.

The No. 1 women’s team in the world United States will look to become the first team, men’s or women’s, to win three consecutive World Cups. While the United States will be without star forward Mallory Swanson, who dropped out due to injury, they are still seen as favorites to win their fifth World Cup.  The United States is led by several veterans, including Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, along with up-and-coming star Sophia Smith. The U.S. Women’s National Team were drawn into Group E and begin its tournament against Vietnam at 8 p.m. CST July 21.

This will be the first time in FIFA Women’s World Cup history that 32 teams will compete in the final stage of the tournament. Only 24 teams competed in the previous two iterations of the competition.

England of Group D and Australia of Group B will lead the rest of the world in trying to keep the U.S. from once again winning the World Cup. Fresh off its thrilling UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 victory, England and stalwart defender Lucy Bronze will look to continue their momentum and win its first World Cup. Meanwhile, co-hosts Australia are led by captain and star forward Sam Kerr, one of the best players in women’s football. Kerr will hope to wreak havoc on opponent backlines and lead the Matildas to a World Cup victory on home soil.

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be broadcast live across FOX Sports (FOX and FS1) in the English language as well as on Telemundo and Universo in Spanish. All games will be played live on the FOX and FOX Sports App. NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock, will also offer live streams in Spanish of all 64 World Cup matches. The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup runs from July 20 to August 20. Check your local listings for exact channel providers.

Reminder: TV Everywhere is included at no cost with every TDS TV and TDS TV+ subscription. With TV Everywhere, you can watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup and your favorite shows and events on your internet-connected devices. Away from home, all you need is Wi-Fi access, and you could be watching TV while waiting for an appointment or wherever your day takes you. Both the FOX Sports and Peacock apps (along with 5K+ apps via the Google Play Store) are available for download on the TDS TV+ set-top-box.

U.S. Women’s National Team Schedule:

Vietnam – 8 p.m. CST July 21 – FOX/Telemundo/Universo/Peacock

Netherlands – 8p.m. CST July 26 – FOX/Telemundo/Universo/Peacock

Portugal – 8p.m. CST August 1 – FOX/Telemundo/Universo/Peacock

By Will Chamblee, TDS Communications Intern

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