The Women’s World Cup got underway on Friday, June 7, and today the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) plays for the first time. Their opponent is Thailand, and the US squad, ranked No. 1 in the world, is expected to dominate. The team has never lost its opening match and, after winning the 2015 World Cup in Canada against Japan, the USWNT is a heavy favorite to repeat as champs in France. The French, English and German teams are also among the favorites in this year’s tournament. Here’s what cord cutters need to know to catch today’s game, and all of the Women’s World Cup action this summer.
When do the US Women play?
The USWNT plays against Thailand on Tuesday, June 11, at 3 p.m. ET. The match will be held at Stade Auguste-Delaune II in Reims, France.
The USWNT’s next two opening-round matches are on Sunday, June 16, at 12 noon ET against Chile and Thursday, June 20 at 3 p.m. ET against Sweden.
The Championship Game is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 7.
Here’s the full WWC schedule.
What channels are showing the Women’s World Cup?
The tournament will be broadcast on the Fox and Fox Sports 1 (FS1) channels. For Spanish-language broadcasts, you can tune in to Telemundo and Universo.
How can I livestream the Women’s World Cup?
You can livestream Women’s World Cup matches on FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports app, but you will need to prove you have a pay TV subscription. If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, then you can watch the Women’s World Cup with a .
For the matches on Fox and Telemundo, however, you will need to make sure you can get a live feed. In some markets, you can watch on-demand but not live content from Fox, Telemundo and the other local networks. (And if you really need to see all the action up close, here’s how to watch the World Cup in 4K.)
Other stuff to know about live TV streaming services:
- You’ll need a .
- You can watch any of them on TV as long as your smart TV has the service’s app. You can also watch on your TV using a media streamer, such as a , , or .
- You can also watch on phones, tablets and PC browsers. , Android
- You can sign up and cancel anytime, no contract required.
- All of them offer free trial periods, so you can sign up to watch and then cancel. (Wait until the second half of the fortnight to start your trial, and you can watch all of the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals matches without spending a dime.)
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Sling TV’s $25-a-month Blue package includes Fox and FS1 but not Telemundo. (The plan is currently discounted to $15 a month for the first month.) You can add Universo to the Blue package as part of the Best of Spanish package and pay $30 a month. Click here to see if you live in a market that offers Fox.
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Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV costs $45 a month and includes Fox, FS1 and Telemundo. The Espanol Add-on for an extra $5 a month adds Universo. Click the “View all channels in your area” link on its welcome page to see which live, local channels are offered in your ZIP code.
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PlayStation Vue’s basic $45-a-month Access plan includes Fox, FS1 and Telemundo. The Espanol Pack for an extra $5 a month adds Universo. You can see if a live feed of Fox and Telemundo is available in your area here.
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YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes Fox, FS1, Telemundo and Universo. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see if a live feed of Fox and Telemundo is available in your area.
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DirecTV Now’s basic $50-a-month Plus package includes Fox, FS1 and Telemundo. The $15-a-month Espanol add-on includes Universo. You can use its channel lookup tool to see if a live feed of Fox and Telemundo is available where you live.
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FuboTV costs $55 per month and includes Fox, FS1, Telemundo and Universo. Click here to see if you live in a market that offers Fox and Telemundo.
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Originally published June 4.