The Women’s World Cup is fast approaching and, with the Matildas ranked in the top ten in the world, Aussie fans are getting excited about the prospects of the national side in the world’s biggest tournament tournament.
After taking out the Cup of Nations with three impressive victories, their chances of a top four finish are as good as they’ve ever been, and you won’t miss a minute when watching key games on TV or streaming the action live to a mobile device.
2019 Matildas Women’s World Cup Preview
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the eighth edition of the event, and will see the best 24 teams in the world fight it out for global supremacy. France will look to become just the second team in history to win the tournament on home soil as they attempt to repeat the heroics of the French men’s team one year earlier, but they will have plenty of competition from the likes of the USA, England and Germany, who are shaping up as the primary challengers to the home side. The USA has already won a record three World Cup tournaments, while Germany has two – both England and France will be looking to raise the cup for the first time.
When: June 7 – July 7, 2019
Where: France (various stadiums)
Those sides are the clear top four heading into the event, but there is a long list of teams nipping at their heels, with the Australian Matilda’s heading the list. It’s been a year of mixed fortunes for the national team to date; after beginning 2019 by sacking coach Alen Stajcic in surprising circumstances, a move which caused significant turmoil, the side proved their talent on the field with three comfortable victories against New Zealand, South Korea and Argentina to take out the Cup of Nations in February and March. Samantha Kerr led the way with three goals in those three matches, before scoring again in their final hitout before the World Cup, a match which they lost 5-3 to the USA. Though their defence faltered on that occasion they would have taken plenty of solace from their ability to match it with arguably the best team in the world for much of the game, and you won’t miss a key minute of their attempt at an inaugural top four World Cup finish when streaming the Matildas live.
Matildas Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Sunday 9 June||LIVE: Matildas v Italy||9.00pm||SBS / Optus|
|Friday 14 June||LIVE: Matildas v Brazil||2.00am||SBS / Optus|
|Wednesday 19 June||LIVE: Matildas v Jamaica||5.00am||SBS / Optus|
TV fixtures shown as Sydney time. Per broadcasting rights, SBS is the Matildas free to air network in Australia for the World Cup.
2019 Women’s World Cup Live and Free
While you can find the 2019 FIFA Womens World Cup on free to air TV in Australia, Fox Sports 501 (Foxtel/Kayo) have the rights to the international friendlies LIVE, in HD, and ad-break free during play. The Matildas will be in Group C, alongside Italy, Brazil and Jamaica, and their first match is scheduled for the 9th of June.
Watch the Matildas Online
So if you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox Sports you may wish to review the Foxtel now free trial which is good for 10 days and will televise the Matilda warm-up matches that takes place before the 2019 World Cup live online with compatible internet connected devices.
Stream the Matildas Free
Kayo Sports also have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these exact same World Cup warm-ups as Foxtel, and can stream the Matildas free and Live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo also have a split-view feature you can catch up to four Live events at the same time, ensuring you never need to miss a key moment of the wide-range of sport found in their sport on TV guide.
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Matildas World Cup and Group C Matches
|Sunday 9 June||LIVE: Australia v Italy||9.00pm||SBS / Optus|
|Sunday 9 June||LIVE: Brazil v Jamaica||11.30pm||SBS / Optus|
|Friday 14 June||LIVE: Australia v Brazil||2.00am||SBS / Optus|
|Saturday 15 June||LIVE: Jamaica v Italy||2.00am||SBS / Optus|
|Wednesday 19 June||LIVE: Jamaica v Australia||5.00am||SBS / Optus|
|Wednesday 19 June||LIVE: Italy v Brazil||5.00am||SBS / Optus|
Women’s World Cup on Optus
While there will be limited coverage of the Women’s World Cup on free-to-air TV, the most comprehensive coverage will come from Optus, who will show all 52 games of the event live. With three broadcasting crews in France to cover the event – including one specifically dedicated to the Matildas – and 40 World Cup matches aired exclusively by Optus, it’s set to be the complete coverage of a Women’s World Cup ever in Australia. All the action will be available to anyone with an Optus Sport subscription. Once you’re subscribed, you’ll have access to all the games on a wide range of devices, including Apple and iOS devices, Telstra and Fetch TV, Mac and PC, and through Chromecast.