Sam Kerr, Steph Catley, and Australia women’s national soccer team are ready to break through when the 2023 Women’s World Cup kicks off on Thursday, July 20. Tony Gustavsson’s squad, serving as the co-host nation with New Zealand, begins the tournament hoping to finally advance beyond the quarterfinals. The Matildas reached the Round of 16 in 2019 in large part because of Kerr, who became the first Australian player (regardless of gender) to score a hat trick at a World Cup tournament. Australia officially starts its trophy pursuit against the Republic of Ireland in Group B play on July 20.
Can the Australia team make history and become only the second host nation to win the Women’s World Cup? Read on to learn how to fully enjoy the 2023 Women’s World Cup with an ExpressVPN subscription!
How to watch FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 for free in Australia
Great news for Australian soccer fans: Australia’s Seven network will have free live streams of every Australia Women’s World Cup match via the 7plus app! In total, 15 key matches—including the opening match, quarterfinals, semi-finals, and the final—will be broadcast live and free on Seven and 7plus. Just note that you’ll need a valid Australian postcode to create a 7plus account (e.g., 2000 or 3001).
Simply follow these instructions to safely and securely live stream Women’s World Cup matches on 7plus.
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location in Australia.
- Sign up at 7plus. You may need to provide an Australian postcode like 2001 or 3001.
- Check the schedule and start streaming on the 7mate channel!
Additionally, the BBC and ITVX will air every World Cup match for free (with English commentary). Please note that you may need a UK postcode (e.g., KT6 4EU, NW5 2HR) to successfully stream the 2023 Women’s World Cup!
Australia’s Seven network will have free live streams of the Women’s World Cup via the 7plus app! Fifteen key matches—including the opening match, quarterfinals, semi-finals and the final—will be broadcast live and free on Seven and 7plus. You can also catch cricket, AFL, and even select NFL games on 7plus! Just note that you’ll need a valid Australian postcode to create a 7plus account (e.g., 2000 or 3001).
If you’re tuning in from the UK, the BBC will be showing Women’s World Cup streams online for free via its BBC iPlayer streaming service. The BBC will also air the World Cup final on August 20. Please note that you may need a UK postcode (e.g., KT6 4EU, NW5 2HR) to successfully stream the 2023 Women’s World Cup!
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ITX (formerly ITV Hub) offers both on-demand content and live events, including free 2023 Women’s World Cup streams. Check the schedule before tuning in to the matches. Like the BBC, ITV is expected to show the other half of World Cup matches in the UK and offer a free simulcast of the final.
RTÉ and TG4
Country: Republic of Ireland
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The Austrian service ORF will offer free streams of the 2023 Women’s World Cup. ORF offers free online streaming services with hundreds of hours of German-language Austrian content, and it’s also a reliable source for MotoGP, F1, and several cycling events!
The Belgian channel RTBF will air the 2023 Women’s World Cup. To stream, just connect to its free online streaming platform, Auvio. RTBF is a fantastic channel for sports fans, as it also offers free live streams of Formula 1, cycling, and more.
France TV and 6play
The Brazilian streaming platform Globoplay offers free streaming of World Cup matches in Portuguese.
You can follow the 2023 Women’s World Cup on RaiPlay. You can watch via your browser or through its apps for iOS and Android. RaiPlay will offer 15 World Cup matches, including the Azzurri matches, the opening match, the two semi-finals, and the final.
Good news for soccer fans in the Netherlands: you can stream the 2023 Women’s World Cup for free on the national broadcaster, NOS. NOS will show twenty-five matches of the tournament, including the opening match, any Dutch national team matches and the key matches of the knock-out stage on its leading NPO channels.
Norwegian public-service broadcaster NRK TV will offer free coverage of select 2023 Women’s World Cup matches shown with Norwegian commentary.
Spanish broadcaster RTVE will broadcast the 2023 Women’s World Cup. RTVE is free and includes both local and international content. RTVE will broadcast the 25 main matches of the tournament (one per competition day) and all matches played by the Spanish National Team, meaning you can catch 15 group stage matches (including the opening match), four round of 16 matches, two quarterfinal matches, the two semifinal matches, the match for third place, and the final match, in addition to the opening and closing ceremonies all for free!
Final Australia’s Women’s World Cup roster
Can Sam Kerr and Steph Catley lead Australia to victory at the 2023 Women’s World Cup? Check back for the full 23-player roster when it is officially released!
|GK||Lydia Williams||Brighton & Hove Albion||35||102|
|GK||Mackenzie Arnold||West Ham United||29||35|
|D||Courtney Nevin||Leicester City||21||23|
|D||Aivi Luik||BK Häcken||38||43|
|D||Clare Polkinghorne||Sweden Vittsjö GIK||34||157|
|D||Clare Hunt||Western Sydney Wanderers||24||6|
|D||Emily Sonnett||OL Reign||29||74|
|D||Charlotte Grant||Vittsjö GIK||21||18|
|MF||Alex Chidiac||Racing Louisville||24||27|
|MF||Emily van Egmond||San Diego Wave||30||128|
|MF||Katrina Gorry||Vittsjö GIK||30||94|
|MF||Kyra Cooney-Cross||Hammarby IF||21||28|
|F||Cortnee Vine||Sydney FC||25||17|
|F||Mary Fowler||Manchester City||20||37|
|F||Hayley Raso||Manchester City||28||71|
|F||Kyah Simon||Tottenham Hotspur||32||111|
Who is the Australia women’s World Cup team’s head coach?
Tony Gustavsson took over Australia’s international team in September 2020, replacing Ante Milicic. Gustavsson enters the 2023 Women’s World Cup having led The Matildas to 12 wins, five draws, and 13 losses across 30 matches.
Australia’s Women’s World Cup fixtures and match schedule
|Date||Match||Time (local)||Time (ET)||Stadium||Network|
|August 19||(3rd Place) Sweden 2, Australia 0||6 p.m.||4 a.m.||Lang Park, Brisbane||ITV|
FAQ: About the 2023 Australia Women’s World Cup team
When did Australia’s women’s soccer team last win the World Cup?
Australia’s women’s soccer team has never won the World Cup. Will their luck change in 2023?
How many times has Australia’s women’s soccer team won the World Cup?
Not only is Australia’s women’s soccer team still yet to win the World Cup, but they’ve never even advanced beyond the quarterfinals!
How many times has Australia’s women’s soccer team been in the World Cup?
Counting the 2023 tournament, Australia’s women’s soccer team has qualified for the World Cup eight times. The Matildas last missed out in 1991.
How successful is Australia’s women’s soccer team?
Australia enters the 2023 Women’s World Cup having never won the World Cup and having placed as high as fourth in the Summer Olympics (2020). Perhaps their luck will change this summer, especially with Sam Kerr and Steph Catley suiting up once again!
Can I stream the 2023 Women’s World Cup on my computer?
Definitely. If you’re accessing the streaming service from a web browser, be sure to also install the ExpressVPN extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. The extension has a few features under the hood that can smooth out common streaming issues.
Can I stream the 2023 Women’s World Cup on my phone or tablet?
How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
-With the native app for a smart TV or streaming device
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-By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
-With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as Apple TV or gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN. (Note that by connecting your Apple TV or gaming console to a router, you can get the best of both worlds!)
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I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow!
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-Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
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-Your device type and processing power
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-Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
-Connect to a different VPN server location
-Change your VPN protocol
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