Live stream the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 for free in Canada

Updated: August 22, 2023

All the info you need to follow the Canada Women's National Team at the World Cup!

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The 2023 Women’s World Cup is just around the corner with the ninth edition of the tournament to take place in Australia and New Zealand. The tournament kicks off on Thursday, July 20, with an expanded format of 32 national teams. It also marks Canada’s eighth consecutive World Cup appearance, a stretch dating back to 1995. Canada enters as reigning Olympic Games gold medalists and is eager to claim their first World Cup title. Meanwhile, their rivals – the United States – hit the pitch hoping to become the first team to win three consecutive titles. 

Can the Canadian team make history and finally win the World Cup? Read on to learn how to fully enjoy the 2023 Women’s World Cup with an ExpressVPN subscription!

Where to watch Women’s World Cup team for free in Canada

If you want to watch every Canada Women’s World Cup match with English commentary, you’re in luck! The BBC and ITVX will air every World Cup match for free, and you can enjoy every second of the action by following the following instructions:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a U.K. server location.
  3. Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, like the BBC or ITVX.
  4. Tune in and enjoy the games!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

BBC iPlayer

Price: Free

Country: UK

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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Price: Free

Country: UK

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.


Price: Free

Country: Australia

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).

RTÉ and TG4

Price: Free

Country: Republic of Ireland

Irish free-to-air channels RTÉ and TG4 are showing the 2023 Women’s World Cup, and you can securely stream the action by turning on your VPN and using RTÉ Player or TG4.

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Language: German

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! 


Language: French

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

Language: French

French streaming services France TV and 6play will offer free live streams of Women’s World Cup matches with French commentary.


Language: Portuguese

The Brazilian streaming platform Globoplay offers free streaming of World Cup matches in Portuguese.


Language: German

German broadcasters ARD and ZDF are showing free German-language FIFA Women’s World Cup streams online. The two networks will combine to show all 64 matches!


Language: Italian

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.


Language: Dutch

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.


Language: Norwegian

Norwegian public-service broadcaster NRK TV will offer free coverage of select ​​2023 Women’s World Cup matches shown with Norwegian commentary.


Language: Spanish

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 Canada Women’s World Cup roster

Christine Sinclair, who is the most capped Canadian women’s soccer player, and three-time Canadian Player of the Year winner Kadeisha Buchanan headline the prominent figures to feature in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. You can find the complete roster below.

GKKailen SheridanSan Diego Spirit2835
GKSabrina D’AngeloArsenal3013
GKLysianne ProulxTorreense240
DAllysha ChapmanHouston Dash3496
DKadeisha BuchananChelsea27131
DShelina ZadorskyTottenham Hotspur3089
DJayde RiviereManchester United2237
DAshley LawrenceParis Saint-Germain28117
DVanessa GillesLyon2725
DGabrielle CarleWashington Spirit2436
MFQuinnOL Reign2789
MFJulia GrossoJuventus2250
MFSophie SchmidtHouston Dash35221
MFJessie FlemingChelsea25115
MFSimi AwujoUSC Trojans (college)196
MFOlivia SmithPenn State Nittany Lions (college)182
FDeanne RoseReading2473
FJordyn HuitemaOL Reign2264
FEvelyne ViensKristianstads DFF2618
FChristine SinclairPortland Thorns40323
FNichelle PrinceHouston Dash2890
FAdriana LeonManchester United3096
FCloé LacasseBenfica3019

Star players on the 2023 Canada Women’s World Cup team

Longtime Canadian greats and defending Olympic gold medalists Sophie Schmidt and Christine Sinclair are the marquee names on the 2023 Canada women’s World Cup team. Schmidt, who turned 35 in June, already announced her intention to retire from international play following this year’s World Cup. Don’t forget about Chelsea‘s Kadeisha Buchanan, who enters the World Cup with 131 career caps.

Who is the Canada team’s head coach?

Beverly Priestman was named as the head coach of Canada women’s national soccer team in October 2020 and led them to the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics on August 6, 2021. Priestman enters the 2023 Women’s World Cup with a 9-3-5 record leading the CanWNT.

Canada Women’s World Cup team fixtures and match schedule

DateMatchTime (local)Time (ET)StadiumNetwork
July 21Nigeria 0, Canada 012.30 p.m.10.30 p.m. (July 20)AAMI ParkBBC
July 26Canada 2, Republic of Ireland 18 p.m.8 a.m. HBF ParkITV
July 31Australia 4, Canada 08 p.m.6 a.m.AAMI ParkBBC

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