How to watch live FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 matches and follow England

Across TV, BBC iPlayer, Radio, BBC Sounds and BBC Sport Online



Set those alarm clocks! As the FIFA World Cup 2023 kicks off the BBC is bringing fans 24/7 access to all the action, analysis and entertainment across TV, iPlayer, Radio, Sounds and Online.

With 33 live games on BBC TV and iPlayer, alongside coverage of the key games on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, football fans can enjoy the Australia and New Zealand Women’s World Cup wherever they are.

Live FIFA Women's World Cup match coverage on TV, BBC iPlayer, Radio, BBC Sounds and BBC Sport Online

The tournament kicks-off on the BBC, with live coverage of host nation New Zealand facing Norway in Auckland at 8am on 20 July.

England’s crucial second group stage game against Denmark (9.30am, 28 July) will also be live on the BBC.

Throughout the rest of the group stages, the BBC will feature games involving many of the world’s greatest sides, including France, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia and World Champions USA. With first pick of the round of 16 stage, the BBC will broadcast live coverage of England’s first knockout game if they make it past the group stages.

Later in the tournament, the BBC is the only place you can watch both semi-finals. The World Cup final on Sunday 20 August will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds will provide live commentary of every England game, as well as Republic of Ireland’s matches against Australia and Canada. 5 Live will cover key matches throughout the tournament, including both semi-finals and the final. Juliette Ferrington, Vicki Sparks and Karen Bardsley will cover England games for 5 Live.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 coverage will also be available on the BBC Sport app for mobile and tablet and online at and

All 33 BBC live matches will be streamed on iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. There will also be shortform highlights of all 64 matches available to watch at full-time.

BBC Sport’s industry-leading live match pages will have in-play clips for all BBC TV matches, as well as our ever-popular live text commentary.

As well as providing audiences with the best live match coverage, highlights, reaction and news, BBC Sport’s digital services will be home to an array of ways to engage with the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

World Cup 2023 Podcasts and additional programming

Available on BBC Sounds, 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast will focus on the World Cup every day from Monday 17 July. The podcast will feature match reaction from Down Under, insight from inside the England camp and the biggest names from the women’s game, including Ellen White, Steph Houghton and Fran Kirby.

Also on BBC Sounds, Jill Scott’s Coffee Club will feature a host of Lionesses as you’ve never heard them before. Lucy Bronze, Keira Walsh, Georgia Stanway, Lauren Hemp and England head coach Sarina Wiegman are all guests in the second series of the popular podcast.

Alongside its unrivalled radio commentary, 5 Live Sport will feature regular World Cup programmes and report daily from the England camp. The coverage kicks-off on Monday 17 July with Gabby Logan hosting the Ultimate World Cup Preview show, available on BBC Sounds. Ellen White, Steph Houghton, Fran Kirby and Karen Bardsley will be part of the 5 Live team throughout the tournament.

And fans can again have their say with Ellen White joining the 606 team to co-host the UK’s biggest football phone-in.

At 10.40pm on Wednesday 19 July, fans can indulge in their World Cup excitement with a special a preview programme airing on BBC One. Once the World Cup kicks-off, highlights from all 64 World Cup games will air in regular shows on BBC Three and BBC Two.

Meet the BBC's FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 line-up

Gabby Logan, Reshmin Chowdhury and Alex Scott, who will also work as a pundit, will lead BBC coverage across TV and iPlayer, while Juliette Ferrington and Vicki Sparks lead BBC Radio 5 Live’s team in Australia.

BBC Sport coverage will host a mix of current and former greats of the English game.

Euro 2022 winner Ellen White, former Lionesses captain Steph Houghton and England’s most-capped player, Fara Williams, will all provide expert analysis throughout the tournament. With over 230 caps between them, England legends Rachel Brown-Finnis, Anita Asante and Karen Bardsley will also return to the BBC’s live coverage of international football.

Our Lionesses will be joined by France great Laura Georges, Arsenal Head Coach Jonas Eidevall and Lewes Head Coach Scott Booth.

Leading the commentary across all platforms are Robyn Cowen, Rachel Brown-Finnis, Jonathan Pearce, Vicki Sparks and Karen Bardsley. Other members of the team include Connor McNamara and Steven Wyeth.

Jo Currie (TV), Juliette Ferrington (radio) and Emma Sanders (BBC Sport Online) will lead as England camp reporters.

For Sports News, correspondents Katie Gornall and Jane Dougall will be covering England, as well as the picks of other key fixtures. Viewers can keep across the latest World Cup news updates via Sportsday on the BBC News Channel, as well as within reports and news bulletins on BBC One’s BBC Breakfast, News at One, News at Six and News at Ten programmes.

Source BBC One

July 24, 2023 4:00am ET by BBC One  


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