WATCH: How to follow the FIFA Women’s World Cup openers on television

If you can’t get to Auckland’s Eden Park for Thursday’s opening game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, you can watch the Ferns play Norway on free-to-air or pay channel television.

Broadcast coverage from Eden Park starts at 6pm on July 20, and will include the tournament’s opening ceremony at 6.35pm.

The official world cup song Do It Again will be performed live by New Zealand singer BENEE and Australian entertainer Mallrat.

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Game to be played on Thursday July 20, 2023

New Zealand v Norway
Eden Park, Auckland, 7pm

The first game of the 64 to be played at the month-long tournament kicks off at 7pm.

It will be broadcast live by free-to-air channel Prime TV, and on pay channel Sky Sport 1.

Match coverage will end at 9.45pm (NZT).


Game to be played on Thursday July 20, 2023

Australia v Republic of Ireland
Stadium Australia, Sydney, 10pm (NZT)

It will be immediately be followed by live coverage on Prime and Sky Sport 1 of Australia’s opening game in Sydney, against the Republic of Ireland.

On Friday morning, you can catch 30-minute highlights of both games on Sky Select, with the New Zealand/Norway game at 7am and the Australia/Republic of Ireland game at 7.30am.

A full replay of New Zealand’s game against Norway will be shown on Sky Sport 1 at 9.30am on Friday, and will be followed by a full replay of Australia’s match against Republic of Ireland.

Record audience expected to watch tournament

Meanwhile, live coverage of matches will be distributed to 24 free-to-air broadcasters in the Pacific Islands, thanks to a deal struck between FIFA and an Auckland-based content distributor.

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The 64 matches are forecast to be watched by between 1.8 billion and 2 billion viewers globally, compared to 1.12 billion who watched the 2019 tournament from Paris.

Sky Sport Now’s package

Sky Sport Now offers a streaming package for those who want to watch any or all of the 64 World Cup matches, either live or on demand.

The subscription is $34.99.

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