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How to watch the 2023 Women's World Cup Semifinals: Full broadcast schedule, streaming info and more

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, the United States players hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The 2023 Women's World Cup will be spread across nine cities in Australia and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
The USWNT's 2023 World Cup journey may be done, but there's still a trophy to be won. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Soccer fans, get the jerseys ready and the coffee brewing, it’s time for the 2023 Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals. In a big shock to the tournament, the USWNT did not advance to the 2023 Quarterfinals, losing to Sweden in the Round of 16 match. This is the first Women's World Cup tournament where the United States has not reached the semifinals. The USWNT took home the World Cup trophy back in 2019, and in 2015, so it’s no surprise that despite their troubled tournament so far, their major loss came as a shock to fans. Team USA remained the the second-favorite to win the entire World Cup up until the major upset during their penalty shots.

But the tournament goes on, and now, it's almost time for the semifinals. Ready to set your alarm for some awkward start times and tune into all the action on the field at the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand? Here’s everything you need to know about where to watch the Women’s World cup, the full Women’s World Cup schedule, where to stream World Cup games and more.

How to watch the Women's World Cup in the US:

  • Sling Blue

    Best way to watch World Cup games on Fox and FS1

Dates: July 20-August 20

Locations: New Zealand and Australia

TV Channel: Fox

Streaming: Sling, Fubo

Livestream: VPN

When is the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

The Women’s World Cup opens on July 20 and runs through August 20, 2023.

What channel is the Women’s World Cup on?

Since 2015, Fox has the English-language broadcast rights to the Women’s World Cup in the United States. Telemundo will broadcast the Spanish-language coverage (and Peacock will stream it). Both Networks will show each of the 64 games live.

Out of the 64 games, Fox aired 29 — including all of the quarterfinals, semifinals and final — on its flagship, over-the-air network (which you likely already have on your TV). The rest aired on Fox Sports 1, which is a great channel to get if you're a sports fan, but is a bit trickier to access unless you already have cable.

If you don’t have access to Fox and FS1 (or Telemundo), check out our recommendations to help you watch the Women’s World Cup in 2023.

How to watch the Women's World Cup without cable:

Starting at just $20 for your first month, Sling TV's Blue plan offers Fox and FS1 in select markets, along with 41 other channels. A Sling subscription also includes 50 hours of free DVR storage, so if you’re worried about missing any of the early morning World Cup action, you can always record games. With no tricky contract to get out of, at $20, Sling blue is an easy and affordable way to watch the entire month of World Cup games. 

$20 at Sling
(Photo: Julio Cortez/Ap Photo)

Fubo TV’s Pro tier gives you access to Fox and FS1 (make sure to check your zip code for eligibility) along with tons of other great channels for watching sports like ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Ion. At a total of $75 per month, the live TV streaming service is definitely the priciest option on this list, but will allow you to watch every World Cup game, and still leaves you with major savings compared to a traditional cable package. Fubo subscribers also get 1000 hours of cloud DVR storage, so you can record those early morning games to watch later. The platform also offers a 7-day free trial period, so you could catch some of the Women's World Cup totally free. 

$0 at Fubo

Another budget-friendly way to watch the Women’s World Cup in 2023:

  • 2023 Gesobyte Amplified HD Digital TV Antenna

    Get over-the-air Fox with a digital TV antenna

How to watch the Women’s World Cup for free (sort of):

BBC and ITV will share coverage of the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with all 64 matches shown across the BBC network, on ITV and ITV 4. That means if you’re in the UK, you can also tune into World Cup coverage totally free on the BBC iPlayer or ITVX. But what if you're outside of the UK? Say, across the pond? Don’t worry, we’ve got a hack for you:

ExpressVPN offers “internet without borders,” meaning you can tune into the BBC and ITV's free UK coverage of the Women's World Cup this month as opposed to paying for Fox and FS1. All you'll need to do is sign up for Express VPN, change your server location to the UK, and then make a free BBC iPlayer or ITVX account. Be sure to check the BBC coverage schedule to find out which games you can watch where. 

ExpressVPN’s added protection, speed and range of location options makes it an excellent choice for first-time VPN users looking to stretch their streaming abilities, plus, it's Endgadget's top pick for the best streaming VPN. New users can save 49% when they sign up for ExpressVPN’s 12-month subscription. Plus, the service offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, in case you're nervous about trying a VPN. 

$7 at ExpressVPN

How to watch the World Cup in Spanish:

All 64 World Cup matches will be available to stream with solely Spanish coverage on Peacock!
Starting at just $5 a month, a Peacock subscription is the easiest way to stream live sports and events airing on NBC. On top of access to the World Cup, you’ll also get access to thousands of hours of shows and movies, including beloved sitcoms such as Parks and Recreation and The Office and even recent theatrical releases like Book Club: The Next Chapter, Renfield and soon the Super Mario movie. For $10 monthly you can upgrade to an ad-free subscription which includes live access to your local NBC affiliate (not just during designated sports and events) and the ability to download select titles to watch offline.

$6 at Peacock

What’s the time difference for the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

This year’s Women’s World Cup played out across five cities in Australia and four in New Zealand, with the 64 games split between ten stadiums. The two Oceania countries are the first co-hosts of the Women’s World Cup. What does this mean for U.S. soccer fans? You may want to stock up on coffee.

This year’s World Cup time difference is inconvenient, to say the least. Those nine host cities are across four time zones, anywhere between 12 and 16 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time. So set your alarms accordingly.

Of the 64 total matches, 54 have kicked off between 12:30 a.m. and 7 a.m ET. Half of the elimination games started between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. ET. If you can’t tune into a late night/early morning game, don't worry, Yahoo Sports will have you covered with World Cup updates!

2023 Women’s World Cup US broadcast schedule:

All times Eastern.

Women's World Cup Semifinals

Tuesday, August 15

Wednesday, August 16

Third place match

Saturday, August 19

  • L61 vs. L62 (4 a.m. on FOX)

Women's World Cup Final

Sunday, August 20

  • W61 vs. W62 (6 a.m. on FOX)

Every way you can stream Fox and FS1 live:

  • 2023 Gesobyte Amplified HD Digital TV Antenna

    Get over-the-air Fox with a digital TV antenna