where, when and how to watch the matches?

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The 2023 Women’s World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023. When, where and how can you watch the Les Bleues World Cup? Follow our complete guide.

After a 2022 Men’s World Cup in December, football fans find the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The World Cup begins this Thursday on the other side of the world, since this ninth edition takes place in Australia and New Zealand. With 32 teams at the start and 64 matches, the event will be held from July 20 to August 20, 2023 and the France team is on the trip. The daughters of Hervé Renard, always led by the emblematic captain Wendie Renard, will try to win their first star. The task will not be easy and the contending teams are numerous, testifying to the rise of women’s football.

Programme, channels, schedules… we have prepared you a complete guide so as not to miss anything of the football event of the summer.

How to watch the matches live for free?

First good news of this 2023 Women’s World Cup, the event is broadcast unencrypted and in full by the France Télévisions (France 2 and France 3) and M6 (M6 and W9) groups. To tell the truth, we came close to disaster in France and the competition remained without a broadcaster for a long time. Finally, all the matches will be available on free national TNT channels or online. No need to pay extra to follow the matches!

Here is the breakdown of matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023:

France Televisions will broadcast 32 matches in total:

    • 24 group stage matches, including the opening match (New Zealand – Norway) and two meetings of France against Brazil and Panama;
    • 4 round of 16 matches;
    • 2 quarter-finals, including that of the French team if it is qualified;
    • 1 semi-final;
    • The final

M6 will also broadcast 32 matches:

  • 24 group stage matches, including the first match of the French team against Jamaica;
  • 4 round of 16, including that of the French team if it is qualified;
  • 2 quarter-finals;
  • 1 semi-final, including that of the French team if it is qualified;
  • The match for third place

Schedules: a significant time difference, but not very embarrassing to follow the Blue

Organized in Australia and New Zealand, this 2023 Women’s World Cup will not be the easiest for fans to follow. Indeed, the time difference with these two countries is important (8 a.m. for Australia, 10 a.m. for New Zealand) and that explains why the broadcasters did not jostle at the gate. Most of the 64 matches will be followed early in the morning, or even at night for some matches.

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On the other hand, the Team France group stage matches will all be broadcast at 12 p.m.. Les Bleues will start the competition against Jamaica (July 23) and will continue for a clash against Brazil on July 29. Before, a last match will take place on August 2 against Panama.

Full schedule for the 2023 Women’s World Cup

Here is the complete program of the group stage :

Thursday July 20

  • 9 a.m.: New Zealand – Norway (France 2Group A)
  • 12:00 p.m.: Australia – Republic of Ireland (W9Group B)

Friday July 21

  • 4h30: Nigeria – Canada (M6Group B)
  • 7:00 a.m.: Philippines – Switzerland (M6Group A)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Spain – Costa Rica (France 2Group C)

Saturday July 22

  • 3:00 a.m.: United States – Vietnam (M6Group E)
  • 9:00 a.m.: Zambia – Japan (France 3Group C)
  • 11:30 am: England – Haiti (W9Group D)
  • 2 p.m.: Denmark – China (W9Group D)

Sunday July 23

  • 7 a.m.: Sweden – South Africa (France 3Group G)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Netherlands – Portugal (France 3Group E)
  • 12:00 p.m.: France – Jamaica (M6Group F)

Monday July 24

  • 8:00 a.m.: Italy – Argentina (France 3Group G)
  • 10:30 a.m.: Germany – Morocco (M6Group H)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Brazil – Panama (W9Group F)

Tuesday July 25

  • 4:00 am: Colombia – Republic of Korea (France 2Group H)
  • 7:30 a.m.: New Zealand – Philippines (France 3Group A)
  • 10 a.m.: Switzerland – Norway (France 2Group A)

Wednesday July 26

  • 7:00 a.m.: Japan – Costa Rica (France 3Group C)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Spain – Zambia (France 3Group C)
  • 2 p.m.: Canada – Ireland (M6Group B)

Thursday July 27

  • 3:00 a.m.: United States – Netherlands (France 2Group E)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Portugal – Vietnam (M6Group E)
  • 12:00 p.m.: Australia – Nigeria (W9Group B)

Friday July 28

  • 2h00: Argentina – South Africa (M6Group G)
  • 10:30 am: England – Denmark (M6Group D)
  • 1:00 p.m.: China – Haiti (W9Group D)

Saturday July 29

  • 9:30 a.m.: Sweden – Italy (France 2Group G)
  • 12:00 p.m.: France – Brazil (France 2Group F)
  • 2:30 p.m.: Panama – Jamaica (W9Group F)

Sunday July 30

  • 6:30 am: Republic of Korea – Morocco (France 3Group H)
  • 9:00 a.m.: Norway – Philippines (France 3 or france.tvGroup A) and Switzerland – New Zealand (France 3 or france.tvGroup A)
  • 11:30 a.m.: Germany – Colombia (France 4Group H)

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Monday July 31

  • 9:00 a.m.: Costa Rica – Zambia and Japan – Spain (M6Group C)
  • 12:00 p.m.: Ireland – Nigeria (france.tvGroup B) and Canada – Australia (France 2 and France 3Group B)

Tuesday, August 1

  • 9:00 a.m.: Vietnam – Netherlands (france.tvGroup E) and Portugal v USA (France 3Group E)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Haiti – Denmark and China – England (W9Group D)

Wednesday August 2

  • 9 a.m.: South Africa – Italy and Argentina – Sweden (M6Group G)
  • 12:00 p.m.: Panama–France (France 2Group F) and Jamaica – Brazil (france.tvGroup F)

Thursday August 3

  • 12:00 p.m.: South Korea – Germany and Morocco – Colombia (W9Group H)

What are the favorite teams?

United States

Impossible to mention the favorite teams without mentioning the United States first. Already crowned four times, the Americans are above all the reigning double world champions and are aiming for the pass of three. A third title in a row would be historic in the history of the Women’s World Cup.

Iconic player, Megan Rapinoe participates in this competition and will retire at the end of the season. In Group E, along with Portugal, Vietnam and the Netherlands, the United States are more than ever the team to beat. However, it is not the only team to follow for the final victory.


The England team made an impression by winning Euro 2022 in its Wembley Stadium in front of nearly 88,000 people. A highlight for the country since it was the first major trophy won by an English team (male or female) since 1966! A turning point that could act as a trigger for this team which is chasing its first world title. At the last World Cup in 2019, they finished fourth.

In 2023, Sarina Wiegman’s players arrive with new ambitions and a new status to uphold. England will first have to make out Denmark, China and Haiti in Group D.


A strong nation of women’s football in Europe, the Germany team is also one of the most successful in history. Twice world champions and eight times European champions, the Germans want to move forward. They have not won anything since the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics, while the last world title dates back to 2007.

In Group H, with Morocco, Colombia and South Korea, the Germans remain in a final at Euro 2022 (lost to England).


A rising nation, Spain has been progressing for several years and has ambitions in Oceania. Led by the double golden ball Alexia Putellas, the selection has many players from FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in its ranks. Spain will be one of the teams to follow closely during this edition, but questions surround this team.

A bit like the France team, this Roja experienced a complicated period marked by the conflict between 15 players and coach Jorge Vilda. The Spanish federation has chosen to support its coach and the recent results are promising. It will first be necessary to confirm in group C, with Croatia, Zambia and Japan.

And France?

The months before the start of this World Cup were moving for Les Bleues. The team changed coaches and Hervé Renard took over the reins in place of Corinne Deacon, just months after leading Saudi Arabia at the 2022 Men’s World Cup in Qatar. The coach had distinguished himself by leading his team to victory against future world champions Argentina at the start of the competition.

In Australia and New Zealand, France dreams of victory and approaches the competition as an outsider. The package of Amandine Henry (replaced by Aïssatou Tounkara) has complicated the preparation of the Blue, but they hope to do better than in 2015 and 2019 (quarter-final). The best result of the French women’s team in the World Cup remains a fourth place in 2011.

As a reminder, France is in group F, with Jamaica, Brazil and Panama.

Other teams to follow

Several nations will have their say, including the Canadian (reigning Olympic champions) and the The Netherlands (finalists of the last world). Finally, the Brazil won an eighth Copa América in 2022 and will be keen to do better than the previous two editions. The Brazilians can still count on Marta (37), who dreams of emulating Lionel Messi in Oceania. A legend of women’s football, Marta is the top scorer in the history of the World Cup.

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