It's time. The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is here. The U.S. Women are looking to repeat — and for their fourth title since 1991. (Which also was the first time the tournament was held.)
The question, then, is how can you stream the 2019 FIFA World Cup online if you've cut the cord — because everyone should be able to watch every game live. And you can. Here's what's up:
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is being hosted by France, with nine participating host cities. This championship event runs from June 7 through July 7, with national soccer squads competing in a group stage leading into a knockout stage. There are seven groups, each consisting of four teams who play against one another. Play in the group stage determines the 16 teams that advance to the knockout stage. The knockout stage is a single elimination tournament, where four wins earns a championship for a team, and their country.
The United States Women's National Team enters the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup as both defending champions and betting favorites. The U.S. team is full of stars, led by winger Tobin Heath and midfielder Lindsey Horan, and of course Alex Morgan. Heath is an experienced creative player who has seen a sharp rise in her scoring recently, and Natalie Weiner of Bleacher Report calls her "the Americans' most impactful attacker." Horan is a tactical player who shows her value in gaining possession for her team, as she led the league in winning faceoffs.
The host team from France is expected to be one of the top challengers to the U.S., along with Germany and England. The French team is more than just a host qualifier team, with a 10-1 record in friendly matches over the last year. Defender Wendie Renard is a strong passer and blocker, but also manages to score consistently. The German team has won two of the last four World Cup championships, and they enter this World Cup as Olympic gold medalists from 2016. Germany's top player, Dzsenifer Marozsan, was injured during her last World Cup appearance, so she has extra motivation as she enters this year fully healthy.
Get caught up on women's soccer events between the last Women's World Cup and this one in under five minutes with this video.
Watch the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in 4K
If you have a 4K compatible setup, then you owe it to yourself to stream the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in ultra-high definition. You can stream live 4K coverage of the entire 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Fubo TV, or in the Fox Sports app on certain platforms. 4K matches on Fubo are available as part of any Fubo package, with no extra fees. This will include all of the games in the group stage as well as the knockout stage and final.
Fubo TV costs $55 a month for the standard plan. The Fubo TV standard plan includes 83 channels, 30 hours of cloud DVR, and can be watched on two screens at a time. Fubo also offers additional plans that can upgrade your channels, cloud DVR recording, number of screens or add premium channels.
Watching Fubo in 4K is easy. You only need a 4K display, a compatible 4K device, and a solid internet connection. Fubo supports a wide range of 4K ready platforms, including Apple TV, Chromecast Ultra, Fire TV 4K Stick & Cube, Roku 4K devices & Roku 4K TVs, and the Nvidia Shield TV & other Android TVs. You could already have everything you need to enjoy the 2019 Women's World Cup in the highest possible resolution.
Fox is also offering expanded 4K coverage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup through its own apps. For the first time, the Fox Sports app and Fox Now app will stream all the action in 4K, but only on certain devices. To use 4K in the Fox apps, you will need to have a Roku 4K device, Roku 4K TV, or and Apple TV 4K. Billy Steele of Engadget reports that Fox plans to add more devices in the future, but it isn't clear if that will happen before the end of this FIFA Women's World Cup. If you have a compatible device, make sure to update your app, and enjoy the crisp 4K presentation.
Watch the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Fox
An antenna is the easiest way to start off with the broadcast networks, including the 22 matches that Fox will broadcast of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. This includes the three Team USA matches in the Group stage. Simply connect the antenna to your TV tuner, then tune to your local Fox affiliate to watch live coverage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. If you want to use your antenna with a smartphone, tablet, or streaming device, you can consider buying an over-the-air streaming box.
If you want to use the internet instead of an antenna, you can see the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on live streaming services. If you already have a live streaming service, or if you are interested in starting a free trial, you need to check your service of choice to find if they offer your local Fox station.
- Look up local channels on DirecTV Now
- Look up local channels on FuboTV
- Look up local channels on Hulu Live (scroll down and enter your ZIP code)
- Look up local channels on PlayStation Vue
- Look up local channels on Sling TV
- Look up local channels on YouTube TV
If you have one of these live streaming subscriptions, you can use your login to watch the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup live in the Fox Sports app. Just use your login to activate the app, which is available on Android devices, iPhones, iPads, Fire Tablets, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, and Xbox. It is important that you get this Fox Sports app, and not the Fox Sports Go app, which only has regional sports network games and content.
Watch the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on FS1 & FS2
FS1 & FS2 will be broadcast much of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. FS1 will carry 27 matches of the FIFA Women's World Cup and FS2 will have 3 additional matches. If you want to watch this coverage online, the easiest options available without cable are the following live streaming services.
FS1 & FS2 coverage during 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup weekend will be in the same Fox Sports app as the Fox coverage of the main race. The app is available on nearly every platform, and can be activated with your supported login to see FS1 & FS2 content.
2019 Women's World Cup Schedule
All times Eastern.
Friday, June 7
- 3 p.m.: France vs. South Korea, Group A, FS1
Saturday, June 8
- 9 a.m.: Germany vs. China, Group B, FS1
- Noon: Spain vs. South Africa, Group B, FOX
- 3 p.m.: Norway vs. Nigeria, Group A, FOX
Sunday, June 9
- 7 a.m.: Australia vs. Italy, Group C, FS1
- 9:30 a.m.: Brazil vs. Jamaica, Group C, FS1
- Noon: England vs. Scotland, Group D, FOX
Monday, June 10
- Noon: Argentina vs. Japan, Group D, FS1
- 3 p.m.: Canada vs. Cameroon, Group E, FS1
Tuesday, June 11
- 9 a.m.: New Zealand vs. Netherlands, Group E, FS1
- Noon: Chile vs. Sweden, Group F, FS1
- 3 p.m.: United States vs. Thailand, Group F, FOX
Wednesday, June 12
- 9 a.m.: Nigeria vs. South Korea, Group A, FS1
- Noon: Germany vs. Spain, Group B, FOX
- 3 p.m.: France vs. Norway, Group A, FOX
Thursday, June 13
- Noon: Australia vs. Brazil, Group C, FOX
- 3 p.m.: South Africa vs. China, Group B, FOX
Friday, June 14
- 9 a.m.: Japan vs. Scotland, Group D, FS1
- Noon: Jamaica vs. Italy, Group C, FOX
- 3 p.m.: England vs. Argentina, Group D, FOX
Saturday, June 15
- 9 a.m.: Netherlands vs. Cameroon, Group E, FS1
- 3 p.m.: Canada vs. New Zealand, Group E, FS2
Sunday, June 16
- 9 a.m.: Sweden vs. Thailand, Group F, FS1
- Noon: United States vs. Chile, Group F, FOX
Monday, June 17
- Noon: China vs. Spain, Group B, FS1
- Noon: South Africa vs. Germany, Group B, FOX
- 3 p.m.: South Korea vs. Norway, Group A, FS1
- 3 p.m.: Nigeria vs. France, Group A, FOX
Tuesday, June 18
- 3 p.m.: Italy vs. Brazil, Group C, FS1
- 3 p.m.: Jamaica vs. Australia, Group C, FS2
Wednesday, June 19
- 3 p.m.: Scotland vs. Argentina, Group D, FS2
- 3 p.m.: Japan vs. England, Group D, FS1
Thursday, June 20
- Noon: Netherlands vs. Canada, Group E, FOX
- Noon: Cameroon vs. New Zealand, Group E, FS1
- 3 p.m.: Sweden vs. United States, Group F, FOX
- 3 p.m.: Thailand vs. Chile, Group F, FS1
Saturday, June 22
- 9 a.m.: TBD, Round of 16, FS1
- 12:30 p.m. TBD, Round of 16, FOX
Sunday, June 23
- 11:30 a.m.: TBD, Round of 16, FS1
- 3 p.m.: TBD, Round of 16, FOX
Monday, June 24
- Noon: TBD, Round of 16, FS1
- 3 p.m.: TBD, Round of 16, FS1
Tuesday, June 25
- Noon: TBD, Round of 16, FS1
- 3 p.m.: TBD, Round of 16, FS1
Thursday, June 27
- 3 p.m.: TBD, Quarter-finals, FOX
Friday, June 28
- 3 p.m.: TBD, Quarter-finals, FOX
Saturday, June 29
- 9 a.m.: TBD, Quarter-finals, FS1
- 12:30p: TBD, Quarter-finals, FS1
Tuesday, July 2
- 3 p.m.: TBD, Semi-finals, FOX
Wednesday, July 3
- 3 p.m.: TBD, Semi-finals, FS1
Saturday, July 6
- 11 a.m.: TBD, Third Place Playoff, FOX
Sunday, July 7
- 11 a.m.: TBD, Final, FOX
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