How to Watch the Women’s World Cup in the United States

France's women's World Cup team. Photo credit: Equipe de France de Football Facebook page

Will France’s national women’s soccer team emulate their male counterparts by winning the World Cup in 2019? The competition, which takes place in France, will start on June 7. Here’s how to watch the matches from the United States.


With an antenna

Are you the owners of a good ol’ hertzian antenna and a television screen? Good news: you’ll be able to watch a lot of the matches for free. Fox broadcasts 17 of the 36 pool matches on its main channel, including France-Norway on June 12 (3 p.m. New York time, noon West Coast time); and Nigeria-France on June 17 (3 p.m. New York time, noon West Coast time).

With cable

For the other matches, you’ll need cable to receive the Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 channels that broadcast the other 19 matches.

With a VPN on French TV

TF1, Canal+ and TMC are the three channels that will broadcast the competition in France. These channels are not available from the United States unless you have a VPN, which allows you to encrypt your computer’s IP address and enjoy French programs Stateside. Among the reliable VPNs, TunnelBear (subscription between $5 and $10 per month), NordVPN (between $3 and $12), or Windscribe (between $4 and $9).

With streaming services

With FuboTV, you can watch matches on any connected device (smart phone, tablet, computer or connected TV). The American streaming service offers a package with all sports channels including Fox, Fox Sports 1, and Fox Sports 2 starting at $55 per month. You can get the same options with Sling (a subsidiary of Dish), which offers a Sling Blue package with 40 channels including Fox, Fox Sports 1, and Fox Sports 2 for $25 per month (first month is $15).

See the full schedule of matches here.