Matildas World Cup TV coverage: How to watch from home in Australia & New Zealand

Are you ready for the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia & New Zealand? Are the Matildas going all the way? Can the Football Ferns achieve their best-ever World Cup result? If you're excited and want to follow all the action from the Women's World Cup on TV in Australia or New Zealand here is all you need to know.

Matildas on TV
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Where to Watch the Women's World Cup on TV

The list of channels and their regional coverage for the 2023 Women's World Cup on TV is as follows:

Australia

Here is how soccer fans in Australia can follow every match of the Matildas on TV. For the Australian fans of the beautiful game, there are 2 live streaming options and here we give you all you need to know about both.

Optus Sport will be showing all 64 games of the Women's World Cup on TV and they have a star-studded lineup of 17 famous pundits that will be covering everything that's happening during the World Cup.

To get Optus Sport viewers must pay a subscription fee. Here's what it will cost you to get Optus Sport. Customers first need Optus Mobile with a starting monthly fee for that AUS$ 6,99 per month. The plans for new customers after that to gain access to Optus Sport cost AUS$ 24,99 per month or AUS$ 199,00 for a full year.

The other live stream option to watch the Matildas on TV is Channel 7's 7Plus platform which will show 15 World Cup games. Those will include all of Australia's matches, the opening game of the tournament and every match from the semifinals onward. Channel 7 has confirmed that the emblematic David Basheer and Grace Gill will be the commentators for all of the Matildas' matches.

The best thing about 7Plus as far as the Australian fans are concerned is that to use their service all you need is to create a free account, which requires only a valid email address. This will allow everyone to watch the Matildas on TV for free.

New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, 20.07.2023: Hannah Wilkinson (New Zealand) celebrates the teams first goal during the Group A – FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 match between New Zealand vs Norway at Eden Park on July 20, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/DeFodi Images) – Photo by Icon sport

The fans of the Football Ferns in New Zealand also have 2 live streaming options to follow all the action from the 2023 Women's World Cup on TV. Those are Sky Sports 1 and Prime TV. Here is how much it will cost the fans in New Zealand.

Sky Sports 1 will be showing all of the games from the Women's World Cup on TV and to access this service a customer will need to subscribe for their Sport package of the 6 different packages they offer. This costs AUS$ 37,99 per month and gives access to all 12 Sky Sports channels.

Amazon's Prime TV gives the Football Ferns fans another option to watch all of their matches + selected games from the knockout stage, including all matches from the semifinals onward. The best thing about Prime TV is that a viewer could opt for a free 30-day trial period, which will allow him to watch all World Cup games of New Zealand for free. One has to remember to cancel his subscription at the end of the 30 days period though, or else an AUS$ 8,99 monthly fee will be charged on the account for a minimum of 12-month period after that.

What other venues will be showing the Matildas on TV live?

If you want to watch the Matildas on TV in a stadium-like environment and atmosphere then you must consider the FIFA Fan Festival in Sydney at Tumbalong Park, the entry is free so for access one needs to turn up early.

Not in Sydney, this shouldn't be a problem. Every pub, hotel and restaurant across Australia + almost every soccer stadium around the country will be showing live action from the Matildas on TV on big screens, so check which venue is closest to you and join the party!


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"Iskra had a promising, at least she believed so, tennis and volleyball career as a junior but a series of injuries ended her hopes to become a professional athlete very early.

Instead, she focused all her energy on her other passions - soccer scouting and sports writing. For nearly two decades, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football, basketball and tennis are the main fields of her expertise.

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Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and has been actively involved with the creation of FIFA [Freelance Isn't Free Act] and its passing as official legislation."