Last Friday kicked off (see what I did there?) the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, which began with a France-versus–South Korea game in Paris's Parc des Princes. Twenty-four nations will hash it out for the coveted cup, culminating with a final game on July 7. And this year, which has largely been predicted as the most competitive ever, the topic of pay inequity between men and women soccer players has taken center stage: Recently, all 28 members of the U.S. women's team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination. Meanwhile, this year's Women's World Cup total tournament prize money has been raised to double what it was in 2015.
And as far as predictions go, the U.S. women's team, which beat Japan in 2015's World Cup — the highest-rated match in Women’s World Cup history, with more U.S. viewers than the Men’s World Cup — is favored to win it all this year. Ahead, here's how to keep up with the Cup so you don't miss a single game.
When does the U.S. women's team play?
The U.S. women's team's first game is today at 3 p.m. ET against Thailand at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France. Up next: they're playing Chile on Sunday, June 16, in Paris's Parc des Princes.
When is the Women's World Cup?
The tournament will take place starting today at 3 p.m. ET in Paris, with daily matches also in Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Reims, Rennes, and Valenciennes over the coming weeks. The semifinals, which begin on July 2, and the final, on July 7, will take place in Lyon.
Can I watch the Women's World Cup on TV?
How can I watch if I don't have cable?
Fox is also offered on DirecTV Now ($50/month), YouTube TV ($49.99/month), PlayStation Vue ($44.99/month), and Hulu + Live TV ($44.99/month), all of which also offer free trials. Also, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 will be airing English and Spanish coverage on Fox and Telemundo in 4K high-definition. So basically, you've got options.
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