So exciting! The FIFA Women’s World Cup is about to kick off, and while we’ll be hoping for a U.S. win, we certainly hope the best team is victorious. Here’s how you can watch the opening ceremony, which will include a performance by Sarah McLachlan, and games online.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup gets underway on June 6 – with an exciting soccer match-up between the host nation Canada and a highly fancied China team at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium. It’s sure to be an intriguing match-up, with both sides hoping to get their campaigns off to a winning start.
The opening ceremony will kick off the proceedings. Set to begin at 5.40 p.m ET, fans can watch it online in two ways. Your first option is through Fox Sports’ live stream service. And the second option is on the BBC Sports website. If you’re watching it on TV, it will be shown on Fox Sports 1.
Although details on the ceremony are tight-lipped, Grammy Award-winner Sarah McLachlan and duo Tegan and Sara are confirmed performers. It’ll be an especially poignant performance from Tegan and Sara — given they’re from Alberta and will be playing in front of their own fans!
Then, following the opening ceremony, the opening game between Canada and China kicks off at 6 p.m. ET. That game can be caught online, if your TV provider carries Fox Sports 1, through the free Fox Sports Go service. There’s also a Fox Soccer 2 Go, which is a paid service that requires no TV subscription. Otherwise, you can watch it on TV at Fox Sports 1. An online Spanish language option is provided by Telemundo‘s streaming service.
USA Aiming For Their Third Women’s World Cup Win
The U.S. national team plays their first game on June 8 against Australia at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Led by inspirational captain Christie Rampone, 39, they will be hoping to lift the trophy for a third time — the U.S. team is currently the joint record holder (along with Germany) for the most FIFA Women’s World Cup wins, with two.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Will the U.S. bring the trophy home?
— Jon Boon