Women’s World Cup 2019 Preview
Four years ago, the United States Women’s National Team hoisted the World Cup after a thrilling tournament that culminated in a fantastic 5-2 victory over Japan. In 2019, the USWNT is back, along with 23 other teams – each one looking to grab that cup and bring it back home to their adoring fans.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
When and Where is the Women’s World Cup?
The 2019 Women’s World Cup began its group stage on Friday, June 7. France hosts the tournament this year, with matches taking place all throughout the country. The tournament will go for an entire month, ending on Sunday, July 7.
How to Watch the Women’s World Cup
If you’re in the United States and want to check out all the World Cup games, you’ll need access to Fox Sports, the official English language provider of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. If you have cable, getting access to Fox Sports is extremely easy. You likely already have it and just need to check with your provider about what channel number it’s on.
If you’re a cord cutter looking to stream all the games, you have plenty of options.
FuboTV offers access to Fox Sports for $44.99 per month and has a 7-day free trial if you’ve never signed up for the service. You can do the same with Hulu Live TV as well as PlayStation Vue.
If for whatever reason you want to pay more, you can join up with DirecTV Now for $50 per month or YouTube TV for $49.99 per month.
Your other option is Sling TV, which starts at $15 per month for the first month. The Sling Blue package will get you access to your local Fox channel as well as the Fox Sports channels, so you won’t miss a minute of World Cup action.
Women’s World Cup Predictions
There’s no doubt that the USWNT is the favorite to repeat as World Cup Champions, but let’s not count out the host nation of France or the fantastic Germany National Team. Each of these three teams are tournament contenders and it’s likely there will be some combination of matchups between them once the knockout rounds begin. Still, it’s hard to look at the United States roster and think that anyone can beat them. It’s likely that the U.S. will repeat in 2019.
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