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ITV has announced a star-studded lineup for its live coverage of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Viewers will be guided through the tournament by the channel's stellar team, who will contribute to comprehensive coverage, expert analysis and the very best action on ITV.

Led by main presenter Laura Woods as well as Seema Jaswal and Michelle Owen, ITV’s Women's World Cup squad will offer expert insight, opinion and analysis from Eni Aluko, Karen Carney, Jill Scott, Emma Hayes, Fran Kirby, Lucy Ward, Siobhan Chamberlain, Emma Byrne, Vicky Losada and Jen Beattie.

Commentary will come from Seb Hutchinson, Sam Matterface, Pien Meulensteen and Tom Gayle, while reporting on the tournament will be Katie Shanahan.

Live games will be broadcast on ITV, simulcast on ITVX, with highlights available on ITVX, alongside a comprehensive coverage package and content across ITV Football’s social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, ensuring fans will not miss a single minute of the action.

All 64 matches from the tournament, set in Australia and New Zealand, which starts in Auckland on July 20, will be broadcast in the UK on either ITV or the BBC, except for the Final, which will be shown across both ITV1 and BBC1.

ITV will show coverage of half of the tournament’s matches across ITV1 and ITV4 [*simultaneous kick-off times in final group games mean, on three dates, matches will be shown across both channels - otherwise, all matches will be shown on ITV1] with simulcast and catchup on ITVX. Match highlights will also be on ITVX as well as ITV's social media platforms.

Because of the tournament’s location in the southern hemisphere, kick-off times will be early with three quarters of matches beginning between 8am and midday UK time.

ITV will show two of England’s Group stage games - their first match against Haiti and final group game versus China. On the opening day of the tournament, ITV will show coverage of the Republic of Ireland taking on co-hosts Australia. ITV will also show Canada v Ireland in the Group stage.

ITV’s Group stage coverage will also include Portugal’s clash with World Cup holders, and the nation ranked number one in FIFA’s rankings, USA, as well as number two ranked Germany’s matches against Columbia and Morocco. Other matches involving top ranked nations to be shown on ITV include France v Jamaica, Brazil v Panama and Vietnam v Netherlands.

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: “I'm delighted we have been able to assemble a squad of some of the biggest names in the game for our comprehensive coverage of the Women’s World Cup across ITV and ITVX. Viewers are at the heart of our coverage and our team will provide expertise, fantastic insight and the very best analysis of the action at what, with the popularity of women’s football continuing to grow, promises to be the biggest tournament yet."

ITV has first and second choice of the Quarter-final round. and will show the third-place play-off as well as the Final.


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