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How to watch England vs Haiti: TV channel and start time for Women’s World Cup opener

All games at this years Women’s World Cup will be shown live on the BBC and ITV

Lawrence Ostlere
Saturday 22 July 2023 08:39 BST
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England begin their Women’s World Cup 2023 campaign against Haiti on Saturday.

Haiti are playing in their first World Cup and face a major challenge against Sarina Wiegman’s European champions England, as well as Denmark and China, who meet later in Perth in the other Group D clash.

England are one of the most fancied teams at the tournament, along with double-reigning champions USA and Spain, though Wiegman is contending with a squad depleted by several key injuries.

This match takes place at Brisbane Stadium and kick-off is at 7.30pm local time (10.30am in the UK).

Here is everything you need to know about how to watch England’s first 2023 World Cup match.

How can I watch the Women’s World Cup?

For UK viewers, every game will be available to watch on the BBC and ITV.

For the BBC, there will be live coverage on television as well as the BBC Sport website with live audio commentary available on BBC Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds app.

For ITV, live coverage will be available on television as well as online via ITVX.

At present, the BBC and ITV have only announced the schedule for the group stages, although the BBC have said they will broadcast both semi-finals with the final available on both channels.

When can I watch England?

England play their first match of the World Cup against Haiti in Group D on 22 July. The game starts at 10:30am BST and will be shown on ITV 1.

On 28 July, England play Denmark with kick-off at 9:30am BST and the game broadcast on the BBC.

England’s final group-stage fixture is against China on Tuesday 1 August and will be shown on ITV with the match starting at 12pm BST.

Should England make it through to the round of 16, their fixture will be shown live on the BBC.

Click here for the full World Cup TV guide.

Team news

England captain Millie Bright has been given the all-clear to start their World Cup opener against Haiti, with Sarina Wiegman having a fully-fit squad to choose from.

Bright has not played a competitive match since March but has recovered from knee surgery in time to lead England into their Group D opener in Brisbane.

Wiegman said she has yet to decide her starting line-up, and the manager has decisions to make at left-back and at No 9, where Alessia Russo and Rachel Daly are competing for a place.

Predicted line-up

England XI: Earps; Bronze, Bright, Carter, Greenwood; Walsh, Stanway, Toone; James, Daly, Hemp

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