ITV has announced a star-studded lineup for its live coverage of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Lionesses’ success in the 2022 Euros has galvanised greater levels of passion, interest and engagement for the world cup and ITV’s World Cup trailers, which are airing across ITV platforms, aim to rouse the country as people prepare to come together for the next chapter of the Lionesses’ journey in Australia and New Zealand when the World Cup kicks off in July.
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 with simulcast and catchup on ITVX. Match highlights will also be on ITVX as well as ITV's social media platforms.
“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."Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport