After the USA claimed the FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 title earlier today, Optus Sport concludes coverage of the best FIFA Womens World Cup to date.
With 24 teams competing to be the world champions, the FIFA Womens World Cup has attracted incredible worldwide attention.
For Australian viewers, Optus Sport delivered the most comprehensive coverage of a FIFA Womens World Cup ever seen in this country, with all 52 matches shown live and on-demand and supported by more than 100 live shows.
The Optus Sport broadcast team was led by former Matilda Amy Duggan and respected journalist Mel McLaughlin. They were joined by a group of analysts that surpassed a collective 600 caps for Australia to provide expert opinion and analysis throughout the month-long tournament, including Heather Garriock, Cheryl Salisbury, Mark Schwarzer, Alicia Ferguson and John Aloisi.
This was an incredible opportunity for Optus to showcase the womens game by providing not only live broadcasts of every single match from a stellar team, but also in-depth coverage across all platforms throughout the month, Optus Sport Executive Producer Richard Bayliss said.
We had a team of former Matildas and Socceroos both in the studio and on pitchside, that provided an insight into the tournament like we havent seen before.
We are incredibly proud of what we have been able to deliver as well as the visibility we have provided for womens sport.
Optus set out to level the playing field by giving away Optus Sports coverage of the FIFA Womens World Cup to Australian school kids throughout the entire tournament.
The interest and viewership of this tournament has been immense, and we hope we have helped inspire the next generation by gifting the Optus Sport coverage to school kids, Bayliss added.
Next up for Optus Sport is the return of the Premier League when the 2019/20 season gets underway on Saturday August 10. Liverpool will take on Norwich City in the season opener. Shortly thereafter, the UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea is played on August 14, exclusively live on Optus Sport.
Mel McLaughlin, Amy Duggan, Cheryl Salisbury and Heather Garriock in the Optus Sport studio for the FIFA Womens World Cup Final.