Optus Sport secures media rights to Australia and New Zealands biggest international football tournament ever – FIFA Womens World

Optus the only place to watch all 64 matches live!

In what will be a defining tournament in womens sport in Australia, Optus Sport has been awarded the Australian media rights to the FIFA Womens World Cup 2023 – which will be one of the biggest sporting events in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

The FIFA Womens World Cup 2023, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, comprises 32 teams, with the first match kicking off at Aucklands Eden Park on 20 July 2023, and concluding with the final played at Sydneys Stadium Australia.

Commenting on the tournament, Optus Chief Executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said, We are delighted to not only support the most exciting womens sporting event in the world, hosted right here on our home soil, but also to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to growing womens sport in this country.

This is truly a unique opportunity for Australians to stand behind our world leading Matildas and enjoy every action-packed moment of the tournament.

Optus Sport will stream all 64 World Cup matches live and produce programming, highlights and other digital content to provide Australians with the most comprehensive coverage ever of a FIFA Womens World Cup.

Ms Bayer Rosmarin said with interest in womens football and the Matildas growing significantly in Australia, the FIFA Womens World Cup 2023 would be one of the largest and most unifying events since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

We are passionate about bringing the Matildas and the other 31 participating teams to as many Australians as possible.

Optus Vice President TV, Content and Product Development, Clive Dickens, said womens football is a core element of Optus Sports elite football offering, and would result in unprecedented coverage that would draw even more Australian fans to womens football.

We have built an unparalleled pedigree in enhancing and supporting womens football and building unique customer relationships with football fans, from the FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 in France to being amongst the first broadcasters of the Barclays FA Womens Super League, to recently securing the exclusive rights to the UEFA Womens EURO 2022 in England.

The FIFA Womens World Cup 2023 represents a huge opportunity to help drive growth and visibility of womens football in Australia and deliver football fans the best-ever coverage.

We are committed to changing the future children see and the importance of promoting women in sport to drive that change. It is a privilege, and an endorsement of our credentials by FIFA, to be awarded the rights to showcase this monumental event, Mr Dickens said.

Sarai Bareman, Chief Womens Football Officer, FIFA said, FIFA is excited to welcome Optus Sport as our official broadcaster of the FIFA Womens World Cup 2023 for Australia. Optus has shown a strong commitment to broadcasting womens football and this deal will provide unprecedented coverage in Australia for the tournament, as well as bringing womens football to more fans and new audiences. We look forward to working with Optus to promote the FIFA Womens World Cup 2023 to accelerate the growth of the womens game in Australia in the lead up to 2023.

One of Australias most capped representative football players and ex-Matilda Heather Garriock said, The FIFA Womens World Cup 2023 is not just a football tournament, its one of the worlds biggest events and to host it in Australia and New Zealand is a dream come true. Young boys and girls, mums and dads will get the chance to see their role models the Matildas who are amongst the best players in the world.

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