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Canada is in Australia at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is also held in New Zealand. The group stage began on July 20, when Canada’s national women’s soccer team played Nigeria in its first match. Canada is playing Australia next for a spot in the round of 16.

After winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and coming in second at the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship, Canada’s team is one to watch. Here’s how and when to follow its World Cup journey.

A guide to the 2023 Women’s World Cup

What’s the 2023 Women’s World Cup schedule?

The World Cup kicked off on July 20 with New Zealand facing Norway. The group stage runs until Aug. 3, followed by the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final.

The full 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup schedule is:

  • Group stage: July 20 to Aug. 3
  • Round of 16: Aug. 5 to Aug. 8
  • Quarter-finals: Aug. 11 and 12
  • Semi-finals: Aug. 15 and 16
  • Third-place match: Aug. 19
  • Final: Aug. 20

When is Canada playing in the Women’s World Cup?

Canada will play a total of three matches in the group stage between July 20 and July 31:

  • Nigeria vs. Canada: Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET. (The match ended in a 0-0 draw, read our blog for highlights)
  • Canada vs. Ireland: Wednesday, July 26 at 8 a.m. ET (Canada beat Ireland 2-1, read our blog for highlights)
  • Canada vs. Australia: Monday, July 31 at 6 a.m. ET

If Canada ranks in the top two teams of its group, its first knockout match will be on Monday, Aug. 7.

How can I watch the Women’s World Cup in Canada?

Canadian fans can watch the World Cup on TSN, and some matches will also be available on CTV. French-language coverage will be on RDS.

All three of Canada’s group-stage matches mentioned above are available live on CTV, TSN, and RDS. They can be streamed live on-air on their websites, and as well as their applications, and they will be broadcast on TV. In all cases, you’ll need to be subscribed in order to watch the games live.

As per TSN’s broadcast schedule, group-stage matches that don’t feature Canada’s team will be streamed on TSN alone. Some knock-out games, including both semi-finals and the final, will air on CTV as well as TSN.

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