BBC to show all Women's Football World Cup games

The BBC has announced that it will show every Women's Football World Cup 2015 match live on either BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Red Button or the BBC Sport website. 

All England games will be live on BBC Radio 5 live with news and reports throughout the tournament available 24/7 via the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app.

The tournament begins on Saturday 6th June as hosts Canada take on China in the opening game, which will be shown on BBC Three at 11:00pm UK time.

Current holders Japan will be challenged by favourites USA and Germany in what will be the seventh Women’s World Cup. Mark Sampson, England manager, will attempt to lead his Lionesses to victory against the 23 other teams in the most thrilling competition in women’s football.

The face of Women’s football on the BBC, Jacqui Oatley leads the BBC TV coverage joined in the studio by, amongst others, former England international’s Rachel Yankey and Rachel Brown-Finnis. Both Yankey and Brown-Finnis will share their wealth of expertise and knowledge with viewers having both played for the national side over 200 times combined.

Renowned BBC football commentator Jonathan Pearce will be joined in the box by former England player and FA International Player of the Year Sue Smith to bring live commentary on all England games.

The England Lionesses make their debut at the competition against France on Tuesday 9 June, live on BBC Two (kick-off 6:00pm UK time). Match of the Day’s Steve Bower and former Leeds United Ladies player Lucy Ward make up the other TV commentary duo out in Canada.

Radio 1’s Tina Daheley will bring all the news and reports from within the England camp as Eilidh Barbour reports on all the colour and atmosphere from across Canada.

A special edition of Football Focus will be presented by Jacqui Oatley on the opening day of the competition (6 June, 12:10pm, BBC One). Jacqui and special guests will be looking ahead to all the action and drama of the following four weeks.

BBC iPlayer exclusive
A special daily Catch Up programme will be available to watch online and download on the BBC iPlayer rounding up the best bits from the previous evening whilst taking a look at the quirkier side of the Women’s World Cup 2015.

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