The BBC has secured the rights to show coverage from the FIFA Women's World Cup in France 2019, which will see free-to-air broadcasts of every game across TV, radio and online.
Today’s announcement follows on from the huge success of the BBC’s coverage of the 2015 tournament in Canada, which saw England’s Lionesses reach the semi-finals. With an impressive peak TV audience of 2.4 million late into the night for England’s game against Japan, the tournament reached more than 12 million people on TV alone, unprecedented figures for women’s football in the UK.
Fans will also be able to watch live selected qualification matches later in the year, following the home nations in their quest to appear on the world stage at France 2019.
Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater commented: