BBC to show Fifa Women’s World Cup again

UK’s national broadcaster acquires rights for 2019 soccer championship.

BBC to show Fifa Women’s World Cup again

The BBC has acquired the UK rights to show the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's soccer championship.  

The free-to-air broadcaster will provide extensive coverage of every game at the tournament across its television, radio and digital platforms. The 2019 tournament will be held in France from 1st to 30th June. 

"We're delighted the BBC will bring the biggest tournament in women's football to the widest possible audience," said Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport. "Women's football has grown significantly over the last few years and we are proud of the contribution we have made.

"France 2019 promises to be another fantastic showcase for the sport."

The 2015 Women’s World Cup was hosted by Cananda. Three-time champions the USA beat Japan 5-2 in the final, with midfielder Carli Lloyd was awarded the player of the match medal following her 16-minute hat-trick of goals.