Optus is stepping up its investment in football after securing exclusive Australian rights to select UEFA World Cup qualifiers for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The games begin on Friday, Nov.
The outstanding package of European qualifiers includes some of the best teams in the world and includes all home qualifiers for three of the top six FIFA teams in England, Germany and the Netherlands.
“Optus Sport customers can now watch the elite of European football qualify for the biggest stage of the game in Australia and New Zealand’s FIFA Women’s World Cup,” said Optus TV & Content boss Corin Dimopoulos called.
“Securing these new rights again expands Optus Sport’s sustained and unprecedented commitment to women’s football and changes the future of young Australians, which already includes the Women’s Super League, the 2022 Women’s European Championship and the 2023 Women’s World Cup.”
The new rights include the live broadcast of 27 European World Cup qualifiers, which will be played by England, Germany, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. With these five associations playing in separate pools in the qualifying phase, viewers will have the opportunity to see a wider range of nations vying for their World Cup spot. In addition, Optus Sport will also broadcast selected friendly matches between these teams in the run-up to the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
The first game of the World Cup qualification live on Optus Sport is imminent, Denmark will play against Malta on Friday morning.
Visit plan for the UEFA World Cup qualifying for September:
September 17: Denmark – Malta, Norway – Armenia
September 18: England v North Macedonia, Netherlands v Czech Republic
September 19: Germany – Bulgaria
September 22: Germany – Serbia, Luxembourg – England
In other live games that can be seen on Optus Sport this weekend, the Premier League Matchweek 5 will be live from Saturday morning, as will the J.League.