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Top broadcaster gives big boost to women’s football

The BBC has given a major boost to women’s football after confirming that numerous World Cup games will be shown on its major channels.

The broadcaster recently launched its #changethegame women’s summer of sport season to celebrate female athletes.

There will be more live free-to-air women’s sport than ever before across BBC platforms this summer, as well as a plethora of specially commissioned content.

The opening fixture between France and Korea Republic is first on the World Cup agenda on Friday, June 7, with the game being screened on BBC One at 8.00pm.

The home nations take centre stage two days later as England kick-off their campaign against Scotland at 5.00pm on BBC One.

United States begin their World Cup defence against Thailand on BBC Four the following Tuesday, while France versus Norway is the highlight of Wednesday’s games on the same channel.

Australia versus Brazil will be one to watch on BBC Two on Thursday, June 13, while both Scotland and England return to the main channel the following day.

The middle weekend of the group stage looks a little low key, although the US versus Chile game on Sunday evening could be one to watch.

The final group games take place over the next four days, with each of the teams aiming to book their places in the knockout stage.

France will hope to have qualified by the time they face Nigeria on BBC Four on Monday, June 17, while Italy versus Brazil is the standout game on the same channel the following day.

England and Scotland complete their group stage fixtures against Japan and Argentina respectively on the Wednesday, with both games being screened on BBC One and BBC Four at 8.00pm.

The US face Sweden in their final group game on the Thursday, with the round of 16 games getting underway two days later.

The quarter-finals start on Thursday, June 27, with the last four ties scheduled for the following Tuesday and Wednesday.

The third-place play-off will be screened on BBC Two on Saturday, July 6, while the final will be shown on BBC One at 4.00pm on the Sunday.

With games also being shown on the BBC Red Button and online, football fans will be able to immerse themselves in the Women’s World Cup like never before.

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