The FIFA World Cup is here! No, not that other one - it's time for the FIFA Women's World Cup taking place up until the final on 7 July. 

There's more interest in women's football now than there's ever been and there are high hopes for England and Scotland at the tournament, taking place in France. England finished third at the previous World Cup (and are ranked third in the world) while Scotland have been in good form this year. 

Over a million tickets have been sold for the tournament. although the early games have seen plenty of empty seats around. 

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Watching the World Cup on TV and online in the UK

  • Coverage on BBC TV and BBC iPlayer

Watching the World Cup in the UK is easy. Everything is being shown on BBC iPlayer online or on various BBC channels depending on predicted interest.

So the opening ceremony, England and Scotland games and the final are on BBC One while some games are on BBC Four and BBC Two. Others are only available online or on the BBC Red Button. The key thing is that you can get all the games if you want to. 

There's a full game-by-game guide to coverage here. The BBC doesn't have plans for 4K coverage of the tournament although games are available in 4K in the US (see below).

There's also coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live as you'd expect. 

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How to watch the Women's World Cup in the US

  • Fox Sports will stream to certain devices in 4K

Fox Sports has the rights to the World Cup in the US. Check out the TV schedule.

Fox will also be offering 4K streaming as well as it did for the men's tournament last year. But unlike last year they'll now be available inside the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps for Roku and Apple TV. 

But yes, you will need one of those devices to experience it in 4K and yes, it will need to be 4K-capable so that's Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Ultra, 4K TVs that run Roku OS plus Apple TV 4K. These streamers will also offer 5.1 audio, too. 

Watching the Women's World Cup on YouTube

As in 2018, the World Cup is now more defined by readily-available short-form video than ever before. There’s also FIFA’s own Twitter account and YouTube channel as well. 

As well as the content from FIFA, some broadcasters, like the UK's BBC and US-based Fox Sports, will upload highlights for every game on their YouTube channels, as well as top FIFA World Cup moments and behind-the-scenes content. 

Other broadcasters include the ARD and ZDF in Germany, J SPORTS in Japan, Telemundo in the U.S. and beIN in the Middle East, North Africa and selected Asian territories.

Watching the World Cup from anywhere

  • Many countries have free arrangements

Most countries have host broadcasters and you can find a complete list of World Cup 2019 broadcasters. Like the UK, many countries have free arrangements for the tournament. 

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Using the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can help with questions like, “Hey Google, when does France play next in the Women's World Cup?” or ”Ok Google, show me the Women's World Cup standings.”

Google News has a dedicated FIFA Women’s World Cup Google News tracker for Android so you can quickly find scores, upcoming matches and watch game highlights.

Google Search also has live information on each game and you can see a timeline with photos, commentary and important moments from the match. You can also subscribe to receive notifications and updates about your favourite team by looking it up on the Google Search app and tapping Follow.