PARIS — FOX and FS1 Tuesday announced the network’s broadcaster assignments for the opening days of the Women’s World Cup group stage.
The tournament begins Friday, June 7, with FOX Sports lead Women’s World Cup play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera and lead match analyst Aly Wagner on the call as host nation France faces Korea Republic at 3 p.m. ET on FS1 live from Parc des Princes in Paris. A one-hour edition of FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP LIVE at 2 p.m. ET previews the opening match.
The World Cup continues with a full day of matches Saturday, June 8. Play begins at p.m. ET with Lisa Byington and Cat Whitehill calling the action for Germany vs. China on FS1, followed by Jenn Hildreth and Kyndra de St. Aubin on the call for Spain vs. South Africa at noon ET on the FOX broadcast network. At 3 p.m. ET on FOX, Derek Rae and Danielle Slaton are live from Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims for Norway vs. Nigeria. Glenn Davis and Angela Hucles make their World Cup debut Sunday, June 9, for Australia vs. Italy at 7 a.m. ET on FS1.
The U.S. women begin their title defense Tuesday, June 11, opening group stage play against Thailand at 3 p.m. ET on the FOX broadcast network. Dellacamera and Wagner have the call live from Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims and are joined by reporter Alex Curry. A one-hour edition of FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY will lead into the match.
FOX Sports’ coverage begins Wednesday, June 5 with a one-hour FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FRANCE 2019 PREVIEW SHOW from the network’s Paris studio. Rob Stone hosts alongside analysts Kate Gill, Ariane Hingst, Alexi Lalas, Karina LeBlanc, Heather O’Reilly and Kelly Smith with reports from Jenny Taft and Grant Wahl.
Each match day during the World Cup, FOX Sports presents studio coverage from its set located in Paris’ Place du Trocadero in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Stone and Taft serve as hosts and are joined by analysts Eni Aluko, Gill, Hingst, Lalas, LeBlanc, O’Reilly and Smith. Christina Unkel is FOX Women’s World Cup™ rules analyst. Wahl serves as correspondent-at-large.