The news brand’s coverage will include the return of the Women’s Football Weekly podcast three times a week, as well as major online content featuring expert profiles of all the players
As the biggest ever Women’s World Cup kicks off on 20 July, co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia, the Guardian’s international sports team will report widespread coverage of every game played across audio, online, digital, and print.
The Guardian’s coverage of the 2023 Women’s World Cup builds on its leading year round dedication to covering women’s football. Throughout the World Cup, the Guardian will provide extensive daily coverage on and off the pitch with writers, columnists, podcasters and experts from the UK, US and Australia guiding fans through all the action.
The Guardian’s coverage of the 2023 Women’s World Cup is sponsored by Google Pixel, who have also partnered with The FA to bring football fans closer to the sport they love through greater inclusion and more immersive experiences through tech.
- The Guardian’s Women’s Football Weekly podcast returns for the duration of the global tournament. Hosts Faye Carruthers and Suzy Wrack are teaming up with a mix of new and familiar voices from across the world of women’s football, three times a week, with a round-up, opinion and expert analysis on every game. Guests will include commentators Robyn Cowen and Chris Slegg, former England and Aston Villa defender Anita Asante and former Chelsea player Claire Rafferty. A special 2023 World Cup preview episode is available for listening now.
- An interactive complete guide on all 736 players taking part in the tournament, written by experts from the players’ countries, including a breakdown of their skills, player history and insight into their lives outside of football. We believe this is the biggest ever piece of journalism dedicated to women’s football, allowing fans to get to know every single player. Player ratings will be added to the guide throughout the tournament.
- Live minute-by-minute match reports of all 64 games and a Guardian live sports blog on major match days.
- A guide to all 32 teams and countries written by a network of experts – a unique collaboration between some of the world’s best media outlets, bringing more local flavour and expertise to the Guardian’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup.
The Guardian’s 2023 Women’s World Cup coverage will also include:
- Avid fans who quickly want to get up to speed on the global competition can sign up to the Guardian’s women’s football newsletter ‘Moving the Goalposts’ going out twice a week, dedicated to the global tournament.
- Guest columns from Arsenal women manager Jonas Eidevall (Sweden) and ex-internationals Karen Carney and Anita Asante (both England), Abby Wambach(US) and Joey Peters (Australia).
- Guardian sports writers from across the UK, US and Australia will be heading to the heart of the action in New Zealand and Australia to provide match reports and instant reactions to the games. For Guardian UK football writers Suzanne Wrack, Sophie Downey and Jonathan Liew, Jeff Kassouf will be covering for Guardian US and Kieran Pender for Australia.
- Find exclusive interviews with the stars of the tournament including Ada Hegerberg, Kiera Walsh, Lena Oberdorf, Barbra Banda and Irene Guerrero.
- Pre-tournament kick off the Guardian published a 32 page Women’s World Cup print supplement (Saturday 15 July), offering a complete guide to the tournament and every team taking part.
Faye Carruthers, the Guardian’s Women’s Football Weekly host, said: “I am so excited to be back hosting Women’s Football Weekly for the Guardian. The last year has been incredible for women’s football and I have no doubt that the Women’s World Cup is going to be bigger than ever before.
“I’m looking forward to following all the matches and having fun and insightful conversations with some of the very best in the women’s game.”
Suzanne Wrack, football writer and Women’s Football Weekly host, the Guardian, said: “If you’ve been missing women’s football like I have over the last few weeks, look no further as it’s about to be bigger than ever.
“The women’s game has grown exponentially, and rightfully, the world is now watching. Whether you enjoy watching games live or just enjoy getting involved in all the buzz, the Guardian is the essential guide to all that’s happening during the World Cup and it’s also the most accessible to fans.
“I can’t wait to cover this tournament inside out from the heart of it all.”
Will Woodward, head of sport, Guardian News & Media, said: “The Guardian is and always has been committed to women’s football and I’m delighted that we are able to provide fans with so much high-quality sports journalism.
“Whichever platform fans choose to keep up with the tournament, the Guardian’s coverage, bigger and better than ever before, will provide all the expert and in-depth analysis needed on and off the pitch.”