If you want to really experience football the way it is meant to be enjoyed, Portugal is a great place to be during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In this charming part of the Iberian Peninsula, football is a national passion, particularly when the national team, known as the Selecao or the Navigators, competes in the Cup.
As befits a country where the beautiful game is king, Portugal offers various options for keeping up with the Cup on television, streaming devices, or with other fans at bars, cafes, and street parties specifically set up for this purpose. Let’s review your various options.
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Watching the Women’s World Cup 2023 on Television in Portugal
- Sport TV: All 64 matches
- RTP Rádio e Televisão de Portugal: 22 matches
- TVI Televisão Independente: 7 matches
- SIC Sociedade Independente de Comunicação: 7 matches
Sport TV is a media giant that has been dominating the football broadcasting landscape in Portugal for many years. With seven channels featuring sports from all over the world, Sport TV is like the ESPN of Portugal, and it can be obtained by subscribing to specific premium packages from cable and satellite television providers such as Vodafone, Altice, MEO, and others. If you don’t see a match broadcasting on Sport TV 1, you will find it on Sport TV 2, and you can look for replays on both channels hours after the live broadcast.
RTP, TVI, and SIC are “canais de sinal aberto” (over-the-air) digital stations that require a television reception license, which is automatically collected each month by means of a small fee included in the electricity bill. All you need is a digital antenna connected to a reasonably modern TV set in order to get the RTP, TVI, and SIC signals. Older analog TV sets will require a digital tuner. Each of these channels will broadcast one Selecao match in the group stage; we’ll let you know which in the schedule section below.
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Streaming FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Portugal
Similar to other European nations, broadcast TV and streaming services are closely integrated. If you are a Sport TV subscriber, for example, you can access the network’s streaming platform by means of registering on the Sport TV Play website; from here, you have the option of viewing on a web browser or installing a mobile app.
RTP Play is the streaming version of the Portuguese national TV network, and it is available from its website or mobile app. If you are a Vodafone cable or IPTV subscriber, for example, you should be able to install the RTP Play app from your client account. The same can be said about TVI Play, but SIC does not yet offer a streaming option.
It is important to keep in mind that the streaming options listed above are region-locked to Portugal, which means that you will need to access with a Portuguese IP address.
Devices You Can Use to Stream FIFA 2022 in Portugal
The Sport TV Play app supports the following operating systems and digital platforms:
- LG Content Store
- Huawei OS
- Samsung TV
Both RTP Play and TVI Play are available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. These two OTA networks stream from their websites to viewers located in Portugal.
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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 TV Schedule for Portugal
Portugal will take on The Netherlands in its first match at the 2023 tournament on Sunday, July 23rd at . The Group Stage continues through August 3rd. Here are all the Portugal matches:
- Sun Jul 23 : Netherlands vs Portugal
- Thu Jul 27 : Portugal vs Vietnam
- Tue Aug : Portugal vs United States
The rest of the tournament schedule is as follows:
- Round of 16 (August 5-8)
- Quarter-Finals (August 10-12)
- Semi-Finals (August 15-16)
- Third-Place Play-Off (August 19)
- World Cup Final (August 20)
Enjoying the Women’s World Cup in Portugal
There is a good chance the Navigators will advance to the knockout stages. And you can watch it all with the information above.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Viewer’s Guides Outside the US
For more information on watching matches in different areas, see our World Cup VPN Guide.
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