Australia vs Ireland Women's World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 kicks off on Thursday as the co-hosts Australia take on the Republic of Ireland in the second match of the tournament.

The game is poised to go underway at Stadium Australia, also known as Accor Stadium, in front of a huge 83,000 crowd. It’s a group B clash and the other two teams are Canada and Nigeria.

Here we bring you everything about Australia vs Ireland, kick-off time in different time zones, preview, team news, lineup, prediction, TV channel, and how to watch the live stream.

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
  • Match: Australia vs Ireland | Group B
  • Date: Thursday, 20 July 2023
  • Kick-off Time: 8:00 pm AEST
  • Venue: Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia

Australia vs Ireland Kick-off Time

The Matildas and the Republic of Irelands will face off in the second game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, on July 20th.

We don’t want you to miss a single game. Here, let’s check out the kick-off time of the game in different time zones.

Time Zone Kick-off Time
PT 3:00 am
ET 6:00 am
GMT 10:00 am
BST 11:00 am
IST 3:30 pm
AEST 8:00 pm
NZST 10:00 pm

Match Preview

It will be a huge game for the Australian Matildas in front of a sea of crowds. This year, the excitement for the women’s tournament is at its peak.

The in-form Australia W side will be energized, who are coming into this tournament winning International Friendlies against France and England.

Sam Kerr’s side have won nine of their last 10 matches, including a 1-0 win over France last Friday and a 2-0 win over England in April that ended the Lionesses’ 30-game unbeaten streak.

Chelsea forward and the biggest name on the pitch Sam Kerr, who is captaining the Matildas, spoke during the pre-match conference. “It’s actually happening. All the prep work that we’ve done for years, all the days of hard work, and now it’s finally coming together in 24 hours,” said Kerr.

On the other hand, Ireland are the FIFA Women’s World Cup debutants. The Irish women are absolutely ready for the big stage. They received a huge boost with experienced midfielder Denise O’Sullivan declared fit after being hurt in a friendly last week.

“We’re Irish, we don’t shy away from physicality. It’s ingrained in us, the hard-working team we are,” said Irish captain Katie McCabe.

In fact, the girls in green did defeat the Matildas the last time the sides clashed in 2021.


Ireland W won the last meeting against Australia W, by 3-2 goals in a friendly match in September 2021.

Team News and Probable Lineups

Tameka Yallop is the only injury concern for the Matildas, who picked up a knock in their win against France. The scorer of the game Mary Fowler may see herself in the starting XI.

The Aussie skipper Sam Kerr will lead the frontline and is a golden boot contender.

The Irish side received a huge boost with experienced midfielder Denise O’Sullivan declared fit after being hurt in a friendly last week.

Probable Australia XI

Arnold; Carpenter, Hunt, Kennedy, Catley; Raso, Gorry, Cooney-Cross, Fowler; Foord, Kerr.

Probable Ireland XI

Brosnan; Payne, Fahey, Lo. Quinn, Connolly, McCabe; Farrelly, O’Sullivan, Littlejohn, Sheva; Carusa.

How to Watch Australia vs Ireland

The second game of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, between Australia and Ireland, will be available live on FOX and Telemundo in the United States.

ITV will broadcast the game live in the UK and Ireland. Fans in Australia can watch the game on Channel 7, while New Zealand fans can watch the game live on Sky Sport.

Here are the TV Channels the game will be broadcast live in different countries.

  • USA: FOX, Telemundo, Peacock
  • UK: ITV
  • Canada: TSN
  • Australia: Channel 7
  • New Zealand: Sky Sport
  • India: DD Sports
  • Hong Kong: Now TV
  • Singapore: Singtel TV

Live Stream

The live stream of Australia vs Ireland is available to watch on the following platforms.


  • Fubo TV
  • Peacock

Cord cutters can watch Australia vs Ireland World Cup game live stream on FOX through Fubo TV. The FuboTV pro pack comes at $74.99 per month and offers a 7-day free trial.

To access all of the content Peacock has to offer, you can sign up for a Peacock Premium subscription at $5.99 a month (+tax) or $59.99 per year (+tax).


  • ITV Hub

ITV Hub will provide the live stream in the United Kingdom. Download the app from your app store. The ITV subscribers can access the app for free.


  • Optus Sport
  • 7 Plus

All the Matildas’ games are available to live stream on Optus Sports and 7 Plus.

New Zealand

  • Prime TV
  • Sky Go
  • Sky Sport Now

In New Zealand, fans can watch the live stream on Prime TV, Sky Go, and Sky Sport Now.

Australia vs Ireland Prediction

It’s a huge game for the Matildas in front of a crowd expected to reach the mark of 83,000. They will be absolutely energized on their home field, at Stadium Australia.

Sam Kerr will lead the Aussie attack, the Chelsea attacker who is a contender for the Golden Boot in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Matildas are coming into the tournament with magnificent form, beating England and France.

In Contrast, it will be the very first World Cup game for Ireland. As the women in green will write history, it will be difficult for them to hold their nerves in front of a sea of crowds.

We predict a comfortable win for Australia W.

Prediction: Australia 3-0 Ireland.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.


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