It’s USA vs the world as the Stars and Stripes pursue their 3rd straight championship trophy and 5th overall at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Before the competition begins, YurView has your all-access pass and ultimate preview for one of the year’s biggest sporting events.
The Contenders is a 30-minute weekly show that provides exclusive access to the star players and teams to watch during the World Cup – with insights into the host nations of Australia and New Zealand.
Beginning Tuesday, May 9th, join us every week for ten weeks as we count down to the 2023 FIFA Women’s Word Cup. Check out the weekly schedule and episode guide below.
How to Watch
Tune in to your local YurView channel starting Tuesday, May 9th. Two new back-to-back episodes air Tuesdays at 8:00 and 8:30 pm (check local listings). Watch replays Thursday night at the same time.
- To find the YurView channel in your area, check local listings or the YurView Channel Lineup.
- Cox Contour customers can also watch on their mobile devices using the Cox Contour App. Download the Cox Contour app on Apple and Android.
All episodes will also be available to stream at watch.yurview.com or on the YurView App. New episodes stream Tuesday night at 8:00 and 8:30 pm CT. Download the YurView App on Google Play, Amazon Fire, Roku & Android TV.
The Contenders – Air Schedule & Episode Guide*
*Schedule & episodes are subject to change. Check local listings for additional air times in your region.
Tuesday, May 9th:
- EPISODE 1: Nadia Nadim (8:00 pm)
Nadia Nadim’s life story is a source of inspiration, while the Philippines are a much-improved team under former Australia coach Alen Stajcic.
- EPISODE 2: Canada (8:30 pm)
Jennifer Hermoso is one of the top goal-scorers in women’s football, while a pay dispute has overshadowed Canada’s World Cup preparations.
Tuesday, May 16th:
- EPISODE 3: USA (8:00 pm)
The USA is once again the team to beat, but sharpshooter Sam Kerr is determined to fire hosts Australia to World Cup glory.
- EPISODE 4: France (8:30 pm)
France will look to deliver on their promise, while England star Lucy Bronze is aiming for more silverware.
Tuesday, May 23rd:
- EPISODE 5: England (8:00 pm)
England is one of the favorites to win the Women’s World Cup, while Ballon D’Or winner Alexia Putellas is key to Spain’s title hopes.
- EPISODE 6: Megan Rapinoe (8:30 pm)
Dual World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe is aiming to create more history with the US, while Ireland and Nigeria will look to shock the world.
Tuesday, May 30th:
- EPISODE 7: Pernille Harder (8:00 pm)
Denmark captain Pernille Harder will play at her first World Cup, while Japan will look to repeat their heroics from 2011.
- EPISODE 8: Brazil (8:30 pm)
South American champions Brazil are craving Women’s World Cup glory as is Lena Oberdorf – Germany’s brightest young star.
Tuesday, June 6th:
- EPISODE 9: Alexandra Pope (8:00 pm)
Alexandra Popp has experienced all the highs and lows of football, while Denmark are back on the big stage after a curious 16-year absence.
- EPISODE 10: New Zealand (8:30 pm)
Decorated defender Wendie Renard is France’s tower of strength, while co-hosts New Zealand are desperate to leave their mark on the World Cup.
Tuesday, June 13th:
- EPISODE 11: Netherlands (8:00 pm)
2019 runners-up the Netherlands are aiming to go one better, while Canada legend Christine Sinclair has a sixth World Cup in her sights.
- EPISODE 12: Injured Stars (8:30 pm)
A concerning injury pattern has hit some of the game’s biggest stars, while South Korea will look to improve on their forgettable 2019 campaign.
Tuesday, June 20th:
- EPISODE 13: Sweden (8:00 pm)
Sweden’s chase for long overdue silverware continues, while South Africa are on a high thanks to a maiden continental title.
EPISODE 14: Norway (8:30 pm)
Norway is aiming to recapture the country’s glory years, while Ali Riley will lead New Zealand’s World Cup charge on home soil.
Tuesday, June 27th:
- EPISODE 15: Hervé Renard (8:00 pm)
Hervé Renard will lead France at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, while newcomers Portugal qualified for the tournament in dramatic fashion.
- EPISODE 16: Germany (8:30 pm)
Ada Hegerberg’s international football exile is over, while Germany is seeking redemption after Euro 2022 heartbreak.
Tuesday, July 4th:
- EPISODE 17: Trinity Rodman (8:00 pm)
The USA’s next generation has arrived in the form of Trinity Rodman, while Italy has raised the bar after its success in France 2019.
- EPISODE 18: Alex Morgan (8:30 pm)
Alex Morgan is in ominous form after an exceptional 2022, while China will look to repeat its continental dominance on the global stage.
Tuesday, July 11th:
- EPISODE 19: Spain (8:00 pm)
An ongoing dispute could jeopardize Spain’s World Cup hopes, while excitement machine Debinha is ready to thrill for Brazil.
- EPISODE 20: Australia (8:30 pm)
Australia is eyeing World Cup glory on home soil, while Asisat Oshoala is Africa’s most
decorated female footballer.