The FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to take over the summer as it runs July 20-August 20, 2023 in Australia and New Zealand. It’ll be the biggest tournament yet, with 32 teams competing in 64 matches. The last two editions in 2015 and 2019 had 24 teams and 52 matches.
The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) has won the last two World Cups and looking to make history with a third straight. No country has won three straight championships in either the men’s or women’s competitions.
If you’re looking to watch the team on its run at history, we’ve got you covered – sort of. The time difference could present some problems with games being played 12 to 16 hours ahead of Eastern Time. First the group stage game times:
- USA vs. Vietnam – Friday, July 21 at 9 p.m. ET
- USA vs. Netherlands – Wednesday, July 26 at 9 p.m. ET
- Portugal vs. USA – Tuesday, August 1 at 3 a.m. ET
The USWNT plays Sweden in the Round of 16 on Sunday, August 6 at 5 a.m. ET.
See what we mean about time zones? We’ve reached out to several bars and restaurants with a history of showing soccer matches and we’ll update this blog as we hear back from them. For now, here’s what we know:
The Pub at Lower.com Field
96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus
The home of soccer in Columbus is also the home of a couple sweet watch parties for the World Cup. Head to Lower.com Field's Pub and Plaza for the USWNT matches vs. Vietnam on Friday, July 21 and the Netherlands on Thursday, July 26. The party starts at 8 p.m. with food and drink specials and engaging activities. Fans onsite can also join enter-to-win contests for Crew and USA-themed prizes. Free tickets to the USWNT-Vietnam and USWNT-Netherlands match are currently accessible. Learn more here.
Land Grant Brewing
424 W. Town St., Columbus
Land Grant is the official home of the American Outlaws Columbus Chapter. They’ll be open for the match vs. Vietnam on July 21. However, they close at 10 p.m. on Thursdays and of course, won’t be open at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday.