SBS confirms commentary team for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

Joey Peters, Craig Foster, Tracey Holmes, David Basheer, and Sarah Walsh
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The countdown is on to the world’s biggest women’s sporting event – the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

As the official broadcaster of the tournament, SBS will bring Australian audiences all the action from France.

Esteemed sports journalist, Tracey Holmes returns to lead the SBS broadcast team, alongside former Socceroo Captain,Craig Foster and Matildas legend, Joey Peters, who will share their trusted analysis and insights from Sydney.

The SBS broadcast will feature live commentary from the stadiums in France from respected broadcaster David Basheer alongside former Matilda Sarah Walsh, who will have exclusive access to the Matildas camp throughout the tournament.

SBS’s broadcast team offer unparalleled broadcasting expertise calling and analysing international and national football tournaments, strengthened by extensive on-field experience, playing and coaching at the highest level.

SBS Director of Sport Ken Shipp said:

“We have assembled some of the most trusted, experienced football voices to bring extraordinary insight and bold personality to our coverage of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup™. We are proud of our football legacy, and following on from the huge success of Russia 2018, we are excited to deliver world-class coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup to all Australians.”                  

SBS’s coverage will begin with the opening match on Sunday, 8 June from 4.00am EST as hosts France face Korea Republic, kicking off a huge month of football on SBS.

Catch all of the Matildas’ matches live, free and in HD on SBS, as well as the opening match, all Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals and the Final. SBS Radio will also broadcast all 52 matches of the 2019 Women’s World Cup™, live and free via the SBS Radio app. Matches will be broadcast in up to three languages simultaneously; English and in languages of competing teams.