Sports streaming platform DAZN will broadcast next week’s prestigious Women’s International Champions Cup (WICC) live in over 120 countries and territories worldwide, including the UK. Moreover, the tournament – which features four of the most winning European and American club teams in the history of the sport, and includes many players that have just returned from Tokyo with shiny new hardware around their necks – will also be made available for free in those markets on DAZN’s new YouTube channel dedicated to women’s football.
NWSL powerhouse Portland Thorns FC will host the tournament and face off on Aug. 18 in an all-American clash against the formidable Houston Dash at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. Meanwhile that same day, the new queens of Europe, FC Barcelona – winners of the 2021 UEFA Women’s Champions League – take on the most successful women’s club team in history and reigning WICC champ, the star-studded French giant Olympique Lyonnais.
This will set up an electric Europe vs. USA final on Aug. 21, with the winners of the first two matches battling it out for championship glory and to be named World’s Best Club.
The full schedule of events is as follows, with all four matches available both live and on-demand on DAZN and DAZN’s new women’s football YouTube channel:
Wed., Aug. 18, 1:30 a.m. BST: Olympique Lyonnais vs. FC Barcelona
Wed., Aug. 18, 04:00 a.m. BST: Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash
Sat., Aug. 21, 12:30 a.m. BST: 3rd Place Match – American Team vs. European Team
Sat., Aug. 21, 03:00 a.m. BST: 1st Place Match – American Team vs. European Team
“We are thrilled to have secured the rights to the Women’s International Champions Cup, which features two of the best teams from the National Women’s Soccer League going up against two fierce rivals from the UEFA Women’s Champions League,” said James Rushton, Co-CEO, DAZN Group. “At DAZN, we are deeply committed to growing women’s football and women’s sport overall by bringing more visibility to elite competitions, such as the WICC, than ever before; that’s why making next week’s tournament available on DAZN as well as on YouTube for free was a no-brainer, to reach even more existing and new fans alike with what’s sure to be two epic days of action.”
The WICC will be available live and on demand with English language commentary as well as French and Spanish commentary for those respective matchups. Fans can tune in on DAZN and DAZN’s YouTube channel in more than 120 markets across Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. The full list of territories can be found here.
Fans can sign up for DAZN at www.DAZN.com or by downloading the DAZN app on a wide range of connected devices, including smart TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets and game consoles.