China, with its energetic and talented Steel Roses, is set to make an impact in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Co-hosted by Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, the World Cup will feature matches broadcasted live and exclusively in digital format across Mainland China, thanks to a groundbreaking partnership with Shinai Sports and Migu TV.
This blog post offers you everything you need to know about the tournament, including where to watch the matches, the schedule, the Chinese squad, and more.
China Women’s World Cup 2023 Schedule
|Jul 22, 2023||Denmark vs. China||21:00||Perth Rectangular Stadium|
|Jul 28, 2023||China vs. Haiti||20:30||Hindmarsh Stadium|
|Aug 1, 2023||China vs. England||19:30||Hindmarsh Stadium|
China Women’s World Cup Squad 2023
In the 2023 Women’s World Cup, China has put forth a promising team, featuring a blend of seasoned veterans and dynamic young talent. Under the guidance of Head Coach Shui Qingxia, the squad is set to make its mark on the global stage.
The official 23-player line-up was announced on July 5, 2023, with the distinguished Wang Shanshan named as team captain and the equally impressive Zhang Rui serving as vice-captain.
The squad showcases a diverse array of talent from leagues both domestic and international, from homegrown heroes like Zhu Yu of Shanghai Shengli to international standouts like Li Mengwen from France’s Paris Saint-Germain.
The team’s age range varies as well, with players as young as 18-year-old goalkeeper Pan Hongyan, to seasoned midfielder Zhang Rui, aged 34.
This exciting mix of experience and potential, talent and ambition, serves as a testament to the strength and depth of women’s football in China.
|GK||Zhu Yu||25||10||China Shanghai Shengli|
|GK||Xu Huan||24||4||China Jiangsu|
|GK||Pan Hongyan||18||0||China Beijing|
|DF||Li Mengwen||28||17||France Paris Saint-Germain|
|DF||Dou Jiaxing||23||2||China Jiangsu|
|DF||Wang Linlin||22||10||China Shanghai Shengli|
|DF||Wu Haiyan||30||129||China Wuhan Jianghan University|
|DF||Yao Wei||25||31||China Wuhan Jianghan University|
|DF||Chen Qiaozhu||23||4||China Meizhou Huijun|
|DF||Gao Chen||30||29||China Changchun Dazhong Zhuoyue|
|MF||Zhang Xin||31||31||China Shanghai Shengli|
|MF||Shen Mengyu||21||0||Scotland Celtic|
|MF||Zhang Rui||34||161||China Wuhan Jianghan University|
|MF||Yang Lina||29||29||Spain Levante Las Planas|
|MF||Yao Lingwei||27||16||China Wuhan Jianghan University|
|MF||Wu Chengshu||26||13||Australia Canberra United|
|MF||Zhang Linyan||22||14||Switzerland Grasshoppers|
|MF||Gu Yasha||32||121||China Wuhan Jianghan University|
|FW||Wang Shuang||28||116||United States Racing Louisville|
|FW||Wang Shanshan||33||152||China Wuhan Jianghan University|
|FW||Lou Jiahui||32||111||China Wuhan Jianghan University|
|FW||Tang Jiali||28||58||China Shanghai Shengli|
|FW||Xiao Yuyi||27||42||China Shanghai Shengli|
Stay tuned to see how this incredible team performs at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 TV Channel & Rights
In an exciting development, Shinai Sports has partnered with FIFA to secure exclusive digital media rights for the Women’s World Cup 2023 in Mainland China.
All 64 matches of the tournament will be broadcasted across Shinai Sports platforms, including the iQIYI Sports app, sports channel of iQIYI, iQIYI Sports website, and QiyiguoTV.
This is the first time Shinai Sports has partnered with a FIFA competition, and the agreement is set to offer comprehensive coverage of the tournament, including behind-the-scenes content, insightful analysis, and more. However, note that exclusive free to air broadcast rights for the region are still available.
China Mobile Migu TV will also leverage the advantages of 5G/8K/XR technology to bring an immersive viewing experience with full live broadcast of the tournament.
Migu TV is known for its top-notch commentary team and innovative viewing experiences.
How to Stream Women’s World Cup 2023 from outside of China?
Don’t worry if you’re outside of China; you can still catch all the action. For English commentary, you can watch every match for free on the BBC and ITVX. Follow these steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a U.K. server location.
- Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, like the BBC or ITVX.
- Tune in and enjoy the games!
How to Watch FIFA Women’s World Cup in China?
In China, you can catch all the action on the Shinai Sports platforms and the Migu TV app. The Migu TV app is a fantastic resource for fans who want to keep up with their favorite matches, as it does not limit your viewing time or show ads.
However, to access live streaming, you’ll need to upgrade to their VIP plan, which costs CNY18 per month (approximately $2.64).
Can I Watch the Women’s Soccer World Cup for Free in China?
While Shinai Sports and Migu TV have digital rights for the tournament, free-to-air broadcast rights for the region are still available at the time of writing. If any channel secures these rights, Chinese viewers may have access to free broadcasts.
FAQ: Team China Women’s World Cup 2023
The Steel Roses have graced the World Cup eight times, with a memorable silver medal win in 1999.
China PR will line up in Group D, alongside England, Denmark, and Haiti.
China’s best performance in the Women’s World Cup was in 1999 when they reached the final and won a silver medal.
Shui Qingxia, China’s first female head coach, currently leads the team. She was appointed two months before the kick-off of the 2022 AFC Asian Cup, and under her leadership, the team achieved victory despite a tough performance in the Tokyo Olympics six months prior.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is an event not to be missed. As technology takes the forefront in how we consume sports, the experience promises to be immersive and thrilling.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Steel Roses, who are ready to take the global stage by storm!