Describing its broadcast team as an “incredible list of Australia’s best journalists and football talent”, overnight coverage of the World Cup, which commences on June 7 (June 8 AEST), will be hosted by Melanie McLaughlin and Amy Duggan.
And the broadcast team includes former Matildas and Socceroos players providing expert analysis, including former Matildas Heather Garriock and Alicia Ferguson.
Former Socceroos joining the team are Mark Schwarzer, John Aloisi, current Western Sydney W-League coach Dean Heffernan and current Sydney FC W-League coach Ante Juric.
“It sets things up perfectly for Optus Sport’s coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. I don’t think people realise just how exciting and how massive this tournament is going to be and how lucky we are to be seeing every single minute.
“Add to that, the Matildas are genuine contenders and the whole month is going to feel like Christmas for football fans.”
“We have declared this FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the most comprehensive coverage Australia has seen, and it is this stellar broadcast team that will bring our coverage together for our viewers,” Optus’ Head of TV and Content Corin Dimopoulos said.
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