The World Cups keep on coming this year. Following on from the men’s Cricket World Cup and women’s soccer extravaganza comes the biggest tournament for women’s netball. Sixteen of the world’s best teams have descended on Liverpool in the UK for the 2019 Netball World Cup with the ten-day competition kicking off on July 12. And regardless of where you are on the planet, our guide below for getting a Netball World Cup 2019 live stream will ensure you don’t miss a minute.
The tournament has been dominated by antipodean nations with either Australia and New Zealand having won the tournament on the last nine occasions. That grip on the sport appears to be loosening however, with England installed as second favourites after winning gold in Netball at the Commonwealth Games last year.
As hosts and reigning Commonwealth Games gold medallists, England will be eyeing a 2019 Netball World Cup triumph to confirm them as the best team in the world.
Eleven-times champions Australia nevertheless go into the tournament as favourites with Betfair. However, a recent spate of retirements means they go into the tournament with a relatively young team. Having been beaten by England on their home turf at the Commonwealth Games, there’s some pride to win back as well a trophy for the Aussies. Also well-fancied are Jamaica who had a fantastic Commonwealth Games last year, losing to England in agonising style by a single point in the semi-final.
This year’s World Cup features a new competition format, which sees the teams compete in three stages at the tournament, with two preliminary stages determining rankings before play-offs and placings matches.
If you want to know where you’ll be able to watch the action, we’ll tell you exactly where you can catch the netball matches online with our 2019 Netball World Cup live stream guide.
How to watch the 2019 Netball World Cup from outside your country
Below we have a full rundown of your watching options in the UK (where every game will be shown live via Sky and the BBC), Australia (where games will be shown free-to-air) and New Zealand (where all games will be live on Sky).
The problems start when you try to watch your domestic coverage online while out of the country. Give it a go…you’ll quickly find your stream is geo-blocked. That’s super annoying, but not unavoidable. We’ve found that using a Virtual Private Network – or VPN – is a handy solution. You select a server in your home country and then watch as if you were sat back at home on your couch.
How to stream Netball World Cup live in the UK
How to live stream the 2019 Netball World Cup in Australia
How to watch the Netball World Cup 2019: New Zealand live stream