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How to watch the Cup of Nations online or on TV: Matildas vs New Zealand live stream, TV guide, start time

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28th February, 2019

The Matildas will be back in action as they take on New Zealand to kick-off the Cup of Nations. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming the match online, or watching it on TV.

The opening match of the tournament for the Australian side will be played at Leichhardt Oval, with kick-off scheduled for 7:30pm (AEDT) on Thursday, February 28.

Originally scheduled to be played at Kogarah, the matches had to be moved due to a poor surface at Jubilee Oval.

The tournament will see Australia, New Zealand and Argentina battle it out in a round robin across Australia, with three double-header match days.

All three matches for each nation will serve as vital preparation for the World Cup, to be played in France later this year.

How to watch the Matildas vs New Zealand on TV

There will be two places to catch the Matildas first match of the 2019 Cup of Nations, but the best option will be Fox Sports

They hold exclusive rights to the entirety of the tournament, and broadcast every Matildas match throughout the year, as they do with the Socceroos, A-League, and some of the W-League.

Their coverage of the match will be on Fox Sports 505, allowing for a half-hour pre-game show after their earlier coverage of Argentina and South Korea in the first match.


To watch the TV broadcast of the Matildas, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package of channels.

The other option is to tune in through SBS Viceland, which can be found on Channel 42.

How to live stream the Matildas vs New Zealand online

If you are looking to stream the Matildas first Cup of Nations match, you will need to do so through the Fox Sports coverage.

The best way to do that is to use Kayo Sports, who have all of Foxtel’s sports channels, as well as other selected events from around the world for $25 per month.

The other ways to stream the action are through Foxtel’s official streaming services. The first of those is the Foxtel App, which is free to use for those who already have valid TV login details.

Foxtel Now will be the way to go if you only want to stream Foxtel channels, and again, you will need to ensure you have signed up with the sports package.

Here at The Roar, you can also tune into the action with our live blog of the match between Australia and New Zealand, as well as highlights throughout.