Warner Bros. Discovery Sports to Showcase U.S. Soccer’s SheBelieves Cup with USWNT Hosting FIFA World Cup Participants Brazil, Canada & Japan, Feb. 16-22
HBO Max to Provide Comprehensive Live Coverage for All Six Matches;
USWNT’s Games Against Japan & Brazil to Also Be Featured on TNT
TNT & HBO Max’s Pre, Half and Postgame Coverage On Location Throughout Tournament in Orlando, Nashville & Frisco, Texas
Warner Bros. Discovery Sports will present live, comprehensive coverage of the eighth annual SheBelieves Cup, which runs from Feb. 16-22. All six matches of the international tournament will be available on HBO Max, with the U.S. Women’s National Team matches against Japan and Brazil also featured on TNT.
The U.S. will host the four-team tournament with perennial South American and Asian powers Brazil and Japan, and the reigning Olympic gold medalists, Canada. The competition format will be the same as for the previous seven years with the teams participating in three doubleheader events.
The USWNT’s first domestic game of the year will be against Canada on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. ET from Exploria Stadium in Orlando. The top-ranked U.S. team will also face Japan on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3:30 p.m. from Geodis Park in Nashville, followed by the tournament finale vs. Brazil on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Pregame coverage will start 30 minutes before each USWNT match.
Luke Wileman will provide play-by-play for the USWNT matches, while being paired with National Soccer Hall of Famer and co-commentator, Julie Foudy. The third member of the game crew – Melissa Ortiz – will report pitch side.
TNT and HBO Max’s USWNT coverage will originate from the game site with 30-minute pregame shows – presented by AT&T 5G – and postgame shows. Coverage will also include the Halftime Show presented by Volkswagen. Sara Walsh will host alongside analysts DaMarcus Beasley, Shannon Boxx and Foudy.
|SheBelieves Cup (TNT & HBO Max)|
|Thursday, Feb. 16||4 p.m.||Japan vs. Brazil in Orlando||HBO Max|
|Thursday, Feb. 16||7 p.m.||USA vs. Canada in Orlando||HBO Max|
|Sunday, Feb. 19||3:30 p.m.||USA vs. Japan in Nashville||TNT, HBO Max|
|Sunday, Feb. 19||6:30 p.m.||Brazil vs. Canada in Nashville||HBO Max|
|Wednesday, Feb. 22||4 p.m.||Canada vs. Japan in Frisco, Texas||HBO Max|
|Wednesday, Feb. 22||7 p.m.||USA vs. Brazil in Frisco, Texas||TNT, HBO Max|
|* USWNT match coverage will include 30-minute pregame and postgame shows|
On match days, fans can head to their HBO Max homepage or the sports genre page to tune in to the match live as well as pre- and postgame coverage with no commercial breaks. Replays will be available following postgame coverage.
The SheBelieves Cup is part of U.S. Soccer’s SheBelieves initiative to inspire and empower women and girls to achieve their goals in sport and beyond. The tournament was first played in 2016. The USA won the inaugural edition and France took top honors in 2017. The USA won again in 2018, and England finished first in 2019, but the USA returned to the top of the podium in 2020 and took top honors in both 2021 and 2022.
Throughout the course of the first year, TNT’s programming schedule will reflect a balanced approach to appearances featuring both the USWNT and USMNT. In addition, Bleacher Report, House of Highlights, B/R Football, and HighlightHER will provide content to our fans throughout the year, elevating the profile of the players and their stories with fans.
WBD Sports and the U.S. Soccer Federation are in the first of an eight-year multimedia rights agreement, making TNT and HBO Max the exclusive English-language home to more than 20 Women’s and Men’s National Team matches every year.