Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are finally at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, completing an arduous and historic journey to become the first Caribbean-based team to qualify for the event. To get to this point, the team needed a boost from a prominent patron, since they received very little support from the country’s football federation, according to a HuffPost report. That patron emerged in the form of Cedella Marley, daughter of the late, iconic reggae music star Bon Marley, who was an ardent fan of the game. With Cedella Marley acting as “ambassador” and chief fundraiser, the team was resurrected after disbanding in 2016. Now, they face a formidable foe, Brazil, in their World Cup debut, in a game that will live stream from France.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Brazil vs. Jamaica FIFA Women’s World Cup match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Central European Time at the 20,000-seat Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, France, on Sunday, June 9. In Brazil, that start time will come at 10:30 a.m. Brasilia Time, while in Jamaica, the game kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
In the United States, kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 6:30 a.m. Pacific. In India, the live stream gets underway at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening.
In fact, the Jamaican women’s team was largely inactive in international competition from 2008 to 2014, as Deadspin reported, due to a lack of funding.
“Aside from my own family’s personal love for the game, I was raised to believe everyone has their right to fulfill their destiny and pursue their dreams, especially when you have a God-given talent,” Marley’s daughter said, as quoted by The Washington Post. She serves as CEO of the record label, Tuff Gong, which was founded by her father.
The Brazilian women’s team also suffers from a lack of support from the country’s football establishment, and despite being listed as heavy favorites over Jamaica, they come into Sunday’s game on a nine-match losing streak, per Soccerway.
To make matters worse, Marta — Brazil’s iconic superstar and one of the biggest attractions at the Women’s World Cup — will miss the match due to a thigh injury, according to ESPN.
To watch a live stream of the Brazil vs. Jamaica Women’s World Cup Group C opener, use the stream provided by Fox Sports Go. Accessing the Fox Sports Go live stream requires login credentials from a cable or satellite TV provider subscription.
To view the match free without a cable subscription, fans may sign up for a free trial of an “over the top” streaming TV package, such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Now. All three of these services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer seven-day free trial periods, allowing fans to watch the Brazil vs. Jamaica contest — and all Women’s World Cup matches during that week-long period — streamed live at no charge.
In Jamaica, Television Jamaica and SportsMax have rights to stream the match, with the latter outlet also carrying the game throughout the Caribbean. In Brazil, SportTV Play will provide a live stream.
In the U.K., a live stream of the Brazil vs. Jamaica 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Group C game will be carried by the BBC and may be accessed, inside the U.K. only, with the BBC iPlayer. In North Africa and the Middle East, BeIn Connect has the live stream.