Netball World Cup 2019: Dates, matches, live stream, TV channel and odds from Liverpool – The Sun

THE NETBALL WORLD CUP returns and England have home advantage as they eye their first-ever title.

But they will need to break the Australia-New Zealand dominance, with the two Southern Hemisphere sides sharing the spoils in all 14 previous tournaments.  Here's all you need to know about who's competing and how to watch…

When is Netball World Cup?

The competition will kick off on Friday, July 12.

It will last through until the final on Sunday, July 21.

The tournament will be initially split into four groups, with the three in each forming Groups E and F in the second phase, while the losers file into one of their own.

The top two of E and F will compete to decide the winner of the competition, while the rest battle for their own placings.

The entire tournament is being played at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool – with the venue having two courts available.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it for FREE?

Sky Sports will be showing the entire tournament on a range of channels.

Sky Sports Action, Main Event and Arena will show some matches.

Sky Sports Mix will show the majority as it becomes Sky Sports Netball for the entirety of the tournament – and it is FREE for all Virgin Media and Sky customers, no matter what package you have.

Meanwhile, BBC will show all the matches from the second phase onwards.

This is a free-to-air channel if you have a valid TV licence – which costs £154.50 a year.

You can also catch the action on BBC iPlayer and via the BBC Sport website.

Matches

PRELIMINARIES STAGE ONE

July 12: Australia vs Northern Ireland (9am)

July 12: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka (9am)

July 12: New Zealand vs Malawi (11am)

July 12: Barbados vs Singapore (11am)

July 12: Jamaica vs Fiji (3pm)

July 12: South Africa vs Trinidad and Tobago (3pm)

July 12: England vs Uganda (5pm)

July 12: Scotland vs Samoa (5pm)

July 13: Australia vs Zimbabwe (9am)

July 13: Northern Ireland vs Sri Lanka (9am)

July 13: New Zealand vs Barbados (11am)

July 13: Malawi vs Singapore (11am)

July 13: Jamaica vs Trinidad and Tobago (3pm)

July 13: South Africa vs Fiji (3pm)

July 13: England vs Scotland (5pm)

July 13: Uganda vs Samoa (5pm)

July 14: England vs Samoa (9am)

July 14: Uganda vs Scotland (9am)

July 14: New Zealand vs Singapore (9am)

July 14: Malawi vs Barbados (9am)

July 14: Australia vs Sri Lanka (3pm)

July 14: Northern Ireland vs Zimbabwe (3pm)

July 14: Jamaica vs South Africa (5pm)

July 14: Trinidad and Tobago vs Fiji (5pm)

What are the odds?

Australia are unsurprisingly pre-tournament favourites at 11/10 to win a 12th World Cup title.

But England have been impressing in recent years under Tracey Neville and as tipped at 19/10 to lift the trophy on July 21.

The other Home Nations, Scotland and Northern Ireland, at major outsiders at 1000/1 apiece.

Yet, if you fancy sticking a pound on a possible biggest upset in the sport, Singapore, Samoa and Sri Lanka are all 5000/1 to win.

Odds from Bet365. Correct as of July 9.

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