Japan begins its quest for back-to-back World Cup titles on Monday night when it takes on newcomer Switzerland.
Although the defending champions enter Canada as one of the favorites, their most recent showing on the world stage was hardly encouraging. In March, Japan dropped matches against Denmark and France, failing to advance out of the group stages at the 2015 Algarve Cup. Although they only started competing in 2011, it was easily their worst finish at the tournament.
Still, Japan is in a group with three countries–Switzerland, Cameroon, Ecuador–that have never played a World Cup match before, so advancing shouldn’t be much of a problem in Canada. The Swiss will provide the biggest test, though, as they are feature stars Ramona Bachmann and Lara Dickenmann.
Japan and Switzerland will kick off at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. Here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
How to Watch Japan vs. Switzerland Online
If you have access to a cable subscription, you can watch the game online for free through Fox Sports GO. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream. You can also watch through Fox Soccer 2 Go, a paid service that can be watched without a cable subscription. Frequently asked questions about Fox Sports GO can be found here.
You can also stream the game in Spanish via NBCDeportes.com if you have a cable subscription.
How to Watch Japan vs. Switzerland on Mobile
Mobile users can watch the game on the Fox Sports GO app, which is free to download for your Apple device, your Android or Google device, your Amazon device, and your Windows device. As is the case with the desktop live stream, you’ll need a cable log-in and password to access the stream on the app.
You can also watch the game in Spanish via the NBC Deportes En Vivo Extra app.