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2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Schedule, Fixtures, Preview, Groups and More



2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Schedule, Fixtures, Preview, Groups and More

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the 9th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international association football championship challenged by women’s national teams and coordinated by FIFA. Australia and New Zealand will jointly host the tournament, which is scheduled to take place from 20 July to 20 August 2023. As Australia is a member of the Asian Confederation and New Zealand is a member of the Oceanian Confederation, this will be the first FIFA Women’s World Cup and the first senior World Cup to be held across multiple confederations. Furthermore, this competition will be the first to highlight the extended format of 32 teams from the past 24, reproducing a similar format used for the men’s World Cup from 1998 to 2022.

The opening match will be held between New Zealand and Norway at Eden Park, Auckland, on 20 July 2023. On August 20, 2023, the final will take place at the Sydney Olympic Stadium in Australia. The United States are the defending champions, having won the past two (2015 and 2019) competitions.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be held in Australia and New Zealand, making it the very first co-hosted Women’s World Cup. The competition begins on July 20, with the final happening on August 20 in Sydney at the Accor Stadium.

The USA are the defending FIFA Women’s World Cup champions and are hoping to become the first team in the competition’s history to win the competition 3 times in succession. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will have 32 teams. This is eight a greater number than the past edition of the competition.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Overview

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is a professional association football competition challenged by senior women’s national football teams, organized by FIFA. The competition, held every four years and one year after the men’s World Cup, was first played in 1991 in China, and has since been extended to 32 teams following the 2023 edition. The competition is challenged with eight round-robin groups followed by a knockout round for 16 teams.

The reigning champs are the United States, who defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. The event is scheduled to take place in Australia and New Zealand between July 20 and August 20. This Women’s World Cup will be the first co-hosted competition, and the first seniors World Cup to be held across various confederations. The Women’s World Cup will be the first to be held in the Southern Hemisphere, the first to be held in Oceania, and the third to be held in the Asia-Pacific region.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Groups

Group ANew Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland
Group BAustralia, Canada, Nigeria, Republic of Ireland
Group CCosta Rica, Japan, Spain, Zambia
Group DChina, Denmark, England, Haiti
Group ENetherlands, Portugal, United States, Vietnam
Group FBrazil, France, Jamaica, Panama
Group GArgentina, Italy, South Africa, Sweden
Group HColombia, Germany, South Korea, Morocco

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Schedule

The match schedule was declared by FIFA on 1 December 2021, with kick-off times affirmed on 24 October 2022, two days after the final draw.

The opening match of the competition, with co-hosts New Zealand vs. Norway, will be played on 20 July at Eden Park. The debut match in Australia, with co-hosts Australia vs. Republic of Ireland, will happen around the same day at Stadium Australia, after a venue change because of strong ticketing demand.

The group stage fixtures will be divided among the co-hosts, with New Zealand hosting Groups A, C, E, and G, and Australia for Groups B, D, F, and H. The third-place match will be played at Lang Park on 19 August, with the final to be played at Stadium Australia on 20 August.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Group stages

Including live match start times

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Matchday One

DateMatchTime (UTC)GroupLocation
Jul 20, 2023New Zealand vs Norway08:00Group AEden Park
Jul 20, 2023Australia vs Republic of Ireland11:00Group BStadium Australia
Jul 20, 2023Nigeria vs Canada03:30Group BMelbourne Rectangular Stadium
Jul 21, 2023,Philippines vs Switzerland06:00Group ADunedin Stadium
Jul 21, 2023Spain vs Costa Rica08:30Group CWellington Regional Stadium
Jul 22, 2023United States vs Vietnam02:00Group EEden Park
Jul 22, 2023Zambia vs Japan08:00Group CWaikato Stadium
Jul 22, 2023England vs Haiti10:30Group DBrisbane Stadium
Jul 22, 2023Denmark vs China13:00Group DPerth Rectangular Stadium
Jul 23, 2023Sweden vs South Africa06:00Group GWellington Regional Stadium
Jul 23, 2023Netherlands vs Portugal08:30Group EDunedin Stadium
Jul 23, 2023France vs Jamaica13:00Group FSydney Football Stadium
Jul 24, 2023Italy vs Argentina07:00Group GEden Park
Jul 24, 2023Germany vs Morocco09:30Group HMelbourne Rectangular Stadium
Jul 24, 2023Brazil vs Panama12:30Group FHindmarsh Stadium
Jul 25, 2023Colombia vs South Korea03:00Group HSydney Football Stadium

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Matchday Two

DateMatchTime (UTC)GroupLocation
25 Jul, 2023New Zealand vs Philippines06:30Group AWellington Regional Stadium
25 Jul, 2023Switzerland vs Norway09:00Group AWaikato Stadium
26 Jul, 2023Spain vs Zambia08:30Group CEden Park
26Jul, 2023Japan vs Costa Rica06:00Group CDunedin Stadium
26 Jul, 2023,Canada vs Republic of Ireland13:00Group BPerth Rectangular Stadium
27 Jul, 2023USA vs Netherlands02:00Group EWellington Regional Stadium
27 Jul, 2023Portugal vs Vietnam08:30Group EWaikato Stadium
27 Jul, 2023Australia vs Nigeria11:00Group BBrisbane Stadium
28 Jul, 2023England vs Denmark09:30Group DSydney Football Stadium
28 Jul, 2023Argentina vs South Africa01:00Group GDunedin Stadium
28 Jul, 2023China vs Haiti12:30Group DHindmarsh Stadium
29 Jul, 2023Sweden vs Italy08:30Group GWellington Regional Stadium
29 Jul, 2023France vs Brazil11:00Group FBrisbane Stadium
29 Jul, 2023Panama vs Jamaica13:30Group FPerth Rectangular Stadium
30 Jul, 2023Germany vs Colombia10:30Group HEden Park
30 Jul, 2023South Korea vs Morocco11:00Group HHindmarsh Stadium

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Matchday Three

DateMatchTime (CET)GroupLocation
30 July, 2023Norway vs Philippines08:00Group AEden Park
30 July, 2023Switzerland vs New Zealand08:00Group ADunedid Stadium
31 July, 2023Canada vs Australia11:00Group BMelbourne Rectangular Stadium
31 July, 2023Japan vs Spain08:00Group CWellington Regional Stadium
31 July, 2023Costa Rica vs Zambia08:00Group CWaikato Stadium
31 July, 2023Republic of Ireland vs Nigeria11:00Group BBrisbane Stadium
1 Aug, 2023Portugal vs USA08:00Groun EEden Park
1 Aug, 2023Vietnam vs Netherlands08:00Group EDunedid Stadium
1 Aug, 2023Haiti vs Denmark12:00Group DPerth Rectangular Stadium
1 Aug, 2023China vs England11:30Group DHindmarsh Stadium
2 Aug, 2023Panama vs France11:00Group FSydney Football Stadium
2 Aug, 2023Jamaica vs Brazil11:00Group FMelbourne Rectangular Stadium
2 Aug, 2023South Africa vs Italy08:00Group GWellington Regional Stadium
2 Aug, 2023Argentina vs Sweden08:00Group GWaikato Stadium
3 Aug, 2023South Korea vs Germany11:00Group HBrisbane Stadium
3 Aug, 2023Morocco vs Colombia07:00Group HPerth Rectangular Stadium

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Knockout stages

Including live match start times

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Round of 16

DateMatchTime (UTC)FixtureLocation
5 Aug, 2023Group A Winner vs Group C Runner-up06:00RO16 1Eden Park
5 Aug, 2023Group C Winner vs Group A Runner-up09:00RO16 2Wellington Regional Stadium
6 Aug, 2023Group E Winner vs Group G Runner-up03:00RO16 3Sydney Football Stadium
6 Aug, 2023Group G Winner vs Group E Runner-up10:00RO16 4Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
7 Aug, 2023Group D Winner vs Group B Runner-up08:30RO16 6Brisbane Stadium
7 Aug, 2023Group B Winner vs Group D Runner-up11:30RO16 5Stadium Australia, Sydney
8 Aug, 2023Group H Winner vs Group F Runner-up09:00RO16 8Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
8 Aug, 2023Group F Winner vs Group H Runner-up12:00RO16 7Hindmarsh Stadium

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Quarter Finals

DateMatchTime (UTC)FixtureLocation
11 Aug, 2023RO16 2 vs RO16 408:30QF BWellington Regional Stadium
11 Aug, 2023RO16 1 vs RO16 302:00QF AEden Park
12 Aug, 2023RO16 5 vs RO16 708:00QF CBrisbane Stadium
12 Aug, 2023RO16 6 vs RO16 812:30QF DStadium Australia

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Semi-Finals

DateMatchTime (UTC)FixtureLocation
15 Aug, 2023QF A vs QF B09:00Semi-final 1Eden Park
16 Aug, 2023QF C vs QF D11:00Semi-final 2Stadium Australia

The FIFA Women’s World Cup final will take place on Sunday, August 20 at 11:00 (UTC) at Stadium Australia, Sydney, between the winners of each semi-final match.

The runners-up of every semi-final fixture will play each other the day before on Saturday 19 August at 09:00 (UTC) in Brisbane Stadium to fight it out for third place.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Final

DateMatchTime (UTC)FixtureLocation
19 Aug, 2023Losers: SF A vs SF B11:00Third place play-offLang Park, Brisbane
20 Aug, 2023Winners: SF A vs SF B09:00FinalStadium Australia, Sydney

Where to watch FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 live?

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be broadcast live on BBC and ITV in the UK, as well as on streaming services ITVX and iPlayer. Each service will broadcast alternating fixtures.

In the USA, Fox will air all games on its main channel as well as Fox Sports. Spanish-language coverage can be found on Telemundo.

In the co-host country of Australia, matches will be broadcast on Seven Network and Optus Sport.

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