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Womens World Cup 2023: Dates, Schedule And Kick-Off Times

The 9th FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2023. This page contains information about the Women’s World Cup 2023, including dates, times, groups, fixtures, venues, and historical statistics.

Australia and New Zealand 2023 will be the first World Cup edition that will be shared between the two countries.

Below you will find the key information regarding the women’s football event, including venues, teams, group stage and knock-out match schedule fixtures, and game locations.

The qualification tournament involves 169 women’s soccer teams in total. When they arrive in Australia and New Zealand, only 32 teams will be remaining for the Women’s World Cup 2023.

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2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Logo

Women’s World Cup 2023 Dates

Opening Game: The opening match of the tournament will be played at Eden Park on 20 July 2023, with co-hosts New Zealand as the opponents. The first match in Australia will be played on the same day at Sydney Football Stadium.

Group stage dates: The group stage is played between July 20 to 3rd August.

Knockout phase dates: The knockout phase stage is played between August 5 to 21 for the teams advancing.

The Women’s World Cup 2023 Final date: The World Cup final is played on 21 August at Stadium Australia. FIFA has yet to announce the kick off time.

Stadium Australia, Sydney
Stadium Australia, Sydney

Women’s World Cup Stadiums

Six stadiums will be used in Australia, and four stadiums in New Zealand. Eden Park in Auckland will host the opening game, with Stadium Australia in Sydney to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup final match.

Australian Stadiums

  • Stadium Australia (capacity 83,500)
  • Sydney Football Stadium (capacity 45,000)
  • Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (capacity 30,500)
  • Lang Park, Brisbane (capacity 52,500)
  • Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide (capacity 22,000)
  • Perth Rectangular Stadium (capacity 22,500)
Eden Park, Auckland
Eden Park, Auckland

New Zealand Stadiums

  • Eden Park, Auckland (capacity 50,000)
  • Wellington Regional Stadium (capacity 34,500)
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (capacity 30,748)
  • Waikato Stadium, Hamilton (capacity 25,800)

The average seat capacity is 39,700 seats. Players and officials will need to fly between the host cities for each game. Stadium Australia will only be used in the knockout phase of the tournament. It will host one round of 16 match, one quarter-final, one semi-final, and the World Cup Final.

Eden Park, Auckland will host nine matches. Five group matches, one round of 16 match, one quarter-final, and one semi-final of the Women’s World Cup 2023. Lang Park, Brisbane, and Wellington Regional Stadium will also host nine matches throughout the tournament.

When Are The Group Matches Scheduled To Begin

FIFA had yet to announce the starting time of the matches.

Wellington Regional Stadium
Wellington Regional Stadium

2022 World Cup Qualified Teams

At this point, 10 of the 32 nations participating in the tournament have qualified. Vietnam and the Philippines have qualified for their first Women’s World Cup finals.

CountryQualified As
AustraliaHost Nation
New ZealandHost Nation
China PRAFC Women's Asian Cup Champions
DenmarkUEFA Group E Winners
FranceUEFA Group I Winners
JapanAFC Women's Asian Cup Semi-Finalists
PhilippinesAFC Women's Asian Cup Semi-Finalists
SpainUEFA Group B Winners
South KoreaAFC Women's Asian Cup Runners-Up
SwedenUEFA Group A Winners
VietnamAFC Women's Asian Cup Play-Offs Winners

The Groups

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament will see the Women’s World Cup expanded from 24 to 32 teams. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout round. After the qualification period has ended on 3 August, we will know what teams will progress.

On 22 October 2022, the final draw will be announced. 32 teams will be divided into eight groups of 4. Host country New Zealand will be in group A and Australia will be in group B. The teams in the Women’s World Cup 2023 will be divided among six continents and will also include the directly qualified host nations:

  • Asian Football Conference (AFC): 6 teams
  • CAF (Africa): 4 teams
  • CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean): 4 teams
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 4 teams
  • OFC (Oceania): 1 team
  • UEFA (Europe): 11 teams
  • Inter-confederation play-off tournament: 3 teams*

* The final three spots will be determined by a ten-team play-off tournament. The slots are distributed as follows:

  • AFC (Asia): 2 teams
  • CAF (Africa): 2 teams
  • CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean): 2 teams
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 2 teams
  • OFC (Oceania): 1 team
  • UEFA (Europe): 1 team
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

Women’s World Cup 2023 Group Draw

A total of 32 teams will compete in eight groups of four at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup:

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Group B: Australia, <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>

Group C: <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>

Group D: <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>

Group E: <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>

Group F: <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>

Group G: <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>

Group H: <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>, <unknown>

Sydney Football Stadium
Sydney Football Stadium

The Fixtures

During the Women’s World Cup 2023 competition, 64 matches are played. 48 of the matches will be played in the group matches.

20 July:

Group A: New Zealand vs A2 (Eden Park, Auckland) – Opening match

Group B: Australia vs B2 (Sydney Football Stadium)

21 July:

Group A: A3 vs A4 (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin)

Group B: B3 vs B4 (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium)

Group C: C1 vs C2 (Wellington Regional Stadium)

22 July:

Group C: C3 vs C4 (Waikato Stadium, Hamilton)

Group D: D1 vs D2 (Lang Park, Brisbane)

Group D: D3 vs D4 (Perth Rectangular Stadium)

23 July:

Group E: E1 vs E2 (Eden Park, Auckland)

Group E: E3 vs E4 (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin)

Group F: F1 vs F2 (Sydney Football Stadium)

Group G: G1 vs G2 (Wellington Regional Stadium)

Hindmarsh Stadium
Hindmarsh Stadium

24 July:

Group F: F3 vs F4 (Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide)

Group G: G3 vs G4 (Eden Park, Auckland)

Group H: H1 vs H2 (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium)

25 July:

Group A: New Zealand vs A3 (Wellington Regional Stadium)

Group A: A4 vs A3 (Waikato Stadium, Hamilton)

Group H: H3 vs H4 (Sydney Football Stadium)

26 July:

Group B: B4 vs B2 (Perth Rectangular Stadium)

Group C: C1 vs C3 (Eden Park, Auckland)

Group C: C2 vs C4 (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin)

27 July:

Group B: Australia vs B2 (Lang Park, Brisbane)

Group E: E1 vs E3 (Wellington Regional Stadium)

Group E: E2 vs E4 (Waikato Stadium, Hamilton)

28 July:

Group D: D1 vs D3 (Sydney Football Stadium)

Group D: D2 vs D4 (Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide)

Group G: G4 vs G2 (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin)

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

29 July:

Group F: F1 vs F3 (Lang Park, Brisbane)

Group F: F4 vs F2 (Perth Rectangular Stadium)

Group G: G1 vs G3 (Wellington Regional Stadium)

30 July:

Group A: New Zealand vs A4 (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin)

Group A: A2 vs A3 (Eden Park, Auckland)

Group H: H1 vs H3 (Sydney Football Stadium)

Group H: H4 vs H2 (Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide)

31 July:

Group B: B4 vs Australia (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium)

Group C: C4 vs C1 (Wellington Regional Stadium)

Group C: C2 vs C3 (Waikato Stadium, Hamilton)

1 August:

Group D: D4 vs D1 (Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide)

Group D: D2 vs D3 (Perth Rectangular Stadium)

Group E: E1 vs E4 (Eden Park, Auckland)

Group E: E2 vs E3 (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin)

2 August:

Group F: F1 vs F4 (Sydney Football Stadium)

Group F: F2 vs F3 (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium)

Group G: G1 vs G4 (Waikato Stadium, Hamilton)

Group G: G2 vs G3 (Wellington Regional Stadium)

3 August:

Group H: H1 vs H4 (Lang Park, Brisbane)

Group H: H2 vs H3 (Perth Rectangular Stadium)

Perth Rectangular Stadium
Perth Rectangular Stadium

Women’s World Cup 2023 Knockout Stage

Round Of 16

5 August:

Game 49: Winners of Group A vs Runners-up of Group C (Eden Park, Auckland)

Game 50: Winners of Group C vs Runners-up of Group A (Wellington Regional Stadium)

6 August:

Game 51: Winners of Group E vs Runners-up of Group G (Stadium Australia)

Game 52: Winners of Group G vs Runners-up of Group E (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium)

7 August:

Game 53: Winners of Group B vs Runners-up of Group D (Stadium Australia)

Game 54: Winners of Group d vs Runners-up of Group B (Lang Park, Brisbane)

8 August:

Game 55: Winners of Group F vs Runners-up of Group H (Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide)

Game 56: Winners of Group H vs Runners-up of Group F (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium)

Lang Park, Brisbane
Lang Park, Brisbane

Quarter-Finals

11 August:

Game 57: Winner Of Game 49 vs Winner of Game 51 (Wellington Regional Stadium)

Game 58: Winner Of Game 50 vs Winner of Game 52 (Eden Park, Auckland)

12 August:

Game 59: Winner Of Game 53 vs Winner of Game 55 (Lang Park, Brisbane)

Game 60: Winner Of Game 54 vs Winner of Game 56 (Stadium Australia)

Semi-Finals

15 August:

Game 61: Winner Of Game 57 vs Winner Of Game 58 (Eden Park, Auckland)

16 August:

Game 62: Winner Of Game 59 vs Winner Of Game 60 (Stadium Australia)

Third Place Match

20 August:

Game 63: Loser Of Game 61 vs Loser Of Game 62 (Lang Park, Brisbane)

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

World Cup Final 2023

21 August:

Game 64: Winner Of Game 61 vs Winner Of Game 62 (Stadium Australia)

Previous World Cup Hosts

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has been hosted by six countries. Canada, France, Germany, and Sweden have all hosted the tournament once each, while China and the United States have each hosted it twice.

  • 1991: China
  • 1995: Sweden
  • 1999: United States
  • 2003: United States
  • 2007: China
  • 2011: Germany
  • 2015: Canada
  • 20119: France

Women's soccer world cup being held in australia and new zealand in 2023

Who Will Be The Stars Of Women’s World Cup 2023?

As Spain has qualified, we can expect to see Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso creating many chances for their attacking roles. Sweden’s glamour girl is Sofia Jakobsson is currently playing in the US women’s competition.

For Australia to advance to the final stages of the tournament, they will be hoping that Sam Kerr is firing. Sam has been the leading scorer in England Women’s Premier League for the past two seasons.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 FAQs

For how long will the Women’s World Cup last?

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place over 32 days from July 20th to August 21st.

What is the number of matches played in the Women’s World Cup?

There will be 64 matches in the Women’s World Cup 2023. There will be 48 matches in the group stage, followed by 16 in the knockout stages (Round of 16, quarter final, semi final, Third place game, and World Cup Final)

When is the draw for the Women’s World Cup?

To date, no date has been set for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup draw. It is anticipated that it will be held later this year. During the draw, each team will be placed into a group and subsequently, the tournament schedule will be determined.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Winners

Is it possible to watch the Women’s World Cup online?

The broadcast schedule has not yet been announced for the Women’s World Cup 2023. The 52 matches of the 2019 tournament were televised and streamed online.

How much money will be awarded to the winners of the Women’s World Cup?

The prize money for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has yet to be determined, but it will be significantly more than it was in 2019. Total prize money of USD$30 million was awarded to 24 teams at the last Women’s World Cup.

A total of $4 million was taken home by Team USA, which won the tournament. Here is the breakdown:

Winner: $4 million
Runners-up: $2.6 million
Third place: $2 million
Fourth place: $1.6 million
Quarter-finalists: $1.45 million each
Round of 16: $1 million each
Group stage: $750,000 each

Who chooses the Women’s World Cup host countries?

Host countries must submit a bid (application) to tournament organizers detailing why they would be the perfect location along with their plans for host cities, stadiums, transportation, and accommodations for soccer fans. Potential candidates are then visited and inspected after a series of procedures in which more information is provided.

As a result of the inspection, they are evaluated and rated, with the highest score being named the hosts of the upcoming Women’s World Cup.

germany winners of the 2007 women's world cup

Is a visa required to enter New Zealand?

Visa-exempt countries need not apply for a visa in New Zealand. Visitors must, however, obtain a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before traveling. NZeTA applications can be submitted online for a small fee and can take up to 72 hours to process.

Can I travel to Australia without a visa?

A visa is required for anyone traveling to Australia (except Australians and New Zealanders). Visas are available for many visitors for a small service fee and are generally processed quickly.

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