Australia and New Zealand to Host Historic FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

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Australia and New Zealand to Host Historic FIFA Women's World Cup 2023
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The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international association football championship contested by women’s national teams and organised by FIFA. The tournament will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, and is scheduled to take place from 20 July to 20 August 2023. It will be the first FIFA Women’s World Cup to have more than one host nation, and also the first senior World Cup to be held across multiple confederations, as Australia is in the Asian Confederation, while New Zealand is in the Oceanian Confederation.

The tournament will feature 32 teams, an increase from the 24 teams that competed in the previous edition in 2019. The qualified teams will be divided into eight groups of four, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage. The final will be played at Sydney Olympic Stadium in Australia.

The defending champions are the United States, who have won the tournament four times. Other teams to watch include defending Olympic champions Canada, European champions the Netherlands, and Australia, who finished third in the 2019 tournament.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is expected to be a major boost for the growth of women’s football in Australia and New Zealand. The tournament is expected to generate significant economic benefits for both countries, and it is also expected to inspire more girls and women to play football.

Here are some of the key dates for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023:

  • Opening match: New Zealand vs Norway, 20 July 2023, Eden Park, Auckland
  • Final: Australia vs Netherlands, 20 August 2023, Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sydney
  • Qualifying draw: 22 October 2022, Zurich
  • Group stage: 20-30 July 2023
  • Knockout stage: 2-20 August 2023

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