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The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is well under way after the England Lionesses began their Women’s World Cup campaign with a lack-lustre 1-0 victory over Haiti in Brisbane. Whether you want to keep up with the latest Women’s World Cup news, groups and matches or are looking for England fixtures and results, we’ve got everything you need to know about the Women’s World Cup 2023.

Where is the Women’s World Cup 2023 being held?

As the first-ever co-hosted Women’s World Cup, this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

The Women’s World Cup began on July 20, with the final on August 20 in Sydney at the Accor Stadium.

Many of the Women’s World Cup matched are being held at venues that are well known to rugby fans, including Eden Park (Auckland), Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane) and Stadium Australia (Sydney).

‘Significant interest in tickets’ led to the move of Australia’s first match to a bigger venue in Sydney. Australia will play the Republic of Ireland in its opening Group B match at the 83,000-capacity Stadium Australia – the world’s largest stadium, and the venue for the final on August 20.

Who won the last Women’s World Cup?

There have been four winners of the eight FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments. The United States have won four times, and are currently the current champions after winning in France in 2019. Germany won two titles, and Japan and Norway won one each.

As the defending champions, the USA are hoping to become the first team in history to win the tournament three times in a row.

Who qualified for the World Cup 2023?

After 24 countries participated in the previous edition in 2019, this year’s Women’s World Cup features 32 teams:

  • Australia (co-hosts)
  • New Zealand (co-hosts)
  • China
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Panama
  • United States
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

During the inter-confederation play-off tournament in February, Haiti, Portugal, and Panama qualified for the final three spots.

What is the World Cup schedule?

In the group stages, which begin on July 20 and end on August 3, the winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16, which happens between August 5 and August 8.

The Women’s World Cup quarter-finals are scheduled to take place August 11 and 12 in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane, and Sydney.

The first semi-final will take place in Auckland on August 15, and the second semi-final will be held in Sydney on August 16, following which the Women’s World Cup final will be held on August 20.

A third-place play-off will be played the day before the final on August 19 in Brisbane.

Women’s World Cup 2023 Fixtures

(Times local/UK/ET)

Thursday, July 20

  • New Zealand 1 Norway 0, Group A, Eden Park, Auckland
  • Australia 1 Ireland 0, Group B, Stadium Australia, Sydney

Friday, July 21

  • Nigeria 0 Canada 0, Group B, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
  • Philippines 0 Switzerland 2, Group A, Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin
  • Spain 3 Costa Rica 0, Group C, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

Saturday, July 22

  • USA 3 Vietnam 0, Group E, Eden Park, Auckland
  • Zambia 0 Japan 5, Group C, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
  • England 1 Haiti 0, Group D, Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
  • Denmark 1 China 0, Group D, Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth

Sunday, July 23

  • Sweden 2 South Africa 1, Group G, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
  • Netherlands 1 Portugal 0, Group E, Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin
  • France 0 Jamaica 0, Group F, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

Monday, July 24

  • Italy 1 Argentina 0, Group G, Eden Park, Auckland
  • Germany 6 Morocco 0, Group H, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
  • Brazil 4 vs Panama 0, Group F, Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide

Tuesday, July 25

  • Colombia 2 South Korea 0, Group H, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
  • New Zealand 0 Philippines 1, Group A, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
  • Switzerland 0 Norway 0, Group A, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

Wednesday, July 26

  • Japan 2 Costa Rica 0, Group C, Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin
  • Spain 5 Zambia 0, Group C, Eden Park, Auckland
  • Canada 2 Ireland 1, Group B, Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth

Thursday, July 27

  • USA 1 Netherlands 1, Group E, Wellington Regional Stadium
  • Portugal 2 Vietnam 0, Group E, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
  • Australia 2 Nigeria 3, Group B, Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane

Friday, July 28

  • Argentina 2 South Africa 2, Group G, Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin
  • England 1 Denmark 0, Group D, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
  • China 1 Haiti 0 , Group D, Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide

Saturday, July 29

  • Sweden 5 Italy 0, Group G, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
  • France 2 Brazil 1, Group F, Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
  • Panama 0 Jamaica 1, Group F, Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth

Sunday, July 30

  • South Korea 0 Morocco 1, Group H, Hindmarsh Stadium
  • Norway 6 Philippines 0, Group A, Eden Park, Auckland
  • Switzerland 0 New Zealand 0, Group A, Dunedin
  • Germany 1 Colombia 2, Group H, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

Monday, July 31

  • Costa Rica 1 Zambia 3, Group C, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
  • Japan 4 Spain 0, Group C, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
  • Canada 0 Australia 4, Group B, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
  • Ireland 0 Nigeria 0, Group B, Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane

Tuesday, August 1

  • Portugal 0 USA 0, Group E, Eden Park, Auckland
  • Vietnam 0 Netherlands 7, Group E, Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin
  • Haiti 0 Denmark 2, Group D, Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth
  • China 1 England 6, Group D, Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide

Wednesday, August 2

  • South Africa 3 Italy 2, Group G, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
  • Argentina 0 Sweden 2, Group G, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
  • Panama 3 France 6, Group F, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
  • Jamaica 0 Brazil 0, Group F, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne

Thursday, August 3

  • South Korea 1 Germany 1, Group H, Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
  • Morocco 1 Colombia 0, Group H, Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth

Saturday, August 5

  • Switzerland 1 Spain 5, Eden Park, Auckland
  • Japan 3 Norway 1, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

Sunday, August 6

  • Round of 16: Winner E v Runner-Up G, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, noon/3am/10pm Sat, Aug 5
  • Round of 16: Winner G v Runner-up E, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, 7pm/10am/5am

Monday, August 7

  • Round of 16: Winner D v Runner-up B, Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, 5.30pm/8.30am/3.30am
  • Round of 16: Winner B v Runner-up D, Stadium Australia, Sydney, 8.30pm/11.30am/6.30am

Tuesday, August 8

  • Round of 16: Winner H v Runner-up F, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, 6pm/9am/4am
  • Round of 16: Winner F v Runner-up H, Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, 8.30pm/noon/7am

Friday, August 11

  • Quarter-final 1, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, 1pm/2am/9pm Thu, Aug 10
  • Quarter-final 2, Eden Park, Auckland, 7.30pm/8.30am/3.30am

Saturday, August 12

  • Quarter-final 3, Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, 5pm/8am/3am
  • Quarter-final 4, Stadium Australia, Sydney, 8.30pm/11.30am/6.30am

Tuesday, August 15

  • Semi-final 1, Eden Park, Auckland, 8pm/9am/4am

Wednesday, August 16

  • Semi-final 2, Stadium Australia, Sydney, 8pm/11am/6am

Saturday, August 19

  • Third-place play-off, Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, 6pm/9am/4am

Sunday, August 20

  • Final, Stadium Australia, Sydney, 8pm/11am/6am (ITV & BBC)

Author

  • Jennifer Read-Dominguez

    Jennifer Read-Dominguez is founder of The Women's Journal and a digital editorial director with over ten years experience in the media and publishing industry. Jennifer has led the digital transformation strategies for many market-leading lifestyle magazines putting SEO and e-commerce at the forefront. She is also founder of Jeneration Public Relations - a UK digital-first public relations and communications consultancy that provides strategic coverage for clients.

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