2023 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
What teams are playing in 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup? Groups, dates confirmed.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand and all 32 nations are now known.
The list of 32 competing nations at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is complete with Panama clinching the final spot during a tense inter-confederation playoff final against Paraguay in Hamilton, New Zealand. This followed other playoff wins for Haiti and Portugal, both qualifying for the tournament for the first time ever.
How World Cup playoffs panned out
In a game of relatively fewer clear opportunities to score, it took until the 75th minute for Panama to break the deadlock, with substitute Lineth Cedeno heading Marta Cox’s free-kick from deep into the Paraguayan net. Earlier in the week, Paraguay had defeated Chinese Taipei in a penalty shootout in the playoff semi-finals but they ultimately came up short as they themselves looked to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time.
Many saw Haiti as the underdog in their group—which also contained Senegal and Chile—but they turned out to be exceptional and deserving of qualification. The most memorable moment of the tournament may have been their incredible 4-0 win over Senegal in the semi-finals. Although facing tough competition from the South Americans in the final, this incredibly talented Caribbean team displayed tremendous poise and ability to ultimately prevail.
Portugal was anticipated to finish first in Group A despite playing Cameroon, a team that had advanced to the knockout round in the previous two Women’s World Cups. This is because they are one of the game’s up-and-coming powerhouses, and their stunning 5-0 victory over New Zealand in the warm-up for the match served as proof of that. With players like Jessica Silva, Ana Seica, and Kika Nazareth on the team, Francisco Neto’s Portugal has won eight straight games and will definitely be a compelling force on the world stage.
When does the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup take place?
Panama will join France, Brazil and Jamaica in Group F of the tournament proper, which will be played in Australia and New Zealand. The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will get underway on 20 July and run for a month, with the final being played in Sydney on 20 August.
For details on when each group game takes place, check out the official FIFA site. Hosts New Zealand and Australia kick us off with games against Norway and the Republic of Ireland, respectively.
Where can I buy tickets to 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
As with all major international tournaments, there are a variety of ticket options available. FIFA provide full details and guidance on purchasing.