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18th Jul 2023

Everything you need to know about the Women’s World Cup: Teams, groups, fixtures, dates, venues

Callum Boyle

Women's World Cup

All of the Women’s World Cup info here in one place for you

The Women’s World Cup is just days away and excitement is building ahead of the biggest tournament in football.

From the sides competing, to where and when the tournament is taking place, we, the good people of JOE, have got it all covered for you so you don’t miss a beat.

Where is the women’s World Cup being held?

The tournament will be shared between Australia and New Zealand.

When will the tournament take place?

The World Cup will begin on Thursday, July 20 and ends on Sunday, August 20.

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Venues being used

  • Adelaide, Australia – Hindmarsh Stadium
  • Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Stadium
  • Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
  • Perth, Australia – Perth Rectangular Stadium
  • Sydney, Australia – Stadium Australia and Sydney Football Stadium
  • Auckland, New Zealand – Eden Park
  • Dunedin, New Zealand – Dunedin Stadium
  • Hamilton, New Zealand – Waikato Stadium
  • Wellington, New Zealand – Wellington Regional Stadium
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Who is competing?

For the first time, there will be 32 nations competing in the women’s World Cup. After initially starting out as a 12-team tournament in 1991, it was eventually expanded to 16 in 1999 before becoming a 24-team competition in 2015.

There are eight nations competing in the World Cup for the first time. Haiti, Republic of Ireland, Morocco, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Vietnam and Zambia will all make their debuts on the global stage.

  • Australia (co-hosts)
  • New Zealand (co-hosts)
  • China (AFC)
  • Japan (AFC)
  • Philippines (AFC)
  • South Korea (AFC)
  • Vietnam (AFC)
  • Morocco (CAF)
  • Nigeria (CAF)
  • South Africa (CAF)
  • Zambia (CAF)
  • Canada (CONCACAF)
  • Costa Rica (CONCACAF)
  • Haiti (CONCACAF)
  • Jamaica (CONCACAF)
  • Panama (CONCACAF)
  • United States (CONCACAF)
  • Argentina (CONMEBOL)
  • Brazil (CONMEBOL)
  • Colombia (CONMEBOL)
  • Denmark (UEFA)
  • England (UEFA)
  • France (UEFA)
  • Germany (UEFA)
  • Italy (UEFA)
  • Netherlands (UEFA)
  • Norway (UEFA)
  • Portugal (UEFA)
  • Republic of Ireland (UEFA)
  • Spain (UEFA)
  • Sweden (UEFA)
  • Switzerland (UEFA)
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What do the groups look like?

Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland

Group B: Australia, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada

Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan

Group D: England, Haiti, China, Denmark

Group E: USA, Vietnam, Netherlands, Portugal

Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Panama

Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina

Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea

Key Dates

Group stages: Thursday, July 20 Thursday, August 3

Round of sixteen: Saturday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 8

Quarter finals: Friday, August 11 – Saturday, August 12

Semi finals: Tuesday, August 15 – Wednesday, August 16

Third place play off: Saturday, August 19

Final: Sunday, August 20

Republic of Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan is seen behind the scenes of a FIFA filming shoot at the Emporium Hotel South Bank in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile)

Kick off times

* All kick off times are based on UK time

Group stages 

Thursday, July 20

  • New Zealand vs Norway – 8am
  • Australia vs Republic of Ireland – 11am

Friday, July 21

  • Nigeria v Canada – 3.30am
  • Philippines v Switzerland – 6am
  • Spain v Costa Rica – 8:30am

Saturday, July 22

  • USA v Vietnam – 2am
  • Zambia v Japan – 8am
  • England v Haiti – 10:30am
  • Denmark v China – 1pm

Sunday, July 23

  • Sweden v South Africa – 6am
  • Netherlands v Portugal – 8:30am
  • France v Jamaica – 11am

Monday, July 24

  • Italy v Argentina – 7am
  • Germany v Morocco – 9:30am
  • Brazil v Panama – 12pm

Tuesday, July 25

  • Colombia v Korea Republic – 3am
  • New Zealand v Philippines – 6:30am
  • Switzerland v Norway – 9am

Wednesday, July 26 

  • Japan v Costa Rica – 6am
  • Spain v Zambia – 8:30am
  • Canada v Republic of Ireland – 1pm

Thursday, July 27

  • USA v Netherlands – 2am
  • Portugal v Vietnam – 8:30am
  • Australia v Nigeria – 11am

Friday, July 28

  • Argentina v South Africa – 1am
  • England v Denmark – 9:30am
  • China PR v Haiti – 12pm

Saturday, July 29

  • Sweden v Italy – 8:30am
  • France v Brazil – 11am
  • Panama v Jamaica – 1:30pm

Sunday, July 30

  • Korea Republic v Morocco – 5:30am
  • Norway v Philippines – 8am
  • Switzerland v New Zealand – 8am
  • Germany v Colombia – 10:30am

Monday, July 31

  • Japan v Spain – 8am
  • Costa Rica v Zambia – 8am
  • Canada v Australia – 11am
  • Republic of Ireland v Nigeria – 11am

Tuesday, August 1

  • Portugal v USA – 8am
  • Vietnam v Netherlands – 8am
  • Haiti v Denmark – 12pm
  • China PR v England – 12pm

Wednesday, August 2

  • South Africa v Italy – 8am
  • Argentina v Sweden – 8am
  • Panama v France – 11am
  • Jamaica v Brazil – 11am

Thursday, August 3

  • Korea Republic v Germany – 11am
  • Morocco v Colombia – 11am

Round of 16

Saturday, August 5 

  • Group A winners v Group C Runners-up – 6am
  • Group C winners v Group A Runners-up – 9am

Sunday, August 6

  • Group E winners v 2nd Group G Runners-up – 3am
  • Group G winners v Group E Runners-up – 10am

Monday, August 7

  • Group B winners v 2nd Group D Runners-up – 11:30am
  • Group D winners v Group B Runners-up – 8:30am

Tuesday, August 8

  • Group F winners v Group H Runners-up – 8:30am
  • Group H winners v Group F Runners-up – 11:30am

Quarter-finals

Friday, August 11

  • Round of 16 one winner vs Round of sixteen three winner – 2am
  • Round of 16 two winner vs Round of 16 four winner – 8:30am

Saturday, August 12

  • Round of 16 five winner vs Round of 16 seven – 8am
  • Round of 16 six winner vs Round of 16 eight winner – 11:30am

Semi-finals 

Tuesday, August 15 

  • Winner of Quarter Final 1 vs Winner of Quarter Final 2 (Eden Park) at 9am

Wednesday, August 16

  • Winner of Quarter Final 3 vs Winner of Quarter Final 4 – 11am

Third place play-off 

Saturday, August 19

  • Third place play-off – Loser of Semi-final 1 vs Loser of Semi-final 2 – 9am

Final

Sunday, August 20

Winner of Semi-final 1 vs Winner of Semi-final 2 – 11am

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