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Women’s World Cup 2023 – Schedule and Venues

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be co-hosted in Australia and New Zealand. It is the first time these two Oceanic nations will co-host the tournament and it is set to be the biggest to date.

In the 2023 edition of the Women’s World Cup, for the first time ever, 32 national teams will compete with each other, rather than only 24 nations (as in previous tournaments). That means that groups A through F will be joined by two new groups, G and H.

The tournament will feature national teams from six different confederations. The confederations involved for the tournament include:

  • UEFA – The Union of European Football Associations
  • CONMEBOL – The South American Football Confederation
  • AFC – The Asian Football Confederation
  • CAF – The Confédération Africaine de Football
  • CONCACAF – The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football
  • OFC – The Oceania Football Confederation

Which National Teams Have Qualified?

Of the 32 national teams to have qualified, twelve of them are from the UEFA confederation, six of them are from the AFC, another six are from the CONCACAF, four of them are from the CAF confederation, three are from CONMEBOL and only one team from OFC has qualified to the World Cup finals.

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

FIFA Women’s World Cup Schedule

The 2023 Women's World Cup will divide the 32 teams into eight groups of four. The tournament will commence on the 20th of July and be decided on the 20th of August, by which date one of the national teams will be crowned as world champions.

The first stage of the 2023 Women’s World Cup is the group stage, in which all 32 teams will play a total of three games. The winner and runner up of a group will advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. Teams that finish in the third and fourth positions of the group are eliminated from the competition. The top two teams from each group will progress to the knockout stages, which include a round of 16, quarterfinals, semi-finals, and the final match.

The Group Stage Schedule

The group stage will start on the 20th of July and finish on the 3rd of August. The opening matches of the tournament are set for Thursday, the 20th of July. New Zealand will face Norway at Eden Park in Auckland, with the match set to begin at 19:00 local time. On the same day, Australia is scheduled to play against the Republic of Ireland at Sydney Football Stadium. This match is set to commence at 20:00 local time.

The group stage continues with a full schedule of matches, showcasing teams from around the globe. We'll see Spain go up against Costa Rica at Wellington Regional, the United States versus Vietnam at Eden Park, and England taking on Haiti at Lang Park in Brisbane, to name just a few. As the group stage winds down, the competition intensifies with teams battling for their place in the knockout stages.

The 48th and final match of the group stage is played between Morocco and Colombia at 18:00 UTC+8 on the 3rd of August. The match is played at the Perth Rectangular Stadium in Western Australia. Once the match is finished, the group stage is over and only 16 teams will advance to the knockout phase of the tournament.

The Round of 16

The round of 16 begins on Friday, the 5th of August, with the winners of Group A playing the runners-up of Group C at Eden Park. The following day, the winners of Group E will face the runners-up of Group G at Sydney Football Stadium. These matches mark the beginning of the knockout stages, where it's all or nothing for the teams involved.

The Round of 16 has a total of eight games that will be played between the 5th and 8th of August. On all of those days, two games will be played.

The Quarterfinals

The quarterfinals are scheduled to start on Thursday, the 11th of August. The first match of this stage will see the winners of the first round of 16 match facing off against the winners of the third match. This game will take place at Wellington Regional. The following day, the winners of the third and fifth round of 16 matches will compete at Lang Park in Brisbane.

The quarterfinals consist of four matches to be played on the 11th and 12th of August. Two games will play on both days.

The Semi-finals

The tournament moves into the semi-finals on Monday, the 15th of August. The first match will be held at Eden Park, Auckland, between the winners of the first and second quarterfinals. The second semi-final match will be held the following day at Stadium Australia, Sydney, featuring the winners of the third and fourth quarterfinals.

The semi-finals will feature two games, one played on the 15th and one on the 16th of August.

The Third Place Match

The third-place match is scheduled for Friday, the 19th of August, at Lang Park, Brisbane, between the teams that fall short in the semi-finals.

The Final

The highlight of the tournament, the final, is set to take place on Saturday, the 20th of August, at 20:00 local time in the Stadium Australia, Sydney. This match will see the winners of the two semi-finals go head-to-head for the coveted Women's World Cup trophy. It is also the 64th match of the competition and a fitting way to conclude the thrilling summer tournament.

2023 Women’s World Cup – Venues in Australia and New Zealand

The 2023 Women’s World Cup will feature ten stadiums from nine cities. Australia is home to six of the stadiums while matches in New Zealand will be played at one of four grounds. Below, we take a look at the six Australian venues before analysing the four New Zealand ones.


Stadium Australia

The Stadium Australia, also known as the Olympic Stadium, is the largest venue in the tournament. It is located in Sydney and has an impressive capacity of 83,500 tickets to sell. The final will be played at the Stadium Australia.

Sydney Football Stadium

The Sydney Football Stadium is also located in Sydney and has a capacity of 42,512. It was officially opened on the 28th of August 2022, and is home to Sydney FC of the A-League Men.

Lang Park

The Lang Park venue is located in Brisbane and has a whopping capacity of 52,263. It is also known as ‘The Cauldron’ to local fans.

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium is located in Melbourne and has a capacity of up to 30,052 fans. It was completed in 2010 and became Melbourne’s first large purpose-built rectangular stadium.

Perth Rectangular Stadium

The Perth Rectangular Stadium is located in Perth and has a capacity of 22,225 fans. It was previously known as the Perth Oval.

Hindmarsh Stadium

The Hindmarsh Stadium is located in Adelaide and has a capacity of 16,500, which can expand to 18,435. The stadium has a combination of seats and standing sectors, amounting to a total of 15,000 seats. It is the smallest stadium to feature at the Women’s World Cup.

New Zealand

Eden Park

The Eden Park venue is located in Auckland and is the largest stadium in New Zealand. It has a capacity of 48,276.

Wellington Regional Stadium

The Wellington Regional Stadium is located in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. It has a capacity of 39,000 and is colloquially known as ‘The Cake Tin’.

Forsyth Barr Stadium

The Forsyth Barr Stadium is located in Dunedin and has a capacity of 28,744. The fully covered stadium is known as ‘The Glasshouse’ to locals.

Waikato Stadium

The Waikato Stadium is the tenth venue of the tournament and is found in Hamilton. It has a capacity of 25,111 and is home to the Waikato Rugby Union, the rugby union Chiefs and the New Zealand national rugby sevens team.

Join the Excitement of the 2023 Women’s World Cup

The Women's World Cup 2023 promises to be a celebration of women's football, bringing together teams from across the globe to compete in the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie. With a full schedule of matches set in some of the most beautiful and iconic stadiums in Australia and New Zealand, fans of the sport are in for a treat.

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