All you need to know about the 2023 Women's World Cup
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Matthew Storey
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USA are looking to win a third consecutive World Cup in 2023
USA are looking to win a third consecutive World Cup in 2023

Women's Euro 2022 winners England made history at Wembley — and the next major tournament is just around the corner.

After coronavirus delayed the Euros by 12 months, Sarina Wiegman’s side will have the chance to become world champions next summer.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

When is the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

The 2023 Women’s World Cup will kick off on July 20 when co-hosts New Zealand and Australia will play their opening games.

And the final will be held exactly one month later on August 20 after four weeks of scintillating action.

Where is the 2023 Women's World Cup being played?

For the first time in the women’s game, the tournament is being held across two nations.

Both Australia and New Zealand are hosting group stage and knockout games, with Sydney’s Stadium Australia the venue for the final.

The new Sydney Football Stadium will also host matches, along with Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.

In New Zealand, Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Dunedin are the lucky cities selected to be venues for games.

Stadium Australia will host the 2023 Women's World Cup final in Sydney
Stadium Australia will host the 2023 Women's World Cup final in Sydney

What is the format of the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

The tournament has been expanded from 24 teams to 32, so will follow the same format as recent editions of the men’s World Cup.

There are eight groups of four, with each side playing each other once in the group stage.

The top two from each group will progress to the knockout stages, where there will be eight round of 16 ties, four quarter-finals and two semi-finals, before the big final in Sydney on August 20.

Who has qualified for the 2023 Women's World Cup?

A total of 29 nations have already qualified for the tournament.

They are: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Sweden, Spain, France, Denmark, USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Zambia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Norway, Germany, England, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and Republic of Ireland.

The final three remaining places will be confirmed following the inter-confederation play-offs scheduled to take place in February.

10 teams remain in contention to book their place at the global showpiece.

They are: Cameroon, Thailand, Portugal, Senegal, Haiti, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea and Panama.

European champions England have confirmed their place at the 2023 Women's World Cup
European champions England have confirmed their place at the 2023 Women's World Cup

When are the 2023 Women's World Cup fixtures?

Here is a full breakdown of the 2023 Women's World Cup group stage and knockout fixtures.

Group A

Qualified teams: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland

July 20: New Zealand vs Norway

July 21: Philippines vs Switzerland

July 25: New Zealand vs Philippines, Switzerland vs Norway

July 30: Switzerland vs New Zealand, Norway vs Philippines

Group B

Qualified teams: Australia, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada

July 20: Australia vs Republic of Ireland

July 21: Nigeria vs Canada

July 26: Canada vs Republic of Ireland

July 27: Australia vs Nigeria

July 31: Canada vs Australia, Republic of Ireland vs Nigeria

Group C

Qualified teams: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan

July 21: Spain vs Costa Rica

July 22: Zambia vs Japan

July 26: Japan vs Costa Rica, Spain vs Zambia

July 31: Japan vs Spain, Costa Rica vs Zambia

2022 Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas will be a key player for Spain at the World Cup
2022 Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas will be a key player for Spain at the World Cup

Group D

Qualified teams: England, Denmark, China

July 22: England vs TBC, Denmark vs China

July 28: England vs Denmark, China vs TBC

August 1: China vs England, TBC vs Denmark

Group E

Qualified teams: USA, Vietnam, Netherlands

July 22: USA vs Vietnam

July 23: Netherlands vs TBC

July 27: USA vs Netherlands, TBC vs Vietnam

August 1: TBC vs USA, Vietnam vs Netherlands

Group F

Qualified teams: France, Jamaica, Brazil

July 23: France vs Jamaica

July 24: Brazil vs TBC

July 29: France vs Brazil, TBC vs Jamaica

August 2: TBC vs France, Jamaica vs Brazil

Group G

Qualified teams: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina

July 23: Sweden vs South Africa

July 24: Italy vs Argentina

July 28: Argentina vs South Africa

July 29: Sweden vs Italy

August 2: Argentina vs Sweden, South Africa vs Italy

Group H

Two-time World Cup winners Germany will hope to bounce back from their Euro 2022 final disappointment
Two-time World Cup winners Germany will hope to bounce back from their Euro 2022 final disappointment

Qualified teams: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea

July 24: Germany vs Morocco

July 25: Colombia vs South Korea

July 30: South Korea vs Morocco, Germany vs Colombia

August 3: South Korea vs Germany, Morocco vs Colombia

Round of 16: August 5-8

Quarter-finals: August 11-12

Semi-finals: August 15-16

Third place play-off: August 19

Final: August 20

How can I get tickets for the 2023 Women's World Cup?

Tickets are now available during a Visa presale until October 31, before going on sale to the general public from November 1, 2022 until March 3, 2023.

How can I watch the 2023 Women's World Cup?

For the first time, there will be a competitive auction for the rights to show games at the World Cup, rather than FIFA giving away the rights for free.

England games and the final are ring-fenced by the UK government and must be shown on free-to-air TV — meaning the BBC and ITV will both likely bid for that package.

But FIFA have also created options for paid-for channels to potentially show other games, leaving the likes of Sky Sports and BT Sport able to try and win those packages if they wanted.

A decision is expected in the coming weeks.

Who are the holders of the Women's World Cup?

USA are the team to beat after lifting the trophy in each of the past two editions.

They defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in France three years ago to defend the trophy they won with a 5-2 victory over Japan in Canada back in 2015.

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