Everything you need to know about the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup


The highly awaited FIFA Women’s World Cup is finally upon us. With an unprecedented number of tickets already snatched up, the four-week tournament is destined to claim its place in history as the most-attended standalone event for women’s sports.
Below, we break down the teams, the groups, the odds, the fixture, how to watch and how to get tickets.
All eyes will be on Australian superstar Sam Kerr at the World Cup. Image: Getty
When and where is the World Cup?

In its ninth edition, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, making history as the first Women’s World Cup to be co-hosted across two confederations – the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The tournament is scheduled from July 10 to August 20, 2023, featuring 32 teams, up from 24 in the previous edition.

This year’s tournament sees teams from various confederations globally, including first-time qualifiers. Traditional powerhouses, including the United States, Germany, and the host nations Australia and New Zealand, are set to take the field. Emerging teams from different parts of the world, like Chile from South America, Zambia from Africa, and India from Asia, are also present.

Group Stages
Hannah Wilkinson, Rebekah Stott, Katie Bowen, CJ Bott, and Ali Riley of the New Zealand Football Ferns celebrate during the International Friendly match between New Zealand Football Ferns and Vietnam. Image: Getty
Group A
New Zealand

Sam Kerr. Image: Getty
Group B
Republic of Ireland

Spain’s Alexia Putellas. Image: Getty
Group C
Costa Rica

England’s Ellen White. Image: Getty
Group D

Crystal Dunn #2, Rose Lavelle #16, Christen Press #11, Megan Rapinoe #15 and Alex Morgan #13 of Team United States. Image: Getty
Group E
United States

France skipper Selma Bacha. Image: Getty
Group F

Italy’s Lucia Di Guglielmo. Image: Getty
Group G
South Africa

Germany’s women soccer team. Image: Getty
Group H
South Korea


The four-week tournament will be held across ten stadiums in Australia and New Zealand. The two host nations kick things off on opening night with the Matildas hosting Ireland in Sydney, while New Zealand will take on Norway in Auckland.

Day One

DateMatchTime (Sydney)GroupLocation
Jul 20, 2023New Zealand v Norway18:00AEden Park, Auckland
Jul 20, 2023Australia v Republic of Ireland21:00BStadium Australia, Sydney
Jul 20, 2023Nigeria v Canada15:30BAAMI Park, Melbourne
Jul 21, 2023Philippines v Switzerland18:00AForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Jul 21, 2023Spain v Costa Rica20:30CSky Stadium, Wellington
Jul 22, 2023United States v Vietnam16:00EEden Park, Auckland
Jul 22, 2023Zambia v Japan18:00CWaikato Stadium, Auckland
Jul 22, 2023England v Haiti20:30DSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Jul 22, 2023Denmark v China23:00DHBF Park, Perth
Jul 23, 2023Sweden v South Africa18:00GSky Stadium, Wellington
Jul 23, 2023Netherlands v Portugal20:30EForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Jul 23, 2023France v Jamaica01:00FAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Jul 24, 2023Italy v Argentina09:00GEden Park, Auckland
Jul 24, 2023Germany v Morocco11:30HAAMI Park, Melbourne
Jul 24, 2023Brazil v Panama14:30FHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Jul 25, 2023Colombia v South Korea21:00HAllianz Stadium, Sydney

Day Two

DateMatchTime (Sydney)GroupLocation
Jul 25, 2023New Zealand v Philippines15:30ASky Stadium, Wellington
Jul 25, 2023Switzerland v Norway18:00AWaikato Stadium, Auckland
Jul 26, 2023Spain v Zambia18:30CEden Park, Auckland
Jul 26, 2023Japan v Costa Rica16:00CForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Jul 26, 2023Canada v Republic of Ireland23:00BHBF Park, Perth
Jul 27, 2023USA v Netherlands12:00ESky Stadium, Wellington
Jul 27, 2023Portugal v Vietnam18:30EWaikato Stadium, Auckland
Jul 27, 2023Australia v Nigeria21:00BSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Jul 28, 2023England v Denmark19:30DAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Jul 28, 2023Argentina v South Africa10:00GForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Jul 28, 2023China v Haiti21:30DHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Jul 29, 2023Sweden v Italy18:30GSky Stadium, Wellington
Jul 29, 2023France v Brazil21:00FSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Jul 29, 2023Panama v Jamaica23:30FHBF Park, Perth
Jul 30, 2023Germany v Colombia20:30HEden Park, Auckland
Jul 30, 2023South Korea v Morocco21:00HHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide

Day Three

DateMatchTime (Sydney)GroupLocation
Jul 30, 2023Norway v Philippines18:00AEden Park, Auckland
Jul 30, 2023Switzerland v New Zealand18:00AForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Jul 31, 2023Canada v Australia21:00BAAMI Park, Melbourne
Jul 31, 2023Japan v Spain18:00CSky Stadium, Wellington
Jul 31, 2023Costa Rica v Zambia18:00CWaikato Stadium, Auckland
Jul 31, 2023Republic of Ireland v Nigeria21:00BSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Aug 1, 2023Portugal v USA18:00EEden Park, Auckland
Aug 1, 2023Vietnam v Netherlands18:00EForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Aug 1, 2023Haiti v Denmark22:00DHBF Park, Perth
Aug 1, 2023China v England21:30DHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Aug 2, 2023Panama v France21:00FAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Aug 2, 2023Jamaica v Brazil21:00FAAMI Park, Melbourne
Aug 2, 2023South Africa v Italy18:00GSky Stadium, Wellington
Aug 2, 2023Argentina v Sweden18:00GWaikato Stadium, Auckland
Aug 3, 2023South Korea v Germany21:00HSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Aug 3, 2023Morocco v Colombia17:00HHBF Park, Perth
How is the fixture structured?

The tournament is structured in a way where the teams participate in a group stage, followed by knockout rounds, and finally, the grand finale on August 20th at Stadium Australia, Sydney.

How can I watch the World Cup?

Channel Seven and its online streaming platform 7Plus have secured the free-to-air and digital rights for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup.

Optus Sport subscribers can also stream all 64 matches live.

“We are looking forward to working with Optus Sport, Fifa and Australia’s wonderful athletes to present a fantastic competition in 2023,” Lewis Martin, Seven’s head of network sport said.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets for the 2023 Women’s World Cup can exclusively be obtained through the official FIFA ticketing portal. In order to purchase tickets for this event, fans are required to have a FIFA ticketing account.

Sellout crowds are expected across the four-week event. Image: Getty
Prize Money

FIFA has increased the prize money for the 2023 Women’s World Cup to $110 million (AU$165m) as total prize money for the 2023 tournament. An additional $42.5 million (AU$64m) has been designated for tournament preparation funding and benefits for clubs.

It’s still well short of the $440 million (AU$650) million allocated for the men’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The governing body said it would ensure the majority goes directly to the 732 competing players.

“Under this unprecedented new distribution model, each individual player at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 can now fully rely on remuneration for their efforts as they progress through the tournament,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. 

Player prize money
  • Group stage – $30,000
  • Round of 16 – $60,000
  • Quarter Final – $90,000
  • Fourth place – $165,000
  • Third place – $180,000
  • Second Place – $195,000
  • Champions – $270,000
Team prize money
  • Group stage – $1,560,000
  • Round of 16 – $1,870,000
  • Quarterfinal – $2,180,000
  • Fourth place – $2,455,000
  • Third place – $2,610,000
  • Second place – $3,015,000
  • Champion – $4,290,000

Figures are in USD.

Who are the favourites?

Sportsbet has USA as the early favourites to hold the cup, while England, Spain, Germany and Australia round out the top five.

These are the odds at the time of publication.

England 5
Spain 6
Germany 8
France 12
Sweden 17
Netherlands 21
Brazil 31
Canada 34
Japan 34
Norway 51
Denmark 81
Italy 101
Portugal 101
Republic of Ireland 101
Argentina 251
China 251
Colombia 251
New Zealand 251
Nigeria 251
South Korea 251
Switzerland 251
Costa Rica 501
Haiti 501
Jamaica 501
Morocco 501
Panama 501
Philippines 501
South Africa 501
Vietnam 501
Zambia 501
Odds provided by Sportsbet on 11/7

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