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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: What you need to know

As we count down the days to kick-off, Woman's Day has your go-to guide for the World Cup.
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With 24 days to go until the kick-off of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, football fans from across the globe are getting ready to sport their nation’s jersey and cheer for their favourite powerhouse players.

Despite the men’s FIFA World Cup having taken place over 20 times since 1930, this year’s Women’s World Cup is only the ninth iteration of the tournament.

“It’s going to be a proud moment for me to be able to play in front of my family, friends, and our fans and I hope we can get as many people out there as we can, because their support means a lot,” Matildas forward Mary Fowler told Woman’s Day.

As the Matildas continue to inspire the next generation of women in sport, so too do each of their 31 fellow teams – each bringing attention to women’s football on a global scale.

As we countdown the minutes to kick-off, we’ve got all your frequently asked questions about the Women’s World Cup answered!

We’re counting down the days until kick-off!

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When is the Women’s World Cup?

The FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place between July 20 and August 20, 2023.

Where will the Women’s World Cup take place?

The 64 matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held in venues across Australia and New Zealand.

The first match will be held between New Zealand and Norway at 7:00pm AEST on July 20 at Auckland’s Eden Park. This will be followed by Australia and Republic of Ireland at 8:00pm AEST on July 20 in Sydney’s Stadium Australia.

The official FIFA Women’s World Cup venues are as follows:

  • Brisbane Stadium – Brisbane, Australia

  • Hindmarsh Stadium – Adelaide, Australia

  • Melbourne Rectangular Stadium – Melbourne, Australia

  • Perth Rectangular Stadium – Perth, Australia

  • Sydney Football Stadium – Sydney, Australia

  • Stadium Australia – Sydney, Australia

  • Waikato Stadium – Hamilton, New Zealand

  • Wellington Regional Stadium – Wellington, New Zealand

The final match will be held in Sydney at 8:00pm AEST on August 20 at Stadium Australia.

Who will come out on top?

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What nations are competing in the Women’s World Cup?

For the first time, the Women’s World Cup will include representative teams from 32 nations, expanding from 24 since the last World Cup in 2015.

For a full list of all teams competing, visit the FIFA Women’s World Cup website.

Where can I watch the Women’s World Cup in Australia?

For Australian viewers, you can watch each of the Matildas group matches, plus the opening match, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final, on Seven and 7plus.

Seven have also partnered with Optus Sport to ensure that Aussies have the best possible coverage of all 64 matches both live and on-demand.

Will the Matildas finally secure their World Cup victory?

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Where can I buy tickets to the Women’s World Cup matches?

Tickets for each of the Women’s World Cup matches are available through FIFA’s official ticketing service.

Ticket prices start at $20 for adults and $10 for children, with the top ticket prices being $120 for adults and $60 for children for the final match.

For more information on ticketing, please visit the FIFA Women’s World Cup website.

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