Everything you need to know about the draw is right here!
It's been four years since the last FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the USA will be looking to make it a record-breaking three World Cup titles in a row on our soil!
Instead of the usual 24 teams competing in the tournament, we are lucky enough to be co-hosting the tournament with an added eight teams to bump it up to 32. Many countries will be making history by qualifying for their first Women's World Cup.
New Zealand will be hosting 29 games, with 9 games to be played at Eden Park, 6 games to be played at Forsyth Bar Stadium in Dunedin, 6 games to be played at Sky Stadium in Wellington, and 5 games to be played at FMG Stadium (Waikato Stadium).
Before it all kicks off in July next year, we need to find out what the groups will look like and who will be playing who. The women’s World Cup draw is on Saturday night (22 October). Details are here:
Where: Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Where you can watch it LIVE: Prime TV on channel 4, and on Sky sport select (Channel 50) at 7:30pm.
Even though 29 of the 32 countries have qualified, the draw will still go ahead, with the three remaining nations to be decided in February2023.
AFC: Australia,China PR, Korea Republic, Philippines, Vietnam.
CAF: Morocco,Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia.
Concacaf: Canada,Costa Rica, Jamaica, USA.
CONMEBOL:Argentina, Brazil, Colombia.
UEFA: Denmark,England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Republic ofIreland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
3 Play-off winners: TBC
Tune in this Saturday to see who our Football Ferns will be facing in next year’s World Cup, and who we will be playing against in the tournaments opening game at Eden Park on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
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