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While the men's World Cup is fast approaching, it's less than 12 months until the biggest event on the women's sporting calendar – Women's World Cup 2023.
In preparation for the tournament to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand in July-August next year, FIFA will conduct the draw to see which nations will square off.
The Sporting News has all the details about the upcoming Women's World Cup draw.
MORE: Women's World Cup 2023: Which teams have qualified?
When is the Women's World Cup 2023 draw?
The Women's World Cup 2023 draw is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.
It will begin at 7:30 p.m. (local time) meaning a much earlier start for viewers located in other parts of the world.
Women's World Cup 2023 draw TV channel, live stream schedule
The Women's World Cup draw will be televised globally via a media player on FIFA's official website.
It's likely this feed will also be available on FIFA YouTube's channel, as previous World Cup draws have been.
In Australia, Optus Sport will provide analysis of the draw alongside the live feed.
|Australia||Sat, Oct. 22||17:30 AEDT||—||Optus Sport, FIFA.com|
|USA||Sat, Oct. 22||02:30 ET||FS1||fuboTV, Fox Sports App, FIFA.com|
|Canada||Sat, Oct. 22||02:30 ET||TSN 1, TSN 3||TSN GO, TSN DIRECT, FIFA.com|
|UK||Sat, Oct. 22||07:30 BST||—||BBC iPlayer, FIFA.com|
|New Zealand||Sat, Oct. 22||19:30 NZST||—||FIFA.com|
|India||Sat, Oct. 22||12:00 IST||—||FIFA.com|
|Malaysia||Sat, Oct. 22||15:30 MT||—||FIFA.com|
|Singapore||Sat, Oct. 22||15:30 SST||—||FIFA.com|
Which teams have qualified for the 2023 Women's World Cup?
The full qualification picture won't be known until February 2023 when the playoff tournament is played.
The table below will be upd 5 shirt pack ated as nations secure qualification:
|No.||Nation (FIFA Ranking)||Region||Date qualified||How they qualified||World Cup apps||Titles (Last)|
|1||Australia (13)||AFC||Jun. 25, 2020||Co-hosts||8 of 9||—|
|2||N psg shirt wallpaper ew Zealand (22)||OFC||Jun. 25, 2020||Co-hosts||6 of 9||—|
|3||Japan (11)||AFC||Jan. 30, 2022||Asian Cup semi-finalists||9 of 9||1 (2011)|
|4||South Korea (17)||AFC||Jan. 30, 2022||Asian Cup semi-finalists||4 of 9||—|
|5||China (15)||AFC||Jan. 30, 2022||Asian Cup semi-finalists||8 of 9||—|
|6||Philippines (53)||AFC||Jan. 30, 2022||Asian Cup semi-finalists||1 of 9||—|
|7||Vietnam (34)||AFC||Feb. 6, 2022||Asian Cup play-offs||1 of 9||—|
|8||Sweden (2)||UEFA||Apr. 12, 2022||Group winners||9 of 9||—|
|9||Spain (6)||UEFA||Apr. 12, 2022||Group winners||3 of 9||—|
|10||France (5)||UEFA||Apr. 12, 2022||Group winners||5 of 9||—|
|11||Denmark (18)||UEFA||Apr. 12, 2022||Group winners||5 of 9||—|
|12||United States (1)||CONCACAF||Jul. 6, 2022||Group winners||9 of 9||4 (2019)|
|13||Canada (7)||CONCACAF||Jul. 8, 2022||Group winners||8 of 9||—|
|14||Costa Rica (37)||CONCACAF||Jul. 8, 2022||Group runners-up||2 of 9||—|
|15||Jamaica (43)||CONCACAF||Jul. 11, 2022||Group runners-up||2 of 9||—|
|16||Zambia (81)||CAF||Jul. 13, 2022||WAFCON semi-finalists||1 of 9||psg shirt sales neymar —|
|17||Morocco (76)||CAF||Jul. 13, 2022||WAFCON semi-finalists||1 of 9||—|
|18||Nigeria (45)||CAF||Jul. 14, 2022||WAFCON semi-finalists||9 of 9||—|
|19||South Africa (54)||CAF||Jul. 14, 2022||WAFCON semi-finalists||2 of 9||—|
|20||Colombia (27)||CONMEBOL||Jul. 26, 2022||Copa America Fem. finalists||3 of 9||—|
|21||Brazil (9)||CONMEBOL||Jul. 26, 2022||Copa America Fem. finalists||9 of 9||—|
|22||Argentina (29)||CONMEBOL||Jul. 29, 2022||Copa America Fem. 3rd place||4 of 9||—|
|23||Norway (12)||UEFA||Sep. 2, 2022||Group winners||9 of 9||1 (1995)|
|24||Germany (3)||UEFA||Sep. 3, 2022||Group winners||9 of 9||2 (2007)|
|25||England (4)||UEFA||Sep. 3, 2022||Group winners||6 of 9||—|
|26||Italy (14)||UEFA||Sep. 6, 2022||Group winners||4 of 9||—|
|27||Netherlands (8)||UEFA||Sep. 6, 2022||Group winners||3 of 9||—|
|28||Switzerland (21)||UEFA||Oct. 11, 2022||UEFA pla messi green shirt yoff winners||2 of 9||—|
|29||Republic of Ireland (24)||UEFA||Oct. 11, 2022||UEFA playoff winners||1 of 9||—|
|30||TBD||Feb. 2023||World Cup playoff|
|31||TBD||Feb. 2023||World Cup playoff|
|32||TBD||Feb. 2023 messi paris saint germain jersey||World Cup playoff|
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How many teams are in the 2023 Women's World Cup?
In 2019, FIFA unanimously voted to expand the Women's World Cup from 24 to 32 teams from the 2023 tournament onwards.
This brings it temporarily in line with the men's version — but that is expanding from 32 to 48 teams in 2026.
The 2023 Women's World Cup will consist of a certain number of sides from each confederation which is as follows:
- Asia (AFC): 5 slots + 1 host slot (Australia)
- Africa (CAF): 4 slots
- North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF): 4 slots
- CONMEBOL (South America): 3 slots
- Oceania (OFC): 0 slots + 1 host slot (New Zealand)
- Europe (UEFA): 11 slots
- Playoff tournament: 3 slots
A playoff tournament consisting of 10 teams will see the last three nations book their place at the 2023 Women's World Cup.
The playoff tournament will be played from February 17-23, 2023 in New Zealand and will involve three groups with the winner of each group advancing to the World Cup.
Here are the teams set to participate in the playoffs:
- Asia (AFC): Chinese Taipei, Thailand
- Africa (CAF): Cameroon, Senegal
- North America (CONCACAF): Haiti, Panama
- South psg goalkeeper jersey America (CONMEBOL): Chile, Paraguay
- Oceania (OFC): Papua New Guinea
- Europe (UEFA): Portugal
When does the Women's World Cup start?
- Opening group argentina football shirt messi stage matches: July 20, 2023
- Final group stage matches: August 3, 2023
- Round of 16: August 5-8, 2023
- Quarter-finals: August 11-12, 2023
- Semi-finals: August 15-16, 2023
- Third-place match: August 19, 2023
- Wo messi psg jersey away men's World Cup final: August 20, 2023
The 2023 Women's World Cup will begin on July 20, 2023 (local time) with both Australia and New Zealand to play their first group matches. The host traditionally opens the tournament, and New Zealand has been proactively assigned to Group A, while Australia is slotted into Group B.
Exactly one month later, the 2023 Women's World Cup final will then be played on August 20, 2023 at Stadium Australia in Sydney.
The draw for the 2023 Women's World Cup will take place on October 22, 2022 from Auckland, New Zealand. The three intercontinental playoff participants will not have been determined by that time.