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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Schedule, Teams, and Updates

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: A Spectacle of Global Football on Tricity News Hub

With the countdown underway for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, fans across the globe are bracing themselves for a month-long carnival of football. Co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, this tournament marks a milestone as the ninth edition of this prestigious event. As the world converges on the shores of these nations, Tricity News Hub offers you an exclusive guide to the tournament.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: The Ultimate Stage

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is no ordinary football event. It’s a celebration of global unity, a testament to sportsmanship and a platform where dreams are realized. This year, the tournament has extended to 32 teams, amplifying the excitement and intensifying the competition. All participating nations harbor a singular dream: to stride into the iconic Sydney Olympic Stadium for the grand finale on 20 August 2023, and to hoist the coveted trophy in a victory for their homeland.

The Dominance of the United States

Four-time champions United States take center stage again, eyeing a remarkable “three-peat” after their victorious campaigns in France (2019) and Canada (2015). Unarguably the powerhouse of women’s football, the United States remains a formidable force. However, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is set to showcase diverse talents from across the globe, with an array of teams nurturing ambitions to topple the reigning champions.

Emergence of New Contenders

Among the hopefuls, England’s Lionesses, under the expert guidance of coach Sarina Wiegman, look set to challenge the U.S. dominance. Fresh from their heroic Euros victory last summer, they are eager to go a step further in this global event. Co-hosts Australia, with star striker Sam Kerr, will also be looking to exploit their home advantage, while seasoned campaigners such as Spain, Germany, and France will be yearning to etch their names on the trophy.

Record-Breaking Viewership in Sight

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in France garnered a record viewership of 1.12 billion people, highlighting the growing popularity and reach of women’s football. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 promises to elevate the viewership further, with fans from every corner of the globe tuning in to cheer for their national heroes.

Coverage in India

For Indian fans, the matches will be broadcast live on the FanCode App. A subscription for a month will set you back by only ₹99, while a year-long access is priced at ₹699. The service covers a wide range of platforms including Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Jio STB, Samsung TV, Airtel XStream, and OTT Play.

Coverage in the U.S.

American viewers can rely on Fox Sports, the official English-language broadcast partner, for live match coverage. Fans can catch all the action on Fox and FS1, or via the Fox Sports app and website. If you’re outside the United States, you can tune in through ExpressVPN.

For those seeking to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 for free, Fubo offers a free trial to new users, while SlingTV provides a free promo for the first month.

The Hosting Cities and Stadiums

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is set to play out across several cities in Australia and New Zealand, using some of the most iconic stadiums in both countries. These include Stadium Australia in Sydney, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Eden Park in Auckland, Wellington Regional Stadium, and Dunedin Stadium among others. The final showdown is set to happen at the Sydney Olympic Stadium, promising a spectacular closing to the tournament.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: The Teams and Their Groups

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will be a month-long football spectacle featuring 32 teams divided into eight groups. The tournament will be held from July 20 to August 20, 2023. Here’s a closer look at each group and the teams that will battle it out:

Group A: This group features the host nation, New Zealand, pitted against Norway, Philippines, and Switzerland. New Zealand will have the home advantage and will try to use it to get past the group stages, an achievement they have yet to accomplish in previous World Cups.

Group B: In this group, we see another host, Australia, taking on Ireland, Nigeria, and Canada. Australia, with their star player Sam Kerr, is expected to top the group, but Ireland, Nigeria, and Canada all have the potential to cause upsets.

Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, and Japan make up Group C. Japan, former World Cup champions, and Spain, one of the strongest teams in European women’s football, are seen as the favorites in this group.

Group D: England, Haiti, Denmark, and China are part of Group D. England, having reached the semifinals in the last two World Cups, is a strong contender not only to top the group but also to go deep in the tournament.

Group E: This group might be the most challenging with the Netherlands, Portugal, the United States, and Vietnam. The USA, being the defending champions, and the Netherlands, finalists in 2019, are expected to fight fiercely for the top spot.

Group F: Brazil, France, Jamaica, and Panama are in Group F. Brazil and France are the clear favorites in this group, with their squads boasting some of the biggest names in women’s football.

Group G: Argentina, Italy, South Africa, and Sweden make up Group G. Sweden, the Olympic champions, and Italy, one of the emerging forces in European football, will be the ones to watch in this group.

Group H: Finally, in Group H, we have Colombia, Germany, South Korea, and Morocco. Germany, twice World Cup winners, are expected to dominate this group.

Group Stage Matches:

  • July 20:
    • Group A – New Zealand vs. Norway, Eden Park (Auckland)
    • Group B – Australia vs. Republic of Ireland, Stadium Australia (Sydney)
  • July 21:
    • Group B – Nigeria vs. Canada, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (Melbourne)
    • Group A – Philippines vs. Switzerland, Dunedin Stadium (Dunedin)
    • Group C – Spain vs. Costa Rica, Wellington Regional Stadium (Wellington)
  • July 22:
    • Group E – USA vs. Vietnam, Eden Park (Auckland)
    • Group C – Zambia vs. Japan, Waikato Stadium (Hamilton)
    • Group D – England vs. Haiti, Brisbane Stadium (Brisbane)
    • Group D – Denmark vs. China PR, Perth Rectangular Stadium (Perth)
  • July 23:
    • Group G – Sweden vs. South Africa, Wellington Regional Stadium (Wellington)
    • Group E – Netherlands vs. Portugal, Dunedin Stadium (Dunedin)
    • Group F – France vs. Jamaica, Sydney Football Stadium (Sydney)
  • July 24:
    • Group G – Italy vs. Argentina, Eden Park (Auckland)
    • Group H – Germany vs. Morocco, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (Melbourne)
    • Group F – Brazil vs. Panama, Hindmarsh Stadium (Adelaide/Tarntanya)
  • July 25:
    • Group H – Colombia vs. Korea Republic, Sydney Football Stadium (Sydney)
    • Group A – New Zealand vs. Philippines, Wellington Regional Stadium (Wellington)
    • Group A – Switzerland vs. Norway, Waikato Stadium (Hamilton)
  • July 26:
    • Group C – Japan vs. Costa Rica, Dunedin Stadium (Dunedin)
    • Group C – Spain vs. Zambia, Eden Park (Auckland)
    • Group B – Canada vs. Republic of Ireland, Perth Rectangular Stadium (Perth)
  • July 27:
    • Group E – USA vs. Netherlands, Wellington Regional Stadium (Wellington)
    • Group E – Portugal vs. Vietnam, Waikato Stadium (Hamilton)
    • Group B – Australia vs. Nigeria, Brisbane Stadium (Brisbane)
  • July 28:
    • Group G – Argentina vs. South Africa, Dunedin Stadium (Dunedin)
    • Group D – England vs. Denmark, Sydney Football Stadium (Sydney)
    • Group D – China PR vs. Haiti, Hindmarsh Stadium (Adelaide)
  • July 29:
    • Group G – Sweden vs. Italy, Wellington Regional Stadium (Wellington)
    • Group F – France vs. Brazil, Brisbane Stadium (Brisbane)
    • Group F – Panama vs. Jamaica, Perth Rectangular Stadium (Perth)
  • July 30:
    • Group H – Korea Republic vs. Morocco, Hindmarsh Stadium (Adelaide)
    • Group A – Norway vs. Philippines, Eden Park (Auckland)
    • Group A – Switzerland vs. New Zealand, Dunedin Stadium (Dunedin)
  • July 31:
    • Group C – Japan vs. Spain, Wellington Regional Stadium (Wellington)
    • Group C – Costa Rica vs. Zambia, Waikato Stadium (Hamilton)
    • Group B – Canada vs. Australia, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (Melbourne)
    • Group B – Republic of Ireland vs. Nigeria, Brisbane Stadium (Brisbane)
  • August 1:
    • Group E – Portugal vs. USA, Eden Park (Auckland)
    • Group E – Vietnam vs. Netherlands, Dunedin Stadium (Dunedin)
    • Group D – Haiti vs. Denmark, Perth Rectangular Stadium (Perth)
    • Group D – China PR vs. England, Hindmarsh Stadium (Adelaide)
  • August 2:
    • Group G – South Africa vs. Italy, Wellington Regional Stadium (Wellington)
    • Group G – Argentina vs. Sweden, Waikato Stadium (Hamilton)
    • Group F – Panama vs. France, Sydney Football Stadium (Sydney)
    • Group F – Jamaica vs. Brazil, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (Melbourne)
  • August 3:
    • Group H – Korea Republic vs. Germany, Brisbane Stadium (Brisbane)
    • Group H – Morocco vs. Colombia, Perth Rectangular Stadium (Perth)

Knockout Stage Matches:

  • Round of 16: August 5-8
  • Quarter-finals: August 12-13
  • Semi-finals: August 16-17
  • Third-place Playoff: August 20
  • Final: August 20, Sydney Olympic Stadium

Please note that the detailed schedule, including exact timings and venues for each match, is available on the official FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 website. Stay tuned to Tricity News Hub for the latest updates and news about the tournament.

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