2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

9th FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup was a big football tournament for women's national teams from different countries. It was the ninth time that held this tournament. It happened every four years. This time, it took place from July 20 to August 20, 2023.[1][2]Australia and New Zealand worked together to host it, which was the first time two countries did that. It was the first time that teams from different confederations will play together. Australia is part of the Asian Confederation, while New Zealand is in the Oceanian Confederation. Before, there were 24 teams, but this time they had 32 teams, just like the men's World Cup. The first game was between New Zealand and Norway on July 20, 2023.

2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
FIFA Wahine o te Ipu o te Ao – Ahitereiria/Aotearoa 2023
The Stadium Australia in Sydney is where the final will take place.
Tournament details
Host countriesAustralia
New Zealand
Dates20 July – 20 August
Teams32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)10 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up England
Third place Sweden
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored164 (2.56 per match)
Attendance1,978,274 (30,911 per match)
Top scorer(s)Japan Hinata Miyazawa (5 goals)
Best player(s)Spain Aitana Bonmatí
Best young playerSpain Salma Paralluelo
Best goalkeeperEngland Mary Earps
Fair play award Japan
2019
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USA became the champions by beating England 3-3 (5-3) in the final match. It was Spain's first time winning this tournament, and they were really good. They were also the first European team to win since 2007.[3] A player from Japan named Hinata Miyazawa scored the most goals, and a Spanish player named Aitana Bonmatí was voted the best player. Another Spanish player, Salma Paralluelo, got an award for being a young and talented player. England's goalkeeper, Mary Earps, was the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The United States were the champions then as they won the last two tournaments in 2015 and 2019,[4] but this time they got knocked out in an earlier round by Sweden. It was a big surprise because the United States team is usually really strong. Many people liked how New Zealand and Australia organized the tournament, and a lot of people went to watch the games.[5][6] Some people even said it was the best Women's World Cup ever.[7][8][9]

Host selection change

Choosing where an event will take place is called host selection. For the FIFA Women's World Cup, it means deciding which country will hold the tournament. They look at things like the country's facilities and ability to handle a big event. The chosen country will be in charge of planning and running the tournament.[10][11]

For the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, countries had to submit their bids. At first, nine countries were interested, but some dropped out. Australia and New Zealand decided to join forces and submitted a joint bid. Brazil, Colombia, and Japan also submitted bids but later withdrew.[12]

In the end, Australia and New Zealand won the bid. This is the first time the Women's World Cup will be held in multiple countries. It's also the first time in the Southern Hemisphere and the first senior FIFA tournament in Oceania. Australia is the second country from the AFC to host the Women's World Cup.[13]

So, in 2023, the Women's World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand.

2023 FIFA WWC bidding
Bidding Nation(s) Votes
Round 1
Australia & New Zealand 22
Colombia 13
Recused 2
Total votes 35
Majority required 18

Teams change

AFC (6)

CAF (4)

CONCACAF (6)

CONMEBOL (3)

OFC (1)

UEFA (12)

 
  Team qualified
  Team failed to qualify
  Team withdrew or suspended
  Did not enter

Draw change

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  New Zealand (22) (co-hosts)

  Australia (13) (co-hosts)

  United States (1)

  Sweden (2)

  Germany (3)

  England (4)

  France (5)

  Spain (6)

  Canada (7)

  Netherlands (8)

  Brazil (9)

  Japan (11)

  Norway (12)

  Italy (14)

  China PR (15)

  South Korea (17)

  Denmark (18)

   Switzerland (21)

  Republic of Ireland (24)

  Colombia (27)

  Argentina (29)

  Vietnam (34)

  Costa Rica (37)

  Jamaica (43)

  Nigeria (45)

  Philippines (53)

  South Africa (54)

  Morocco (76)

  Zambia (81)

  Play-off Group A winners[a]

  Play-off Group B winners[b]

  Play-off Group C winners[c]

  1. The placeholder for the team that won in Group A of the play-offs was chosen based on the location of a European team, which in this case was Portugal. As it turned out, Portugal was the actual winner of Group A and qualified for the next stage.
  2. The placeholder for the team that won in Group B of the play-offs was chosen based on the location of a South American team, which in this case was Chile. However, the actual winner of Group B and the team that qualified for the next stage was Haiti.
  3. The placeholder for the team that won in Group C of the play-offs was chosen based on the locations of an Asian team (Chinese Taipei) and an Oceanian team (Papua New Guinea). However, the actual winner of Group C and the team that qualified for the next stage was Panama.

Venues change

  Australia   New Zealand
Sydney Brisbane Auckland Wellington
Stadium Australia Sydney Football Stadium Lang Park Eden Park Wellington Regional Stadium
Capacity: 83,500[14] Capacity: 42,512[15] Capacity: 52,263[16] Capacity: 48,276[17] Capacity: 39,000[18]
         
Melbourne Perth Adelaide Dunedin Hamilton
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium Perth Rectangular Stadium Hindmarsh Stadium Forsyth Barr Stadium Waikato Stadium
Capacity: 30,052[19] Capacity: 22,225[20] Capacity: 16,500 (expanding to 18,435)[21] Capacity: 28,744[22] Capacity: 25,111[23]
       

Group stage change

Group A change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1    Switzerland 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Norway 3 1 1 1 6 1 +5 4
3   New Zealand (H) 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
4   Philippines 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 3
Source: FIFA
(H) Host
New Zealand  1–0  Norway
Wilkinson   48' Report
Attendance: 42,137
Philippines  0–2   Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 13,711
Referee: Vincentia Amedome (Togo)

New Zealand  0–1  Philippines
Report
Attendance: 32,357
Referee: Katia Itzel Garcia (Mexico)
Switzerland  0–0  Norway
Report
Attendance: 10,769

Switzerland  0–0  New Zealand
Report
Norway  6–0  Philippines
Report
Attendance: 34,697

Group B change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Australia (H) 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Nigeria 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Canada 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3 4
4   Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: FIFA
(H) Host
Australia  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Catley   52' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 75,784
Nigeria  0–0  Canada
Report

Canada  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Report McCabe   4'
Australia  2–3  Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 49,156

Canada  0–4  Australia
Report
Republic of Ireland  0–0  Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 24,884
Referee: Katia García (Mexico)

Group C change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Spain 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3   Zambia 3 1 0 2 3 11 −8 3
4   Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: FIFA
Spain  3–0  Costa Rica
Report
Zambia  0–5  Japan
Report
Attendance: 16,111

Japan  2–0  Costa Rica
Report
Spain  5–0  Zambia
Report
Attendance: 20,983
Referee: Oh Hyeon-jeong (South Korea)

Japan  4–0  Spain
Report
Costa Rica  1–3  Zambia
Herrera   47' Report
Attendance: 8,117
Referee: Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco)

Group D change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   England 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Denmark 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
3   China PR 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
4   Haiti 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Source: FIFA
England  1–0  Haiti
Stanway   29' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 44,369
Referee: Emikar Calderas Barrera (Venezuela)
Denmark  1–0  China PR
Vangsgaard   90' Report

England  1–0  Denmark
James   6' Report
Attendance: 40,439
China PR  1–0  Haiti
Wang Shuang   74' (pen.) Report

China PR  1–6  England
Wang Shuang   57' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 13,497
Haiti  0–2  Denmark
Report
Attendance: 17,897
Referee: Oh Hyeon-jeong (South Korea)

Group E change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   United States 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
3   Portugal 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
4   Vietnam 3 0 0 3 0 12 −12 0
Source: FIFA
United States  3–0  Vietnam
Report
Attendance: 41,107
Referee: Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco)
Netherlands  1–0  Portugal
Van der Gragt   13' Report

United States  1–1  Netherlands
Horan   62' Report Roord   17'
Portugal  2–0  Vietnam
Report
Attendance: 6,645

Portugal  0–0  United States
Report
Attendance: 42,958
Vietnam  0–7  Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 8,215
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)

Group F change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Jamaica 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5
3   Brazil 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4
4   Panama 3 0 0 3 3 11 −8 0
Source: FIFA
France  0–0  Jamaica
Report
Brazil  4–0  Panama
Report
Attendance: 13,142
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)

France  2–1  Brazil
Report Debinha   58'
Attendance: 49,378
Panama  0–1  Jamaica
Report A. Swaby   56'

Panama  3–6  France
Report
Jamaica  0–0  Brazil
Report

Group G change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   South Africa 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
3   Italy 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3
4   Argentina 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Sweden  2–1  South Africa
Report Magaia   48'
Italy  1–0  Argentina
Girelli   87' Report
Attendance: 30,889

Argentina  2–2  South Africa
Report
Sweden  5–0  Italy
Report

Argentina  0–2  Sweden
Report
Attendance: 17,907
South Africa  3–2  Italy
Report Caruso   11' (pen.)74'

Group H change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Colombia 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Morocco 3 2 0 1 2 6 −4 6
3   Germany 3 1 1 1 8 3 +5 4
4   South Korea 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Germany  6–0  Morocco
Report
Colombia  2–0  South Korea
Report

South Korea  0–1  Morocco
Report Jraïdi   6'
Germany  1–2  Colombia
Popp   89' (pen.) Report

South Korea  1–1  Germany
Cho So-hyun   6' Report Popp   42'
Attendance: 38,945
Morocco  1–0  Colombia
Lahmari   45+4' Report

Knockout stage change

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of 90 minutes of normal playing time, extra time will be played (two periods of 15 minutes each). If the score was still level after extra time, the winners will be determined by a penalty shoot-out.[24]

Bracket change

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
5 August – Auckland
 
 
   Switzerland1
 
11 August – Wellington
 
  Spain5
 
  Spain (aet)2
 
6 August – Sydney (Football)
 
  Netherlands1
 
  Netherlands2
 
15 August – Auckland
 
  South Africa0
 
  Spain2
 
5 August – Wellington
 
  Sweden1
 
  Japan3
 
11 August – Auckland
 
  Norway1
 
  Japan1
 
6 August – Melbourne
 
  Sweden2
 
  Sweden (p)0 (5)
 
20 August – Sydney (Australia)
 
  United States0 (4)
 
Winner Match 61
 
7 August – Sydney (Australia)
 
Winner Match 62
 
  Australia2
 
12 August – Brisbane
 
  Denmark0
 
  Australia (p)0 (7)
 
8 August – Adelaide
 
  France0 (6)
 
  France4
 
16 August – Sydney (Australia)
 
  Morocco0
 
  Australia1
 
7 August – Brisbane
 
  England3 Third place play-off
 
  England (p)0 (4)
 
12 August – Sydney (Australia)19 August – Brisbane
 
  Nigeria0 (2)
 
  England2Loser Match 61
 
8 August – Melbourne
 
  Colombia1 Loser Match 62
 
  Colombia1
 
 
  Jamaica0
 

Round of 16 change

Switzerland  1–5  Spain
Codina   11' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 43,217
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)

Japan  3–1  Norway
Report Reiten   20'

Netherlands  2–0  South Africa
Report

Sweden  0–0 (a.e.t.)  United States
Report
Penalties
5–4

England  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Report
Penalties
4–2
Attendance: 49,461

Australia  2–0  Denmark
Report
Attendance: 75,784

Colombia  1–0  Jamaica
Usme   51' Report

France  4–0  Morocco
Report
Attendance: 13,557

Quarter-finals change

Spain  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Report Van der Gragt   90+1'

Japan  1–2  Sweden
Hayashi   87' Report
Attendance: 43,217

Australia  0–0 (a.e.t.)  France
Report
Penalties
7–6
Attendance: 49,461

England  2–1  Colombia
Report Santos   44'

Semi-finals change

Spain  2–1  Sweden
Report Blomqvist   88'
Attendance: 43,217

Australia  1–3  England
Kerr   63' Report
Attendance: 75,784

Third place play-off change

Sweden  2–0  Australia
Report
Attendance: 49,461
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)

Final change

Spain  1–0  England
Carmona   29' Report
Attendance: 75,784

References change

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