The FIFA held a draw ceremony for the 2023 women's World Cup in Auckland on Saturday to reveal the teams featuring in the eight groups. Defending champions Australia are drawn in the Group E alongside 2019 finalists Netherlands
In the 2019 world cup, USA defeated Netherlands 2-0 in the finals to lift the trophy and now both the teams are placed in the same group. The Group E also features Vietnam, and the fourth team will be decided after the qualification playoffs.
The group stage features 32 teams, out of which 29 nations have already qualified while the winners from Chile/Senegal/Haiti will enter the Group D, Cameroon/Thailand/Portugal will enter the Group E and the Group F will include Chinese Taipei/Paraguay/Papa New Guinea/Panama.
The 2023 world cup, the first edition to feature 32 teams in the group stage, will take place in Australia and New Zealand between July 20 and August 20.
The European champions, England women's team are placed in the Group D alongside China and Denmark while the fourth team will be the group B playoff winners.
Here are the groups for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023:
- New Zealand
- Costa Rica
- Group B playoff winner – Chile/Senegal/Haiti
- Group A playoff winner – Cameroon/Thailand/Portugal
- Group C playoff winner – Chinese Taipei/Paraguay/Papa New Guinea/Panama
- South Africa
- South Korea
Check the Playoff fixtures:
- Portugal will face the winner of Cameroon vs Thailand
- Chile will face the winner of Senegal vs Haiti
- (Winner of Chinese Taipei vs Paraguay) vs (Winner of Papua New Guinea vs Panama)
The qualifiers for the remaining three spots will take place from February 17 to 23 in Auckland. The hosts, New Zealand will face Norway in the 2023 world cup opener in Auckland.