Most attention is presently focused on the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar at the end of the year, but the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is also fast approaching.
There will be an all-time record number of 64 matches played across 10 different stadiums during the ninth edition of the tournament, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Asia, Europe, and North America are among the regions that have already confirmed their attendance at the upcoming tournament, with teams across the globe already booking their tickets.
As the United States looks to defend its crowns from the last two Women’s World Cup events, SportsRola.com brings you the latest information on who has qualified for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The defending Olympic champions of Canada, who are also qualified for the tournament, are also in the running.
How many teams are competing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023?
As part of FIFA’s decision to expand the Women’s World Cup 2023 from 24 to 32 teams from the 2023 tournament onwards, the organization unanimously voted to do so in 2019.
The men’s version is being expanded from 32 teams to 48 teams in 2026, which brings it temporarily in line with the women’s version.
A certain number of teams from each confederation will be selected for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, 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
- Play-off tournament: 3 slots
Three nations will book their spot at the 2023 Women’s World Cup when a play-off tournament consisting of 10 teams will be held.
As part of the tournament, there will be three groups consisting of seeded and unseeded teams. Places will be allocated according to the following structure. The tournament will take place in February 2023.
- Asia (AFC): 2 slots
- Africa (CAF): 2 slots
- North America, Central America, and the Caribbean (CONCACAF): 2 slots
- South America (CONMEBOL): 2 slots
- Oceania (OFC): 1 slot
- Europe (UEFA): 1 slot
Who qualified for the 2023 Women’s World Cup?
Despite the fact that the 2023 Women’s World Cup is still over a year away, ten teams have already confirmed their places at the event.
Until the playoff tournament in February 2023, when the full qualification picture will be revealed, there will still be many more teams that will qualify in the months before the tournament.
Nations will be updated as they qualify:
|No.||Nation (FIFA Ranking)||Region||Date Qualified||How they qualified||World Cup apps||Titles (Last)|
|1||Australia (12)||AFC||Jun. 25, 2020||Co-hosts||8 of 9||—|
|2||New Zealand (22)||OFC||Jun. 25, 2020||Co-hosts||6 of 9||—|
|3||Japan (11)||AFC||Jan. 30, 2022||AFC Asian Cup semi-finalists||9 of 9||1 (2011)|
|4||South Korea (18)||AFC||Jan. 30, 2022||AFC Asian Cup sem-finalists||4 of 9||—|
|5||China (16)||AFC||Jan. 30, 2022||AFC Asian Cup semi-finalists||8 of 9||—|
|6||Philippines (53)||AFC||Jan. 30, 2022||AFC Asian Cup semi-finalists||1 of 9||—|
|7||Vietnam (33)||AFC||Feb. 6, 2022||AFC Asian Cup play-offs||1 of 9||—|
|8||Sweden (3)||UEFA||Apr. 12, 2022||Group winners||9 of 9||—|
|9||Spain (8)||UEFA||Apr. 12, 2022||Group winners||3 of 9||—|
|10||France (5)||UEFA||Apr. 12, 2022||Group winners||5 of 9||—|
|11||Denmark (17)||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 (51)||CONCACAF||Jul. 11, 2022||Group runners-up||2 of 9||—|
|16||Zambia (80)||CAF||Jul. 13, 2022||WAFCON semi-finalists||1 of 9||—|
|17||Morocco (76)||CAF||Jul. 13, 2022||WAFCON semi-finalists||1 of 9||—|
|18||Nigeria (46)||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 (25)||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 (31)||CONMEBOL||Jul. 29, 2022||Copa America Fem. 3rd place||4 of 9||—|
|23||Norway (13)||UEFA||Sep. 2, 2022||Group winners||9 of 9||1 (1995)|
|24||Germany (2)||UEFA||Sep. 3, 2022||Group winners||9 of 9||2 (2007)|
|25||England (4)||UEFA||Sep. 3, 2022||Group winners||5 0f 9||—|
When is the Women’s World Cup 2023?
- Opening group 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
- Women’s World Cup final: August 20, 2023
At the beginning of the Women’s World Cup 2023, both Australia and New Zealand will play their first group matches on July 20, 2023 (local time) as part of their preparations for the tournament. New Zealand will be kicking off the tournament as host for the third time in a row and has already been assigned to Group A, while Australia has been assigned to Group B.
In exactly one month’s time, the 2023 Women’s World Cup final will be played at Sydney’s Stadium Australia on August 20, 2023, exactly one month after the final of the 2018 Women’s World Cup.
On October 22, 2022, the draw for the 2023 Women’s World Cup will take place in Auckland, New Zealand as part of the FIFA World Cup. There will not have been any determination of the three intercontinental playoff participants by the time of the event.