Fifa Women's World Cup draw set for October in Auckland | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Fifa Women’s World Cup draw set for October in Auckland

/ 06:31 PM May 13, 2022
Philippine women's football team celebrate win over Chinese Taipei that sent the country to the World Cup for the first time.

Philippine women’s football team celebrate win over Chinese Taipei that sent the country to the World Cup for the first time. PFF PHOTO

The draw for the 2023 Women’s World Cup football, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will take place in Auckland on October 22 this year, FIFA said on Friday.

An expanded field of 32 teams will find out their group-stage opponents for the ninth edition of the Women’s World Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

The tournament starts on July 20 next year, with New Zealand playing the opening game, also in Auckland.

“Preparations are well under way in Australia and New Zealand to welcome the world’s largest women’s single-sport event,” said Fatma Samoura, FIFA’s secretary-general.

FEATURED STORIES

“The official draw in October marks an important milestone for teams and fans in the countdown.”

The month-long tournament will take place in five Australian and four New Zealand cities. The host nations automatically qualify.

China, Japan, South Korea, Philippines and Vietnam from Asia have already qualified, along with European sides France, Spain, Sweden and Denmark.

The United States won the 2019 edition in France.

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Fifa World Cup, Philippines
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.