|FIFA Wahine o te Ipu o te Ao – Ahitereiria/Aotearoa 2023|
|Dates||20 July – 20 August|
|Teams||32 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||10 (in 9 host cities)|
|Champions||Spain (1st title)|
|Goals scored||164 (2.56 per match)|
|Attendance||1,978,274 (30,911 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Hinata Miyazawa (5 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Aitana Bonmatí|
|Best young player||Salma Paralluelo|
|Best goalkeeper||Mary Earps|
|Fair play award||Japan|
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.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.
Spain became the champions by beating England 1-0 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. 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, 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. Some people even said it was the best Women's World Cup ever.
Host selection[change | change source]
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.
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.
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.
So, in 2023, the Women's World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand.
|Australia & New Zealand||22|
Teams[change | change source]
- New Zealand (co-hosts)
Draw[change | change source]
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
| New Zealand (22) (co-hosts)
Australia (13) (co-hosts)
United States (1)
| Canada (7)
China PR (15)
South Korea (17)
| Denmark (18)
Republic of Ireland (24)
Costa Rica (37)
| Nigeria (45)
South Africa (54)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 | change source]
|Stadium Australia||Sydney Football Stadium||Lang Park||Eden Park||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|Capacity: 83,500||Capacity: 42,512||Capacity: 52,263||Capacity: 48,276||Capacity: 39,000|
|Melbourne Rectangular Stadium||Perth Rectangular Stadium||Hindmarsh Stadium||Forsyth Barr Stadium||Waikato Stadium|
|Capacity: 30,052||Capacity: 22,225||Capacity: 16,500 (expanding to 18,435)||Capacity: 28,744||Capacity: 25,111|
Group stage[change | change source]
Group A[change | change source]
|1||Switzerland||3||1||2||0||2||0||+2||5||Advance to knockout stage|
|3||New Zealand (H)||3||1||1||1||1||1||0||4|
Group B[change | change source]
|1||Australia (H)||3||2||0||1||7||3||+4||6||Advance to knockout stage|
|4||Republic of Ireland||3||0||1||2||1||3||−2||1|
|Australia||1–0||Republic of Ireland|
|Catley 52' (pen.)||Report|
|Canada||2–1||Republic of Ireland|
|Republic of Ireland||0–0||Nigeria|
Group C[change | change source]
|1||Japan||3||3||0||0||11||0||+11||9||Advance to knockout stage|
Group D[change | change source]
|1||England||3||3||0||0||8||1||+7||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|Stanway 29' (pen.)||Report|
|Wang Shuang 74' (pen.)||Report|
|Wang Shuang 57' (pen.)||Report|
Group E[change | change source]
|1||Netherlands||3||2||1||0||9||1||+8||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|Van der Gragt 13'||Report|
|Horan 62'||Report||Roord 17'|
Group F[change | change source]
|1||France||3||2||1||0||8||4||+4||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|Report||A. Swaby 56'|
Group G[change | change source]
|1||Sweden||3||3||0||0||9||1||+8||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|Report||Caruso 11' (pen.), 74'|
Group H[change | change source]
|1||Colombia||3||2||0||1||4||2||+2||6||Advance to knockout stage|
|Popp 89' (pen.)||Report|
|Cho So-hyun 6'||Report||Popp 42'|
Knockout stage[change | change source]
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.
Bracket[change | change source]
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
|5 August – Auckland|
|11 August – Wellington|
|6 August – Sydney (Football)|
|15 August – Auckland|
|5 August – Wellington|
|11 August – Auckland|
|6 August – Melbourne|
|Sweden (p)||0 (5)|
|20 August – Sydney (Australia)|
|United States||0 (4)|
|Winner Match 61|
|7 August – Sydney (Australia)|
|Winner Match 62|
|12 August – Brisbane|
|Australia (p)||0 (7)|
|8 August – Adelaide|
|16 August – Sydney (Australia)|
|7 August – Brisbane|
|England||3||Third place play-off|
|England (p)||0 (4)|
|12 August – Sydney (Australia)||19 August – Brisbane|
|England||2||Loser Match 61|
|8 August – Melbourne|
|Colombia||1||Loser Match 62|
Round of 16[change | change source]
|Codina 11' (o.g.)||Report|
|Sweden||0–0 (a.e.t.)||United States|
Quarter-finals[change | change source]
|Report||Van der Gragt 90+1'|
Semi-finals[change | change source]
Third place play-off[change | change source]
Final[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
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