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World Cup 2023: When is it taking place? Who are the hosts?

Where is women’s World Cup 2023 taking place?

The tournament is being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, making it the first FIFA tournament to take place in multiple confederations, namely Asia and Oceania.

Matches will be played in the following cities and stadiums:


Sydney: Stadium Australia. Capacity- 83,500.

Sydney: Sydney Football Stadium. Capacity- 42,512.

Brisbane: Lang Park. Capacity- 52,263.

Melbourne: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. Capacity- 30,052.

Adelaide: Hindmarsh Stadium. Capacity- 18,425.

New Zealand

Auckland: Eden Park. Capacity- 48,276.

Wellington: Wellington Regional Stadium. Capacity- 39,000.

Dunedin: Forsyth Barr Stadium. Capacity- 28,744.

Hamilton: Waikato Stadium. Capacity- 25,111.

As you can see below, courtesy of Google Maps, host cities are spread across a huge area, with a flight from Perth to Auckland taking over 6 hours.

What are women’s World Cup 2023 dates?

The women’s World Cup kicks off on Thursday 20 July, with both co-hosts in action.

New Zealand take on Norway in the tournament’s opening match, before Australia face Republic of Ireland.

There are then multiple group stage matches taking place every day until Thursday 3 July, with Group H coming to a close that day.

The round of 16 takes place from 5-8 July, with two fixtures each day.

After that, the quarter-finals are scheduled for 11 & 12 July, followed by the semi-finals on 15 & 16 July.

The women’s World Cup Final itself will be in Sydney on Sunday 20 July.

Women’s World Cup 2023 full fixture list & schedule

Note: times shown are BST

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