When does the 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup start?

The FIFA Women's World Cup starts on July 20, 2023.


When does the 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup start?

FIFA Women's World Cup (Image Via- ESPN)

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is a professional tournament in which senior women’s national football teams participate. It is organized by the governing body of the sport, FIFA. The Women’s tournament is held every four years, with a gap of one year after the men’s tournament. The Women’s World Cup was first held in 1991 in China.

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Since then, it has reportedly been expanded to 32 teams following the 2023 edition. Eight round-robin groups are formed, with four teams in each group competing in the tournament. This is followed by a knockout round for 16 teams.

The 2019 edition of the tournament was won by the United States. They defeated the Netherlands 2–0 as Megan Rapione and Rose Lavelle scored in the 61st and 69th minutes of the final and claimed the trophy for their nation.

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When does the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 start?

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FIFA Women’s World Cup (Image Via- Getty Images)

This year the World Cup is co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. So there are two inaugural matches set to take place in both countries on the same date for the opening of the tournament.

On Thursday, July 20, 2023, the co-host nation, New Zealand, will officially kick off the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. They are set to face Norway at the Eden Park stadium for the opening match of the tournament.

On the other hand, on the same day, the other co-host Australia would face the Republic of Ireland. The match is set to be at the  Stadium of Australia.

When is the opening ceremony of the FIFA Women’s World Cup?

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 opening ceremony (Image Via- Getty Images)

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony 2023 will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2023. The 2023 World Cup mascot will be there and the competition’s official anthem is expected to be played during the ceremony.

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Where is the opening ceremony of the FIFA Women’s World Cup?

The Eden Park Stadium
Eden Park Stadium (Image Via – Skysports)

FIFA Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony 2023 will take place in Auckland at Eden Park Stadium. The Stadium will also host six of the group matches in the tournament. The stadium will also have a Round of 16 matches, one Quarter-final match, and one of two Semi-finals.

The Defending Champions: USA

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The US Women National Team (Image Via- Getty Images)

The United States won the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019. This was a record fourth title for the team. After Germany’s success in winning the tournament two consecutive times in 2003 and 2007, America became the second nation to win the tournament for two straight seasons. 2019’s success was also their first World Cup success on European soil. The team scored 26 goals which set the new record for the most goals in a single Women’s World Cup.

The team’s goal difference of +23 also set a new tournament record. With 12 consecutive wins, USA’s World Cup unbeaten streak extended to 17 matches. Although she faced a lot of criticism from fans over her style of management, Jill Ellis became the first manager to win the Women’s World Cup titles twice.

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FAQs

Who won the Golden Ball in the 2019 Women’s World Cup?

Megan Rapinoe (United States)

Who won the Golden Boot in the 2019 Women’s World Cup?

Megan Rapinoe (United States)

Who won the Golden Gloves in the 2019 Women’s World Cup?

Sari Van Veenendaal (Netherlands)

Who won the FIFA Young Player Award of the tournament?

Guilia Gwinn (Germany)

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Who scored the Goal of the Tournament in 2019?

Cristiane (Brazil)