Haiti - Australia and New Zealand : Confirmed schedule for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
(Australia & New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023)
The match and opening ceremony are scheduled for July 20, 2023 at Eden Park in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau (New Zealand).
Stadium Australia in Sydney/Gadigal will host the final on August 20.
The competition's 64 matches will be played in 10 stadiums located in 9 host cities. The opening match will see New Zealand's Football Ferns (Group A) play in front of their home crowd before Australia's "Matildas" (Group B) play their inaugural match at Sydney Football Stadium.
In New Zealand, Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau will host 5 more group stage matches, Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara (7), Dunedin/Ōtepoti (6) and Hamilton/Kirikiriroa (5).
In Australia, 6 Group matches have been scheduled at the Sydney Football Stadium, while Perth/Boorloo and Brisbane/Meaanjin will host (5) each and Melbourne/Naarm and Adelaide/Tarntanya (4).
The round of 16 matches will be played between August 5 and 8, with Australia hosting 6 matches (including one at Stadium Australia, its first match of the competition) and New Zealand (2) (in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara).
The quarter-finals will be split between Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau, Brisbane/Meeanjin, Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara and Sydney/Gadigal (Stadium Australia).
The two host countries will each host a semi-final, respectively at Stadium Australia and Eden Park, with the match for third place being played at Brisbane Stadium (Australia).
When announcing the schedule for the 2023 Women's World Cup Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General, said "Co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, this 9th edition of the Women's World Cup, the first with 32 teams, will be special in more ways than one. Everyone has been waiting to find out the match schedule and the excitement is now going to crescendo. We can't wait for the curtain to rise on the nine host cities and 10 stadiums of the competition so that the most prestigious international stage allows us once again to see women's football pushing the limits."
Richard Colbeck, Australia's Minister for Sport, also expressed his enthusiasm for the competition "This event will embody our country's passion for women's football and give Australians the opportunity to see the best players in the world at work and to be inspired by them [...] It is an honor for our country to host 35 matches, including the final, and this sporting showcase further reinforces our reputation in terms of organization of major events."
Grant Robertson, New Zealand's Minister for Sport and Recreation, said the whole country was looking forward to hosting 24 group matches and 5 knockout matches "Holding the same number of matches as Australia during the group stage is an honor for our country and there is no doubt that the people of New Zealand, crazy about sport, will experience this unique event intensely. Everyone will support the Football Ferns hoping to see them go far in the competition."
Grenadières opponents play-offs:
Our Grenadières will play a first match against the "Lionesses" of Senegal on Saturday February 18, 2023 at the North Harbor Stadium in Auckland, a kind of semi-final of the group and if successful they will face the "Reds" of Chile in the final, still in Auckland, on Wednesday February 22, for one of the three remaining places for this FIFA Women's World Cup.
Grenadières opponents at the World Cup :
Our Grenadières if they qualify for the play-offs will join (Group D) with England, Denmark and the Republic of China as opponents...
Download the women's world cup match schedule : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/match-schedule-fifa-wc-w-australia-new-zeland.pdf
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