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When is the 2023 Women's World Cup draw? Date, time, teams & everything you need to know

23:15 BST 19/10/2022
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Everything you need to know about the draw, including when it is, the nations that have qualified and where to watch it.

It's been four years since the U.S. women's national team became just the second nation to win back-to-back Women's World Cup titles - and in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, they will be looking to become the first team to win it three times in a row in the biggest tournament to date.

FIFA has expanded the competition from 24 teams to 32 for the first time, with numerous countries making history by qualifying for their first Women's World Cup, their first senior World Cup or, in some cases, their first World Cup at any level for any gender.

Before it all kicks off though, the group stage draw must take place. So, when is it and how can you watch along? GOAL has all you need to know.

When is the Women's World Cup 2023 draw?

Date:

October 22, 2022

Time:

2.30am ET / 7.30am BST

Venue:

Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

The World Cup draw will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

It will be held in New Zealand, at the Aotea Centre in Auckland and will commence at 7.30pm local time, which will be 2.30am ET and 7.30am BST.

Among those helping to conduct the draw will be former U.S. women's national team player Carli Lloyd, who won the World Cup twice in her career.

Former New Zealand international Maia Jackman and ex-Australia star Julie Dolan will join her along with a host of big names from the men's game, including Arsenal legend Ian Wright, 2002 World Cup winner Gilberto Silva and Geremi, the former Cameroon star who played at Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Which teams are in the Women's World Cup 2023 draw?

Of the 32 countries to participate in this Women's World Cup, only 29 have qualified thus far.

The remaining three nations will be decided at the inter-confederation play-offs, scheduled to take place in New Zealand between February 18 and February 23, 2023.

Team

Association

Date qualified

Australia

AFC

June 25, 2020

New Zealand

OFC

June 25, 2020

Japan

AFC

January 30, 2022

China

AFC

January 30, 2022

Philippines

AFC

January 30, 2022

Vietnam

AFC

February 6, 2022

Sweden

UEFA

April 12, 2022

Spain

UEFA

April 12, 2022

France

UEFA

April 12, 2022

Denmark

UEFA

May 2, 2022

United States

CONCACAF

July 7, 2022

Canada

CONCACAF

July 8, 2022

Costa Rica

CONCACAF

July 8, 2022

Jamaica

CONCACAF

July 11, 2022

Zambia

CAF

July 13, 2022

Morocco

CAF

July 13, 2022

Nigeria

CAF

July 14, 2022

South Africa

CAF

July 14, 2022

Colombia

CONMEBOL

July 25, 2022

Brazil

CONMEBOL

July 26, 2022

Argentina

CONMEBOL

July 29, 2022

Norway

UEFA

September 2, 2022

Germany

UEFA

September 3, 2022

England

UEFA

September 3, 2022

Italy

UEFA

September 6, 2022

Netherlands

UEFA

September 6, 2022

Switzerland

UEFA

October 11, 2022

Republic of Ireland

UEFA

October 11, 2022

Women's World Cup 2023 draw seeding

The four pots into which nations will be allocated for the draw were confirmed on October 13, with the release of the latest FIFA world rankings.

The three teams that will qualify through February's play-off tournament will all be in pot 4.

Pot 1

Pot 2

Pot 3

Pot 4

Australia

Canada

Denmark

Nigeria

New Zealand

Netherlands

Switzerland

Philippines

United States

Brazil

Republic of Ireland

South Africa

Sweden

Japan

Colombia

Morocco

Germany

Norway

Argentina

Zambia

England

Italy

Vietnam

TBC

France

China

Costa Rica

TBC

Spain

South Korea

Jamaica

TBC

When does the Women's World Cup start 2023?

The Women's World Cup will kick off on July 20, 2023, with co-hosts New Zealand featuring in the opening match in Auckland. Later the same day, Australia will play the first game of the tournament on its shores in Sydney.

The group stages will conclude on August 3, with the knockout round to get underway just two days later. The quarter-finals will be played on August 11 and August 12 and the semi-finals on August 15 and August 16.

The third-place play-off will take place on August 19, while the final is scheduled to be played in Sydney on August 20.

How to watch the Women's World Cup 2023 group stage draw

The Women's World Cup draw will be broadcasted live on FIFA+, the association's streaming service which is free to access.