2023 Women's World Cup: England to face Denmark & China in group stage as USWNT draw Netherlands

Leah Williamson Alex Morgan England USWNT trophy compositeGetty/GOAL
  • England to face China and Denmark
  • USWNT drawn with Netherlands & Vietnam
  • Brazil to take on France

WHAT HAPPENED? The Lionesses are set to face China and Denmark in Group D. The winner of the Group B qualifications playoffs will be the fourth team in England's group.

Group E will witness a replay of the 2019 final as reigning champions the USWNT have drawn the Netherlands, who they beat 2-0. Debutants Vietnam and the Group A playoff winners complete Group E.

Hosts New Zealand are in Group A alongside Norway, Philippines and Switzerland, while co-hosts Australia will face Republic of Ireland, Nigeria and Canada in Group B.

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World Cup 2023 DRAW IN FULL:



Group A

New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland

Group B

Australia, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada

Group C

Spain, Croatia, Zambia, Japan

Group D

England, Group B playoff winner, Denmark, China

Group E

USA, Vietnam, Netherlands, Group A playoff winners

Group F

France, Jamaica, Brazil, Group C playoff winners

Group G

Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina

Group H

Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The World Cup is set to begin on July 20, 2023, with games taking place across nine host cities before culminating in the final on August 20, 2023, in Sydney.