About 800 guests from around the globe including the FIFA President and Secretary General, Aotearoa New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Australian Federal Minister for Sport Anika Wells, representatives from the teams, FIFA Legends, and international media gathered at a spectacular celebration of Māori and First Nations culture as the eight groups were announced.
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Republic of Ireland
Group B play-off
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Group A playoff
Group C play-off
The 29 qualified nations can now plan for next year’s tournament, which will be the first to be co-hosted by two nations from different Confederations, and the first FIFA Women’s World Cup to feature 32 teams. The Draw outcomes will also further serve to inspire the nations competing in February’s Play-Off Tournament, as they plot their paths to the groups – D, E, and F – that require one more side to be complete.
In order to optimise the specific match details for the benefit of supporters, teams and the media, the final match schedule and kick-off times will be confirmed shortly.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Draw was conducted by women’s football great Carli Lloyd – a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion – and sports anchor Amanda Davies. Julie Dolan and Cate Campbell represented Australia as Draw Assistants, with Maia Jackman and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott representing Aotearoa New Zealand. FIFA Legends Ian Wright (England), Geremi (Cameroon), Alexi Lalas (United States of America) and Gilberto Silva (Brazil) also featured as Draw Assistants, while Kirstie Stanway and Mel McLaughlin had the honour of being the Draw Hosts.
Tazuni™, the Official Mascot of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, made her global debut at the Draw