The stage is set for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
FIFA’s intercontinental play-in tournament determined the final three spots in the 32-team field, including the final group-stage opponent for the U.S. women’s national team.
The USWNT will enter this summer’s tournament looking to defend its 2019 title. The reigning champions have drawn 2019 finals opponent the Netherlands in their group, while 2021 Olympic champion Canada features in Group B alongside co-host Australia.
The 32 teams are split into eight groups of four countries each. In each group, the two highest-finishing teams will advance to a 16-team bracket for the knockout rounds.
New Zealand and Australia will kick off the tournament as hosts on Thursday, July 20. All times listed below are Eastern Time.
Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland
Group B: Australia, Ireland, Nigeria, Canada
Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan
Group D: England, Denmark, China, Haiti
Group E: USA, Netherlands, Portugal, Vietnam
Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Group C playoff winner
Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina
Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea
Round of 16