The 2023 Women’s World Cup is underway in Australia and New Zealand.
The knockout stage kicks off Saturday. The U.S. women’s national team, which is looking to defend its 2015 and 2019 titles, faces world No. 3 Sweden at 5 a.m. ET Sunday in the Round of 16.
The 32 teams are split into eight groups of four countries each. The two highest-finishing teams from each group will advance to a 16-team bracket for the knockout rounds.
New Zealand and Australia kicked off the tournament as hosts on July 20. All times listed below are in Eastern Time.
Teams can draw in the group stage, with each team taking a singular point from the game in the event of a tie after 90 minutes.
During the knockout rounds, a 30-minute extra period will be added, split into two 15-minute halves. If, after the extra period, the teams are still tied, the match will be decided via penalty shootout.
A coin toss will determine which team takes the first penalty, which each team taking five shots each. Each penalty shot must be taken by a different player. Once each team has taken its five penalty shots, the team in the lead will win the match. If the same amount of penalties have been scored by either side, the shootout will continue in a sudden-death format.
If two or more teams are tied on points in their group at the end of the three games, the team with the greatest goal differential (goals scored minus goals conceded) will finish higher. If the teams are still tied, then the team with the most goals will finish higher.
If the above qualifiers don’t break the tie, then the teams’ head-to-head record will be the deciding factor.
If two teams have the same amount of points and tied in their match against each other, fair play will be the deciding factor. Fair play is determined by how many cards the teams have been shown during the group stage, using the following point values: