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2023 FIFA Women's World Cup: Full fixtures, start times for every match

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The first match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off at 5pm (AEST) on Thursday, July 20, 2023, and finished with the final at 8pm (AEST) on Sunday, August 20.

Held in Australia and New Zealand, the fixtures were drawn on 22nd October, 2022, where 32 qualifiers were divided into their groups.

Spain emerged as champions for the first time after defeating England 1-0 in the final, while the Matildas reached the semi-finals before losing both that game to England 3-1 and then the third place play-off 2-0 to Sweden.

The World Cup sees the 32 teams divided into eight groups of four, with each side playing a match against the other three opponents in their group.

The top two teams from each of the eight groups at the end of the first stage will advance to the Round of 16.

From there, it’s straight knockout – eight winners advancing to the quarter-finals, then the four winners to the semi-finals, before the final.

Please note all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time, which will be two hours behind the local New Zealand time for matches played there.

Complete Women’ World Cup 2023 match schedule


Group A match schedule

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Thu, Jul. 20New Zealand vs Norway5pmEden Park, Auckland
Fri, Jul. 21Philippines vs Switzerland3pmForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Tue, Jul. 25New Zealand vs Philippines3:30pmSky Stadium, Wellington
Tue, Jul. 25Switzerland vs Norway6pmWaikato Stadium, Hamilton
Sun, Jul. 30Switzerland vs New Zealand5pmForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Sun, Jul. 30Norway vs Philippines5pmEden Park, Auckland

Group B match schedule

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Thu, Jul. 20AUSTRALIA vs Ireland8pmAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Fri, Jul. 21Nigeria vs Canada12:30pmAAMI Park, Melbourne
Wed, Jul. 26Canada vs Ireland10pmHBF Park, Perth
Thu, Jul. 27AUSTRALIA vs Nigeria8pmSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Mon, Jul. 31Canada vs AUSTRALIA8pmAAMI Park, Melbourne
Mon, Jul. 31Ireland vs Nigeria8pmSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Group C match schedule

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Fri, Jul. 21Spain vs Costa Rica5:30pmSky Stadium, Wellington
Sat, Jul. 22Zambia vs Japan5pmWaikato Stadium, Hamilton
Wed, Jul. 26Japan vs Costa Rica3pmForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Wed, Jul. 26Spain vs Zambia5:30pmEden Park, Auckland
Mon, Jul. 31Japan vs Spain5pmSky Stadium, Wellington
Mon, Jul. 31Costa Rica vs Zambia5pmWaikato Stadium, Hamilton

Group D match schedule

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Sat, Jul. 22England vs Haiti7:30pmSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sat, Jul. 22Denmark vs China10pmHBF Park, Perth
Fri, Jul. 28England vs Denmark6:30pmAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Fri, Jul. 28China vs Haiti9pmHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Tue, Aug. 1China vs England9pmHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Tue, Aug. 1Haiti vs Denmark9pmHBF Park, Perth

Group E match schedule

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Sat, Jul. 22USA vs Vietnam11amEden Park, Auckland
Sun, Jul. 23Netherlands vs Portugal5:30pmForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Thu, Jul. 27USA vs Netherlands11amSky Stadium, Wellington
Thu, Jul. 27 Portugal vs Vietnam 5:30pmWaikato Stadium, Hamilton
Tue, Aug. 1Portugal vs USA5pmEden Park, Auckland
Tue, Aug. 1Vietnam vs Netherlands5pmForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Group F match schedule

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Sun, Jul. 23France vs Jamaica8pmAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Mon, Jul. 24Brazil vs Panama9pmHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Sat, Jul. 29France vs Brazil8pmSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sat, Jul. 29Panama vs Jamaica10:30pmHBF Park, Perth
Wed, Aug. 2Panama vs France8pmAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Wed, Aug. 2Jamaica vs Brazil8pmAAMI Park, Melbourne

Group G match schedule

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Sun, Jul. 23Sweden vs South Africa3pmSky Stadium, Wellington
Mon, Jul. 24Italy vs Argentina4pmEden Park, Auckland
Fri, Jul. 28Argentina vs South Africa10amForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Sat, Jul. 29Sweden vs Italy5:30pmSky Stadium, Wellington
Wed, Aug. 2Argentina vs Sweden5pmWaikato Stadium, Hamilton
Wed, Aug. 2South Africa vs Italy5pmSky Stadium, Wellington

Group H match schedule

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Mon, Jul. 24Germany vs Morocco6:30pmAAMI Park, Melbourne
Tue, Jul. 25Colombia vs South Korea12pmAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Sun, Jul. 30South Korea vs Morocco2:30pmHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Sun, Jul. 30Germany vs Colombia7:30pmAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Thu, Aug. 3 South Korea vs Germany8pmSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Thu, Aug. 3Morocco vs Colombia8pmHBF Park, Perth

World Cup Round of 16

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Sat, Aug. 5Switzerland vs Spain3pmEden Park, Auckland
Sat, Aug. 5Japan vs Norway6pmSky Stadium, Wellington
Sun, Aug. 6Netherlands vs South Africa12pmAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Sun, Aug. 6Sweden vs USA7pmAAMI Park, Melbourne
Mon, Aug. 7Éngland vs Nigeria5:30pmSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Mon, Aug. 7AUSTRALIA vs Denmark8:30pmAccor Stadium, Sydney
Tue, Aug. 8Colombia vs Jamaica6pmAAMI Park, Melbourne
Tue, Aug. 8France vs Morocco9pmHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide

World Cup Quarterfinals

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Fri, Aug. 11QF1: Spain vs Netherlands11amSky Stadium, Wellington
Fri, Aug. 11QF2: Japan vs Sweden5:30pmEden Park, Auckland
Sat, Aug. 12QF3: AUSTRALIA vs France5pmSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sat, Aug. 12QF4: England vs Colombia8:30pmAccor Stadium, Sydney

World Cup Semifinals

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Tue, Aug. 15SF1: Spain vs Sweden6pmEden Park, Auckland
Wed, Aug. 16SF2: AUSTRALIA vs England8pmAccor Stadium, Sydney

World Cup 3rd Place

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Sat, Aug. 19Sweden vs AUSTRALIA6pmSuncorp Stadium, Sydney

World Cup Final

DateMatchTime (AEST)Stadium
Sun, Aug. 20Spain vs England8pmAccor Stadium, Sydney