Women's World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 takes shape

Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 takes shape

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FIFA, through its council, has set the competition dates from July 20 to August 20, 2023.

FIFA on Thursday organized a council before the conference that will take place around May 21, in which specific dates have been set for the upcoming Youth World Cup, which has been postponed due to the pandemic, and the Senior World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2 years.

The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will be held from 10 to 28 August 2022 in Costa Rica with the participation of 16 teams. The quotas for CAF (Africa) and CONMEBOL (South America) which were postponed by Covid-19 the previous year have yet to be determined, and Colombia aspires to one of the 2 quotas allocated by FIFA.

On the other hand, the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India from 11-30 October 2022 will also be held with the participation of 16 teams. The South American qualifiers in this category are scheduled to take place in the second half of 2021 at a venue to be determined that will provide 3 places for the orbital date.

As for the Senior World Cup, the International Football Association Board (FIFA) has decided that it will be held from July 20 to August 20, 2023 with the participation of 32 teams, with Auckland being the venue for the opening match and Sydney, the city of the Grand Final. The Intercontinental Intercontinental Interval Phase will be held from February 17 to 23 of the same year.

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10 teams from 6 confederations participate in this qualifying tournament, grouped into: 2 3 team zones and 1 4 team zone, to award 3 direct places to the final stage of the Women’s World Championships. Singles groups will play friendlies with Australia and New Zealand respectively.

Currently, all confederations, with the exception of CONMEBOL, have determined their respective FIFA World Cup qualifying continental tournaments. The Copa América Femenina is expected to take place in mid-2022, along with the Women’s European Championship to be held from July 6 to 31 in England.

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