World Cup in New Zealand and Australia: FIFA Women vs Colombia, Morocco and South Korea - Soccer

World Cup in New Zealand and Australia: FIFA Women vs Colombia, Morocco and South Korea – Soccer

It attracted a possible group at the World Cup: player Alexandra Popp and national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg. Photo: dpa/Arne Dedert


The 2023 World Cup will be held in Australia only for the German national team – one way or another – the draw does not allow for a constellation with New Zealand. Opponents come from Africa, Asia and South America.

A rather easy set-up for German footballers at the World Cup 2023 and not traveling back and forth between Australia and New Zealand: National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg managed to leave the preliminary round draw on Saturday at the Aotea Center in Auckland. Morocco, Colombia and South Korea are the first contenders awaiting the title of vice-champions of Europe at next year’s tournament. “We’re looking forward to having three very different teams that will give us different challenges. But we want to solve that, so we’re preparing now,” said Voss-Tecklenburg.

The team competes in all preliminary round matches in Australia

In the World Cup from July 20 to August 20, the women’s federation will not only play Group H matches, but all possible matches in Australia, where the distances between the stadiums are large. Possible opponents for the vice-champions of Europe in the round of 16 are France and Brazil. In theory, Germany could only face the defending champions United States in the match for third place or in the final. The German national team escaped from the tough group competitions such as Olympic champions Canada and Brazil and former world champions from Japan and Norway. The top two in each of the eight groups of four advance.

The German national team will play its opening match against Morocco on July 24th in Melbourne. The 2003 and 2007 world champions will face Colombia in Sydney on July 30 and South Korea in Brisbane on August 3. All three competitors finished second in their matches for the continental title that year.

Respect South Korea

South Korea described Foss-Tecklenburg as “a very strong team that plays good technical football.” The 54-year-old also points out the Asian women’s head coach: English native Colin Bell (61) once played for FSV Mainz 05 and coached men’s, among others, such as SV Waldhof Mannheim and women’s 1. FFC Frankfurt. The national coach sees Colombia as a team with “a lot of heart and passion” and a “completely different style of play”. You have never played against newcomers in the Morocco World Cup.

The kick-off times for the games have yet to be determined; Because of the time difference, the games will be held during the German night or early morning. The ninth edition of the World Cup will be held for the first time with 32 teams (previously 24). In the opening match, New Zealand challenges the Norwegians.



Women of the German Federation enter the lottery

The DFB ladies, like the two host teams, European champions England, defending champions USA, Sweden, Spain and France, are seeded at Tier 1 as group leaders. Three participants will not be decided until the play-offs in February, and among the favorites are Panama and Papua New Guinea. Four places are in New Zealand and five are in Australia. final in Sydney.

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At the 2019 World Cup in France, Germany lost to Sweden in the quarter-finals. But recently, the women’s federation shone at the European Championships in England and lost only to the hosts team in the final match.

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