The United States & England -- the reigning world & European champions -- are on course to lớn meet in next year"s Women"s World Cup final in Sydney after being kept apart in the draw for the 2023 tournament, to lớn be co-hosted by nước australia and New Zealand.

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Vlatko Andonovski"s USWNT are aiming to the first team in either the men"s or women"s game to win three successive World Cups, having emerged as champions in năm ngoái and 2019, but they face a battle to đứng top Group E having been paired with Netherlands in a repeat of the final in Lyon, France, four years ago.

England, who beat Germany in the final of triệu euro 2022 at Wembley, could face co-hosts nước australia in the round of 16 if they vị trí cao nhất Group D as expected, after being paired with China, Denmark and the winners of the Chile/Senegal/Haiti playoff path.

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New Zealand will face 1995 world champions Norway in the opening trò chơi of the tournament at Eden Park, Auckland, on July 20, with nước australia kicking off their chiến dịch against Republic of Ireland at the Sydney Football Stadium later the same day.

In other stand-out pairings, France will meet Brazil in Group F, with Sweden và Italy pitched together in Group G.


New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland

If ever there was a time for New Zealand lớn nab their first-ever Women"s World Cup win, 2023 is surely it.


July 20New Zealand vs. Norway
July 21Philippines vs. Switzerland
July 25New Zealand vs. Philippines
July 25Switzerland vs. Norway
July 30Switzerland vs. New Zealand
July 30Norway vs. Philippines

The perks of hosting are such that the Football Ferns may never have a better chance at creating a little bit of Kiwi history. Standing in their way, however, are Norway, Switzerland & the Philippines.

Norway"s euro 2022 campaign was nothing short of a disaster so redemption will be front of mind for Hege Riise"s side. Switzerland, meanwhile, will be enjoying their return to the world stage for the first time since 2015 but will likely be just as disappointed at their group stage exit from this year"s continental tournament. The Philippines are one of a number of countries who will taste World Cup football for the first time. Alen Stajcic has big-tournament experience, after his stint with Australia, but can he impart that wisdom into his side and get a historic first win as well?

Must-see match: New Zealand vs. Norway

Is it a little bit of a cop out to lớn put the opening game as the must-watch one? Maybe so. But opening matches truly are something special.

In countries like Australia and New Zealand, who don"t get khổng lồ experience moments like these in football very often, if ever, the enthusiasm of a home crowd will be worth the price of admission.

X factor: Can Hegerberg do it on a cold night in Auckland?

Ada Hegerberg had long been the asterisk when it came to Norway"s chances at big tournaments, but her return khổng lồ the national team certainly didn"t go khổng lồ plan in England for the Euros. In what will be her first Women"s World Cup since 2015, Hegerberg will once again be the focus of a Norwegian team which has plenty of big-name players but has yet lớn put in a big-team performance on the world stage.

Predicted finish: Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand, Philippines



Australia, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada

Australia"s hopes of a best-ever result at a Women"s World Cup will be dependent on how Tony Gustavsson"s team navigates Canada, Republic of Ireland & Nigeria.


July 20Australia vs. Rep. Ireland
July 21Nigeria vs. Canada
July 26Canada vs. Rep. Ireland
July 27Australia vs. Nigeria
July 31Canada vs. Australia
July 31Rep. Ireland vs. Nigeria

Canada"s gold medal at the Olympics signified progress from Bev Priestman"s side, though the team will undoubtedly be disappointed that they could not best the United States in the CONCACAF W Championship final this year.

Republic of Ireland"s historic run will see them take part in a Women"s World Cup for the very first time, while Nigeria are a perennial presence at the biggest tournament in women"s football. However, Nigeria will enter this tournament without a WAFCON title behind them, failing to win the for only the third time.

Must-see match: Canada vs. Australia

This clash, the final one of Group B, could well determine who finishes top và who finishes second. The teams have a history at major tournaments, most recently at the 2016 Olympics, as well as in friendlies, with Canada earning two wins on Australian shores in the September window. Only six places separate the two sides in the world rankings & this closeness is replicated on the pitch. With Sam Kerr vs. Christine Sinclair, it is sure to be a knockout contest.

X factor: How will Sinclair"s (assumed) swan tuy nhiên play out?

An undisputed GOAT in world football, the all-time leading international goal scorer, Sinclair"s legacy is already secured. The Canadian gold medal in Tokyo ensured that Sinclair would always end her career with some level of international success, but a World Cup is a different beast. A fourth-placed finish is Canada"s best-ever result but there is no doubt they will want lớn send Sinclair out a little better than that.

Predicted finish: Canada, Australia, Nigeria, Republic of Ireland



Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan

Spain had been tipped lớn win euro 2022 before losing lớn hosts England in the quarterfinals, but with 2022 Ballon d"Or winner Alexia Putellas likely khổng lồ be back in action after missing the Euros with a cruciate knee ligament injury, they will be among the favourites at the World Cup.


July 21Spain vs. Costa Rica
July 22Zambia vs. Japan
July 26Spain vs. Zambia
July 26Japan vs. Costa Rica
July 31Japan vs. Spain
July 31Costa Rica vs, Zambia

But an ongoing dispute between several players and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over the management style of coach Jorge Vilda -- the RFEF claimed 15 players said they would refuse khổng lồ play for the team last month unless Vilda was removed -- remains unresolved & could yet affect Spain"s prospects.

But with nhật bản the only likely threat to lớn claim the top spot in Group C -- Costa Rica và World Cup debutants Zambia the group -- Spain should progress, despite their problems.

With a second-round clash against the winners of Group E -- likely to be the U.S. -- waiting for the runners-up, the key for Spain and japan will be to lớn avoid that by topping the group for a more favourable route through the latter stages.

Must-see match: japan vs. Spain

It"s all about japan vs. Spain in the final group game on July 31.

If this group goes to lớn form, the two teams are likely khổng lồ meet at the Wellington Regional Stadium with vị trí cao nhất spot up for grabs and the need lớn avoid a possible meeting against the USA.

While both nhật bản and Spain are capable of testing the world champions, it is a tie that neither would choose, so the stakes will be high when they meet in New Zealand.

Japan, ranked 11th in the FIFA World Ranking, will be outsiders against Spain, but could take advantage of problems within the Spanish camp to lớn win this game.

X factor: How will the group"s minnows perform?

The group lacks the unpredictability and tension that we are likely lớn see in Group B, F và G, but with the World Cup expanding into a 32-team tournament, the focus will be on how the likes of Costa Rica & Zambia shape up against two heavyweights in Spain và Japan.

During their first World Cup in 2015, Costa Rica claimed surprise draws against South Korea & Spain in the group stage and were only denied a place in the second round by a narrow defeat against Brazil.

Measuring Costa Rica"s progress on the big stage will be fascinating, while Zambia are making their debut in the tournament after finishing third in the Africa Cup of Nations this year.

But having suffered a 10-3 defeat against Netherlands in 2021, the World Cup could be a steep learning curve for Zambia.

Predicted finish: Japan, Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia



England, Group B playoff, Denmark, China

While this group looks lớn be a routine section for European champions England, the Lionesses will be wary of the strength of China, despite their relatively low world ranking of 15 going into the tournament.


July 22England vs. Playoff
July 22Denmark vs. China
July 28England vs. Denmark
July 28China vs. Playoff
Aug. 1China vs. England
Aug. 1Playoff vs. Denmark

The Chinese are seasoned performers at the World Cup, finishing as runners-up in 1999, and will be aiming to lớn qualify for the knockout stages for the eighth successive tournament.

With Denmark ending a 16-year absence from the World Cup next year & the final spot in the group to lớn be taken by the winners of the Chile vs. Senegal/Haiti playoff, this section should be a straightforward path for both England & China.

But with the group winners and runners-up facing the teams who finish first và second in Group B, there is no clear advantage to topping the section with a likely encounter against either co-hosts australia or highly rated Canada in the round of 16.

Must-see match: china vs. England

England"s clash with trung quốc at Adelaide"s Hindmarsh Stadium on Aug. 1 should be the fixture which decides the winners of the group.

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The two nations have met just four times previously, with trung quốc winning 2-1 in their most recent encounter in 2015.

Sarina Wiegman"s Lionesses will be favourites to đứng top the group và beat China, especially after ending England"s long wait for major tournament success at triệu euro 2022.

But China, nicknamed the Steel Roses, are a well-established power in the women"s game & could pull off a shock win if England aren"t fully focused.

X factor: Can England live up lớn the hype?

Having won euro 2022, England have established themselves as one of the box office teams in the women"s game and are arguably the biggest threat khổng lồ the USA"s hopes of achieving a World Cup "three-peat." So all eyes will be on how the Lionesses cope with the pressure of being one of the favourites to win the tournament.

But they passed a big kiểm tra of their new status by beating the U.S. At Wembley in October, và Sarina Wiegman"s team will want khổng lồ build on that during the early stages of the World Cup.

With world-class talents such as Leah Williamson, Beth Mead & Lauren Hemp, and emerging youngsters such as Alessia Russo, every game they play in the tournament will attract huge attention.

Predicted finish: England, China, Denmark, playoff winners



United States, Vietnam, Netherlands, Group A playoff

Containing both the winners và the runners-up from the last Women"s World Cup, Group E has the scales firmly tipped in favour of the seeded teams; four-time winners, the U.S. Are so far ahead of the rest in terms of ranking và women"s football development.


July 22Vietnam vs. USA
July 23Netherlands vs. Playoff
July 27USA vs. Netherlands
July 27Playoff vs. Vietnam
Aug. 1Playoff vs. USA
Aug. 1Vietnam vs. Netherlands

For Vietnam, who will play their first-ever World Cup match against the U.S. In Auckland on July 23, there were certainly kinder draws out there for a team ranked 34th in the world.

Even against the winners from playoff A (Cameroon, Portugal or Thailand), Vietnam might have a mountain to lớn climb -- as vị the Netherlands, who find themselves in another period of transition having only just brought in a new coach, and would be right khổng lồ be fearful of a Cameroon or Portugal team who could make it through the playoffs.

Must-see match: United States vs. Netherlands

It"s the obvious one, with the vị trí cao nhất two seeds clashing midway through the group stage in Wellington on July 27.

These two teams didn"t just meet in the World Cup final in Lyon back in 2019, they also played out a memorable quarterfinal tie at the 2020 Olympics. With both teams struggling to lớn put their best football on the pitch, anything could happen when they meet in New Zealand next summer.

X factor: Which U.S. Will turn up?

The back-to-back champions, who are going for a "three-peat," have been far from convincing in recent years & when many expected them to lớn switch into tournament mode at the Olympics, they did just the opposite, looking a shadow of themselves. With the weight of expectation on their shoulders, the U.S. May well sink rather than swim; yet in a group that should be navigable, there is still the chance to tread water.

Predicted finish: U.S., Netherlands, playoff winners, Vietnam



France, Jamaica, Brazil, Group C playoff

It"s very easy to điện thoại tư vấn Group F on paper, but when you actually get khổng lồ a tournament, things don"t always go lớn plan -- as Jamaica could tell you, with the Reggae Girlz being without key player Bunny Shaw for their debut four years ago.


July 23France vs. Jamaica
July 24Brazil vs. Playoff
July 29France vs. Brazil
July 29Playoff vs. Jamaica
Aug 2Playoff vs. France
Aug 2Jamaica vs. Brazil

France, who have a history of peaking too early at major tournaments, will like their chances of having a strong group stage, wrapping up with a match against one of Chinese Taipei, Panama, Papa New Guinea or Paraguay -- all four nations potential debutantes.

But Brazil are not to be taken lightly by anyone, the ever-presents with a glut of young talent through.

Must-see match: France vs. Brazil

It"s the obvious one, the clash of the top two seeds in Brisbane on July 29, & it should be a litmus thử nghiệm for where both nations are at & just how likely either are to lớn go the long yards at the World Cup.

But it is worth noting that should a team such as Panama qualify for the World Cup through the playoffs, the clash with Jamaica could be one to lớn watch for sheer fun on the pitch.

X factor: Will the real France please stand up?

We have long talked about France as a dark horse or even one of the favourites to win major silverware. Yet, for a multitude of reasons, it has yet lớn happen. Les Bleues started so well at the Euros and there was a rising belief that it was finally their time to lớn shine, but the team looked less assured with each passing match.

Even without a banana-peel draw, it"s hard to lớn know just which France will turn up & whilst they have the ranking to best anyone they face in the group stage, there are pitfalls everywhere for a team that have historically shown a mental fragility.

Predicted finish: Brazil, France, Jamaica, playoff winners



Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina

Sweden have played in every edition of the tournament và have made the semifinals on four occasions. The Olympic silver medallists will be hard lớn match in this group with their experience in major


July 23Sweden vs. South Africa
July 24Italy vs. Argentina
July 28Argentina vs. South Africa
July 29Sweden vs. Italy
Aug 2Argentina vs. Sweden
Aug 2South Africa vs. Italy

Sweden"s biggest challenge will undoubtedly be in fellow European nation Italy, who are playing in their third World Cup và have been building momentum in recent years. The Italians topped their group in 2019 & will be looking to replicate that success.

South Africa are playing in only their second World Cup, while Argentina have played in three -- và neither have registered a win. They face what seems to be a nearly insurmountable task against Sweden và Italy to lớn get out of the group. However, a Cinderella story for either of these nations cannot be ruled out.

Must-see match: Sweden vs. Italy

Who will take the đứng top spot in Group G? It"s a rematch from the euro 2022 group stage, which saw Italy win in a five-goal thriller 3-2.

Italy had a dominant qualifying campaign, only conceding one goal, to Switzerland. Meanwhile, Sweden, who finished third in 2019, boast experience & will be looking for revenge after their Euros defeat this year.

Sweden have one of the best defenses in the world, led by Chelsea star Magda Eriksson, while Italy"s attacking power is equally exciting with players such as Cristiana Girelli.

X factor: Can Argentina find their first win at the World Cup?

In 2019, Argentina had their best-ever performance at the World Cup. Despite not making it khổng lồ the knockout rounds, they notched two exciting draws -- a 0-0 against nhật bản and a thrilling 3-3 with Scotland; their only loss was a narrow 1-0 defeat khổng lồ England.

Four years later, the youth in the squad from 2019 have gained tremendous experience & will be ready khổng lồ take on the challenges in front of them. While it is hard lớn imagine Argentina making it out of the group, a win would mark continued growth and success for this team.

Predicted finish: Italy, Sweden, Argentina, South Africa



Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea

Germany will be hard khổng lồ match in this group. The depth và talent of this squad carried them all the way to lớn the final of euro 2022, falling just short lớn England. Germany have qualified for all eight editions of the Women"s World Cup and have topped their group in every appearance. Their route to lớn the vị trí cao nhất spot here seems locked in; barring any major breakdowns, they should wrap this one up easily.


July 24Germany vs. Morocco
July 25Colombia vs. South Korea
July 30Germany vs. Colombia
July 30South Korea vs. Morocco
Aug 3South Korea vs. Germany
Aug 3Morocco vs. Colombia

Colombia"s best World Cup performance was in 2015 when they qualified for the knockout phase, but they failed to make it out of the group in 2019. Group H is well-poised for them to make another run into the elimination rounds, with a key game against South Korea in their way.

South Korea follow the same history as Colombia in the last two editions, making it to the round of 16 in Canada but failing to lớn get out of the group in France.

Morocco will be making their first appearance in the Women"s World Cup. When they take the field in Melbourne, they will make history as the first Arab nation khổng lồ in the tournament. While it"s next to lớn impossible to lớn see a way out of the group, this history-making moment will be another mark of growth for the women"s game and the success of African women"s football.

Must-see match: Colombia vs. South Korea

It"s simple. This match will decide who will progress and who will go home. Both nations will be battling hard with something to prove after not qualifying for the elimination rounds in France. South Korea, led by former Chelsea player Ji So-Yun, boast the depth & experience, while Colombia are full of energy & creativity.