Women’s World Cup 2023 draw, schedule, fixtures, groups

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The 2023 Women’s World Cup draw has taken place ahead of the tournament in Australia and New Zealand next summer.

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From a USWNT perspective, the No. 1 ranked team in the world and the reigning World Cup champs will be pretty happy with their draw.

Vlatko Andonovski’s side face the Netherlands, Vietnam and the Playoff Group A winner in Group E. Elsewhere, Spain and Japan were drawn in Group C together, while Germany and Brazil paired together in Group F also looks intriguing. European champs England will face China, Denmark and Playoff Group B winners.

The USWNT’s group games will take place across New Zealand and depending on if they win their group or finish second, there are very different paths they could take in the World Cup.

Winning Group E would mean that the USWNT would play seven of their eight games in New Zealand if they reached the World Cup final, with the finale being held in Sydney, Australia.

Below is the full World Cup schedule, fixtures and dates in full.


Women’s 2023 World Cup draw, schedule, start time, dates, fixtures

When: July 20 to August 20, 2023
Location: Australia and New Zealand
Live analysis: Follow every game on NBCSports.com


Group A schedule

July 20: New Zealand vs Norway – Eden Park, Auckland
July 21: Philippines vs Switzerland – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
July 25: New Zealand vs Philippines – Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
July 25: Switzerland vs Norway – Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
July 30: Switzerland vs New Zealand – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
July 30: Norway vs Philippines – Eden Park, Auckland


Group B schedule

July 20: Australia vs Republic of Ireland – Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
July 21: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
July 26: Canada vs Republic of Ireland – Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth
July 27: Australia vs Nigeria – Lang Park, Brisbane
July 31: Canada vs Australia – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
July 31: Republic of Ireland vs Nigeria – Lang Park, Brisbane


Group C schedule

July 21: Spain vs Costa Rica – Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
July 22: Zambia vs Japan – Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
July 26: Spain vs Zambia – Eden Park, Auckland
July 26: Japan vs Costa Rica – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
July 31: Japan vs Spain – Wellington Region Stadium, Wellington
July 31: Costa Rica vs Zambia – Waikato Stadium, Hamilton


Group D schedule

July 22: England vs Playoff B winners – Lang Park, Brisbane
July 22: Denmark vs China – Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth
July 26: England vs Denmark – Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
July 28: China vs Playoff B winners – Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
August 1: China vs England – Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
August 1: Playoff B winners vs Denmark – Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth


Group E schedule

July 22: USWNT vs Vietnam – Eden Park, Auckland
July 23: Netherlands vs Playoff A winners – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
July 27: USWNT vs Netherlands – Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
July 27: Playoff A winners vs Vietnam – Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
August 1: Playoff A winners vs USWNT – Eden Park, Auckland
August 1: Vietnam vs Netherlands – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin


Group F schedule

July 22: France vs Jamaica – Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
July 24: Brazil vs Playoff C winners – Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
July 29: France vs Brazil – Lang Park, Brisbane
July 29: Playoff C winners vs Jamaica – Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth
August 2: Playoff C winners vs France – Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
August 2: Jamaica vs Brazil – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne


Group G schedule

July 23: Sweden vs South Africa – Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
July 24: Italy vs Argentina – Eden Park, Auckland
July 28: Argentina vs South Africa – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
July 29: Sweden vs Italy – Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
August 2: Argentina vs Sweden – Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
August 2: South Africa vs Italy – Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington


Group H schedule

July 24: Germany vs Morocco – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
July 25: Colombia vs South Korea – Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
July 30: Germany vs Colombia – Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
July 30: South Korea vs Morocco – Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
August 3: South Korea vs Germany – Lang Park, Brisbane
August 3: Morocco vs Colombia – Perth Rectangular Stadium


Knockout round schedule

Round of 16

Match 49 – August 5; Winner Group A vs Runner up Group C – Eden Park, Auckland

Match 50 – August 5; Winner Group C vs Runner up Group A – Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

Match 51 – August 6; Winner Group E vs Runner up Group G – Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

Match 52 – August 6; Winner Group G vs Runner up Group E – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne

Match 53 – August 7; Winner Group B vs Runner up Group D – Stadium Australia, Sydney

Match 54 – August 7; Winner Group D vs Runner up Group B – Lang Park, Brisbane

Match 55 – August 8; Winner Group F vs Runner up Group H – Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide

Match 56 – August 8; Winner Group H vs Runner up Group F – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne


Quarterfinals

Match 57 – Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 51 – Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

Match 58 – Winner Match 50 vs Winner Match 52 – Eden Park, Auckland

Match 59 – Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 55 – Lang Park, Brisbane

Match 60 – Winner Match 54 vs Winner Match 56 – Stadium Australia, Sydney


Semifinals

Match 61 – Winner Match 57 vs Winner Match 58 – Eden Park, Auckland

Match 62 – Winners Match 59 vs Winner Match 60 – Stadium Australia, Sydney


Third place playoff

Match 63 – Loser Match 61 vs Loser Match 62 – Lang Park, Brisbane


Final

Match 64 – Winner Match 61 vs Winner Match 62 – Sydney Australia, Sydney

Report: Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus could be out for lengthy period

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Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus has suffered a knee injury while on duty with Brazil at the World Cup and it could be very serious.

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According to one report from The Telegraph, Jesus could be out for up to three months which would be a hammer blow for the Gunners and their unlikely Premier League title push.

The striker suffered the injury during Brazil’s 1-0 group stage defeat to Cameroon and the Gunners are in contact with the Brazil medical team to figure out how serious the knee injury is.

Jesus, 25, has been instrumental in Mikel Arteta’s side sitting five points clear atop the Premier League table.

If he’s missing for a long period, Arsenal will seriously consider signing an emergency striker in January.


Latest update on Gabriel Jesus injury

The vibes are not good at all around this injury news.

An update below suggests that Arsenal are fearing and planning for the worst but hoping for the best.

If Jesus is out for the next few months, who plays up top for Arsenal? Does Gabriel Martinelli go central? Is Eddie Nketiah ready to fill the void?

Jesus hasn’t been banging goals in for Arsenal this season but his movement and slick interchange with Saka, Martinelli and Odegaard in particular has been the key behind their much-improved attacking displays.


France vs Poland: How to watch live, stream link, team news

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Defending world champions France will begin their journey through the knockout rounds when they face Poland in the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup on Sunday.

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Only twice in the history of the World Cup has a defending champion defended their title and went back-to-back. Italy did it in 1934 and 1938; Brazil did it in 1958 and 1962. 60 years later, Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and captain Hugo Lloris hope to join those legendary sides for the rest of time.

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Here is everything you need for France vs Poland. 


How to watch France vs Poland live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Sunday (December 4)
Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

For France, the group stage was a bit of a mixed bag results-wise, but the quality of performances was undeniable. Les Bleus hammered Australia, the eventual Group D runners-up, 4-1 in the opener, followed by a 2-1 victory over Denmark in game no. 2 and a surprising 1-0 defeat to Tunisia with next to nothing to play for in the finale. After losing Karim Benzema to injury during training just two weeks ago, on top of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba going down long before the tournament began, Mbappe (3 goals, 1 assist) and Griezmann (1 assist) shouldered the load in the group stage. 22-year-old midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni was the only player to start all three group games, as Didier Deschamps gives the Real Madrid star a crash course in World Cup football.

Despite having Robert Lewandowski, one of the best strikers of his generation, Poland managed just two goals during the group stage — both in the same game, their only win, against Saudi Arabia. On the flip side, keeping two clean sheets (also against Mexico) proved the difference in elimination and advancement. Poland are one of four sides (Australia, Morocco and Japan being the others) to have held less than 40 percent of possession and make it through to the knockout rounds.


France quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 4
World Cup titles: 2 (1998, 2018)
World Cup appearances: 15
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (Won Group D)
Coach: Didier Deschamps
Key players: Kylian Mbappe, Hugo Lloris, Antoine Griezmann

Poland quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 38
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 5
How they qualified: Qualified from AFC via the intercontinental playoffs
Coach: Graham Arnold
Key players: Mathew Ryan, Aaron Mooy, Mathew Leckie

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World Cup 2022 schedule – how to watch, last 16, calendar, match schedule, brackets, dates

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The World Cup 2022 schedule is locked in and this tournament in Qatar has been sensational as the knockout rounds will capture the imagination of the globe.

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Japan, Australia and Morocco made the last 16 with so many huge shocks during the tournament, while Germany, Denmark and Belgium all crashed out in the group stage.

From the USMNT and England getting out of their group to Lionel Messi dragging Argentina through and Mexico just missing out on getting out of the group stages and amid upsets galore, there are plenty of intriguing games in the latter stages.

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We now have the small matter of the Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final to look forward to. Bring. It. On.

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Below is the schedule in full, details on how to watch the games and everything else you need..

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World Cup 2022 schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live

  • When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
  • Knockout round kick-off times: 10am, 2pm (both ET)
  • Location: Qatar
  • TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
  • Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

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Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H | Full tables


Round of 16 schedule

Match 49 – Saturday, December 3: Netherlands 3-1 USA – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Match 50 – Saturday, December 3: Argentina 2-1 Australia – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2pm

Match 52 – Sunday, December 4: France vs Poland (preview) – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha – 10am

Match 51 – Sunday, December 4: England vs Senegal (preview) – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm

Match 53 – Monday, December 5: Japan vs Croatia (preview) – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 10am

Match 54 – Monday, December 5: Brazil vs South Korea – Stadium 974, Doha – 2pm

Match 55 – Tuesday, December 6: Morocco vs Spain – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10am

Match 56 – Tuesday, December 6: Portugal vs Switzerland – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2pm


Quarterfinal schedule

Match 58 – Friday, December 9: Winners Match 53 vs Winners Match 54 – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10am

Match 57 – Friday, December 9: Netherlands vs Argentina – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 10am

Match 60 – Saturday, December 10: Winners Match 55 vs Winners Match 56 – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha – 10am

Match 59 – Saturday, December 10: Winners Match 51 vs Winners Match 52 – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm


Semifinal schedule

Match 61 – Tuesday, December 13: Winners Match 57 vs Winners Match 58 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2pm

Match 62 – Wednesday, December 14: Winners Match 59 vs Winners Match 60 – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm


Third-place play-off

Match 63 – Saturday, December 17: Losers Match 61 vs Losers Match 62 – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2pm


Final

Match 64 – Sunday, December 18: Winners Match 61 vs Winners Match 62 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 10am


Group stage results

Group A

Recap/highlights: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Senegal 0-2 Netherlands  – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 5am
Recap/highlights: Qatar 1-3 Senegal – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Ecuador 1-2 Senegal –  Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Group B

Recap/highlights: England 6-2 Iran – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: USA 1-1 Wales – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: England 0-0 USA – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Wales 0-2 Iran – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Wales 0-3 England – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Iran 0-1 USA – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor

Group C

Recap/highlights: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Mexico 0-0 Poland – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Argentina 2-0 Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Poland 0-2 Argentina – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

Group D

Recap/highlights: France 4-1 Australia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: France 2-1 Denmark – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Tunisia 0-1 Australia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Tunisia 1-0 France –  Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Australia 1-0 Denmark – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Group E

Recap/highlights: Spain 7-0 Costa Rica – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Germany 1-2 Japan – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Spain 1-1 Germany – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Japan 0-1 Costa Rica – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Japan 2-1 Spain – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Costa Rica 2-4 Germany – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Group F

Recap/highlights: Belgium 1-0 Canada – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Morocco 0-0 Croatia – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 5am
Recap/highlights: Belgium 0-2 Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Croatia 4-1 Canada – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Croatia 0-0 Belgium – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights Canada 1-2 Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor

Group G

Recap/highlights: Brazil 2-0 Serbia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Brazil 1-0 Switzerland – Stadium 974, Doha – 11am
Recap/highlights: Cameroon 3-3 Serbia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Cameroon 1-0 Brazil – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Serbia 2-3 Switzerland – Stadium 974, Doha

Group H

Recap/highlights: Portugal 3-2 Ghana – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Uruguay 0-0 South Korea – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Portugal 2-0 Uruguay – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: South Korea 2-3 Ghana – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: South Korea 2-1 Portugal – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Ghana 0-2 Uruguay – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah


World Cup Today – Latest news, analysis, reaction on 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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During the 2022 World Cup we are breaking down all the action and will be discussing all of the key storylines from Qatar.

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From upsets to powerhouses flexing their muscles, from the USMNT reaching the last 16 to new stars emerging and everything in-between, we have you covered.

Joe Prince-Wright, Andy Edwards and Nick Mendola will provide updates, analysis and reaction across our platforms here at NBC Sports.

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Below you can find every episode of their World Cup shows and above is the latest edition to make sure you’re up to date with everything you need.


World Cup Today – Day 14 (December 3)

World Cup Today – Day 13 (December 2)


World Cup Today – Day 12 (December 1)


World Cup Today – Day 11 (November 30)


World Cup Today – Day 10 (November 29)


World Cup Today – Day 9 (November 28)


World Cup Today – Day 8 (November 27)


World Cup Today – Day 7 (November 26)


World Cup Today – Day 6 (November 25)


World Cup Today – Day 4 (November 23)


World Cup Today – Day 3 (November 22)


World Cup Today – Day 2 (November 21)


World Cup preview show (November 17)