2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup schedule – Groups, calendar, dates, times, fixtures


This World Cup 2023 schedule page is something you need to have bookmarked for this summer as the USWNT aim to secure an historic three-peat.

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The 32-team tournament in New Zealand and Australia in July and August promises to be the best yet as the likes of England, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden and one of the hosts, Australia, are the favorites to battle for the World Cup trophy.

Can Vlatko Andonovski’s side be crowned World Cup champions once again? Veterans Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn are leading the team but there are also some superb young talents such as Trinity Rodman, Mallory Swanson and Ashley Sanchez to watch out for this summer.

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Below is everything you need including the full World Cup 2023 schedule, start times, dates, how to watch and much more.

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live

  • When: July 20 to August 20
  • Group stage kick-off times: 12:30am, 1am, 1:30am, 3am, 3:30am, 4am, 6am, 7am, 8am, 8:30am, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm (all ET)
  • Location: Australia and New Zealand
  • TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
  • Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

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2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup schedule

All kicks off times ET

Group A

New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland

Thursday, July 20: Auckland, New Zealand – New Zealand vs. Norway – 3am
Friday, July 21: Dunedin, New Zealand –  Philippines vs. Switzerland – 1am
Tuesday, July 25: Wellington, New Zealand –  New Zealand vs. Philippines – 1:30am
Tuesday, July 25: Hamilton, New Zealand – Switzerland vs. Norway – 4am
Sunday, July 30: Dunedin, New Zealand – Switzerland vs. New Zealand – 3am
Sunday, July 30: Auckland, New Zealand – Norway vs. Philippines – 3am

Group B

Australia, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada

Thursday, July 20: Sydney (Football Stadium) – Australia vs. Ireland – 6am
Thursday, July 20: Melbourne, Australia – Nigeria vs. Canada – 10:30pm
Wednesday, July 26: Perth, Australia – Canada vs. Ireland – 8am
Thursday, July 27: Brisbane, Australia – Australia vs. Nigeria – 6am
Monday, July 31: Melbourne, Australia – Canada vs. Australia – 6am
Monday, July 31: Brisbane, Australia – Ireland vs. Nigeria – 6am

Group C

Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan

Friday, July 21: Wellington, New Zealand – Spain vs. Costa Rica – 3:30am
Saturday, July 22: Hamilton, New Zealand – Zambia vs. Japan – 3am
Wednesday, July 26: Auckland, New Zealand – Spain vs. Zambia – 3:30am
Wednesday, July 26: Dunedin, New Zealand – Japan vs. Costa Rica – 1am
Monday, July 31: Wellington, New Zealand – Japan vs. Spain – 3am
Monday, July 31: Hamilton, New Zealand – Costa Rica vs. Zambia – 3am

Group D

England, Haiti, Denmark, China

Saturday, July 22: Brisbane, Australia – England vs. Haiti – 5:30am
Saturday, July 22: Perth, Australia – Denmark vs. China – 8am
Friday, July 28: Sydney (Football Stadium) – England vs. Denmark – 4:30am
Friday, July 28: Adelaide, Australia – China vs. Haiti – 7am
Tuesday, Aug. 1: Adelaide, Australia – China vs. England – 7am
Tuesday, Aug. 1: Perth, Australia – Haiti vs. Denmark – 7am

Group E

USA, Vietnam, Netherlands, Portugal

Friday, July 21: Auckland, New Zealand – USA vs. Vietnam – 9pm
Sunday, July 23: Dunedin, New Zealand – Netherlands vs. Portugal – 3:30am
Wednesday, July 26: Wellington, New Zealand – USA vs. Netherlands – 9pm
Thursday, July 27: Hamilton, New Zealand – Portugal vs. Vietnam – 3:30am
Tuesday, Aug. 1: Auckland, New Zealand – Portugal vs. USA – 3am
Tuesday, Aug. 1: Dunedin, New Zealand – Vietnam vs. Netherlands – 3am

Group F

France, Jamaica, Brazil, Panama

Sunday, July 23: Sydney (Football Stadium) – France vs. Jamaica – 6am
Monday, July 24: Adelaide, Australia – Brazil vs. Panama – 7am
Saturday, July 29: Brisbane, Australia – France vs. Brazil – 6am
Saturday, July 29: Perth, Australia – Panama vs. Jamaica – 8:30am
Wednesday, Aug. 2: Sydney (Football Stadium) – France vs. Panama – 6am
Wednesday, Aug. 2: Melbourne, Australia – Jamaica vs. Brazil – 6am

Group G

Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina

Sunday, July 23: Wellington, New Zealand – Sweden v. South Africa – 1am
Monday, July 24: Auckland, New Zealand – Italy v. Argentina – 2am
Thursday, July 27: Dunedin, New Zealand – Argentina vs. South Africa – 8pm
Saturday, July 29: Wellington, New Zealand – Sweden vs. Italy – 3:30am
Wednesday, Aug. 2: Hamilton, New Zealand – Argentina vs. Sweden – 3am
Wednesday, Aug. 2: Wellington, New Zealand – South Africa vs. Italy – 3am

Group H

Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea

Monday, July 24: Melbourne, Australia – Germany vs. Morocco – 4:30am
Monday, July 24: Sydney (Football Stadium) – Colombia vs. South Korea – 10pm
Sunday, July 30: Sydney (Football Stadium) – Germany vs. Colombia – 5:30am
Sunday, July 30: Adelaide, Australia – South Korea vs. Morocco – 12:30am
Thursday, Aug. 3: Brisbane, Australia – South Korea vs. Germany – 6am
Thursday, Aug. 3: Perth, Australia – Morocco vs. Colombia – 6am

Last 16

Match 49, Saturday, Aug. 5: Auckland, New Zealand – Group A winner vs. Group C second place – 1am

Match 50, Saturday, Aug. 5: Wellington, New Zealand – Group C winner vs. Group A second place – 4am

Match 51, Saturday, Aug. 5: Sydney (Football Stadium) – Group E winner vs. Group G second place – 10pm

Match 52, Sunday, Aug. 6: Melbourne, Australia – Group G winner vs. Group E second place – 5am

Match 54, Monday, Aug. 7: Sydney (Stadium Australia) – Group B winner vs. Group D second place – 3:30am

Match 53, Monday, Aug. 7: Brisbane, Australia – Group D winner vs. Group B second place – 6:30am

Match 56, Tuesday, Aug. 8: Adelaide, Australia – Group F winner vs. Group H second place – 4am

Match 55, Tuesday, Aug. 8: Melbourne, Australia – Group H winner vs. Group F second place – 4am


Match 58, Thursday, Aug. 10: Auckland, New Zealand – Winner Match 50 vs Winner Match 52 – 9pm

Match 57, Friday, Aug. 11: Wellington, New Zealand – Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 51 – 3:30am

Match 59, Saturday, Aug. 12: Brisbane, Australia – Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 55 – 3am

Match 60, Saturday, Aug. 12: Sydney – Winner Match 54 vs Winner Match 56 – 6:30am


Match 61, Tuesday, Aug. 15: Auckland, New Zealand – Winner Match 57 vs Winner Match 58 – 4am

Match 62, Wednesday, Aug. 16: Sydney (Stadium Australia) – Winner Match 59 vs Winner Match 60 – 6am

Third place

Match 63, Saturday, Aug. 19: Brisbane, Australia – Loser Match 61 vs Loser Match 62 – 4am


Match 64, Sunday, Aug. 20: Sydney (Stadium Australia) – Winner Match 61 vs Winner Match 62 – 6am

USWNT wins SheBelieves Cup 2023: Video highlights, final table, reaction


The USWNT won the 2023 SheBelieves Cup after a brilliant tournament held across the USA which saw the Americans prepare superbly for the upcoming World Cup.

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Vlatko Andonovski’s side beat Canada, Japan and Brazil to lift the trophy as excitement continues to build ahead of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand later this year.

Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle, Becky Sauerbrunn and Megan Rapinoe are still the leaders of this USWNT but new stars are emerging with Trinity Rodman leading the next generation, while Mallory Swanson had an incredible tournament in attack as she scored in all three games.

After their recent wins in friendlies against New Zealand in New Zealand, the SheBelieves Cup has shown us where this USWNT is at as they build towards winning a third-straight World Cup trophy.

Below is the full schedule, results, how to watch information and the USWNT roster as they won a key tournament in the build-up to the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

How to watch SheBelieves Cup live, stream links, TV info

Watch in Espanol: On Universo and Telemundo
Watch in English: On HBO Max
Online: Stream via Peacock

SheBelieves Cup schedule & results

Thursday, February 16 in Orlando

Japan 0-1 Brazil (Debinha 72′) – HIGHLIGHTS
USWNT 2-0 Canada (Swanson 7′, 34′)

Sunday, February 19 in Nashville

USWNT 1-0 Japan (Swanson 45′)
Brazil 0-2 Canada (Gilles 31′, Viens 71′) – HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday, February 22 in Dallas

Canada 0-3 Japan (Seike 26′, Hasegawa 41′, Endo 77′) – HIGHLIGHTS
USWNT 2-1 Brazil (Morgan 45+3′, Swanson 63′)

SheBelieves Cup final table

1. USWNT – 9 points (+4 GD)
2. Japan – 3 points (+1)
3. Brazil – 3 points (-2)
4. Canada – 3 points (-3)

USWNT roster for SheBelieves Cup 2023

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current; 10), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 12), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 87)

DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign; 21/0), Emily Fox (North Carolina Courage; 24/0), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 128/24), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 12/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 27/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 212/0), Emily Sonnett (OL Reign; 70/1)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 123/26), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC; 9/2), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 86/24), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 47/7), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 19/3), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 39/3)

FORWARDS (7): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 15/5), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC; 201/120), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 22/4), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign; 197/63), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 12/2), Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars; 84/28), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 49/15)

U.S. Soccer reveals USMNT, USSF plans as Earnie Stewart moves to PSV


U.S. Soccer announced Thursday that sporting director Earnie Stewart will be leaving the federation in mid-February to assume the same role at PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Stewart joins former U.S. Soccer men’s general manager Brian McBride as big names to leave their roles at the federation following the World Cup. The moves also follow a tempestuous month that saw a terrible controversy involving then-USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter and the family of Borussia Dortmund star Giovanni Reyna.

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USSF president Cindy Parlow Cone thanked both Stewart and McBride for their contributions and said that Berhalter remains a candidate for the USMNT head coach job. However, both Cone and U.S. Soccer CEO JT Batson will be hiring a new sporting director who will have the job of hiring the next USMNT head coach.

They insisted that the ongoing investigation regarding the incidents between Berhalter and the Reynas had “no impact whatsoever” on the departures of McBride and Stewart.

“No impact whatsoever, We’re using this as an opportunity to review our sporting structure and make sure we’re set up for success. This is something we want to bring to life quickly.”

Earnie Stewart, Brian McBride timelines for departure

“Before the World Cup in Qatar I was informed that Brian would be moving on after the World Cup,” Cone said. “We asked him to extend his contract through the end of January to help us through this transition because we knew we were going to have a transitional moment with Gregg’s contract.”

“Earnie is an accomplished and highly sought-after leader. There have been many roles that have come his way through his time at U.S. Soccer. This was one both JT and I understood why he couldn’t turn this down, to be near his family and return home. We agreed to let him out of his contract. Though we’re sad to see him go, we’re focused on the opportunity ahead and it gives us the opportunity for a fresh look. We did not plan it this way but we find ourselves in this position and we’re going to take this opportunity on the sporting side to be as effective as possible.”

The hierarchy said they let Stewart out of an agreed and extended contract in order to take the job at PSV. Stewart was raised in the Netherlands and boasts a decorated resume from his time there as a player and executive.

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Cone said that these unexpected developments give them a chance to change how they approach the men’s soccer program, and the federation in general.

“This is an opportunity for us to take a more holistic view,” Cone said. “While we didn’t plan it this way, it presents us with a great opportunity. In my short time as president, we’ve made a lot of progress on the business side and now we have the opportunity to do it on the sporting side. It’s urgent but we aren’t going to rush it. I’m working with experts and our team to take a deep dive on our organization. I know this moment feels a bit uncertain but what it actually is is a clean canvas. We’re working with Sportsology to get into the weeds and continue a full review of our men’s national team. We are still undergoing a technical review. Thanks to the rest of our sporting team and to JT, we have a great plan in place to lead us through a transitional time and into the next chapter.”

Cone said they hope to have a new sporting director and men’s head coach in place by the end of the summer. Current interim boss Anthony Hudson oversaw the Yanks’ 2-1 loss to Serbia on Wednesday and will be at the helm Saturday against Colombia in California. The federation says he’ll be with the team until a permanent successor is appointed later this year.

New Zealand vs USWNT: How to watch live, stream link, team news


The USWNT square off against New Zealand once again on Friday, as Vlatko Andonovski’s side look to start 2023 with back-to-back wins against the Football Ferns.


After their 4-0 defeat of New Zealand on Wednesday in Wellington, there are still plenty of questions swirling around the USWNT ahead of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this summer.

Trinity Rodman and Mallory Swanson were key in the victory earlier this week, while Alex Morgan and Rose Lavelle were as creative and clinical as always.

Below is everything you need to know for New Zealand vs USWNT in Auckland.

How to watch New Zealand vs USWNT live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10:05 pm ET, Friday (January 20)
Stadium: Eden Park, Auckland
TV channels en Español: Universo
Streaming en Español: Peacock

USWNT team news

It is likely to be a similar lineup from Vlatko Andonovski as he tries to build chemistry in this team but you would expect him to rotate in the likes of Kristie Mewis and start Trinity Rodman, Lynn Williams and Sofia Huerta.

The USWNT’s attack looked a lot slicker in the second half of their win in Wellington and getting crosses into the box for their plethora of talented forwards and attacking midfielders to finish is the main aim for the reigning World Cup champs.

New Zealand quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 24
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 6th
Coach: Jitka Klimkova

USWNT quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 1
World Cup titles: 4
World Cup appearances: 9th
Coach: Vlatko Andonovski

Swanson leads USWNT burst past New Zealand (video highlights)


Mallory Swanson scored two goals as the United States women’s national team returned to the pitch with a 4-0 win over New Zealand in the first of two January friendlies.

The game was played at Wellington Regional Stadium in New Zealand as the USWNT gets valuable experience where the World Cup will be held this summer.


Swanson, previously called Mallory Pugh prior to her marriage to Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson, led an attack that out-attempted the hosts 15-2 and put seven shots on target with 75 percent possession.

The match was 0-0 at halftime when Swanson sandwiched her two goals around Alex Morgan’s 120th goal for the USWNT. Her 0.60 goals per match total trails only Michelle Akers and Abby Wambach in the top ten for USWNT scorers. Lynn Williams completed the scoring with her 15th marker in the shirt.

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The sides will meet again for another friendly on Friday (10:05 pm ET), in Auckland.

NBC Universal Telemundo Enterprises announces deal with U.S. Soccer for Spanish-language broadcasts

The USWNT will officially kick off the 2023 World Cup year when they face one of this summer’s host nations, New Zealand, in Wellington on Tuesday.

Fresh off the heels of a record-breaking presentation of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and the U.S. Soccer Federation today announce a multimedia rights agreement that will make Telemundo the new exclusive Spanish-language home of the Women’s and Men’s National Teams across all platforms, including Peacock, in the United States.

The new agreement will feature more than 20 U.S. National Team matches each year across Telemundo, Universo, Peacock – presented by the digital content brand Tplus – and Telemundo’s digital platforms, consisting of National Team friendlies (including premium U.S. matches against Mexico), the SheBelieves Cup, and other key events involving the Women’s and Men’s National Soccer Teams, such as select CONCACAF Nations League matches.

The deal will include and culminate with coverage of special events and content opportunities during Send-Off matches and leading up to, during and following the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, and the 2026 FIFA World Cup which will be co-hosted among Canada, Mexico and the United States. Holding the rights to broadcast the crown jewels of world soccer – the FIFA World Cups for men and women as well the Olympic Games – Telemundo is uniquely positioned to showcase U.S. Soccer’s athletes when the eyes of billions will be watching.

The partnership begins in 2023 with U.S. Women’s international friendly matches against New Zealand today, Jan. 17 and Friday, Jan. 20 airing live at 10:05 p.m. ET on Universo and streaming on Peacock and the Telemundo app.

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Here is everything you need for round 1 of New Zealand vs USWNT. 

How to watch New Zealand vs USWNT live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10:05 pm ET, Tuesday
Stadium: Sky Stadium, Wellington
TV channels en Español: Universo
Streaming en Español: Peacock 

New Zealand quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 24
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 6th
Coach: Jitka Klimkova

USWNT quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 1
World Cup titles: 4
World Cup appearances: 9th
Coach: Vlatko Andonovski

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