The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, officially begins Thursday, 20th July 2023, in Auckland with the opening ceremony followed by the first match of the tournament with New Zealand against Norway at Eden Park. The event is scheduled to last for four weeks, from Thursday, 20th July to Sunday, August 20th, 2023.

This years’ tournament will see 32 nations divided into four pots, based on the FIFA Women’s World Ranking, competing on the global stage for the game.

Nigeria is scheduled to play under group B, alongside Australia, the Republic of Ireland, and Canada.

Defending champion, USA will be striking out with Vietnam, Netherlands, and Portugal. While the likes of England and Australia will be chasing their first World Cup crown.

The final game is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 20th August, 2023 at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

After this tournament, the next Women’s World Cup will come up in 2027.

Like the men’s tournament, the Women’s World Cup, WWC follows a four years cycle, giving time for qualifying games without interrupting club football.

The 2027 Women’s World Cup is yet to secure a host with an announcement expected by mid-2024.

Story: Justina Egye