This evening, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup draw took place before a packed Aotea Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. The United States Women’s National Team, along with 38 other teams, learned where they will be playing in the co-hosted tournament next summer along with their group opponents.
Co-hosts New Zealand and Australia were already pre-drawn into Groups A and B, respectively. The USWNT, as the #1 ranked team in the world and a seeded team in Pot 1, was drawn into Group E, where they will be joined by Vietnam, the Netherlands, and the winner of the Group A Playoff. The USWNT will head to New Zealand for the group stage of the tournament.
The 8 groups in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (current FIFA ranking in parentheses):
Group A - New Zealand (22), Norway (12), Philippines (53), Switzerland (21)
Group B - Australia (13), Ireland (24), Nigeria (45), Canada (7)
Group C - Spain (6), Costa Rica (37), Zambia (81), Japan (11)
Group D - England (4), Playoff B Winner (Senegal (84)/Haiti (56)/Chile (38)), Denmark (18), China (15)
Group E - USA (1), Vietnam (34), Netherlands (8), Playoff A Winner (Cameroon (58)/Thailand (41)/Portugal (23))
Group F - France (5), Jamaica (43), Brazil (9), Playoff C Winner (Chinese Taipei (40)/Paraguay (51)/Papua New Guinea (50)/Panama (57))
Group G - Sweden (2), South Africa (54), Italy (14), Argentina (29)
Group H - Germany (3), Morocco (76), Colombia (27), South Korea (17)
UPDATE (10/24): Times have been set by FIFA for each of the matches in the tournament, and here are the dates for the 3 group stage matches for the USWNT:
USA vs. Vietnam - July 21st, 9:00pm ET, Auckland
USA vs. Netherlands - July 26th, 9:00pm ET, Wellington
Playoff A Winner (Cameroon (58)/Thailand (41)/Portugal (23)) vs. USA - August 1st, 3:00am ET, Auckland
And rounding out the group...— U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (@USWNT) October 22, 2022
Either Portugal ,Cameroon , or Thailand
⬜️ Group A Playoff Winner
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