When is the Women’s World Cup final and where will it be played as the tournament is due to get underway this week, with England chasing their first trophy
In total, 32 teams, split across eight different groups will soon compete for the trophy, with the final set to take place next month.
With the World Cup due to get underway this week, when is the final? Where will it be played? Mail Sport provides the answers below.
England will be looking to win the World Cup for the first time in their history this year
Australia and New Zealand are set to host the tournament and is scheduled to get underway on Thursday
When is the World Cup final?
This year’s Women’s World Cup final will take place on Sunday, August 20.
Kick-off on that day is scheduled to get underway at 11am BST (11am AEST/ 7.30pm ACST).
Where will it be played?
Nine host cities and 10 stadiums across Australia and New Zealand will welcome the world’s best players and football fans in 2023.
This year’s final is set to take place at the Stadium Australia in Sydney – which has a capacity of 70,000.
It will also host Australia’s opening game against the Republic of Ireland and matches in each of the knockout rounds.
This year’s final is set to take place at the Stadium Australia in Sydney on Sunday, August 20
England were drawn in the same group as Haiti, Denmark and China. Both Denmark and China are ranked within the top 20 – but the Lionesses are expected to pick up all three points from both games.
Wiegman’s could then play either Australia, the Republic of Ireland, Nigeria or Canada in the round of 16.
Group E will certainly be one to keep an eye on as holders USA were drawn in the same group as the Netherlands and Portugal.
The full groups for this year’s tournament is as follows:
- Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland
- Group B: Australia, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada
- Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan
- Group D: England, Haiti, Denmark, China
- Group E: United States, Vietnam, Netherlands, Portugal
- Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Panama
- Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina
- Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea
USA are the current holders of the competition after they defeated the Netherlands in the final in 2019
How to watch
All 64 matches in this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup will be broadcast live on terrestrial TV in the UK after the BBC and ITV clinched a joint rights deal.
The move, which includes live audio commentary on BBC 5 Live and 5 Sports Extra, comes after FIFA and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) agreed to extend their existing media rights partnership.
There had been a threat of a broadcasting blackout in Europe’s Big Five nations – England, Spain, Italy, Germany, France – following bids of £800,000-£8m ($1m-$10m), which Gianni Infantino insisted were unfair.
For those wanting to watch in Australia, Optus Sport will be broadcasting all 64 games live. A monthly plan starts at $6.99 for Optus customers, and $24.99 for everyone else.
Meanwhile, for fans watching in the US, Fox Sports is set to show every game of the tournament.