As the 2022 World Cup in Qatar draws near, momentum is already building for the 2023 Women’s World Cup to be hosted in Australia and New Zealand.
The FIFA tournament will start next July with women’s football exploding like never before.
The ninth Women’s World Cup promises to be a box-office hit and we’ll soon have more details on the games to look forward to once the group draw is complete.
The sports news brings you all the information you need to know about the Women’s World Cup draw.
Where will the 2023 Women’s World Cup draw take place?
The 2023 Women’s World Cup draw will take place on Saturday 22 October at the Aotea Center in Auckland, New Zealand.
The draw begins at 7:30pm local time, which is 2:30am ET, 7:30am BST and 5:30pm AEDT.
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Women’s World Cup Draw TV Channel, Stream
The 2023 Women’s World Cup draw will be televised worldwide, with FIFA providing a free live stream via their YouTube channel.
The draw is expected to last around an hour, with a number of special guests and 800 FIFA officials expected.
How does the draw for the Women’s World Cup work?
A total of 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four after the draw.
Prior to the draw, teams will be allocated to pots based on their October 13 FIFA rankings.
Pot 1 is reserved for hosts Australia and New Zealand and the top six nations.
Each pot is then filled based on descending rankings, with three wildcard spots being seeded into Pot 4 to represent teams hoping to qualify via the playoffs.
A team from each pot then forms each of the eight groups.
However, each group can only have one team from each confederation, with the exception of Europe, which can have two teams in a group.
Which teams qualified for the 2023 Women’s World Cup?
The full qualifying picture will not be known until February 2023 when the play-off tournament is played, but the majority of teams have already settled.
The table below will be updated as nations secure qualification:
|no||Nation (FIFA Ranking)||region||date qualified||How they qualified||WM apps||Title (Last)|
|1||Australia (12)||AFC||June 25, 2020||co-hosts||8 out of 9||—|
|2||New Zealand (22)||OFC||June 25, 2020||co-hosts||6 out of 9||—|
|3||Japan (11)||AFC||January 30, 2022||Asian Cup semi-finalists||9 out of 9||1 (2011)|
|4||South Korea (18)||AFC||January 30, 2022||Asian Cup semi-finalists||4 out of 9||—|
|5||China (16)||AFC||January 30, 2022||Asian Cup semi-finalists||8 out of 9||—|
|6||Philippines (53)||AFC||January 30, 2022||Asian Cup semi-finalists||1 out of 9||—|
|7||Viet Nam (33)||AFC||February 6, 2022||Asian Cup Playoffs||1 out of 9||—|
|8th||Sweden (3)||Uefa||April 12, 2022||group winner||9 out of 9||—|
|9||Spain (8)||Uefa||April 12, 2022||group winner||3 out of 9||—|
|10||France (5)||Uefa||April 12, 2022||group winner||5 out of 9||—|
|11||Denmark (17)||Uefa||April 12, 2022||group winner||5 out of 9||—|
|12||United States (1)||CONCACAF||July 6, 2022||group winner||9 out of 9||4 (2019)|
|13||Canada (7)||CONCACAF||July 8, 2022||group winner||8 out of 9||—|
|14||Costa Rica (37)||CONCACAF||July 8, 2022||runners-up||2 out of 9||—|
|fifteen||Jamaica (51)||CONCACAF||July 11, 2022||runners-up||2 out of 9||—|
|16||Zambia (80)||CAF||July 13, 2022||WAFCON Semifinalists||1 out of 9||—|
|17||Morocco (76)||CAF||July 13, 2022||WAFCON Semifinalists||1 out of 9||—|
|18||Nigeria (46)||CAF||July 14, 2022||WAFCON Semifinalists||9 out of 9||—|
|19||South Africa (54)||CAF||July 14, 2022||WAFCON Semifinalists||2 out of 9||—|
|20||Colombia (25)||CONMEBOL||July 26, 2022||Copa America Fem. finalists||3 out of 9||—|
|21||Brazil (9)||CONMEBOL||July 26, 2022||Copa America Fem. finalists||9 out of 9||—|
|22||Argentina (31)||CONMEBOL||July 29, 2022||Copa America Fem. 3rd place||4 out of 9||—|
|23||Norway (13)||Uefa||September 2, 2022||group winner||9 out of 9||1 (1995)|
|24||Germany (2)||Uefa||September 3, 2022||group winner||9 out of 9||2 (2007)|
|25||United Kingdom (4)||Uefa||September 3, 2022||group winner||6 out of 9||—|
|26||Italy (15)||Uefa||September 6, 2022||group winner||4 out of 9||—|
|27||Netherlands (6)||Uefa||September 6, 2022||group winner||3 out of 9||—|
|28||open||Uefa||October 11, 2022||UEFA playoff winners|
|29||open||Uefa||October 11, 2022||UEFA playoff winners|
|30||open||February 2023||World Cup Playoff|
|31||open||February 2023||World Cup Playoff|
|32||open||February 2023||World Cup Playoff|
*Last updated on October 10, 2022.