Protected: Women’s World Cup 2023
Australia & New Zealand . July 20 – Aug 20, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Women’s World Cup?

The Women’s World Cup 2023 is set for July 20 – August 20, 2023.

Kickoff to the opening match of the tournament will take place on July 20 between New Zealand and Norway in Auckland. The final will take place on August 20, 2023 in Sydney. 

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Who will host the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

The Women’s World Cup will take place in nine cities in Australia and New Zealand. Neither country has ever hosted a major tournament, and this will only be the second World Cup and first women’s tournament held in multiple countries.  The Women’s World Cup cities include Australia cities Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, along with New Zealand cities Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington and Hamilton.

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the first ever Women’s World Cup to be held in two different countries.

How many teams will compete in the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

The tournament is expanding from 24 to 32 teams, meaning more opportunities to see matches. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to witness history, follow your favorite teams, and visit this unique and beautiful area of the world.

How many teams will compete in the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

Countries that have qualified for the World Cup include New Zealand and Australia (automatic bids for hosting), Norway, Philippines, Switzerland, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada, Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan, England, Denmark, People’s Republic of China, USA, Vietnam, Netherlands, France, Jamaica, Brazil, Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina, Germany, Morocco, Columbia, and Korea Republic. 

How many games will be played in Australia vs New Zealand?

29 games will be held in New Zealand, while 35, including the final, will be held in Australia.

Who does the USA play in the World Cup?

The US kicks off their group stage play with their first matchup against Vietnam on July 21, 2023 at 9pm Eastern Time at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland. Their next game takes place against the Netherlands on July 26, 2023 at 9pm Eastern Time at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. Their last match of group play will be against a team that is yet to be determined. This match will take place on August 1, 2023 at 3am ET at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland. 

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Do you offer packages to follow Team USA?

Yes, We offer 4, 8, and 12 night packages for the group stage matches.  You decide which matches you want to experience and you can build your own trip.  Join us for one match or all three.  It’s up to you!  Space is limited, so learn more and make plans to join us. More information HERE.

Do I need a visa to travel to Australia or New Zealand?

The New Zealand travel authorization allows you to visit New Zealand for up to 90 days as a tourist or for business travel without obtaining a visa. However, you must apply for an eTA (electronic travel authority), which allows you to visit New Zealand as a tourist for up to 90 days. According to the New Zealand NZeTA website, The NZeTA is granted through an online application system. It was introduced to simplify visa processes for citizens of eligible countries who want to travel to and within New Zealand for short-term stays.

How do I purchase tickets for a game?

You can purchase tickets from the official FIFA website here. However, to have the best experience at the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand without having to stress about planning, visit our Travel Packages & Tickets page to pick a package that fits best for you!

Where should I stay in Australia and New Zealand for the Women’s World Cup?

To see the hotel options offered by Bucket List Events for the 2023 World Cup, visit our Travel Packages & Tickets page. All hotels we bring our guests to are of the best quality and in optimal locations.

When does Team USA play in the Women’s World Cup?

The first three Team USA games are scheduled to play in New Zealand. They will take on Vietnam on July 22 in Auckland, the Netherlands on July 27 in Wellington, and a team to be determined on August 1 back in Auckland.

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Where are the Women’s World Cup venues?

Brisbane Stadium – Brisbane / Meaanjin, Australia

Dunedin Stadium – Dunedin / Ōtepoti, New Zealand

Eden Park – Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand

Hindmarsh Stadium – Adelaide / Tarntanya, Australia

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium – Melbourne / Naarm, Australia

Perth Rectangular Stadium – Perth / Boorloo, Australia

Stadium Australia – Adelaide / Tarntanya, Australia

Sydney Football Stadium – Sydney / Gadigal, Australia

Waikato Stadium – Hamilton / Kirikiriroa, New Zealand

Wellington Regional Stadium – Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara, New Zealand

Who won the last Women’s World Cup?

The United States defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019. The tournament took place in France.

When was the first FIFA Women’s World Cup?

The inaugural tournament took place in 1991 in China. The event was known as the FIFA Women’s World Championship. A total of 12 teams participated, with the USA defeated Norway to win the first championship.

Who holds the record for most goals scored in the FIFA Women’s World Cup?

1 Marta  Brazil 17 20 0.85 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019
2 Birgit Prinz  Germany 14 24 0.58 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, (2011)
Abby Wambach  United States 14 25 0.56 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
4 Michelle Akers  United States 12 13 0.92 1991, (1995), 1999
5 Sun Wen  China 11 20 0.55 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003
Cristiane  Brazil 11 21 0.52 (2003), 2007, 2011, (2015), 2019
Bettina Wiegmann  Germany 11 22 0.50 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003

Who has the most FIFA Women’s World Cup titles

USA (4) Germany (2) Norway (1) Japan (1)

How many World Cups have the USA Women won?

The US Women’s National Team has won a total of four World Cups, one in 1991, 1999, 2015, and 2019.

What is the prize money for the women’s World Cup winner?

Although there is not yet a set prize money amount for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, there are speculations that the total prize money pool for the winners of the Women’s World Cup will double to $60 million dollars. This is considerably less than the winner of the men’s tournament. If trends follow the previous 2 World Cups, winners are expected to take home about 13% of the prize money. 

How often is the Women’s World Cup?

The Women’s World Cup occurs every 4 years, just like the Men’s World Cup. 

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