Women’s World Cup Final: Everything You Need to Know About Spain v England

Women’s World Cup Final: Everything You Need to Know About Spain v England

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has landed in Australia and New Zealand in July 2023, and people are bloody well excited.

If you’re hoping to keep across this huge sporting event as it unfolds, here is everything you need to know.

Who is hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

In case you missed the mention above (slash all the talk), it has been confirmed that Australia and New Zealand would host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Hell yeah!

World Cup games will be played in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia and in Dunedin, Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington, New Zealand.

Women’s World Cup: When did the event kick-off?

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The Women’s World Cup began on July 20 and will run through to August 20, 2023. The first match kicked off at Auckland’s Eden Park.

Which teams are playing in the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

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Credit: Adidas Instagram

There are 32 nations competing in the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Australia and New Zealand get an automatic entry as hosts.

Here are the groups that have been set:

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

  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal

Group F

  • France
  • Jamaica
  • Brazil
  • Panama

Group G

  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • Argentina

Group H

  • Germany
  • Morocco
  • Colombia
  • Korea Republic

Women’s World Cup games: Key dates to know about

Women’s World Cup table rankings, games, how to watch. (Photo by Patricia Pérez Ferraro/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

We’re officially done with the Group Stage of the competition, and the knockout stages are here. So which teams are performing best? Here’s where we’re at right now.

Round of 16 games

The Round of 16 will kick off on Saturday, August 5. Here are the game times to know about:

  • Switzerland vs Spain: August 5 at 3:00 pm (Spain 5 – Switzerland 1)
  • Japan vs Norway: August 5 at 6:00 pm (Japan 3 – Norway 1)
  • Netherlands vs South Africa: August 6 at 12:00 pm (Netherlands 2 – South Africa 0)
  • Sweden vs United States: August 6 at 7:00 pm (Sweden 0 – USA 0, Penalties: Sweden 5 – USA 4)
  • England vs Nigeria: August 7 at 5:30 pm (England 0 – Nigeria, Penalties: England 4 – Nigeria 2)
  • Australia vs Denmark: August 7 at 8:30 pm (Australia 2 – Denmark 0)
  • Colombia vs Jamaica: August 8 at 6:00 pm (Colombia 1 – Jamaica 0)
  • France vs Morocco: August 8 at 9:00 pm (France 4 – Morocco 0)

The Women’s World Cup Quarter Finals

The Quarter Finals followed on Friday, August 11. Here is a look at how those games turned out.

  • Spain vs Netherlands: August 11 from 11:00 am (Spain 2 – Netherlands 1)
  • Japan vs Sweden: August 11 from 5:30 pm (Sweden 2 – Japan 1)
  • Australia vs France: August 12 from 5:00 pm (Australia 0 – France 0, Penalties: Australia 7 – France 6)
  • England vs Colombia: August 12 from 8:30 pm (England 2 – Colombia 1)

The Semi Finals

The Semi-Finals followed on from Tuesday, August 15, and Australia has been absolutely buzzing with energy ahead of these games. Here’s how they turned out.

  • Spain vs Sweden: August 15 from 6:00 pm (Spain 2 – Sweden 1)
  • Australia vs England: August 16 from 8:00 pm (England 3 – Australia 1)

Read our in-depth look at the Matildas’ Women’s World Cup journey here if you’d like more details.

The Women’s World Cup Final

The Grand Final of the Women’s World Cup will be played on August 20. We finally know who those top two teams are (I’m still crying), with the two losing semi-final teams competing for third place on August 19.

  • Third Place match: Sweden vs Australia – August 19 at 6:00 pm
  • Women’s World Cup Final: Spain vs England – August 20 at 8:00 pm

How can I get tickets to the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

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Photo by Joe Allison – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images. Women’s world cup ranking.

If you’re keen to watch these matches in the flesh, you can keep an eye on FIFA’s ticket sales here. Past sales events have sold incredibly well, but you can still keep an eye out for opportunities to land seats in the future – limited though they may be.

Where can I watch games at home?

If you’re wondering where you can watch the event, Optus Sport will stream all 64 Women’s FIFA World Cup matches live.

Additionally, Channel 7 has acquired the Australian free-to-air rights to the competition. From July 20 until August 20, 15 key matches – including the opening match, Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals and the Final – will be broadcast live and free on Seven and 7plus, with Seven’s matches also available to stream on-demand via 7plus.

If you want a full guide to all the ways you can watch games live in Australia – check out our write-up on that here.

Which women’s football team has the most FIFA World Cup titles?

Here is a breakdown of the nations that have won the title most times. Interestingly, all of these teams have now exited the competition, meaning a first-time Women’s World Cup winner (hopefully the Matildas) is on the horizon.

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

What is Australia’s FIFA ranking?

In terms of competitive ranking, according to FIFA, Australia’s Matildas are currently set in 13th place. The USA, Sweden, and Germany hold first, second and third place presently.

We’ll keep updating this piece with additional news as it becomes available, but until then, why not check out our write-up on the Disney+ series Matildas: The World at Our Feet?

This article has been updated since its original publish date with additional details on ticket sale phases. 

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