Friday’s draw for February’s Women’s World Cup play-off series to be broadcast live

The 10 teams set to play in February’s intercontinental FIFA Women’s World Cup play-off series will learn their fixtures in a live broadcast at 11pm on Friday.

They will play a week-long tournament in Auckland and Hamilton to decide who will fill the last three spots at the World Cup tournament to be co-hosted in New Zealand and Australia next July-August.

The draw will be made at FIFA’s Zurich headquarters at 11pm on Friday October 14 (NZT) and will be broadcast live by FIFA+ which you can access here >>>>

The New Zealand Football Ferns will play three matches during the February tournament. These will be international friendlies to help the team prepare for the World Cup.

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Volunteers needed

Applications are open for volunteers who want to help make next February’s FIFA Women’s World Cup play-off tournament a success in Auckland and Hamilton.

The volunteers will help at the stadia, training sites, hotels, Auckland Airport and transport hubs.

For more information and to apply online, go to:

The teams coming to New Zealand

Confirmed for the February play-offs tournament are (current FIFA world rankings in brackets):

  • Portugal (27)
  • Cameroon (59)
  • Chinese Taipei (38)
  • Chile (39)
  • Haiti (56)
  • Panama (57)
  • Papua New Guinea (49)
  • Paraguay (51)
  • Senegal (84)
  • Thailand (41)

Tournament venues

FMG Waikato Stadium.
North Harbour Stadium.

Ferns fixtures

The Ferns will play three friendly internationals during the play-off tournament:

New Zealand v TBC (the first seeded team in Group A of the play-off tournament)
Friday February 17, 2023
FMG Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

New Zealand v Guest team (TBC)
Monday February 20, 2023
FMG Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

New Zealand v Guest team (TBC)
Thursday February 23, 2023
North Harbour Stadium, Albany, Auckland

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