All the fixtures to be played in New Zealand at the FIFA Women’s World Cup

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Here’s what we’ve been waiting for — the 29 games to be played in New Zealand during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Football Ferns will play Norway (ranked #12 in the world) in the opening game of the tournament at Eden Park on July 20, 2023. Their other pool games will be against the Philippines (#53) and Switzerland (#21).

Main photo: Ferns legend Maia Jackman produces New Zealand’s name in the draw.

World champions United States will play two pool games at Auckland’s Eden Park and one at Wellington’s Sky Stadium.

Games for Groups A, C, E and G will be held at the four New Zealand venues, in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin.

The draw made in Auckland on October 22 has allocated the following fixtures for New Zealand:

FIFA Women’s World Cup fixtures

(Current world ranking shown in brackets)


Eden Park, Auckland

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Thursday July 20, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
New Zealand (#22) v Norway (#12)

Saturday July 22, 2023, 1pm (NZT)
United States (#1) v Vietnam (#34)

Monday July 24, 2023, 6pm (NZT)
Italy (#14) v Argentina (#29)

Wednesday July 27, 2023, 7.30pm (NZT)
Spain (#6) v Zambia (#81)

Sunday July 30, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Norway (#12) v Philippines (#53)

Tuesday August 1, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Playoff Group A winner (Portugal/Cameroon/Thailand) v United States (#1)

Saturday August 5, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Round of sixteen (winner Group A v runners-up Group C)

Friday August 11, 2023, 7.30pm (NZT)

Tuesday August 15, 2023, 8pm (NZT)


FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton

Saturday July 22, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Zambia (#81) v Japan (#11)

Tuesday July 25, 2023, 8pm (NZT)
Switzerland (#21) v Norway (#12)

Thursday July 27, 2023, 7.30pm (NZT)
Playoff Group A winner (Portugal/Cameroon/Thailand) v Vietnam (#34)

Monday July 31, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Costa Rica (#37) v Zambia (#81)

Wednesday August 2, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Argentina (#29) v Sweden (#2)


Sky Stadium, Wellington

Friday July 21, 2023, 7.30pm (NZT)
Spain (#6) v Costa Rica (#37)

Sunday July 23, 2023, 5pm (NZT)
Sweden (#2) v South Africa (#54)

Tuesday July 25, 2023, 5.30pm (NZT)
New Zealand (#22) v Philippines (#53)

Thursday July 27, 2023, 1pm (NZT)
United States (#1) v Netherlands (#8)

Saturday July 29, 2023, 7.30pm (NZT)
Sweden (#2) v Italy (#14)

Monday July 31, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Japan (#11) v Spain (#6)

Wednesday August 2, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
South Africa (#54) v Italy (#14)

Saturday August 5, 2023, 8pm (NZT)
Round of sixteen (Winners Group C v runners-up Group A)

Friday August 11, 2023, 1pm (NZT)


Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Friday July 21, 2023, 5pm (NZT)
Philippines (#53) v Switzerland (#21)

Sunday July 23, 2023, 7.30pm
Netherlands (#8) v Playoff Group A winner (Portugal/Cameroon/Thailand)

Wednesday July 26, 2023, 5pm (NZT)
Japan (#11) v Costa Rica (#37)

Friday July 28, 2023, 12pm (NZT)
Argentina (#29) v South Africa (#54)

Sunday July 30, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Switzerland (#21) v New Zealand (#22)

Tuesday August 1, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Vietnam (#34) v Netherlands (#8)

Australia groups

Group B: Australia (#13), Rep. of Ireland (#24), Nigeria (#45), Canada (#7)

Group D: England (#4), Playoff Group B winner (Chile/Haiti/Senegal), Denmark (#18), China (#15)

Group F: France (#5), Brazil (#9), Jamaica (#43), Playoff Group C winner (Panama/Papua New Guinea/Paraguay/China Taipei)

Group H: Germany (#3), Morocco (#76), Colombia (#27), South Korea (#17)

Download the match schedule

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How to buy tickets

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READ MORE: 29 countries now confirmed qualifiers for FIFA Women’s World Cup >>>>

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 tournament will decide the last three teams to qualify for the Women’s World Cup.

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

For more information and to apply online, go to:

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