New Zealand’s opening game against Norway in the FIFA Women’s World Cup will kick off at 7pm to draw the best possible global television audience.
The match at Auckland’s Eden Park will be the first in the month-long tournament.
FIFA have released the kick-off times for all matches in the tournament to be co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia, with timings aimed at making the most of international broadcasts which are expected to attract up to 2 billion viewers for the tournament.
The 2019 tournament had about 1.2 billion viewers.
The Football Ferns pool games will be played at 7pm (Auckland), 5.30pm (Wellington) and 7pm (Dunedin).
READ MORE: All the fixtures — teams, dates, times and venues — scheduled for New Zealand >>>>
Current world rankings shown in brackets
Thursday July 20, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Eden Park, Auckland
New Zealand (#22) v Norway (#12)
Tuesday July 25, 2023, 5.30pm (NZT)
Sky Stadium, Wellington
New Zealand (#22) v Philippines (#53)
Sunday July 30, 2023, 7pm (NZT)
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Switzerland (#21) v New Zealand (#22)
Download the match schedule
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How to buy tickets
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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: