ATLANTA, GEORGIA—At the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which runs from July 20 to August, the U.S. Women’s National Team will play Vietnam, the Netherlands, and the group A playoff victor — either Portugal, Thailand, or Cameroon. Twenty in nine host cities, ten stadiums, and five stadiums each in Australia and New Zealand.
At Eden Park in Auckland/Tmaki Makaurau, which will also serve as the host location for the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 World Cup on July 20 when New Zealand plays Norway, the U.S. will begin Group E play against Vietnam on July 22. Neither team has ever played a match in New Zealand.
On July 27, the USA will play the Netherlands at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and on August 1, the Group A Playoff Winner will take the field at Eden Park in Auckland/Tmaki Makaurau. Despite playing 713 games in its existence, the U.S. Women’s National Team has never competed in a match in New Zealand.
The two champions from the previous competition will meet in group play for the first time ever in the FIFA Women’s World Cup history when they take on the Netherlands. The FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place for the ninth time. With a capacity of 50,000, Eden Park is the third-largest stadium in the competition, making the USA playing two games there a benefit for American supporters.
Thirty-three thousand five hundred people may be accommodated at Wellington Regional Stadium. The entire group stage will be played in New Zealand by the USA. The final start times for all 64 games will be announced soon to optimize the individual match information for fans, teams, and the media.