The holders of the USWNT were drawn against Vietnam and the Netherlands, the group being completed by one of the Intercontinental winners of the qualifiers (Cameroon, Thailand or Portugal), while the European champions, the England, face Denmark, China and another of the winners of the playoffs (Chile, Haiti or Senegal).
New Zealand will face Norway in the tournament opener on July 20, with co-hosts Australia playing their opener against the Republic of Ireland later in the day.
The USWNT will play all of their group matches in New Zealand, with head coach Vlatko Andonovskiare facing Vietnam in the Group E opener at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday July 22. The USWNT will next face the Netherlands on July 27 and finish against the playoff winners on August 1. The winners of the intercontinental qualifiers will be known in February when the teams meet in New Zealand in a test event for the final.
England, whose group is based in Australia, must wait to find out who they will open against on the same day, taking on the Group D playoff winners at Lang Park, Brisbane. Coach Sarina Wiegman then leads her team against Denmark on July 28 and China on August 1.
England beat USA 2-1 when the two teams met at Wembley Stadium earlier this month; they will not be able to face each other in the Round of 16 of the World Cup before the final.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 takes place in nine cities across Australia and New Zealand between July 20 and August 20, with the final taking place at the 83,500 capacity Stadium Australia in Sydney.
Republic of Ireland
Group B playoff (Chile, Haiti or Senegal)
Group A playoff winners (Cameroon, Portugal or Thailand)
Group C playoff (Chinese Taipei, Panama, Papua New Guinea or Paraguay)