Visa - Worldwide Partner of the FIFA World Cup™
Visa's role in women's football
Visa’s sponsorship of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ complements its global investment in women’s football, including its ground-breaking partnership with UEFA Women’s Football, and sponsorship of the U.S. Soccer Federation, including the U.S. Women’s National Team and the SheBelieves Cup.
Designed to help athletes succeed in their athletic career and beyond, Team Visa has championed more than 500 athletes since its inception. Of those athletes, 55% are women, including 22 female footballers such as Lucy Bronze (England), Alexia Putellas (Spain) and Ellie Carpenter (Australia).
Visa spotlight: Ellie Carpenter
Australian national team right-back and 2-time Olympian, Ellie Carpenter continues to make #TeamVISA and Australia proud after being named in ESPN's ’50 best female players’ list.
Who is hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup™?
For the first time ever, Australia and New Zealand have won the bid to host the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™, neither country has previously hosted a senior FIFA tournament. This will be the first FIFA Women's World Cup™ to be hosted in multiple countries and also the first to be held in the southern hemisphere.
Matches will be played in six stadiums across five cities in Australia and four cities and venues in New Zealand, see below.
Adelaide, Hindmarsh Stadium: 24 July – 8 August, 2023
Brisbane, Brisbane Stadium: 22 July – 19 August, 2023
Melbourne, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium: 21 July – 8 August, 2023
Perth, Perth Rectangular Stadium: 22 July – 3 August, 2023
Sydney, Sydney Football Stadium: 20 July – 6 August, 2023
Sydney, Stadium Australia: 7 August – 20 August, 2023
Auckland, Eden Park: 20 July – 15 August, 2023
Dunedin, Dunedin Stadium: 21 July – 1 August, 2023
Hamilton, Waikato Stadium: 22 July – 2 August, 2023
Wellington, Wellington Regional Stadium: 21 July – 11 August, 2023
When is the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ being played?
The opening match is scheduled for 20th July, 2023 (local time) in Eden Park, Auckland, and will include the Opening Ceremony.
Exactly one month later, the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™ Championship Final will be played on August 20th, 2023, at Stadium Australia, Sydney.
FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw: 22 October, 2022
Opening Group Stage Matches: 20 July, 2023
Final Group Stage Matches: 3 August, 2023
Round of 16: 5 August – 8 August, 2023
Quarter Finals: 11 August - 12 August, 2023
Semi Finals: 15 August – 16 August, 2023
Third Place Match: 19 August, 2023
Women's World Cup Final: 20 August, 2023
How much are FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Tickets?
FIFA Women’s World Cup™ ticket prices are yet to be released by FIFA™.
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Last updated: 11 July, 2022
We will continue to update this as more information becomes available.
Australian Women’s Team Match Fixtures
Australia vs TBD - Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney - 20 July, 2023
Australia vs TBD - Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane - 27 July, 2023
TBD vs Australia - Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne - 31 July, 2023
Last updated: 11 July, 2022
We will continue to update this list as more information becomes available.
How do FIFA Women’s World Cup™ qualifiers work?
For the first time in history, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will feature 32 nations competing for the ultimate prize in International football, 8 more than the previous high.
The 32 World Cup berths are divided by 6 confederations, with qualifying matches having started in September 2021. The final three berths are to be determined by a 10-team playoff tournament, with matches to be played February 17th - 23rd 2023 across Australia and New Zealand to conclude the intercontinental playoffs. Including co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, 19 teams have already qualified for the tournament.
Asia (AFC) have already determined all 6 entrants and 2 playoff contenders through the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup, whilst Europe (UEFA) are currently playing a dedicated qualifying campaign to determine their entrants. The remaining 4 confederations will compete for World Cup berths through their own major confederation tournaments in July of 2022. With numerous Top 10 ranked teams that haven’t qualified yet including the likes of: Netherlands (#4), Germany (#5), England (#8) and Brazil (#9). All eyes should be on the FIFA Women's World Cup™ qualifiers leading into the opening ceremony.
Once the 32 nations have been determined, tournament organizers will hold the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ draw. The draw will determine the eight groups of four teams, as well as where and when they will play in the group stage.
Who's already qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™?
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United States
- Costa Rica
- South Africa
Last updated: 01 August, 2022
We will continue to update this list as qualifiers progress.
“There’s nothing better than representing your country and to have an opportunity to do so in Australia, in front of family, friends and fans, is even more motivation.
Visa has been a significant supporter of not just my own sporting journey, but so many other female athletes across the world, on and off the pitch, and there is already a lot of anticipation around this major moment in women’s football."
Australian Footballer & National Team Defender