England have been drawn in Group D with Denmark and China for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The winner of the Group B play-off – Senegal, Haiti or Chile – will full England’s group.
England are the highest seeds within the group, ranked fourth on the earth by FIFA forward of 1999 World Cup finalists China in fifteenth. Meanwhile, Denmark, who had been overwhelmed within the 2017 Euros finals by the Netherlands, are ranked 18th on the earth.
Denmark had been Euro runners-up in 2017, dropping to the Netherlands, whereas China reached the World Cup last in 1999 however misplaced to the USA.
World Cup debutants Republic of Ireland will face hosts Australia, Nigeria and Olympic champions Canada in Group B.
Sarina Wiegman’s European champions face an arduous schedule of journey at subsequent summer season’s event after being chosen in Group D at Saturday’s ceremony in Auckland.
The Lionesses kick off their marketing campaign in Brisbane earlier than taking a 500+ mile journey to Sydney adopted by a 900+ mile journey to Adelaide.
The Republic of Ireland, who secured qualification with a 1-0 win over Scotland, can even be primarily based in Australia, with video games in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.
There might be a repeat of the 2019 World Cup last in Group E after reigning champions USA had been drawn with the Netherlands. They might be joined by debutants Vietnam and the winner of the Group C play-off.
The USA, who had been overwhelmed 2-1 by the Lionesses earlier in October in a pleasant at Wembley, are concentrating on an unprecedented third consecutive World Cup win.
The 2023 World Cup is the primary to incorporate 32 groups, growing from 24 on the final event in France in 2019, with an inter-continental play-off event in February to resolve the remaining three entrants.
The 32 nations have been drawn into eight teams of 4. The prime two in every group will progress to the knockout levels.
2023 World Cup attract full:
- Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland.
- Group B: Australia, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada.
- Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan.
- Group D: England, Group B play-off winner, Denmark, China.
- Group E: USA, Vietnam, Netherlands, Group A play-off winner.
- Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Group C play-off winner.
- Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina.
- Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea.
England and the Republic of Ireland are two of 29 groups to have certified for the event thus far:
- Australia (co-hosts)
- New Zealand (co-hosts)
- China (AFC)
- Japan (AFC)
- Philippines (AFC)
- South Korea (AFC)
- Vietnam (AFC)
- Morocco (CAF)
- Nigeria (CAF)
- South Africa (CAF)
- Zambia (CAF)
- Canada (CONCACAF)
- Costa Rica (CONCACAF)
- Jamaica (CONCACAF)
- United States (CONCACAF)
- Argentina (CONMEBOL)
- Brazil (CONMEBOL)
- Colombia (CONMEBOL)
- Denmark (UEFA)
- England (UEFA)
- France (UEFA)
- Germany (UEFA)
- Italy (UEFA)
- Netherlands (UEFA)
- Norway (UEFA)
- Republic of Ireland (UEFA)
- Spain (UEFA)
- Sweden (UEFA)
- Switzerland (UEFA)
Ten groups will compete for the ultimate three locations on the inter-confederation play-off event in February, which might be held in New Zealand:
- Chinese Taipei (AFC)
- Thailand (AFC)
- Cameroon (CAF)
- Senegal (CAF)
- Haiti (CONCACAF)
- Panama (CONCACAF)
- Paraguay (CONMEBOL)
- Chile (CONMEBOL)
- Papua New Guinea (OFC)
- Portugal (UEFA)
What is the World Cup schedule?
The group stage will start on July 20 and run over a two-week interval ending on August 3 and see group winners and runners-up progress to the spherical of 16, which takes place from August 5 to August 8.
The quarter-finals, which might be held in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney, are scheduled for August 11 and 12.
The first semi-final will then be performed on August 15 in Auckland, with the opposite semi-final going down on August 16 on the Accor Stadium in Sydney, which can then host the ultimate on August 20.
A 3rd-place play-off might be performed the day earlier than the ultimate on August 19 in Brisbane.
What are the venues?
There are 9 host cities, 5 in Australia and 4 in New Zealand:
- Sydney – Accor Stadium and Allianz Stadium
- Brisbane – Suncorp Stadium
- Melbourne – AAMI Park
- Perth – HBF Park
- Adelaide – Hindmarsh Stadium
- Auckland – Eden Park
- Wellington – Sky Stadium
- Dunedin – Forsyth Barr Stadium
- Hamilton – Waikato Stadium