FIFA Women's World Cup Playoffs

The 9th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup is just around the corner. The tournament will take place in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 – August 20, 2023. There are still three berths to grab in this 32-team tournament. The spots will be decided after the intercontinental playoffs between 10 teams.

The 10 teams are divided into three groups – A, B, and C. One nation will qualify from each group to play on the main stage. The intercontinental playoffs have been underway since February 18. The playoffs finals will be on February 22.

Here we look closely at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Playoffs.

Group A: Thailand, Cameroon, and Portugal

Asian outfits Thailand played the Indomitable Lionesses Cameroon on February 18. Cameroon beat Thailand by two goals to reach the playoffs final in Group A.

Portugal will take on Cameroon on February 22, and the winner will join Group E with the USA, the Netherlands, and Vietnam in the World Cup.

Fixture Date Time Venue
Portugal vs. Cameroon Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023  6:30 am GMT FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton 


Group B: Senegal, Haiti, and Chile

Haiti took on Senegal on Feb. 18 and stomped them by 4-0 goals to reach the playoffs final in Group B. Haiti will face Chile in the final on Feb. 22.

The winner will join Group D with England, Denmark, and China in the Women’s World Cup finals.

Fixture Date Time Venue
Haiti vs Chile Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023  1:00 am GMT North Harbour Stadium, Auckland 


Group C: Chinese Taipei, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, and Panama

Playoffs Group C consists of four teams. In the Feb. 18 semi-finals, Panama beat Papua New Guinea by 2-0 goals and Paraguay beat Chinese Taipei on penalties to reach the final.

The winner of Panama vs Paraguay game, which will be on Feb. 23, will qualify and join Group F with France, Brazil, and Jamaica.

Fixture Date Time Venue
Panama vs Paraguay Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 1:00 am GMT FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton 


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