FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony

The most-anticipated FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is all set to kick off on Thursday, 20th July. It is going to be the biggest women’s world cup tournament to date, with an unparalleled interest in women’s games and smashing stadium attendance, sky-rocketing figures of views.

As a tradition of any major tournament, FIFA will organize a grand opening ceremony before the opening game between New Zealand and Norway kicks off, at Eden Park, Auckland, NZ.

Here, World Cup Coverage brings you everything about the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 opening ceremony, when, who’s performing, and how to watch the pre-tournament extravaganza.

When is the Women’s World Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony?

  • Date: Thursday, 20 July 2023
  • Start Time: 6:30 am GMT
  • Venue: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand

The FIFA Women’s World Cup opening ceremony is scheduled just before the opening game, New Zealand vs Norway, kicks off at 7:00 am GMT, which is 7:00 pm local time (NZST).

However, FIFA has not confirmed the exact starting time of the opening ceremony. Reports have hinted that the ceremony is poised to take place after the players’ pre-match warm-ups.

According to Optus Sports, the opening ceremony is going to be a 10-minute show, unlike last year’s FIFA Men’s World Cup, which had a full-fledged 30-minute show.

The curtain-raising opening ceremony is set to take place at Eden Park, Auckland, the venue of the opening game between co-hosts New Zealand and Norway. This is a huge 50,000 seater which will be a full-house.

Who is Performing at the Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony?

Performers  Performing
Mallrat and Benee Do it Again
The New Zealand Maori All Blacks Haka
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Various pieces
Children from across the world Poem about the power of football

The major attraction of the dazzling opening ceremony will be the live performance of the 2023 Women’s World Cup track “Do It Again”.

The theme song will be performed by the host countries’ singers, Australian female artist Mallrat and Kiwi singer Benee.

Moreover, FIFA is expected to surprise global viewers as well as crowds by inviting performers, which has been the case in recent FIFA events. In last year’s Qatar World Cup, we saw BTS star Jung Kook and Shakira, among others, taking the stage.

How to Watch FIFA Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony?

The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place just before the kick-off of the opening match. Hence, Women’s World Cup broadcasters will air the opening ceremony live, too.

Here’s where to watch the Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony on TV and Live Stream.

  • Fox
  • Telemundo
  • Fubo TV
  • Peacock
  • BBC One
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Channel 7
  • 7 Plus
  • Sky Sport 1


FOX will broadcast the Women’s World Cup opening ceremony in the United States. FOX has scheduled a broadcast an hour before the 3:00 am ET (20th July) kick-off of the opening game. Moreover, the live stream will also be on Fubo TV and Peacock.


The opening ceremony will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom. Tune in at least half an hour before the game kicks off at 8:00 am BST.


The free-to-air Channel 7 will broadcast the opening ceremony as well as the opening game in Australia. The live stream will be on 7 Plus and Optus Sports.


If you haven’t managed a ticket, make sure to tune in to Sky Sports 1 to watch the live telecast of the opening ceremony.

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