The Matildas will kick off their FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign at the brand new Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) in July 2023, after the match schedule was revealed by FIFA today.
Sydney will host more matches than any other host city, with seven games at the SFS and four at Stadium Australia, including a Semi Final and the Final.
Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said the fixture announcement is an exciting milestone on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
“This is about putting the best sports and the best events in the best facilities and keeping Sydney the number one choice in Australia for sports fans. Hosting major events like this is crucial in creating jobs and boosting our visitor economy,” Mr Ayres said.
“This World Cup will take women’s sport to a whole new level. When the final kicks off in Sydney I have no doubt we would have hosted a tournament that changed women’s major events forever.”
Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said football lovers will get the chance to be part of the biggest and best moments of the tournament in Sydney, from start to finish.
“The atmosphere across the city is bound to be electric as we host matches from day one right through to the Final,” Mrs Ward said.
“Fans can soak up the atmosphere at the brand new SFS, enjoy a world-class FIFA Fan Fest and experience finals excitement at Stadium Australia.”
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said 32 teams will compete in 64 matches across Australia and New Zealand.
“The announcement of the match schedule today adds to the excitement around the tournament and we are looking forward to seeing the nine host cities and 10 stadiums that will set the stage for women’s football,” Ms Samoura said.
To see the full fixture, visit the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 website.