Adelaide get five matches in FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™


2nd December 2021 

 FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Schedule Announced

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will see the world's elite head to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time with a newly enhanced 32-team tournament format.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 20 July to 20 August 2021, with the Final being held in Sydney. 

Only 20 months out until the event hits our shores, FIFA announced the match schedule today. Thanks to the support of the South Australian Government, Adelaide is scheduled to host five matches, with four being group matches and one Round of 16 game. 

Sam Ciccarello President of Football South Australia said “What a great day for South Australians! The announcement of the match schedule is another milestone in the lead up to the Women’s World Cup in 2023.”

“To have such a large-scale event such as the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ being played in our state means football fans, aspiring players and football families can get to a game and enjoy seeing the most talented women’s football players in the world” said Ciccarello.

With teams set to hub in host cities, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, Australia will become a pivotal location for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ as teams also travel to New Zealand to play.  

Premier Steven Marshall said "This is fantastic news for South Australia and certainly would not have been possible without our commitment of $53 million for upgrades to Coopers Stadium – offering a really special, boutique venue unlike any other in the country. 

"Excitement around the sport is only going to continue to grow as we edge toward the tournament and I can’t wait to see South Australia back on the world stage as a host city.   

"This is going to put Adelaide in front of a massive international audience and show why we are the most liveable city in Australia and third most liveable city in the world." 

Jane Rathjen, Vice President of Football South Australia and Chair of the Women’s World Cup Legacy Committee said “This is a fantastic outcome for Adelaide. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ is a global event and to be able to witness these world class athletes play in our city is truly inspirational.” 

Ciccarello said “Football SA recently launched the Legacy Plan that will provide opportunities for girls and women of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to get involved in football as participants, coaches, referees or leaders at all levels, whether it be in a social context, at a club or elite pathway. It will genuinely be a game for all.”

Rathjen who steers The Legacy said “the Women’s World Cup and The Legacy Plan will inspire positive change for girls and women, not only in sport but across the greater community.”

Michael Carter CEO Football South Australia said, “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ is the biggest women’s sporting event in the world and Adelaide is hosting five matches at Coopers Stadium, this is great news for sports fans and football in SA, it will be the hottest ticket in town.” 

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Australia and New Zealand


Venue / Match Schedule

Total matches

Sydney / Gadigal

Sydney Football Stadium

  • 6 x Group matches
  • 1 x Round of sixteen

Stadium Australia

  • 1 x Round of sixteen
  • 1 x Quarter Final
  • 1 x Semi- Final
  • 1 x Final


Brisbane / Meaanjin

Brisbane Stadium

  • 5 x Group matches
  • 1 x Round of sixteen
  • 1 x Quarter Final
  • 1 x Third place play-off


Melbourne / Naarm

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

  • 4 x Group matches
  • 2 x Round of sixteen


Perth / Boorloo

Perth Rectangular Stadium

  • 5 x Group matches


Adelaide / Tarntanya

Hindmarsh Stadium

  • 4 x Group matches
  • 1 x Round of sixteen



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