FIFA is delighted to announce that over half-a-million tickets have been sold to fans from more than 120 countries for the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, taking place this July and August, in Australia, and Aotearoa, New Zealand. The tournament moved past 500,000 ticket sales last week, with the most sought-after match of the tournament being the 20 August Final at Stadium Australia in Sydney/Gadigal.
The opening match and opening ceremony for the first-ever co-hosted women’s tournament will take place on 20 July, 2023 at New Zealand’s Eden Park in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau. Stadium Australia in Sydney/Gadigal has been selected to host the final a month later on 20, August.
The first-ever 32-team FIFA Women’s World Cup will be a truly global celebration of football. It welcomes teams qualified for the first time ever in their history; from Morocco, Zambia, Philippines, Vietnam and the Republic of Ireland. Ticket prices are accessible for fans with those for adults starting at $20 and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased from FIFA.com/Tickets.
Meanwhile, The first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup Play-Off Tournament takes place 17-23 February at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and North Harbour Stadium in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa,the New Zealand. The Play-Off Tournament will feature 10 nations: Portugal, Cameroon, Thailand, Chile, Haiti, Senegal, Chinese Taipei, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay and Panama, competing for the final three spots in the tournament proper, in addition to three friendlies featuring New Zealand’s Football Ferns.