Brisbane to play key hosting role during FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
Brisbane’s Lang Park will host eight FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 matches, including a Matildas Group Stage match on 27 July 2023.
Australia’s premier rectangular stadium in Brisbane will host five Group Stage matches, a round of 16 knock-out match, a quarter-final, and the third-place play-off in FIFA’s showcase event – the first FIFA Women’s World Cup to feature 32 teams.
This announcement is testament of Brisbane’s quality stadiums and Queensland’s capabilities when it comes to staging major events.
Brisbane’s first match of the tournament will take place on 22 July 2023, while the third-place play-off will be held on 19 August 2023.
The opening match will be held at Auckland’s Eden Park on 20 July 2023, and Sydney’s Stadium Australia will host the final on 20 August 2023. During the Group Stage, Australia and New Zealand will each host four groups of four teams, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the knock-out stage.
The tournament comprises 64 matches in total, played between Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane in Australia, as well as Auckland, Dunedin, Hamilton and Wellington in New Zealand.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Draw will take place in late 2022 or early 2023, when Queenslanders will learn which teams will be playing in Brisbane – with at least nine teams expected to play in Brisbane during the tournament.