UEFA draw squads for 2023 Women’s World Cup qualifiers
April 30 – A record 51 nations participated in the draw for the European qualifiers for the 2023 Women’s World Cup held today at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.
Grouped into nine groups (six out of six teams and three out of five), UEFA will directly qualify the nine group winners, with the nine finalists qualifying for a series of play-offs for two more places. The third-ranked team will go through an intercontinental jump-off.
The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be jointly hosted in Australia and New Zealand and, for the first time, will be expanded to 32 teams. The European qualifiers will be played between September 2021 and September 2022. The dates of the matches have not yet been announced.
group A: Sweden, Finland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Georgia
Group B: Spain, Scotland, Ukraine, Hungary, Faroe Islands
Group C: Netherlands, Iceland, Czech Republic, Belarus, Cyprus
Group D: England, Austria, Northern Ireland, North Macedonia, Latvia, Luxembourg
Group E: Denmark, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Malta, Montenegro
Group F: Norway, Belgium, Poland, Albania, Kosovo, Armenia
Group G: Italy, Switzerland, Romania, Croatia, Moldova, Lithuania
Group H: Germany, Portugal, Serbia, Israel, Turkey, Bulgaria
Group I: France, Wales, Slovenia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Estonia
Before the end of the World Cup qualifiers, the 2022 Women’s European Champions will take place in England. The qualified teams are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England (host), Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands (starters), Northern Ireland, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
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