The 9th FIFA Women's World Cup was held jointly in Australia and New Zealand, the first time the event was hosted in the southern hemisphere. There were only two bids to host the event, the other was Colombia.
The event was held from 10 July – 20 August 2023, with the final being played at the Sydney Olympic Stadium.
The United States were the defending champions, having won their fourth title in 2019. Australia and New Zealand automatically qualified due to being host countries.
The final was won by Spain, defeating England 1-0.
The 2023 World Cup is larger than previous tournaments, with the number of teams at the group stage expanding from 24 to 32 teams. The teams play in eight groups, with only the top-two sides from each group qualifying for the knockout stages.
- Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland
- Group B: Australia, Ireland, Nigeria, Canada
- Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan
- Group D: England, Haiti, Denmark, China
- Group E: USA, Vietnam, Netherlands, Portugal
- Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Panama
- Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina
- Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea
- This was the first co-confederation-hosted FIFA World Cup. Australia is part of the Asian football confederation and New Zealand a member of the Oceanic branch.
- This was the first FIFA Women's World Cup to be held in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Many teams made their first appearance at the Women's World Cup: Haiti, Philippines, Ireland, Zambia, Vietnam, Portugal, Panama and Morocco.
- Four teams that played at the previous tournament in 2019 failed to qualify for 2023: Thailand, Cameroon, Chile, and Scotland.
- Spain won the tournament in only their third appearance at the World Cup.
- The top goal scorer of the tournament was Hinata Miyazawa of Japan with 5 goals.
- Australia and New Zealand at the Women's World Cup.
- About Sport in Australia and about Sport in New Zealand
- List of Women's World Cup host countries
- Men's Football World Cup Hosts
- Women's World Cup Info