Lionesses to face China and Denmark at World Cup

2023-WOMEN-DRAW England's coach Sarina Wiegman
England’s coach Sarina Wiegman arrives for the draw ceremony. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

The draw for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup saw England grouped with China and Denmark, plus a play-off winner.

Senegal or Haiti will play Chile in a play-off final to determine who completes England’s group, and become the Lionesses first opponents on 23 July.

New Zealand play Norway in the opening game on 20 July, with Republic of Ireland beginning against co-hosts Australia on the same day, before games against Canada and Nigeria.

Holders, USA and 2019 beaten finalists Netherlands are grouped together, along with debutants Vietnam plus the winner of the Group A Play-Off final in which either Cameroon or Thailand will meet Portugal.

The Group C Play-Off sees Chinese Taipei challege Paraguay and Papua New Guinea play Panama, to secure a group plae with France, Jamaica and Brazil.

Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland

Group B: Australia, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada

Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan

Group D: England, Group B Play-Off winner, Denmark, China

Group E: USA, Vietnam, Netherlands, Group A Play-Off winner

Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Group C Play-Off winner,

Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina

Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea

The full schedule, match venues and kick-off times can be found here.

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