Games of the DFB team, mode, groups and TV broadcast

The 2023 Women’s World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand from July 20th to August 20th. has put together all the important information about the tournament and the games played by the German national team.

When and where will the 2023 Women’s World Cup take place?

  • The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be held in both Australia and New Zealand.
  • Five stadiums are located in Australia: Sydney (2x), Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.
  • Four venues are played in New Zealand: Auckland, Hamilton, Dunedin and Wellington.
  • The opening game on July 20th will be played by New Zealand and Norway in Auckland.
  • The final will take place at the Australia Stadium in Sydney on August 20th.
  • The German team headquarters is in Wyong, around 90 kilometers north of Sydney.

This is the game mode of the 2023 Women’s World Cup

  • 32 nations are taking part for the first time.
  • The preliminary round consists of eight groups with four teams each.
  • Each team plays each group opponent once.
  • After three games, the two teams with the fewest points are eliminated.
  • The first and second in the group qualify for the knockout stage.
  • In the round of 16, the first place in each group plays against the second place in another group.

These are the groups at the 2023 Women’s World Cup

  • 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 –> An overview of the German group can be found here.

Who were the last world champions in women’s soccer?

  • 2019: USA (2-0 v Netherlands)
  • 2015: USA (5-2 v Japan)
  • 2011: Japan (3:1 IE vs. USA)
  • 2007: Germany (2-0 v Brazil)
  • 2003: Germany (2-1 a.g.v. Sweden)

When will Germany play at the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

  • Germany vs. Morocco; July 24, 10:30 a.m
  • Germany vs. Colombia; July 30, 11:30 a.m
  • South Korea vs. Germany; Aug. 3, 12:00 p.m

Who is in the German squad for the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

  • Goal: Ann-Katrin Berger (FC Chelsea), Merle Frohms (VfL Wolfsburg), Stina Johannes (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ena Mahmutovic (MSV Duisburg)
  • defense: Sara Doorsoun (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marina Hegering (VfL Wolfsburg), Kathrin Hendrich (VfL Wolfsburg), Sophia Kleinherne (Eintracht Frankfurt), Sarai Linder (TSG Hoffenheim), Sjoeke Nüsken (FC Chelsea), Carolin Simon (FC Bayern Munich) , Felicitas Rauch (VfL Wolfsburg)
  • midfield / attack: Nicole Anyomi (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jule Brand (VfL Wolfsburg), Klara Bühl (FC Bayern Munich), Sara Däbritz (Olympique Lyon), Laura Freigang (Eintracht Frankfurt), Chantal Hagel (TSG Hoffenheim), Svenja Huth (VfL Wolfsburg) , Paulina Krumbiegel (TSG Hoffenheim), Lena Lattwein (VfL Wolfsburg), Melanie Leupolz (FC Chelsea), Sydney Lohmann (FC Bayern Munich), Lina Magull (FC Bayern Munich), Lena Oberdorf (VfL Wolfsburg), Alexandra Popp (VfL Wolfsburg ), Lea Schüller (FC Bayern Munich), Tabea Wassmuth (VfL Wolfsburg)

Who will broadcast the 2023 Women’s World Cup on TV?

  • For the first time, the TV rights to the Women’s World Cup were not linked to the broadcasting rights to the Men’s World Cup in the previous year.
  • An agreement between FIFA and the television stations is still pending. At the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, there is a risk of a “blackout” in Germany and other European countries such as Great Britain, Spain, France and Italy.
  • In previous editions, ARD and ZDF reported on the women’s world championships in Germany. But this year the TV rights are too expensive for the broadcasters. “We’re proud that we’ve given football, women’s football, a stage for decades, that we’ve been able to help it grow, we want to continue doing that, but we also have to leave the church in the village,” said WDR – Director Tom Buhrow. ARD and ZDF are said to be offering around five million euros. FIFA is said to demand more than double that.