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Draw for Play-Off Tournament for FIFA Women’s World Cup to take place on Oct 14


FIFA on Tuesday announced that the Draw for the first-ever Play-Off Tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place on October 14 at 12:00 CET.

The Draw for the Play-Off Tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be streamed live

on FIFA+ and will confirm the qualification pathway for the ten teams vying for the final three remaining spots at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, which takes place from July 20 to August 20 next year.

The ten participating teams in the Play-Off Tournament – which will be played in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau in Aotearoa New Zealand from February 17 to 23, 2023 – will come from Asia (Chinese Taipei and Thailand), Africa (Cameroon and Senegal), North and Central America and the Caribbean (Haiti and Panama), South America (Chile and Paraguay), Oceania (Papua New Guinea) and Europe (one team – TBC).

The European representative at the Play-Off Tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be confirmed following the final round of qualifying matches on October 11, 2022.

As part of the match schedule, New Zealand’s Football Ferns will also play three friendly matches around the event against a top-seeded team in the tournament and another high-profile guest team, which will be confirmed in due course.

Following the Draw for the Play-Off Tournament on October 14, the Draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will take place in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau on October 22, 2022.

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