Women's Football World Cup 2023: what date for the entry into the running of the Blue?

The Women's World Cup kicks off on Thursday July 20 and France will play their first match in a few days.

Women's Football World Cup 2023: what date for the entry into the running of the Blue?

The Women's World Cup kicks off on Thursday July 20 and France will play their first match in a few days.

Australia and New Zealand will host from tomorrow, and for a period of one month, the Women's World Cup. The host countries will be the first two nations to launch the competition in which the French team will appear on Sunday July 23 against Jamaica. Hervé Renard's daughters will then play again on Saturday July 29 against Brazil before playing a final match on Wednesday August 2 against Panama. The hen of Les Bleues seems to be affordable.

The coach of the Blue aims at least the last four. The group he has is promising and is both mixed with experienced and more novice players. We find, for example, the indestructible tricolor captain, Wendie Renard or the Lyon striker, Eugénie Le Sommer. If the federation has decided to appoint Hervé Renard as coach, it is because he is a man of competition. So far he has proven he can lead nations to the end like he did with Zambia in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. More recently, he beat Argentina, the 2022 world champions with Saudi Arabia.

To lift the trophy, however, it will be necessary to overcome during the tournament, the United States who are the grandissimes favorites with four victories since the creation in 1991. They have a superb squad with excellent players like Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. They are also double titleholders. Among the big nations, there is also the Germany of Alexandra Popp, Lena Oberdof and Merle Frohms, the Norway of Ada Hegerberg (golden ball 2018), the Sweden of Fridolina Rolfo, the Japan of Yui Hasegawa and the Spain by Alexia Putellas (2021 and 2022 Golden Ball) and Aitana Bonmati.

The opening match of the World Cup is scheduled for July 20. The group stages will continue until August 3 before a latency day. Indeed the rest of the competition will be more decisive with the knockout stages and a final organized on August 20 in Sydney at the Australia Stadium.

France was the last host nation of the Women's World Cup in 2019, passing the torch to co-hosts New Zealand and Australia.

France Télévisions, broadcaster of the next Women's World Cup with M6, will offer 32 matches including the opening match, New Zealand-Norway (July 20 at 8:35 a.m.), and the final (August 20 at noon). The M6 ​​group will broadcast the other 32 matches. If the broadcasting of the final was decided by drawing lots, the matches of the final phases were distributed fairly.

The Football World Cup will last for a month and will be played in two phases, first the pools and then the final stages.

32 teams have qualified for the Women's World Cup. The selections, after drawing lots, were divided into 8 groups of 4.

The French women's team will probably take on the outsider label. Les Bleues in international competition are very regular. They have consistently come out of pools since 2009. However, they have never played in a final, always disqualified before. They struggle to get the upper hand on opponents who have shown more confidence and serenity in key moments. Solid France will once again be looking for a first final.

Disputed since 1991, the Women's World Cup is very recent. In 2023, it will be the 9th edition. Only four nations have won so far.

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