The biggest FIFA Women’s Football World Cup has commenced in New Zealand and Australia on 20 July 2023.
- In the opening match, New Zealand defeated Norway 1-0 at Auckland’s Eden Park, securing their first-ever World Cup win.
- Australia also won their first match with a 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland in Sydney, courtesy of a penalty kick converted by defender Steph Catley.
- Australia and New Zealand are jointly hosting the ninth edition of the Women’s World Cup, with 32 nations participating, including defending champions, the US.
- This is the first Women’s World Cup with two co-hosts.
- The tournament follows a traditional group stage-knockout format, with eight groups of four teams each during the group stage.
- Seven nations, including the Republic of Ireland, are making their debuts at this World Cup, along with Vietnam, Zambia, Haiti, Morocco, Panama, the Philippines, and Portugal.
- The final will be held at the Sydney Olympic Stadium on the 20 August 2023.
Q.: Where is the biggest FIFA Women’s Football World Cup being jointly hosted?
a) United States and Canada
b) Australia and New Zealand
c) France and Spain
d) Brazil and Argentina
Ans : b) Australia and New Zealand