US Face Netherlands At FIFA Womens World Cup In Repeat Of Final

Auckland, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – twenty second Oct, 2022 ) :Holders and four-time champions the United States will face the Netherlands within the group part of subsequent 12 months’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, a repeat of the 2019 last.

Megan Rapinoe’s United States may even meet debutants Vietnam and a play-off winner on the finals in Australia and New Zealand, following the attract Auckland on Saturday.

European champions England, the pre-tournament favourites along with the Americans, will play China, Denmark and one other play-off winner.

Led by veteran ahead Rapinoe, the US are high of the FIFA rankings and going for a 3rd crown in a row — having overwhelmed the Dutch 2-0 within the 2019 last.

Germany, Sweden, France and Spain may even be sides to be careful for when the World Cup is staged at 10 stadiums in New Zealand and Australia from July 20 to August 20, 2023.

The opening match shall be co-hosts New Zealand in opposition to former champions Norway in Auckland.

With 32 groups — divided into eight teams of 4 — it will likely be the most important FIFA Women’s World Cup because the event started in 1991.

American two-time World Cup winner Carli Lloyd led the draw with former England striker Ian Wright amongst these serving to out at a ceremony attended by about 800 folks at Auckland’s Aotea Centre.

The ceremony, with England coach Sarina Wiegman and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern among the many visitors, opened with a nod to New Zealand and Australia’s Indigenous tradition.

Ardern calls the 2023 World Cup “the world’s largest women’s sporting event ever”.

Beforehand, FIFA president Gianni Infantino criticised tv broadcasters who’ve supplied “100 times less” to display the Women’s World Cup in comparison with the lads’s.

He accused tv corporations of “pushing us to do more for equality and at the same time we are not going to accept these offers”.

Global curiosity within the World Cup is anticipated to be at an all-time excessive, with ladies’s soccer having fun with a surge in recognition in some nations.

The Women’s Euros last in July between hosts England and rivals Germany at Wembley drew 87,192 spectators, a report for each a males’s or ladies’s European championship.

Chloe Kelly scored in extra-time to offer England a breathless 2-1 victory in entrance of a sell-out crowd and their first main title in ladies’s soccer.

Wiegman’s aspect backed that up with a 2-1 win over a younger US group, in entrance of one other bumper crowd at Wembley Stadium, earlier this month.

While ladies’s soccer is booming in nations akin to England and already well-established in France, some nations are solely simply getting began.

The Philippines, Morocco, Republic of Ireland, Vietnam and Zambia will all be competing on the Women’s World Cup for the primary time.

A play-off event in February will determine who takes the remaining three spots of the 32.

Australia and New Zealand will host one semi-final every, with the August 20 last on the 83,000-capacity Stadium Australia in Sydney.

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