The Republic of Ireland will make their World Cup debut in Group B of next year’s tournament, facing joint-hosts Australia on the opening day of the tournament in Sydney.
The draw took place in Auckland this morning and handed Vera Pauw’s outfit a tough group
Six days after Australia they travel 4,000 miles across Australia to play Canada at the Perth Oval. Canada are the Olympic champions.
Nigeria, ranked 45th by Fifa but the strongest African nation, are Ireland’s final opponents at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, on July 31st.
The tournament will be played in Australia and New Zealand across July and August 2023.
The top two teams in each group progress to the last 16.
The final returns to Sydney on August 20th.
2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup draw
- New Zealand
- Republic of Ireland
- Costa Rica
- Inter-confederations B play-off winner
- Inter-confederations A play-off winner
- Inter-confederations C play-off winner
- South Africa
- Korea Republic