A Guide to the New Zealand Women’s World Cup 2023 : Squad, Schedule, Live Stream

This post would provide an overview of the tournament, including the schedule, the squad and the venues. As the biggest women sporting event draws nearer and is just few days away, the buzz around the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is skyrocketed already as New Zealand are co-host too. So, the buzz around it is super high. The tournament will be held from July 20 to August 20, 2023 and for the first time it will feature 32 teams around the World.

New Zealand Women's World Cup 2023


New Zealand is no stranger to the Women’s World Cup, As this year edition, will mark their sixth FIFA Women’s World cup and also this will be their fifth consecutive appearance in the Women’s World Cup event. But, Despite playing in five World Cups they are yet to won a match. They also hold an unwanted record coming into this tournament, as they have played 15 games the most by any nation without winning any single game. Till now, they have lost 12 and drawn 3 games.

New Zealand, now ranked 26th in the world as per the latest FIFA rankings. They are led by head coach Jitka Klimková, who was appointed in 2021. New Zealand team will be hoping to make a good showing in the 2023 Women’s World Cup. As they will be playing on home soil, and they have a talented squad that is capable of causing upsets.

They have the possibility to accomplish a first by making it to the World Cup’s knockout round. They have precedent on their side. since, the hosts of the last eight Women’s World Cups have reached the knockout stage at least.

New Zealand Women’s World Cup 2023 Squad

The final 23-player squad was announced on 30 June 2023.The New Zealand women’s national football team final 23-player squad was announced on 30 June 2023. The squad is led by captain Olivia Chance, and includes a mix of experienced players and up-and-coming talent. The squad of 23 players includes experienced and illustrious players like Annalie Longo, Hannah Wilkinson and Ria Percival.

GoalkeeperErin Nayler31840IFK Norrköping
GoakeeperVictoria Esson32140Rangers
GoalkeeperAnna Leat2290Aston Villa
DefenderClaudia Bunge23200Melbourne Victory
DefenderCJ Bott28372Leicester City
DefenderMichaela Foster2440Wellington Phoenix
DefenderAli Riley (captain)351522Angel City
DefenderRebekah Stott30894Brighton & Hove Albion
DefenderKatie Bowen29923Melbourne City
DefenderElizabeth Anton24180Perth Glory
MidfielderBetsy Hassett3214313Stjarnan
MidfielderRia Percival (vice-captain)3316115Tottenham Hotspur
MidfielderMalia Steinmetz24180Western Sydney Wanderers
MidfielderDaisy Cleverley26312HB Køge
MidfielderAnnalie Longo3212715Christchurch United
MidfielderOlivia Chance29432Celtic
ForwardMilly Clegg1720Wellington Phoenix
ForwardGabi Rennie22242Arizona State Sun Devils
ForwardPaige Satchell25422Wellington Phoenix
ForwardJacqui Hand24121Åland United
ForwardHannah Wilkinson3111328Melbourne City
ForwardGrace Jale24172Canberra United
ForwardIndiah-Paige Riley2170Brisbane Roar

New Zealand Women’s World Cup 2023 Schedule

The New Zealand women’s national football team will be playing in Group A of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Their group stage matches will be against Norway, the Philippines, and Switzerland.

Here is the schedule for New Zealand’s group stage matches:

DateGroupMatchTime (NZST)Time (EDT)Location
July 20, 2023ANew Zealand vs Norway20:0004:00Eden Park, Auckland
Jul 25, 2023ANew Zealand vs Philippines18:3002:30Sky Stadium, Wellington
July 30, 2023ANew Zealand vs Switzerland20:0004:00Forsyth Barr Stadium

How to Live Stream Women’s World Cup 2023 In New Zealand

Live coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be available in New Zealand on Sky Sport. Sky Sport is the best place for New Zealand football fans to watch the action. You can watch Sky Sport with Sky Sport Now, which costs $19.99 per week and $44.99 per month, if it isn’t included in your cable TV bundle. Subscribers to Sky Sport can also watch through the Sky Go app and service.

The FIFA website and mobile app will also stream the games live.

Can I watch Women’s World Cup 2023 for Free in New Zealand ?

You can, indeed. Sky has agreed to broadcast one game every day across the country for free, including any contests involving the New Zealand team.

TV Channel Broadcasting rights for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in New Zealand

In New Zealand, Sky Network Television Ltd. (“Sky”) has obtained the sole broadcasting rights. On various Sky platforms, all 64 games will be accessible.

One match every day, including the important games and all contests involving the New Zealand team, will be shown free-to-air nationwide in an effort to make the sports accessible to everyone.



Where will the Women’s World Cup be in July and August 2023?

This is the first time in the entire history of FIFA Women’s World Cup that there are more than one host nation. The tournament will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand and it will take place from 20 July to 20 August 2023. Held in the Oceanic regions of Australia and New Zealand, The competetion will run exactly for a month.

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