USWNT Women's World Cup draw 2023: USA's group matches, dates, times, cities and stadiums

USWNT Women's World Cup draw 2023: USA's group matches, dates, times, cities and stadiums

The 2023 Women’s World Cup is just around the corner with the ninth edition of the tournament to take place in Australia and New Zealand. 

The United States will arrive as defending champions and are chasing their fifth Women’s World Cup title. 

Co-hosts Australia have never made it past the quarterfinals, while New Zealand are yet to win a game on football’s biggest stage. 

England were crowned European champions in 2022 and loom as another team to keep a close eye on at the tournament. 

MORE: Which teams have qualified for the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

USA Women’s World Cup group 2023

Group E

Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD
E1: USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E2: Vietnam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E3: Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E4: Playoff Group A winner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The USA have been drawn in Group E for the 2023 Women’s World Cup alongside Vietnam, Netherlands and a yet-to-be-determined playoff winner.

Cameroon, Thailand and Portugal are all vying for that playoff spot with the victor to be known on February 22, 2023. 

Having been drawn in Group E means the USWNT will play all their group matches in New Zealand. 

USA Women’s World Cup schedule

The USWNT will kick off the World Cup title defense against Vietnam, who are appearing at the tournament for the first time. 

After playing their first game in Auckland, the USA will then head to Wellington to face Netherlands before returning to Auckland’s Eden Park for their final group match. 

An opponent from Group G, containing the likes of Sweden and Italy, then looms in the Round of 16 should the United States qualify.

USA Group E matches

Date
(ET)
Time
(ET)
Match Stadium
Fri, July 21 9 p.m. USA vs. Vietnam Eden Park (Auckland)
Wed, July 26 9 p.m. USA vs. Netherlands Wellington Regional Stadium
Tue, Aug. 1 3 a.m. USA vs. Playoff Group A winner Eden Park (Auckland)

Potential knockout round schedule — if USA finishes 1st in Group E

Date
(ET)
Time
(ET)
Stage Stadium
Sat, Aug. 5 10 p.m. Rd of 16 Sydney Football Stadium
Thu, Aug. 10 9 p.m. Quarterfinals Wellington Regional Stadium
Tue, Aug. 15 4 a.m. Semifinals Eden Park (Auckland)
Sat, Aug. 19* 4 a.m. 3rd Place* Brisbane Stadium
Sun, Aug. 20 6 a.m. Final Stadium Australia (Sydney)

*Only in event of defeat in semifinals

Potential knockout round schedule — if USA finishes 2nd in Group E

Date
(ET)
Time
(ET)
Stage Stadium
Sun, Aug. 6 5 a.m. Round of 16 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Fri, Aug. 11 3:30 a.m. Quarterfinals Eden Park (Auckland)
Tue, Aug. 15 4 a.m. Semifinals Eden Park (Auckland)
Sat, Aug. 19* 4 a.m. 3rd Place* Brisbane Stadium
Sun, Aug. 20 6 a.m. Final Stadium Australia (Sydney)

*Only in event of defeat in semifinals

How to watch the Women’s World Cup in USA

  • TV channel: Fox / FS1 / FS2 (English-language), Telemundo / Universo (Spanish-language)
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Fox Sports App

The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be televised on Fox and streamed on the Fox Sports app in the United States. Telemundo and Universo will provide Spanish-language coverage of the tournament.

All matches can also be streamed via fuboTV in the USA.

Women’s World Cup game times in USA

Both Australia and New Zealand have time zones which feature a significant difference compared to the United States. 

Most matches at the 2023 Women’s World Cup will take place in the evening which will mean early mornings for those watching from the USA. 

The majority of games will take place on Australia’s east coast which goes by the AEST time zone and is 14 hours ahead of ET time. 

New Zealand’s time zone is even further ahead of the USA with a 16-hour time adjustment required. 

Women’s World Cup 2023 kickoff times

(Venue) Canada (EDT) UK (BST) USA (EDT)
Adelaide (AUS) -13.5 hrs – 8.5 hrs -13.5 hrs
Auckland (NZL) -16 hrs -11 hrs -16 hrs
Brisbane (AUS) -14 hrs -9 hrs -14 hrs
Dunedin (NZL) -16 hrs -11 hrs -16 hrs
Hamilton (NZL) -16 hrs -11 hrs -16 hrs
Melbourne (AUS) -14 hrs -9 hrs -14 hrs
Perth (AUS) -12 hrs -7 hrs -12 hrs
Sydney (AUS) -14 hrs -9 hrs -14 hrs
Wellington (NZL) -16 hrs -11 hrs -16 hrs