Women’s World Cup 2023: The eight starting teams

Vietnam

Another rising Asian country that will compete in the 2023 Women’s World Cup achieved its ticket in a unique way: with only one point, it advanced in its region as the second best third, and despite losing in the quarter-finals to China, it surpassed the qualifiers. Check out Thailand and Taiwan to secure your ticket on February 6, 2022.

Zambia

To find out which third team will debut in the World Cup, we had to wait until July, with the African Nations Cup in contention. There Zambia secured their ticket with a quarter-final penalty shootout victory against Senegal on 13 July. Before that, they faced Cameroon, Tunisia and Togo in the group stage.

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Morocco was the big sensation of the Men’s World Cup. Will it be repeated in the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

Morocco

On the same day, the Moroccan national team secured its qualification by defeating Botswana 2-1 in the quarter-finals. Then he will be the runner-up in South Africa. For its part, in the group stage, the country that knew how to be the biggest surprise in the men’s World Cup, which was won by the Argentine national team in 2022, defeated Senegal, Burkina Faso and Uganda.

Ireland

UEFA’s first female player got her ticket on October 11, after beating Scotland 1-0 in the European Qualifiers. They had previously finished second in Group A of the qualifiers, behind Sweden, but were comfortably ahead of their three other rivals: Finland, Slovakia and Georgia.

Haiti

The Haitians pulled off a huge upset this week, at 2/22, in the three inter-conference qualifiers played this week, beating Chile 2-1 (and ahead of Senegal 4-0). To reach this state, they had previously struck another blow, knocking out Mexico on home soil in the CONCACAF Cup.

Portugal

On the same date, the Portuguese defeated Cameroon with an agonizing 2-1 victory to secure their first match in the 2023 Women’s World Cup. In the UEFA qualifiers, they finished second to Germany in Group H, one point ahead of Serbia and also the European Championships. Over Turkey, Israel and Bulgaria. To reach the playoffs, they eliminated Belgium and Iceland.

Panama

Finally, the Panamanian national team became, on February 23, the last secret team. How Haiti upset CONMEBOL, beating Paraguay 1-0 (and ex-Papua New Guinea 2-0). Earlier in the CONCACAF Cup, they beat Trinidad and Tobago to finish third in their region.

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Panamanian players celebrate their qualification for the 2023 Women's World Cup.

Panama players celebrate their qualification for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

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