2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: 60 Questions And Answers

Here are 60 questions and answers about the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup:

 

General
  • Where is the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup being held?
Australia and New Zealand
  • When is the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup being held?
July 20 – August 20, 2023
  • How many teams are competing in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
32
  • What is the format of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
The teams are divided into eight groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage, which begins with the round of 16.
  • What is the prize money for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
$60 million, up from $30 million in 2019
Teams
  • Who are the defending champions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup?
United States
  • Which team has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup the most times?
United States (4 times)
  • Which teams are considered to be the favorites to win the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
United States, England, France, Germany, Canada
  • Which teams are considered to be the underdogs in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Netherlands, Japan
  • Which players are considered to be the best players in the world ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
Alex Morgan (USA), Megan Rapinoe (USA), Sam Kerr (Australia), Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands), Wendie Renard (France)
Matches
  • Which match is the opening match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
Australia vs. New Zealand, July 20, 2023
  • Which match is the final of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
August 20, 2023
  • Where will the final of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup be played?
Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Which teams have qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup so far?
Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, China PR, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Morocco, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Ecuador, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark
  • Which teams are still trying to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
Scotland, Wales, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Republic of Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Israel, Turkey, Cameroon, Senegal, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Zimbabwe, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Canada, United States
Other
  • What is the official mascot of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
Tazuni, a wombat
  • What is the official theme song of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
“Unity” by Tina Arena
  • How can I watch the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
The matches will be televised and streamed live by a variety of broadcasters around the world.
  • What are some of the ways to get involved with the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
You can volunteer at a match, attend a fan event, or simply cheer on your favorite team.
  • What are some of the benefits of hosting the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
The tournament is expected to boost the economies of Australia and New Zealand, as well as raise the profile of women’s football around the world.
Bonus Questions
  • Which player has scored the most goals in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Abby Wambach (USA), 18 goals
  • Which team has conceded the fewest goals in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Germany has conceded the fewest goals in FIFA Women’s World Cup history, with only 10 goals conceded in 54 matches. This is an average of 0.19 goals per match. Germany has also won the FIFA Women’s World Cup the most times, with 8 titles.
22. Which player has won the most FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Balls?
Marta (Brazil), 5
23. Which player has won the most FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Boots?
Abby Wambach (USA), 2
24. Which team has won the most FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Gloves?
Germany, 3
25. Which player has scored the fastest goal in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Alex Morgan (USA), 12 seconds
26. Which player has scored the most goals in a single FIFA Women’s World Cup match?
Michelle Akers (USA), 5 goals
27. Which team has won the biggest margin of victory in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
United States, 13-0 Thailand (1999)
28. Which team has the longest unbeaten streak in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
United States, 17 matches
29. Which team has conceded the most goals in a single FIFA Women’s World Cup match?
Thailand, 13-0 United States (1999)
30. Which team has the worst record in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Thailand, 0 wins, 1 draw, 11 losses
31. Which team has the youngest player in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Melissa Ortiz (Mexico), 17 years, 228 days
32. Which team has the oldest player in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Julie Foudy (USA), 40 years, 275 days
33. Which team has the most players in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
United States, 104 players
34. Which team has the fewest players in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Nigeria, 18 players
35. Which team has the most goals scored in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
United States, 123 goals
36. Which team has the fewest goals scored in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Thailand, 3 goals
37. Which team has the most goals conceded in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Thailand, 175 goals
38. Which team has the fewest goals conceded in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Germany, 10 goals
39. Which team has the most red cards in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Nigeria, 5
40. Which team has the fewest red cards in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Australia, 0
41. Which team has the most yellow cards in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
United States, 91
42. Which team has the fewest yellow cards in FIFA Women’s World Cup history?
Australia, 34
43. What are some of the challenges that women’s football faces around the world?
Some of the challenges that women’s football faces around the world include:
  • Lack of funding and investment
  • Lack of media coverage
  • Lack of access to quality facilities and coaching
  • Discrimination and sexism
  • Stereotypes about women’s sport
44. What are some of the things that can be done to promote women’s football?
Some of the things that can be done to promote women’s football include:
  • Increasing funding and investment
  • Increasing media coverage
  • Improving access to quality facilities and coaching
  • Challenging discrimination and sexism
  • Promoting positive role models and success stories
45. What are some of the ways that fans can support women’s football?
Some of the ways that fans can support women’s football include:
  • Attending matches
  • Watching matches on TV or streaming
  • Buying merchandise
  • Following teams and players on social media
  • Donating to women’s football organizations
46. What are some of the things that FIFA and other governing bodies can do to support women’s football?
Some of the things that FIFA and other governing bodies can do to support women’s football include:
  • Increasing funding and investment
  • Increasing media coverage
  • Improving access to quality facilities and coaching
  • Promoting women’s football at the grassroots level
  • Enforcing sanctions against discrimination and sexism
47. What are some of the things that players and coaches can do to promote women’s football?
Some of the things that players and coaches can do to promote women’s football include:
  • Being positive role models
  • Speaking out against discrimination and sexism
  • Engaging with fans and the media
  • Promoting women’s football on social media
48. What are some of the things that sponsors and brands can do to support women’s football?
Some of the things that sponsors and brands can do to support women’s football include:
  • Investing in women’s football teams and competitions
  • Increasing media coverage of women’s football
  • Promoting women’s football on social media
  • Challenging discrimination and sexism in sport
49. What are some of the ways that women’s football can help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?
Women’s football can help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in a number of ways, including:
  • Promoting gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls
  • Reducing inequalities within and between countries
  • Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
50. What are some of the things that you are most looking forward to at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
Some of the things that I am most looking forward to at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup include:
  • Seeing the best players in the world compete at the highest level
  • Experiencing the excitement and atmosphere of a major sporting event
  • Witnessing the growth and development of women’s football around the globe
  • Cheering on my favorite team!
51. What are some of the things that you think the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup can achieve?
I think that the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has the potential to achieve a number of things, including:
  • Increasing the visibility and popularity of women’s football around the world
  • Inspiring the next generation of female footballers
  • Challenging stereotypes about women’s sport
  • Promoting gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls
52. What are some of the things that you are most concerned about ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
Some of the things that I am most concerned about ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup include:
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tournament
  • The potential for discrimination and sexism
  • The safety and security of players and fans

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