As 2023 seemingly flies by us, we are once again caught up in the excitement of another FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 to be exact. Taking place in the beautiful location of Australia and New Zealand. This year promises an unprecedented tournament, with the participation of world-class international teams and unexpected twists that only football can offer, or soccer as many will call it. What’s more, for every diehard football fan, the thrill isn’t confined to the real world, as we can replicate this feverish excitement in the virtual world of FIFA 23, and not a single hammy gets pulled! As we wait for the highly anticipated release of EA Sports FC 24, let’s dive into the fun, excitement, and realism that FIFA 23 brings to our consoles and PCs.
EA Sports, renowned for their yearly releases of their football franchise, have made FIFA 23 an immersive experience with enhanced visuals and gameplay tweaks. This makes FIFA 23 a perfect partner for all fans to live the world cup experience while they watch their favorite teams battle it out in real life.
Amid this football fervor, let’s take a look at some vital info details about the ongoing Women’s World Cup and how to enjoy it alongside FIFA 23, while also exploring what the future holds for EA Sports with the upcoming EA Sports FC 24 release.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 kicks off on July 20, with New Zealand facing Norway. The tournament, held in Australia and New Zealand, is set to run until August 20, promising a whole month of exhilarating football action. USA, the reigning world champions, find themselves in Group E with the Netherlands, Portugal, and Vietnam. Meanwhile, European champions England are in Group D alongside China, Denmark, and Haiti. With the Intercontinental qualification play-offs already concluded, all slots for the final competition have been secured, setting the stage for an intense showdown in a matter of days!
With FIFA 23 in your hands, you can choose to manage any of these teams or create your Ultimate Team comprising players from different countries, leading them to World Cup victory. With gameplay modes like Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs, and VOLTA Football, FIFA 23 allows you to live the World Cup journey in whichever way you wish. You can use the players’ real-life performances in the World Cup to make tactical decisions in your FIFA 23 gameplay, further blurring the lines between the virtual and real world.
Playing FIFA 23 while Enjoying the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
The FIFA 23 game presents an opportunity for football enthusiasts to connect more intimately with the sport. This realistic video game serves as a platform for fans to experience the thrill of football matches off the field. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is no exception.
FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team Mode is especially engaging, allowing players to curate their own dream team. You can scout players based on their performances in the ongoing World Cup, build your team, tweak tactics, and lead them to glory. It’s a fascinating way to test your managerial acumen and football understanding. The Pro Clubs mode offers another layer of engagement, allowing you to control a single player throughout their career, dealing with victories, losses, and transfers just like a real footballer.
Preparing for the EA Sports FC 24
As we engage with FIFA 23, it’s also essential to cast our gaze towards the horizon, as EA Sports is readying for the release of their next football game. This year, there’s an exciting twist. The game known for years as FIFA will transition to a new name – EA Sports FC 24.
The official release date is September 29, 2023, a period that usually coincides with the start of new European club seasons. This is an outcome of EA Sports ending their 20-year partnership with FIFA. Although the FIFA brand is no longer in the title, EA Sports FC will continue to provide an authentic football experience, thanks to separate deals with over 300 clubs and leagues globally. This ensures the continued existence of player names, clubs, and competitions in-game.
EA Sports FC 24 promises enhanced features, improved gameplay, and an even more realistic football experience. The newly introduced HyperMotionV technology is set to improve player animations in-game using volumetric data from top-tier matches. Additionally, the PlayStyles feature, powered by Opta, gives players more personal and unique abilities, enriching the gameplay.
Notably, the teaser trailer hinted at the addition of women players to the Ultimate Team mode. The change, indicated by a glimpse of American international Mia Hamm replacing Luis Figo, signifies EA Sports’ commitment to making their game more inclusive.
World Cup Kick-Off
As the world revels in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, every diehard football fan can participate in the thrill by delving into the immersive world of FIFA 23. So, dust off your boots, charge your controllers, lets get ready for the best Womens World Cup to date!
Ole ole ole ole!!!!!
FIFA Women’s World Cup Schedule & Groups
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 groups
|Group A||New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland|
|Group B||Australia, Canada, Nigeria, Republic of Ireland|
|Group C||Costa Rica, Japan, Spain, Zambia|
|Group D||China, Denmark, England, Haiti|
|Group E||Netherlands, Portugal, United States, Vietnam|
|Group F||Brazil, France, Jamaica, Panama|
|Group G||Argentina, Italy, South Africa, Sweden|
|Group H||Colombia, Germany, South Korea, Morocco|
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Group stages
Including live match start times (UTC)
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Matchday One
|Jul 20, 2023||New Zealand v Norway||08:00||Group A||Eden Park|
|Jul 20, 2023||Australia v Republic of Ireland||11:00||Group B||Stadium Australia|
|Jul 20, 2023||Nigeria v Canada||03:30||Group B||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium|
|Jul 21, 2023,||Philippines v Switzerland||06:00||Group A||Dunedin Stadium|
|Jul 21, 2023||Spain v Costa Rica||08:30||Group C||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|Jul 22, 2023||United States v Vietnam||02:00||Group E||Eden Park|
|Jul 22, 2023||Zambia v Japan||08:00||Group C||Waikato Stadium|
|Jul 22, 2023||England v Haiti||10:30||Group D||Brisbane Stadium|
|Jul 22, 2023||Denmark v China||13:00||Group D||Perth Rectangular Stadium|
|Jul 23, 2023||Sweden v South Africa||06:00||Group G||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|Jul 23, 2023||Netherlands v Portugal||08:30||Group E||Dunedin Stadium|
|Jul 23, 2023||France v Jamaica||13:00||Group F||Sydney Football Stadium|
|Jul 24, 2023||Italy v Argentina||07:00||Group G||Eden Park|
|Jul 24, 2023||Germany v Morocco||09:30||Group H||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium|
|Jul 24, 2023||Brazil v Panama||12:30||Group F||Hindmarsh Stadium|
|Jul 25, 2023||Colombia v South Korea||03:00||Group H||Sydney Football Stadium|
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Matchday Two
|25 Jul, 2023||New Zealand v Philippines||06:30||Group A||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|25 Jul, 2023||Switzerland v Norway||09:00||Group A||Waikato Stadium|
|26 Jul, 2023||Spain v Zambia||08:30||Group C||Eden Park|
|26Jul, 2023||Japan v Costa Rica||06:00||Group C||Dunedin Stadium|
|26 Jul, 2023,||Canada v Republic of Ireland||13:00||Group B||Perth Rectangular Stadium|
|27 Jul, 2023||USA v Netherlands||02:00||Group E||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|27 Jul, 2023||Portugal v Vietnam||08:30||Group E||Waikato Stadium|
|27 Jul, 2023||Australia v Nigeria||11:00||Group B||Brisbane Stadium|
|28 Jul, 2023||England v Denmark||09:30||Group D||Sydney Football Stadium|
|28 Jul, 2023||Argentina v South Africa||01:00||Group G||Dunedin Stadium|
|28 Jul, 2023||China v Haiti||12:30||Group D||Hindmarsh Stadium|
|29 Jul, 2023||Sweden v Italy||08:30||Group G||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|29 Jul, 2023||France v Brazil||11:00||Group F||Brisbane Stadium|
|29 Jul, 2023||Panama v Jamaica||13:30||Group F||Perth Rectangular Stadium|
|30 Jul, 2023||Germany v Colombia||10:30||Group H||Eden Park|
|30 Jul, 2023||South Korea v Morocco||11:00||Group H||Hindmarsh Stadium|
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Matchday Three
|30 July, 2023||Norway v Philippines||08:00||Group A||Eden Park|
|30 July, 2023||Switzerland v New Zealand||08:00||Group A||Dunedid Stadium|
|31 July, 2023||Canada v Australia||11:00||Group B||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium|
|31 July, 2023||Japan v Spain||08:00||Group C||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|31 July, 2023||Costa Rica v Zambia||08:00||Group C||Waikato Stadium|
|31 July, 2023||Republic of Ireland v Nigeria||11:00||Group B||Brisbane Stadium|
|1 Aug, 2023||Portugal v USA||08:00||Groun E||Eden Park|
|1 Aug, 2023||Vietnam v Netherlands||08:00||Group E||Dunedid Stadium|
|1 Aug, 2023||Haiti v Denmark||12:00||Group D||Perth Rectangular Stadium|
|1 Aug, 2023||China v England||11:30||Group D||Hindmarsh Stadium|
|2 Aug, 2023||Panama v France||11:00||Group F||Sydney Football Stadium|
|2 Aug, 2023||Jamaica v Brazil||11:00||Group F||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium|
|2 Aug, 2023||South Africa v Italy||08:00||Group G||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|2 Aug, 2023||Argentina v Sweden||08:00||Group G||Waikato Stadium|
|3 Aug, 2023||South Korea v Germany||11:00||Group H||Brisbane Stadium|
|3 Aug, 2023||Morocco v Colombia||07:00||Group H||Perth Rectangular Stadium|
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Knockout stages
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Round of 16
|5 Aug, 2023||Group A Winner v Group C Runner-up||06:00||RO16 1||Eden Park|
|5 Aug, 2023||Group C Winner v Group A Runner-up||09:00||RO16 2||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|6 Aug, 2023||Group E Winner v Group G Runner-up||03:00||RO16 3||Sydney Football Stadium|
|6 Aug, 2023||Group G Winner v Group E Runner-up||10:00||RO16 4||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium|
|7 Aug, 2023||Group D Winner v Group B Runner-up||08:30||RO16 6||Brisbane Stadium|
|7 Aug, 2023||Group B Winner v Group D Runner-up||11:30||RO16 5||Stadium Australia, Sydney|
|8 Aug, 2023||Group H Winner v Group F Runner-up||09:00||RO16 8||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium|
|8 Aug, 2023||Group F Winner v Group H Runner-up||12:00||RO16 7||Hindmarsh Stadium|
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Quarter Finals
|11 Aug, 2023||RO16 2 v RO16 4||08:30||QF B||Wellington Regional Stadium|
|11 Aug, 2023||RO16 1 v RO16 3||02:00||QF A||Eden Park|
|12 Aug, 2023||RO16 5 v RO16 7||08:00||QF C||Brisbane Stadium|
|12 Aug, 2023||RO16 6 v RO16 8||12:30||QF D||Stadium Australia|
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Semi-Finals
|15 Aug, 2023||QF A v QF B||09:00||Semi-final 1||Eden Park|
|16 Aug, 2023||QF C v QF D||11:00||Semi-final 2||Stadium Australia|
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 schedule: Final
|19 Aug, 2023||Losers: SF A vs SF B||11:00||Third place play-off||Lang Park, Brisbane|
|20 Aug, 2023||Winners: SF A vs SF B||09:00||Final||Stadium Australia, Sydney|
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