2023 Women's World Cup in Australia, New Zealand sets July 20-Aug. 20 dates

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FIFA announced the dates for the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, with the tournament to be played between July 20-Aug. 20.

That puts the tournament start around six weeks later than the previous two editions in Canada and France. The 2019 final won by the United States was played on July 7.

Five Australian cities and four in New Zealand will host matches, with the tournament kicking off in Auckland and concluding with the final at Sydney's Stadium Australia on Aug. 20

The 2023 tournament will be the first with 32 teams, expanded from 24, and 10 stadiums will stage games.