Friday 17 February 2023, 16:30

Play-Off Tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™: All you need to know

  • The Play-off Tournament for Australia & New Zealand 2023 takes place between 17 and 23 February

  • Ten teams will compete in New Zealand for the three remaining FIFA Women’s World Cup berths

  • Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau will also host some high-profile friendlies

What's at stake 

Ten teams from six different continents will battle it out for the three remaining places at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.


17-23 February 2023


Waikato Stadium (Hamilton/Kirikiriroa) North Harbour Stadium (Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau)

Match details

Check out the Play-off Tournament match schedule, which includes kick-off times and venues. Visit the Digital Fan Guide for all other matchday information including travel options, entry requirements and Tazuni's Top Tips

The sections

Group A: Portugal, Cameroon, Thailand Group B: Chile, Haiti, Senegal Group C: Chinese Taipei, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Panama

The teams

Get the lowdown on the ten teams.

How it works

Cameroon will face Thailand for the right to play Portugal in the Group A final, while Chile will await the winners of Senegal-Haiti in Group B. In Group C, the winners of the Chinese Taipei-Paraguay and Papua New Guinea-Panama ties will square off for a ticket Down Under.

More elite action

Between 17 and 23 February, Waikato Stadium and North Harbour Stadium will also host a series of friendly matches. New Zealand will be at the heart of the action, with the Football Ferns continuing their preparations with a demanding fixture against Portugal before back-to-back meetings with fellow Women’s World Cup participants Argentina.

Fans during the International Friendly match between New Zealand and Portugal as part of the 2023 FIFA World Cup Play Off Tournament at Waikato Stadium


Check out the full list of squads for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Play-off Tournament

How to book your seat

Tickets for the Play-Off Tournament, as well as New Zealand’s friendlies against Portugal and Argentina, are on sale via

How to watch online

The main event