It is set to be a thrilling summer of football action
As the curtain has closed on the club footballing calendar for 2022/2023, the attention of the sport’s media has now turned to an exciting international tournament this summer.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to take place in Australia and New Zealand - and we simply cannot wait.
This tournament is known as the pinnacle event in football and is set to be hotly contested this year.
Attention and attendances at matches for the women’s side of the beautiful game have skyrocketed in recent years, including in England after the Lionesses famously secured the UEFA Women’s Euro gong back in July 2022 at Wembley Stadium.
Tournament games for this summer’s competition will be held from July 20 until August 20, so there is not long to go until kick-off.
A total of 32 teams will be competing, including the Lionesses, who represent England, as well as the host nations, New Zealand and Australia, and sides like the USA and Spain, who are expected to be among the strongest teams in the competition.
Who are the bookies backing?
As stated, the USA are currently the favourites to come out of this tournament as victors, in which would be their third straight World Cup win, and fifth overall.
England are currently the second favourites for the competition, and will be buoyed by their famous Euros victory.
Spain, Germany, France, Australia and Sweden are also among the favourites to fare well throughout this summer’s contest.
How to watch the World Cup
Those football fans who are not lucky enough to be jetting off to Australia and New Zealand to watch the matches should not worry, as fixtures will be broadcast in the UK.
All 64 matches in the tournament will be broadcast on either the BBC or ITV, except for the all important final which will be shown on both channels.