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Ireland drawn against Australia, Canada and Nigeria in 2023 World Cup group
The draw took place in Auckland this morning.

THE REPUBLIC OF Ireland have been drawn against Australia, Canada and Nigeria in Group B for the 2023 World Cup. 

The draw took place in Auckland this morning and handed Vera Pauw’s outfit a tough group. They will open their campaign against co-hosts Australia. Canada are ranked seventh in the world while Nigeria are ranked 45. 

The top two teams in each group progress to the last 16.

The draw means Ireland will be based in Australia for the group stages. Sydney will host the opening game on Thursday, 20 July. Then it is off to Perth to play Canada on Wednesday, 26 July and Brisbane for the Nigeria tie on Monday, 31 July. 

The opening match will be co-hosts New Zealand against former champions Norway in Auckland.

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup draw 

Group A

  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Philipines

Group B 

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Nigeria 

Group C 

  • Spain
  • Japan
  • Costa Rica
  • Zambia

Group D 

  • England
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Inter-confederations B play-off winner

Group E 

  • USA
  • Netherlands
  • Vietnam
  • Inter-confederations A play-off winner

Group F 

  • France
  • Brazil
  • Jamaica
  • Inter-confederations C play-off winner

Group G

  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Argentina
  • South Africa

Group H

  • Germany
  • Korea Republic
  • Colombia
  • Morocco


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