Women’s World Cup 2023: Fixtures and match schedule for Round of 16

The tournament’s first knock-out phase will start on August 5 and conclude on August 8.

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South Africa will face the Netherlands in the last 16 of the Women's World Cup [File: Amanda Perobelli/Reuters]

The 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is set to enter the Round of 16.

The football tournament’s first knock-out phase will commence on August 5 and conclude on August 8.

Check out the schedule below for the eight matches that will see 16 teams battling it out to proceed to the next round.

August 5

Switzerland vs Spain, 5pm (05:00 GMT) – Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand

Switzerland topped Group A, with five points. They beat the Philippines 2-0 in their opener, before drawing 0-0 against New Zealand and Norway.

Spain finished third in Group C, with six points. They began their campaign with 5-0 and 3-0 victories over Zambia and Costa Rica, respectively, but lost their final group-stage match against Japan 4-0.

Japan vs Norway, 8pm (08:00 GMT) – Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand

Japan won all three games to top Group C with nine points. They first beat Zambia 5-0, and continued their perfect record with 2-0 and 4-0 wins over Costa Rica and Spain, respectively.

Norway were the runners-up of Group A with four points. They suffered a 1-0 loss to New Zealand in their opener, before playing a goalless draw against Norway and dispatching the Philippines 6-0.

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August 6

The Netherlands vs South Africa, 12pm (02:00 GMT) – Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia

The Netherlands topped Group E with seven points. They defeated Portugal 1-0 before drawing with the US 1-1 and easily beating Vietnam 7-0.

South Africa finished second in Group G with four points. They lost 2-1 to Sweden in their opener but drew with Argentina 2-2 before a dramatic 3-2 victory over Italy saw them through.

Sweden vs United States, 7pm (09:00 GMT) – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia

Sweden topped Group G with nine points. After beating South Africa 2-1, they kept clean sheets in their following two wins over Italy (5-0) and Argentina (5-0).

The US, the 2019 winners, came second in Group E with five points. They beat Vietnam 3-0 before drawing 1-1 with the Netherlands and 0-0 with Portugal.

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August 7

England vs Nigeria, 5:30pm (07:30 GMT) – Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia

England was another to top their group with a perfect nine points. They started their Group D campaign with a 1-0 win over Haiti, before defeating Denmark with the same score and China 6-1.

Nigeria finished second in Group B with five points. They followed their 0-0 draw against Canada with a 3-2 win over Australia and another goalless draw with Ireland.

Australia vs Denmark, 8:30pm (10:30 GMT) – Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia

Australia topped Group B with six points. The cohosts defeated 1-0 and bounced back from a 3-2 loss to Nigeria with a 4-0 victory over Canada.

Denmark came second in Group D with six points. They beat China 1-0 but lost to England with the same scoreline, before finishing their group-stage matches with a 2-0 victory over Haiti.

August 8

Colombia vs Jamaica, 6pm (08:00 GMT) – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia

Colombia finished first in Group H with six points. They started their campaign with a 2-0 win over South Korea, which they followed with a 2-1 over Germany before losing to Morocco 1-0.

Jamaica were the Group F runners-up with five points. They played a goalless draw against France in their opener, before beating Panama 1-0 and drawing 0-0 against Brazil.

France vs Morocco, 9pm (11:00 GMT) – Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia

France topped Group F with seven points. Their 0-0 draw against Jamaica was followed by victories over Brazil (2-1) and Panama (6-3).

Morocco finished second in Group H with six points. The debutants overcame a 6-0 thrashing by Germany with historic 1-0 wins over South Korea and Colombia, respectively.

Source: Al Jazeera