— Published 20 September 2022

The 2023 World Cup will have its base camps

The next edition of the Women’s World Cup, co-hosted in 2023 by Australia and New Zealand, will not only be historic in terms of the number of teams, with thirty-two countries in the finals. The tournament will also be the first time FIFA and the organising committee have offered base camps to participating teams. Their list was confirmed on Monday 19 September 2022 by the world football body. In Australia, 35 options have been shortlisted in five host cities and 11 other regional centres for the 16 countries that will play their group matches in the country. In New Zealand, the choice is somewhat narrower, with 21 base camps offered in four host cities and five other regional centres. Sixteen teams are scheduled to play their preliminary phase matches in New Zealand. Delegations from the 29 teams that have already qualified will be able to visit the various base camps after the draw for the competition, scheduled for 22 October 2022 in Auckland, and then submit their choices to FIFA. The base camps must be selected by the teams before the end of 2022. The final three qualifying countries, which will be known after the play-off tournament in February 2023, will choose their base camps after the tournament.