There are formally lower than six months forward of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup with so many necessary matches and competitions to be performed within the build-up. The closing months of preparation imply there are just a few remaining official FIFA home windows for groups to collect and construct chemistry. The worldwide tournaments scheduled for this month are a singular alternative to try a number of the massive names which will function throughout the World Cup.
The a number of tournaments are scheduled to happen between Feb. 13 by way of Feb. 25, and a few World Cup-qualified nations will get to play each other. The February window can even function an inter-confederation playoff to find out the ultimate three World Cup spots.
Take a take a look at a number of the upcoming window of tournaments that includes a number of World Cup groups:
SheBelieves Cup (Feb. 16-22): USA (hosts) Canada, Brazil, Japan
Arnold Clark Cup (Feb. 16-22): England (hosts), South Korea, Belgium, Italy
Tournoi de France (Feb 15-21): France (hosts) Denmark, Norway, Uruguay
Revelations Cup (Feb. 15-21): Mexico (hosts) Costa Rica, Colombia, Nigeria
Cup of Nations (Feb. 15-22): Australia (hosts), Spain, Jamaica, Czech Republic
Pinatar Cup (Feb. 15-21): Iceland, Philippines, Scotland, Wales
Cyprus Women’s Cup (Feb. 16-22): Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Romania
Alanya Women’s Tournament (Feb. 15-21): Turkey (hosts) Uzbekistan, Slovenia, Venezuela, Zambia, South Africa, Jordan, Hong Kong, Estonia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria
Matchups to observe
The Arnold Clark Cup is simply in its second version, however the match hosts, England, are additionally reigning Euro champions. The round-robin model match might be an opportunity to see the Lionesses with out their prime scorer Beth Mead, as they appear to exchange her after tearing her ACL final month. South Korea is the one non-European group among the many 4 collaborating nations and will shake up the match with their means to lull groups to sleep with their tactical possession.
The SheBelieves Cup could be a closing take a look at for any gamers on the bubble of head coach Vlatko Andonovski’s U.S. girls’s nationwide group World Cup roster. A variety of gamers are in return to play protocol, and their rotation again into the pool means different gamers might be rotated out. Three video games in opposition to the top-15 ranked World Cup-qualified groups will slim the pool because the World Cup looms nearer. The competitors is the one match going down this month with groups being World Cup members.
The FFA Cup of Nations lastly returns after a four-year absence. The Australian-hosted occasion first launched in 2019 and was then derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Now the match is again, and this time Australia are additionally the co-host of the World Cup. This version will function the Matildas with the Czech Republic, Spain, and Jamaica, all World Cup members.
Mexico’s girls’s nationwide group will take part of their first-ever Revelations Cup. The competitors was usually utilized as a U-20 males’s match and can now embrace the senior girls’s group. Mexico’s path to a World Cup took one other blow in July after they did not qualify for a second consecutive. The federation is keen to spice up the profiles of each their males’s and ladies’s applications after various disappointments and the addition of a hosted cup competitors is an effective first step in added sources for the senior girls’s program. Invited nations Colombia, Nigeria and Costa Rica are all World Cup-bound however search for Colombia — Copa Femenina runners-up — to raise the first-ever Revelations Cup.
Three World Cup spots are nonetheless up for grabs and 10 nations will battle for the ultimate slots in an upcoming inter-confederation play-off. The 10 groups have been divided into three teams and the winner of every group will clinch the ultimate spots. The complete competitors will happen in World Cup co-host nation New Zealand.
During the February window, Portugal have historically hosted the Algarve Cup. However, with their inclusion inside the inter-confederation playoff, there isn’t a Algarve Cup this yr.
Here are the teams:
Papua New Guinea
Each group can have a semifinal and a closing match stage. Portugal and Chile have already earned a bye to the ultimate stage primarily based on rating. The official World Cup draw has already occurred with playoff winner A in Group E, playoff winner B in Group D, and playoff winner C in Group F.
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