With Australia and New Zealand as hosts, the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup is finally here, a one-of-a-kind.

Nigeria, nine-time African champions will be looking to change their fortunes at the World Cup. They face Olympic champions Canada in their first opening clash on Friday at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. They will also meet co-hosts Australia and Ireland in a tricky Group B.

The first country from the Arab region to ever qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup, Morocco will hope to make a mark at Australia and New Zealand 2023 while Zambia face 2011 World Champions Japan in their Group C opener before meeting Spain and Costa Rica.

Africa Cup of Nations champions South Africa, ready to make their second appearance at the Women’s World Cup, will be hoping to record a win with their first match up against Sweden July 23.

Morocco will then face South Korea on July 30, before finishing the group stage against Colombia on August 3.

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