European Qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup starts on 16th September 2021
Qualifying stage: 16th September to 6th September 2022
The record 51 contenders are split into six groups of six teams, and three of five. They are competing for nine direct spots in the finals as well as the chance to play off for three other European berths, and another in the inter-confederation play-offs, which like the finals will take place in Australia and New Zealand.
The winners of the nine qualifying groups will progress directly to the finals in Australia and New Zealand from 20th July to 20th August 2023.
The group runners-up take part in the UEFA play-offs in October 2022
In the play-offs, the three best runners-up will be seeded directly to round 2 of the play-offs. The six remaining runners-up contest three single-leg play-offs in round 1
The three winners from round 1 and the three teams seeded directly to round 2 will then compete in single-leg play-offs determined by a draw.
The two play-off winners with the highest ranking (based on results in the qualifying group stage and round 2 play-offs) will qualify for the finals.
The remaining play-off winner will compete in the inter-confederation play-offs from 17th to 23rd February 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.
Sweden, Finland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Georgia
Spain, Scotland, Ukraine, Hungary, Faroe Islands
Netherlands, Iceland, Czech Republic, Belarus, Cyprus
England, Austria, Northern Ireland, North Macedonia, Latvia, Luxembourg
Denmark, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Malta, Montenegro
Norway, Belgium, Poland, Albania, Kosovo, Armenia
Italy, Switzerland, Romania, Croatia, Moldova, Lithuania
Germany, Portugal, Serbia, Israel, Turkey, Bulgaria
France, Wales, Slovenia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Estonia
Dates Qualifying group stage:
16th to 21st September 2021
21st to 26th October 2021
25th to 30th November 2021
23rd February 2022
7th to 12th April 2022
23rd to 28th June 2022
1st to 6th September 2022
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