France, Brazil and Jamaica
France will face Brazil, Jamaica and a third opponent from the playoffs in the group stage of the 2023 Women's World Cup.
The draw for the final phase of the 2023 Women's World Cup, (Taking place from July 20th to August 20th 2023 in Australia and New Zealand) carried out on Saturday morning in Auckland, placed the French team in group F with Brazil (9th in the current FIFA rankings) and Jamaica (43rd). Their third opponent will become apparent at the end of a round of playoffs, which will pit Panama (57th), Papua New Guinea (50th) Paraguay (51st) and Taiwan (40th) against each other between the 18th and 23rd of February.
Corinne Diacre's team (Ranked 5th), who are seeded for this draw, will play their three group matches in Australia, in Brisbane and Sydney:
- France - Jamaica, Sunday July 23rd 2023 at the Sydney Football Stadium in Sydney
- France - Brazil, Saturday July 29th 2023 at the Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane
- Winner of play-off C - France, Wednesday August 2nd 2023 at the Sydney Football Stadium in Sydney
- Group A: New Zealand (hosts, 22nd), Norway (12th), Philippines (53rd), Switzerland (21st)
- Group B: Australia (hosts, 13th), Republic of Ireland (24th), Nigeria (45th), Canada (7th)
- Group C: Spain (6th), Costa Rica (37th), Zambia (81th), Japan (11th)
- Group D: England (4th), play-off B winner, Denmark (18th), China (15th)
- Group E: United States (1st, holders), Vietnam (34th), Netherlands (8th),play-off A winner
- Group F: France (5th), Jamaica (43rd), Brazil (9th), play-off C winner
- Group G: Sweden (2nd), South Africa (54th), Italy (14th), Argentina (29th)
- Group H: Germany (3rd), Morocco (76th), Colombia (27th), South Korea (17th)
Current FIFA ranking in brackets
(*) Ten playoff contenders in the running for one of the last three qualifying places: Cameroon, Chile, Taiwan, Haiti, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Portugal, Senegal, Thailand.
Group C play-off schedule (in New Zealand): Taiwan - Paraguay and Papua New Guinea - Panama (February 19th), winner match 1 - winner match 2 (February 23rd).
Corinne Diacre's reaction:
“This group will not be simple, with Brazil and Jamaica. Like the thirty-two qualifiers, we will have big teams to play before hoping to qualify for the round of 16. We will play Jamaica first, so we will have to start the competition well. First place should be between Brazil and us, but Jamaica and the country that will join us in February should not be underestimated. For the quarter finals we would cross over with Germany’s group, so you can't be complacent. When you start a competition, the objective is always to win the first match and to finish at the top of the group. We know what we have to do. Reaching the quarter finals is the minimum that we have set ourselves. Being in Group F gives us the advantage of playing in Sydney twice, with a trip to Brisbane in between. We will also have the advantage of the choice of base camp. Now, we will be able to start our observations of our opponents and to make our preparations. This will begin in the coming weeks”.
An image of France - Brazil (2-1), during the Tournoi de France 2022 last February in Caen (photo Sindy THOMAS / FFF).
World Cup Schedule
- Group stage: Thursday 20th July to Thursday 3rd August 2023
- Round of 16: From Saturday August 5th to Tuesday August 8th 2023 in Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington
- Quarter Finals: Friday August 11th and Saturday August 12th 2023 in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and Wellington
- Semi Finals: Tuesday August 15th and Wednesday August 16th 2023 in Auckland and Sydney
- Third Place Playoff: Saturday August 19th 2023 in Brisbane
- Final: Sunday August 20th 2023, at Stadium Australia in Sydney
Les Bleus Schedule
- Friday November 11th 2022: France - Norway in Alicante, Spain (live on W9)
- February 2023: Tournoi de France
- April 2023: Friendly Matches
- Preparation Period: Dates to be determined
- 20th July to 20th August 2023: Final phase of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, in Australia and New Zealand (preceded by a preparation phase)
- July 23rd 2023: France - Jamaica (Sydney)
- July 29th 2023: France - Brazil (Brisbane)
- August 2nd 2023: Winner of Playoff C - France (Sydney)