|Dates||July – August|
|Teams||32 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||TBA (in TBA host cities)|
The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the 9th edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The tournament will involve 32 national teams, including that of the host nation. The tournament will take place during a reserved period in the FIFA Women's International Match Calendar between 10 July and 20 August 2023.
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In July 2019, FIFA president Gianni Infantino proposed an expansion of the Women's World Cup from 24 to 32 teams, possibly starting with the 2023 edition, as well as doubling the tournament's prize money.On 31 July 2019, the FIFA Council unanimously decided to expand the tournament to 32 teams, featuring eight groups of four.
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