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29 teams have qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ with the final three countries to be confirmed in February 2022.

Morocco, the Philippines, the Republic of Ireland, Vietnam and Zambia will make their FIFA Women’s World Cup™ debuts next year.

2022 Key Programs & Initiatives

1. Pacific Women’s Player Pathway Program 

Football Australia, in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), have formed the Pacific Women’s Player Pathway Program. This Program is aimed at giving elite female footballers from Pacific regions the opportunity to access and benefit from the Australian High-Performance environment.

This program includes two strands:

  • Player Pathway Program where players have to opportunity to trial with A-League Women's clubs with the aim of receiving a formal offer to be part of the upcoming 2022/23 season.
  • Four Nations Tournament where three Pacific women's national teams will travel to Australia for a friendly tournament in the November FIFA window, with the final slot in the tournament to be filled by an Australian representative team. 

2. Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup 2026

In September 2022, Football Australia further confirmed its intention to launch a bid to host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2026. 

The AFC Women's Asian Cup is a quadrennial competition in women's football for national teams which belong to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the oldest women's international football competition and the premier women's football competition in the AFC region for national teams. The competition also serves as the Asian qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women's World CupTM.