It’s Women’s World Cup season and with our very own Matildas repping it for Australia, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup fever has seriously taken over at Sista Fitness!
Celebrating all things FIFA Women’s World Cup, we’ll be getting into the spirit of things with some themed workouts and games in honour of the Matildas. Go girls!
So come down, join up or ask us about our casual passes and get into the FIFA fever while getting fit and having fun.
But first… everything you need to know about the 2023 FIFA Women’s World cup.
When is the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
The tournament is currently happening right now as we type this. Running from 20 July to 20 August, the month-long tournament is sure to be jam-packed full of women’s soccer excitement.
Where is the tournament held?
Now this is an interesting one! For the first time in the history of FIFA World Cup, the 2023 tournament will be held in the southern hemisphere. Australia and our NZ cousins are playing co-host with the most, across 10 stadiums in 9 cities.
The 10 stadiums spread throughout the nine cities in Australia and New Zealand are: Hindmarsh Stadium, Eden Park, Brisbane Stadium, Dunedin Stadium, Waikato Stadium, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Perth Rectangular Stadium, Stadium Australia, Sydney Football Stadium and Wellington Stadium.
How many teams are competing?
The immense gaining popularity of women’s soccer has seen this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup feature 32 teams separated into 8 groups – again for the first time in history.
Who won the last World Cup?
The last World Cup in 2019 saw the US team take out the Netherlands 2-0, making it the second consecutive win for the US women’s team. We’d love to see our Aussie Matilda’s give it their best go at earning a spot in the finals, so we’ll be cheering them on loud and clear.
Who have qualified?
The 32 teams that have qualified include: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, the Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, Vietnam, and Zambia.
A brief history of the Matildas
The first Australian women’s soccer team was set up in 1978 so they could participate in the very first World Women’s Invitational Tournament in Chinese Taipei. The team was then known as the “Female Socceroos” until 1995 when they were renamed the Matildas, and more recently, The Commonwealth Bank Matildas.
So, there you have it -all the important information about the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and our beloved Australian women’s team, the Matildas.
It would appear we have gone a little FIFA crazy here at Sista Fitness. If want to celebrate and chat all things Women’s World Cup, come on down, we’d love to see you. Our fun Women’s World Cup themed workouts and games will help everyone get into the spirit to cheer on our Matildas.
Our comfortable, supportive and safe environment for women welcomes you (even if you’re not a soccer fan!) and if you’re not yet a member – no problem! Ask us about our casual passes.