Picture : Delphine Cascarino, Leah Williamson, Giulia Gwinn, Catarina Macario, Beth Mead, Mallory Pugh-Swanson : 6 of the long list of absences in the World Cup !

Women’s World Cup 2023 – FACTS AND STATS

A World team of injured Stars

Some of the biggest names in the World Football won’t be playing in the World Cup 2023 because of what feels like an epidemic of ACL injuries for the most injuries.

Alexia Putellas , who injured her ACL in July last year, is back only since one month ! 

The squad of the WORLD CUP 2023 ABSENCES  

Goalkeepers : Hazel Nali (Zambia), Sakika Ikeda (Japan)

Defenders : Giulia Gwinn (Germany), Griedge M’Bock (France), Becky Sauerbrunn (USA), Leah Williamson (England), Laura Wienroither (Austria)

Midfielders : Samantha Mewis (USA), Catarina Macario (USA), Janie Beckie (Canada), Amandine Henry (France)

Forwards : Delphine Cascarino (France), Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands), Beth Mead (England), Marie Antoinette Katoto (France), Mallory Pugh-Swanson (USA), Christen Press (USA), Ludmila (Brazil), 


Marta’s Record

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will see Brazilian icon Marta aim to extend her record as the tournament’s all-time leading goalscorer. The superstar forward has struck 17 times at the competition and is primed to compete in her sixth Women’s World Cup. She is aiming to become the first player to score in six editions of the showpiece event, but will have competition from Canada’s legendary attacker Christine Sinclair, who is also aiming to strike in a sixth global finals. 





-    There have been seven teams at every single World Cup to date and they will all be present in 2023 as well: Brazil, Germany, Japan, Nigeria , Norway, Sweden, USA.

 -  2023 will mark the first appearance at a Women’s World Cup finals for eight different nations: Haiti, Ireland, Morocco, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Vietnam and Zambia.

This tournament will have nine host cities: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide in Australia. Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Hamilton and New Zealand.