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Cup of Nations 2023: When is it, teams, schedule, format, how to watch tournament in Australia

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The Matildas will look to fine-tune their World Cup preparations as they take part in this month’s Cup of Nations.

Host nation Australia will be joined by three other international women’s football sides for the invitational tournament. 

The Sporting News takes you through the key details.

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When and where is the Cup of Nations 2023?

The 2023 edition of the Cup of Nations will take place between February 16 – 22

There will be a two-day break between each match day (see below for a full schedule).

This year’s tournament will be held across three cities in New South Wales – Gosford (Industree Group Stadium), Sydney (CommBank Stadium) and Newcastle (McDonald Jones Stadium). 

Cup of Nations 2023 teams and format

The Cup of Nations is an invitational women’s football tournament, held in a round-robin format.

Football Australia have organised the event again this year, inviting the Czech Republic, Spain and Jamaica to compete alongside the Matildas.

Australia’s coach Tony Gustavsson explained the Matildas’ international opponents were chosen with World Cup preparation in mind.

“Spain, Czechia and Jamaica have been carefully selected for the Cup of Nations to ensure we have the right preparation heading into the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Gustavsson said.

“Not only are all three nations filled with quality, but they also provide a difference in playing style and approach with the three-match days aiming to mirror tournament group play to the best of our ability.”

Tony Gustavsson Matildas

Each nation will play each other once, with a standard scoring system (three points for a win, one for a draw) to be used.

The team atop the table after the three match days will be named champions.

Cup of Nations 2023 schedule and draw

Match Date Time (AEDT) Venue
Spain vs. Jamaica Thu. Feb. 16 4:10 pm Industree Group Stadium, Gosford
Australia vs. Czech Republic Thu. Feb. 16 7:10 pm Industree Group Stadium, Gosford
Jamaica vs. Czech Republic Sun. Feb. 19 2:50 pm CommBank Stadium, Sydney
Australia vs. Spain Sun. Feb. 19 6:00 pm CommBank Stadium, Sydney
Czech Republic vs. Spain Wed. Feb. 22 2:30 pm McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Australia vs. Jamaica Wed. Feb. 22 7:10 pm McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

How to watch the Cup of Nations in Australia

Each of the Matildas’ three Cup of Nations matches will be broadcast live on free-to-air channel 10 Bold. They can also be streamed for free on 10 Play or via paid service Paramount+.

The other three matches will be shown live and exclusively on Paramount+.

Cup of Nations tickets

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek for match days in Gosford and Sydney, and via Ticketmaster for Newcastle.

Who are the reigning Cup of Nations champions?

Australia are the reigning – and only – Cup of Nations champions.

They won the inaugural 2019 tournament thanks to a perfect three wins from three matches.

South Korea were runners-up, with New Zealand and Argentina third and fourth, respectively. 


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