Just a number of days after European groups found their destiny, African sides will quickly study what awaits them of their qualifying matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023™.
The 2022 CAF Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Morocco will double as a qualifying competitors for the worldwide event, and the draw for the corresponding qualifiers can be held on 10 May 2021 at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, at 1 pm (native time). The occasion can be broadcast dwell on FIFA.com.
There can be a historic dimension to the draw provided that, for the primary time within the FIFA Women’s World Cup, 4 automated qualifying spots can be allotted to African groups, in addition to two extra locations on the inter-confederation play-off event. It can be value noting that the ninth version of the Women’s World Cup will characteristic 32 nations for the primary time, as in comparison with 24 at France 2019.
While the variety of certified nations has been elevated, so has the listing of groups collaborating within the qualifiers. In reality, no fewer than 44 nationwide sides will compete for the suitable to affix Morocco on the continental event – 24 greater than have been current within the 2018 qualifiers. This outstanding rise demonstrates the rising curiosity in girls’s soccer in Africa, and displays the influence of efforts made by FIFA and CAF to develop the game.
The subsequent Women’s World Cup marks one other step ahead, with the assured participation of 4 African groups and the opportunity of two extra becoming a member of them by way of the playoffs.