When is the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup? How to watch, schedule, streaming, groups

When is the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The best female soccer players on earth are gearing up to take part in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. The United States team, defending World Cup champions and winners of four of the eight all-time tournaments, look to extend their record with their fifth World Cup trophy.

This year, the prestigious tournament will take place in Australia and New Zealand. For the first time ever, the field has been increased from 24 to 32 teams, meaning competition will be stepped up a notch this year.

Here's everything you need to know about the pinnacle of the beautiful game coming this July:

2023 FIFA Women's World Cup How To Watch

What: 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

Where: The opening match will take place in Eden Park in New Zealand's capital city of Auckland. Other games will take place here as well at other stadiums throughout New Zealand and Australia. The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Final will be held at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

When: Thursday, July 20, 2023 -- Sunday, August 20, 2023

TV Channel: The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup will be broadcast live across FOX and FOX Sports channels.

Live Stream: You can live stream the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup FOX's Live Stream Page and HBO Max.

2023 FIFA Women's World Cup TV Schedule

Sunday, July 20 -- Thursday, August 3: Group stage matches

Saturday, August 5 -- Tuesday, August 8: Round of 16 knockout matches

Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12: Quarterfinals

Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16: Semifinals

Saturday,  August 19: Third-place match

Sunday, August 20: 2022 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Groups

Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland

Group B: Australia, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Canada

Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan

Group D: England Denmark, China, Group B playoff winner

Group E: United States, Netherlands, Vietnam, Group A playoff winner

Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Group C playoff winner

Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina

Group H: Germany, Morocco, Korea Republic, Colombia

Team USA FIFA World Cup Schedule

Saturday, July 22: USA vs. Vietnam

Thursday, July 27: USA vs. Netherlands

Tuesday, August 1: USA vs. Group A playoff winner

Team USA FIFA World Cup Roster

The United States typically boasts one of the best rosters in all of international soccer. The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup roster for the USWNT has not been set yet. Once it is, the full roster will be included here.