FIFA confirm stadium switch for World Cup opener

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FIFA confirm stadium switch for World Cup opener

The Republic of Ireland Women's National Team's opening game of FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 against Australia on July 20th has been moved to Stadium Australia.
30th Jan 2023

FIFA have officially confirmed the news that the co-opening game has moved from Sydney Football Stadium to the tournament's largest venue following increased demand from supporters.

Tickets for the original fixture had sold out, but the switch to Stadium Australia will see more tickets being made available on Public Sale via the FIFA Ticketing Portal.

Over half a million tickets have already been sold for this summer's tournament with Ireland ranked ninth amongst the 32 participating nations of ticket purchasers.

Tickets already purchased for this game will remain valid at Stadium Australia. Additional single game passes will go on sale on Friday, February 24th at

The Second Sales Phase will conclude one Friday, March 3rd, with the Last-Minute Sales Phase commencing on Tuesday, April 11th – 100 days prior to the opening match-day.