This is the first time FIFA has used the play-offs to decide the teams in the World Cup finals.
The 10 teams in the play-offs will be from Asia (2), Africa (2), North and Central America and the Caribbean (2), South America (2), Europe (1) and Oceania (1) .
Two countries from Asia – Thailand and Chinese Taipei – have been confirmed to join the remaining eight teams in their continental championships to qualify for the play-offs.
The New Zealand Football Ferns will play three friendlies during the event against the top seed and another high-profile visiting team to be confirmed.
The play-offs and friendly matches will provide fans of all ages with the opportunity to watch countries from around the world compete for the final three qualifying spots as excitement for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup continues to build,” said Jane FWWC2023 New Zealand COO Patterson said.1xbet
The World Cup is the world’s largest women’s sporting event, and next year’s event in Australia and New Zealand will be the largest ever, with 32 teams taking part.