2022: what awaits for the women's national team of Ukraine in the new year

This year, the national women's national team of Ukraine is expected to continue the challenge for a place at 2023 World Cup.

According to the UAF Women's Football Committee approved by the UAF Executive Committee and the Unified Calendar of Women's Football Events for 2022, the blue-yellows have planned to take part in an international tournament or international matches in winter (February 14-23).

In April, Luis Cortes' wards will hold two home matches of World Cup-2023 qualifying - against Scotland (8 April) and Hungary (12 April). Then, on June 20-29, the team is scheduled for the training camp with friendly matches in preparation for the next qualifying games. The final qualifying matches Ukrainians will play away against Faroe Islands (September 2) and Spain (September 6).

Next, according to the final standings in the qualifying group B, the future of our team will be determined. During the autumn FIFA dates on October 3-12 and November 7-16, the blue-yellows can continue their journey in the playoffs of the 2023 World Cup qualifiers or will be preparing for the upcoming Euro 2025 qualifiers through friendly matches.

2023 Women's World Cup. Qualifying tournament

European area. Group B

16.09.2021/0/10 Faroe Islands - Spain - XNUMX:XNUMX

17.09.2021/0/2 Hungary - Scotland - XNUMX: XNUMX

21.09.2021/7/1 Scotland - Faroe Islands - XNUMX: XNUMX

21.09.2021/0/7 Hungary - Spain - XNUMX: XNUMX

21.10.2021 Ukraine - Faroe Islands - 4: 0

22.10.2021/2/1 Scotland - Hungary - XNUMX: XNUMX

26.10.2021 Ukraine - Spain - 0: 6

26.10.2021/1/7 Faroe Islands - Hungary - XNUMX: XNUMX

25.11.2021/12/0 Spain - Faroe Islands - XNUMX: XNUMX

26.11.2021 Scotland - Ukraine - 1: 1

30.11.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Hungary - Ukraine - 4: 2

30.11.2021/8/0 Spain - Scotland - XNUMX: XNUMX

Standings

Teams

G

W

D

L

 М

P

1. Spain

5

5

0

0

43-0

15

2. Scotland

5

3

1

1

12-11

10

3. Hungary

5

2

0

3

12-14

6

4. Ukraine

4

1

1

2

7-11

4

5. Faroe Islands

5

0

0

5

2-40

0

08.04.2022 Ukraine - Scotland

08.04.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Hungary - Faroe Islands

12.04.2022 Ukraine - Hungary

12.04.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Scotland - Spain

02.09.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Faroe Islands - Ukraine

02.09.2022 Spain - Hungary

06.09.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Spain - Ukraine

06.09.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Faroe Islands - Scotland

Playoffs: October 3-11, 2022.

Intercontinental playoffs: November 7-15, 2022, February 13-25, 2023, and April 3-11, 2023.

Final tournament (Australia, New Zealand): July 10 - August 20, 2023.

Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament. European area

Group Round

Europe has 2023 direct tickets to the 11 World Cup, another team will take part in the intercontinental playoffs. 

The 51 national teams will play in a two-round tournament with home and away matches in nine groups: three groups of five teams (A-C) and six groups of six teams (D-I). The matches of this stage will take place in the period from September 2021 to September 2022.

Group A: Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Slovakia, Georgia.

Group B: Spain, Scotland, Ukraine, Hungary, Faroe Islands.

Group C: The Netherlands, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Cyprus.

Group D: England, Austria, Northern Ireland, Northern Macedonia, Latvia, Luxembourg.

Group E: Denmark, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Malta, Montenegro.

Group F: Norway, Belgium, Poland, Albania, Kosovo, Armenia.

Group G: Italy, Switzerland, Romania, Croatia, Moldova, Lithuania.

Group H: Germany, Portugal, Serbia, Israel, Turkey, Bulgaria.

Group I: France, Wales, Slovenia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Estonia.

Nine group winners will go directly to the 2023 World Cup. The second teams of the groups will continue to fight in the next stage.

Playoffs

The nine teams that take second place in the groups will advance to the playoffs, which will consist of two stages.

The top three among the second teams will have the opportunity to play directly in the second stage of the playoffs. The remaining six participants will compete for three passes in single-match confrontations in the first stage. The three winners of the first round and the three teams that advanced directly to the second stage will determine the three winners of the UEFA playoffs in one-match duels.

The two winners of the second-ranked UEFA playoffs (criteria applied to the results of the group stage plus the playoffs of the second round) will receive two automatic places at the 2023 World Cup, while the third winner will continue his journey in the intercontinental playoffs.

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