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2023 Women’s World Cup: July 20 daily game thread — Philippines vs. Switzerland on tap; Nigeria 0-0 Canada; New Zealand 1-0 Norway; Australia 1-0 Ireland

Opening day, and the hosts kick us off.

Norway Training Session - FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Photo by Fiona Goodall - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

It’s the first day of the World Cup! Group A and B are in action with a full slate of games that spans from 3AM EST to 1AM the next day. Both host nations are in action to start us off, and from a North American perspective, the exciting Canada team may be the game to watch — it certainly may be the easiest, considering start time.

In the early game, inaugural Ballon d’Or winner and Champions League stalwart Ada Hegerberg leads the line for Norway. And Australia, which downed France in a recent pre-tournament friendly, will try to put their stamp on Group B early.

Today’s games

  • Group A: New Zealand vs. Norway | 3AM EST
  • Group B: Australia vs. Ireland | 6AM EST
  • Group B: Nigeria vs. Canada | 10:30PM EST
  • Group A: Philippines vs. Switzerland | 1:00AM EST (July 21)

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