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Who will Australia play in round of 16 of World Cup 2023?

We break down what’s next for Australia in the round of 16.

Canada v Australia: Group B - FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023
Hayley Raso of Australia celebrates her 2nd goal during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group B match between Canada and Australia at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on July 31, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia.
Photo by Will Murray/Getty Images

August 1 update: Australia will play Denmark after they finished second in Group D behind England.


Australia needed a victory in their final group stage game at the 2023 women’s World Cup to avoid being the second host country to fail to make the knockout stage. New Zealand were already eliminated a day ago, and Australia could’ve followed suit. However, the Matildas found a way to get the job without star Sam Kerr with a whopping 4-0 win over Canada. The victory sees Australia go to the top of Group B. Here’s a look at who they’ll play in the round of 16.

As the Group B winner, Australia will meet the Group D runner-up in the knockout round. It’ll likely be Denmark or China, but Haiti is still in the mix despite two losses. We’ll see who Australia ultimately faces after Group D concludes their third matchday.

This is the fifth straight round of 16 appearance for Australia at the women’s World Cup.