Compiled by U.S. Soccer

Here is a quick look at the U.S. women’s national Team Group E opponents, after the 2023 Women’s World Cup draw was held in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand on Saturday.

USA’s Group E Opponents:

Vietnam (July 22; Eden Park; Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau):

Current FIFA World Ranking: 34

FIFA Country Code: VIE

2023 World Cup Qualifying: 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Play-off Winners

World Cup appearances: 1st

Best World Cup Finish: N/A – Debut

Overall Record in World Cup Matches: N/A – Debut

Record vs. USA: N/A – 1st Meeting

Last Meeting vs. USA: N/A – 1st Meeting

Coach: Mai Đức Chung (VIE)

Championship Honors: Three-time AFF Women’s Championship Winners (2006, 2012, 2019)

Leading World Cup Qualifying Scorers: F Huynh Nhu (2 goals), F Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung (2)

Fast Facts: Vietnam is one of five nations making its Women’s World Cup debut at the Australia/New Zealand 2023 … Vietnam qualified for its first ever World Cup at the Senior Team level, men’s or women’s, by winning the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Play-off in early 2022 … Vietnam advanced to the knockout rounds of the Asian Cup as one of the best third-place teams, but lost to China PR 3-1 in the quarterfinal round to go to the playoff where it defeated Thailand (2-0) and Chinese Taipei (2-1) to clinch the final direct World Cup berth out of Asia.

NETHERLANDS (July 27; Wellington Regional Stadium; Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara):

Current FIFA World Ranking: 8

FIFA Country Code: NED

2023 World Cup Qualifying: UEFA Qualification Group C Winners
World Cup appearances: 3rd – 2015, 2019

Best World Cup Finish: Runners-up (2019)

Overall Record in World Cup Matches: 7-1-3

Record vs. USA: 1-1-8

Last Meeting vs. USA: July 30, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan (2-2 draw, USA advanced to Olympic Semifinal 4-2 on penalty kicks)

Coach: Andries Jonker (NED)

Championship Honors: World Cup Runner-Up (2019), European Champions (2017)
Leading World Cup Qualifying Scorers: F Vivianne Miedema (8 goals), M Jill Roord (7), M Danielle van de Donk (4)

Other Key Players: M Sherida Spitse, M Lieke Martens, GK Daphne van Domselaar

Fast Facts: The Netherlands qualified for its third consecutive Women’s World Cup by winning UEFA Qualifying Group C, securing the group with a 1-0 win over Iceland on Sept. 6… The Netherlands reached the Round of 16 in 2015 before finishing Runner-up to the USA in 2019 … Andries Jonker was named head coach in August, replacing Mark Parsons who was sacked following the 2022 Women’s EURO at which the Netherlands lost in the quarterfinals after winning the tournament in 2017 … Jonker served as an interim head coach for the Netherlands in 2001 … The USA and the Netherlands have met three times in the last three years – the 2019 World Cup final (2-0 win for the Americans), a friendly in November 2020 (2-0 win for the USA) and the quarterfinals of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (2-2 draw, U.S. advanced 4-2 on penalties) … The only prior meeting between the teams at the World Cup came in the 2019 Final, a 2-0 victory for the USA in Lyon, France … 26-year-old forward Vivianne Miedema is one of the most prolific scorers currently in the women’s game, with a remarkable 95 goals for the Netherlands in 115 caps.

GROUP A PLAYOFF WINNER (Aug. 1; Eden Park; Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau)

Info TBA, depending on who wins a February 2023 playoff