If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of the Lionesses taking to the pitch for one of the biggest tournaments in football, you will be pleased to know England are off to a good start.

It comes as the team had huge success last year, winning their first UEFA Women's Euro tournament against Germany.

England are already off to a flying start, beating Haiti during their first match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

After a tense game and a penalty that had to be retaken due to a mistake by the Haiti goalkeeper, the Lionesses won 1-0.

Meanwhile, as we make our way into an exciting few weeks of football, watching countries from around the globe give it their all, you might have been wondering who the favourites are to win and who is hosting it in 2023.

Who are the favourites to win the Women’s World Cup?

After the 2022 Euro win for England, the team is one of the favourites to win the Women’s World Cup this year.

The group of women led by manager Sarina Wiegman has reached the semi-final stages in their last two World Cup appearances in 2015 and 2019.

However, it’s the United States who are the top favourites expected to claim the title, hoping to secure their third consecutive World Cup.

Where is the Women's World Cup held in 2023?

This year, the ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup is being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand which will see 32 teams taking part in the tournament.

In 2019, it was held in France where the USA won after beating the Netherlands 2–0.

How often is the FIFA 2023 Women's World Cup?

The Women’s World Cup has been held every four years and one year after the men’s FIFA World Cup since 1991 - it was first played in China.