The 2023 Women's Football World Cup kicks off today with hosts New Zealand and Australia facing off against Norway and Republic of Ireland. This year is the first-ever co-hosted Women's World cup. There are nine host cities, five in Australia and four in New Zealand.

32 teams will compete in 8 groups over the next two weeks, with the top 16 countries progressing to a knock-out round. The final match is set to take place in Sydney's Accor Stadium on 20th August.

Two home nations will compete. England have been drawn in group B with Haiti, Denmark and China.  Republic of Ireland will take on hosts Australia as well as Nigeria and Canada.

Defending champions USA are hoping for a record third consecutive win but they have to get through The Netherlands, Vietnam and Portugal first.

For all those children who are football fans, LoveReading4Kids has assembled a formidable line-up of football related books that will boost a love of reading, as well as a love of the beautiful game itself.

Game on.