The tournament was also a landmark event for Asian football as co-hosts Australia won hearts as they battled their way into the semi-finals while former world champions Japan inflicted a stunning 4-0 defeat on eventual winners Spain and both the Philippines and Vietnam debuted.
With the dust now settled on the ninth edition of the tournament, the-AFC.com takes a look at the players that stood out from each of the record six nations that represented Asia at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Japan: Hinata Miyazawa
Hinata Miyazawa took her debut World Cup by storm and won the Golden Boot with five strikes, joining as the third member of an elite club of Asians who have bagged the honour alongside compatriot Homare Sawa who did it during the Nadeshiko’s victorious 2011 campaign and China PR legend Sun Wen in 1999. .....