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Australia And New Zealand To Host The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

June 26, 2020

Australia and New Zealand were awarded the rights to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, with the FIFA Council voting to send the tournament to Asia-Pacific for the first time.

Following on from the astounding success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in France and the subsequent unanimous decision by the FIFA Council, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be the first edition to feature 32 teams and it will also be the first to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand and across two confederations (AFC and OFC).

Football Federation Australia chairman Chris Nikou said the successful bid was an enormous opportunity to grow football in the region.. He added, “FIFA today has made not one, but two countries very happy. Our pledge to the FIFA family is that no stone will be left unturned to produce the best World Cup and grow the women’s game globally and in the Asia-Pacific region.”

New Zealand Football Federation president Johanna Wood said:  “Chris and I and the whole bidding team are extremely delighted with the result. We’ve always said with this bid, that it is as one and making history and creating opportunities.”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern issued a joint statement: “Its a landmark decision for both sides of the Tasman as we recover and rebuild from COVID-19. The 2023 event will be the largest, and no doubt the best, Women’s World Cup that has ever been staged.”

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