Australia and New Zealand joint bid among four submissions to host 2023 Women’s World Cup
A bid by Australia and New Zealand is One of four Admissions to Sponsor the FIFA Women’s World Cup at 2023.
The trans-Tasman neighbours have combined forces to establish a bidding – endorsed by both authorities and football associations – that if successful will see the tournament held in the southern hemisphere for the first time.
Japan, Colombia and brazil have also made their own distinctive bids to host the tournament before the FIFA deadline of Friday.
Although South Korea also withdrew from the race before submissions had to be verified south Africa pulled to host the championship before this week.
“France 2019 was a watershed moment for women’s football, and now it is FIFA’s responsibility to take tangible measures to keep fostering the game’s incredible expansion,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
“Together with the FIFA Women’s World Cup generating an unprecedented fascination across member institutions, we are ensuring that the process to select the hosts is seamless, objective, transparent and ethical.
“By the time the FIFA Council admits the hosts, there ought to not be any doubt whatsoever as to why that choice was made”
The 2023 tournament will be the first edition of the showpiece to feature 32 teams of the women.
The United States conquered the Netherlands to win a record fourth Women’s World Cup as it was held in France.