Australia and New Zealand will host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

It’s official, this morning we learned that Australia and New Zealand indeed won their joint bid to host the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup.

The announcement came from the FIFA meeting held at Addias Abada with Auckland’s Eden Park, and Sydney’s redeveloped Stadium Australia a frontrunner since their submission in early March this year and first release of audit scores in early June.

The unveiled plan will see a minium of five stadiums in each host country, ensuring record attendance average 24,000 fans at each match and the official opening ceremony taking place at Auckland’s Eden Park, with a standalone match on Day 2 to inaugurate the tournament in Australia.

Australia and New Zealand received a 4.1 out of five score with Columbia scoring a 2.8 and both Matildas and Football Ferns are not required to win upcoming qualifying matches as they are automatically through to the opening round.


Celebrations have begun

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a joint statement “This is a huge positive for the footballing and sporting industries on 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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