Australia, NZ to cohost 2023 Women's World Cup

Jun 26, 2020

Sports
Australia, NZ to cohost 2023 Women's World Cup

Tokyo (Japan), June 26: Australia and New Zealand are to jointly host the Women's World Cup soccer tournament in 2023.
FIFA Council members held an online vote on Thursday to decide the winner of the right to host the competition.
The joint entry by the two Oceanian nations garnered 22 out of 35 valid ballots, compared to 13 for the rival proposal by Colombia. Japan withdrew its bid earlier this week after determining it was unlikely to win the right to host the event.
The 2023 World Cup, the ninth edition for women's soccer, will feature 32 teams, up from 24 in previous tournaments.
It will be the first time that the Women's World Cup will be held in the southern hemisphere. It will also be the first to be hosted across two confederations.
The FIFA World Cup, the men's competition, was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002.
Source: NHK World