Australia and New Zealand’s joint bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup has been successful after FIFA announced their decision earlier this week.
The co-hosts narrowly beat out Colombia to win the hosting privileges, in what will be a major boost for Women’s football in the two nations.
“The host of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be…. Australia & New Zealand!!”
— Westfield Matildas (@TheMatildas) June 25, 2020
The Australia/New Zealand bid got a boost when Japan withdrew their name in the days leading up to the final vote, ensuring that the entire Asian Football Confederation would unite behind a single bid.
The tournament is currently scheduled to run from July to August 2023 and will be the first edition of the tournament to feature 32 teams.