As FIFA chose a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, June 25, the two countries will be hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
“The 2023 event will be the largest, and no doubt the best, Women’s World Cup that has ever been staged,” said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a joint statement.
“This tournament will further inspire our next generation and provide the platform for them to compete on the world stage,” the statement further added.
With Japan having withdrawn its own bid earlier in the week after they were ranked below the joint bid by FIFA’s evaluation report, the overwhelming favourites won ahead of their only rival Colombia. Also, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and a joint Korean proposal had already fallen by the wayside.