Nine host cities announced for 2023 Women’s World Cup

SYDNEY (AP) — The 2023 Women’s World Cup will probably be unfold throughout 9 cities in Australia and New Zealand.

The opening match will happen at Eden Park in Auckland, with Sydney’s Stadium Australia internet hosting the ultimate. The two semifinal matches will probably be break up between Australia and New Zealand.

That format is just like different World Cup tournaments in different sports activities, together with most just lately in 2015 when Australia and New Zealand shared internet hosting of the cricket World Cup.

It would be the first-of-a-kind World Cup, co-hosted by members of various confederations. Australia joined the Asian confederation after qualifying for the 2006 males’s World Cup, leaving New Zealand as the most important member of the Oceania confederation.

This World Cup will even be the primary to function 32 groups, up from the 24 that participated within the 2019 ladies’s event in France. The U.S. ladies’s nationwide staff is the defending champion.

The schedule for the occasion will probably be announced later this 12 months, FIFA mentioned in saying the host cities Wednesday in Zurich. The choice follows an eighth-month course of with the member federations from every nation.

“Building on the unbelievable success of France 2019 each on and off the pitch, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 and 9 host cities throughout Australia and New Zealand won’t solely showcase the world’s easiest gamers, however will even present a strong platform to unite and encourage folks, rework lives and create a long-lasting legacy for ladies’s soccer in Australia and New Zealand and world wide,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino mentioned in a ready assertion.

The host cities and stadiums are: Adelaide, Hindmarsh Stadium; Auckland, Tamaki Makaurau-Eden Park; Brisbane, Brisbane Stadium; Dunedin, Otepoti-Dunedin Stadium; Hamilton, Kirikiriroa-Waikato Stadium; Melbourne, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium; Perth, Perth Rectangular Stadium; Sydney, Stadium Australia and Sydney Football Stadium; Wellington, Te Whanganui-a-Tara-Wellington Stadium.


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