FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: Auckland to host opener, final in Sydney

The 2023 Women’s World Cup might 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 final. The two semifinal matches might be break up between Australia and New Zealand.

That format is comparable to different World Cup tournaments in different sports activities, together with most not too long ago 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 biggest member of the Oceania confederation.

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

The schedule for the occasion might be introduced later this yr, FIFA stated in asserting the host cities Wednesday in Zurich. The choice follows an eight-month course of with the member federations from every nation.

“Building on the unimaginable 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 best gamers, however will even present a strong platform to unite and encourage individuals, remodel lives and create an enduring legacy for ladies’s soccer in Australia and New Zealand and around the globe,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino stated 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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