AFC President congratulates Australia/New Zealand on being named as 2023 hosts
Kuala Lumpur: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President today congratulated the historic and technically superior bid by Australia and New Zealand for winning the rights to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.
The FIFA Council decided to award Australia/New Zealand hosting rights beating their South American rivals Colombia and Shaikh Salman declared it – "a great day for women’s football and another show of faith in Asia’s outstanding ability to host global events."
Australia and New Zealand to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
Zurich: The world’s biggest women’s football event will return to Asia, after Australia and New Zealand were confirmed as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts on Thursday.
The FIFA Council selected the historic joint bid ahead of an application from Colombia by a margin of 22 votes to 13, meaning an AFC Member Association will host the tournament for the first time since 2007.
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