2023 Bid Evaluation Report published – Three bids submitted to FIFA Council
Zurich: Following a detailed assessment of the bid books and visits to the bidding countries, today FIFA confirmed that three bids will be submitted to the FIFA Council in order for it to select the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 host(s) at its meeting to be held online on 25 June 2020.
The three qualifying bids are:
joint submission by Football Federation Australia and New Zealand Football;
submission by the Colombian Football Association;
submission by the Japan Football Association.
The Brazilian Football Association informed FIFA on Monday, 8 June, of its decision to withdraw its bid.
Pioneers Chinese Taipei build for return to former glory
Taipei City: Which Asian team - aside from host nation China PR - reached the quarter-finals of the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup? Those of you who immediately identified Chinese Taipei as the correct answer would be pretty handy at a women’s football trivia night.
It seems unlikely now, but Chinese Taipei were a major player in Asia a few decades back. More than that, they were a pioneer of women’s football in one of the game's traditionally strong regions.
Asia’s greatest national teams – Japan Women (2008-16)
Kuala Lumpur: National teams old and new have set out with the ultimate goal of bringing the World Cup back to Asia, but only one has succeeded.
The Japanese women’s national team of 2011 became Asia’s world champions at the senior level, overcoming tournament hosts and defending champions Germany in the quarter-final before outlasting the United States in a classic final and providing a boost to a nation still reeling from a painful natural disaster.
That remarkable win in Germany represented the peak of their success, but it was far from the Nadeshiko’s only breakthrough success, with first-time titles in the Asian Games and AFC Women’s Asian Cup and a FIFA World Player of the Year title for team leader Homare Sawa all materialising in an unprecedented four-year period.
Asia’s greatest national teams – China PR Women (1990s)
Kuala Lumpur: Unbeatable in Asia and only a penalty shootout away from becoming the Continent’s first senior world champions, few Asian sides have dominated like the Chinese women’s national team of the 1990s.
The Steel Roses emergence on the international stage fundamentally changed the Asian game and played a pioneering role in the growth of women’s football as a whole.
In a decade of continental supremacy which has never been repeated, China PR were unbeaten against any Asian opponent – winning five AFC Women’s Championship titles, and three Asian Games gold medals - and claimed silver medals on the world stage at both the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Olympic Games.
Japan presents its vision for hosting the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023
Tokyo: One week after the official inspection visit by FIFA in Japan, the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Japan Bid Committee shared its vision with the UEFA Executive Committee at last week’s 2020 Ordinary Congress in Amsterdam.
Kohzo Tashima, Chairman of the Japan Bid Committee and President of Japan Football Association (JFA), Junko Imai, Vice Chairperson of Japan Bid Committee and Chairperson of JFA Women's Committee, and Director of Japan Bid Committee Junko Egawa, demonstrated the strength of Japan as a host nation, and shared their passion towards the development of women’s football.
Australia-New Zealand share 2023 vision with UEFA Executive Committee
Sydney: With three months to go until the hosting decision of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, Australia-New Zealand this week presented their vision for the tournament to the UEFA Executive Committee at the 2020 Ordinary Congress in Amsterdam.
Bid General Manager, Jane Fernandez, and Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) President, Lambert Maltock, outlined their plans for a ground-breaking tournament of firsts, focused on the interests of the greatest players in the women’s game.
The bid’s player-centric hosting concept promises first-class facilities and infrastructure ensuring the players can perform at their very best.