Australia and New Zealand unite to mark 'One Year To Go' milestone
Sydney: Celebrations marking ‘One Year To Go’ until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 kicked off with a cultural lighting ceremony at dawn in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, New Zealand, followed by the unveiling of a Unity Pitch in Sydney/Gadigal, Australia and coordinated evening light shows across the tournament’s nine Host Cities on Wednesday.
A Unity Pitch located on Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney/Gadigal, was unveiled by FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura to mark the milestone date on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Created with the tournament’s colourful livery in mind, it will be open to the public and local football groups until Sunday, before touring each of the tournament’s nine Host Cities over the next year. A Unity Pitch will be gifted to both Host Countries, Australia and New Zealand, as part of FIFA’s commitment to leave a lasting legacy in the region.
Orr: 2022 achievements have been monumental for Hong Kong football
Hong Kong: After helping secure his club Kitchee SC a historic place in the AFC Champions League™ Round of 16 and then playing a vital role in Hong Kong’s return to the AFC Asian Cup™ after an absence of 54 years, Matt Orr is enjoying a 2022 to remember.
The 25-year-old, who spent the early years of his career in the United States, joined the-AFC.com for an exclusive interview to discuss these milestone moments and look ahead to August’s last 16 clash with BG Pathum United.