Australia, New Zealand promise to deliver
a spectacular show in 2023
Sydney: Football Federation Australia (FFA) and New Zealand Football (NZF) are delighted their ground-breaking vision to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be realised after being awarded the hosting rights by FIFA.
FFA and NZF thanked the FIFA Council for their landmark decision on Thursday, which will see the two countries host a tournament of firsts ─ the first ever co-confederation hosted FIFA World Cup, the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in the Asia-Pacific region, and the first ever to be held in the southern hemisphere.
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.
Kuala Lumpur: There's nothing quite like seeing a sweetly struck volley fly into the back of the net, and this week the-AFC.com shines the '5 of the Best' spotlight on these aesthetically pleasing goals.
Vote for your best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: As the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who you, the fans, regard as the finest Asian players to have starred at the FIFA World Cup by compiling an all-time Best XI, we turn our attention to the midfield positions.