Matildas legend Dolan joins star-studded line-up for Australia & New Zealand 2023 draw
Auckland: Two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Carli Lloyd headlines a star-studded line-up of FIFA Legends at the Draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 in Auckland on Saturday.
The line-up of draw assistants features former Football Fern Maia Jackman and former Matilda Julie Dolan, along with former England international and TV/radio personality Ian Wright, FIFA World Cup 2002 winner Gilberto Silva from Brazil, Alexi Lalas from the USA, and former Cameroon star Geremi.
Lloyd is one of the draw conductors along with CNN sports anchor Amanda Davies. Together the duo will lead the technical component of the event, which will start at 19:30 local time on Saturday.
Tazuni revealed as Official Mascot of Australia & New Zealand 2023
Sydney: Tazuni, a fun, football-loving penguin was unveiled on Tuesday as the Official Mascot of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, capturing the spirit of an event that will go Beyond Greatness.
Based on the ‘Eudyptula minor’ species endemic to Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, Tazuni is the perfect representative of the host region and will help to bring the excitement of the highly anticipated tournament to a new generation of fans.
History Makers: China PR at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
Kuala Lumpur: July 10 marks the 23rd anniversary of China PR’s run to the FIFA Women's World Cup 1999 final in the United States, when they became the first Asian nation to advance to the deciding game at a senior FIFA tournament.
Dominant at the continental level, China PR were more than a match for other 15 teams in the competition as they came within a whisker of lifting the coveted trophy. Join the-AFC.com as we take a look back at that historic achievement.