FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup 2023
Football's world governing body, FIFA, has selected the host cities for the 2023 Women's World Cup.
- Ten stadiums in nine host cities across Australia and New Zealand will host matches at the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2023
- The tournament will be the first Women's World Cup to be expanded from 24 to 32 competing teams
- The Matildas and Football Ferns will qualify automatically as teams of the host nations
In Australia, matches will be played in Brisbane, Sydney, MELBOURNE, Adelaide and Perth with the final scheduled for August 20 at Sydney's Olympic stadium.
The tournament will begin at Eden Park in Auckland on July 10.
The Women's World Cup, the ninth edition of the tournament, will be the first to have 32 teams competing. Both the Matildas and Football Ferns will qualify automatically, representing the host nations.
The full match schedule will be announced later this year, but Australia and New Zealand will each host one semi-final.
"The appointment of the nine Host Cities represents a major milestone for the next FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, as well as for players and football fans across Australia, New Zealand and around the world," FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.
Football Australia president Chris Nikou said the Women's World Cup would be "a tournament that will unite nations, inspire generations, and provide our diverse and multicultural game with the perfect platform to grow over the coming years."
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