2023 Women’s World Cup gets record hosting interest
Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, a joint Korean bid, New Zealand and South Africa have all officially entered the bidding process. The nine submissions mark the longest ever list of member associations at this stage of the process tournament since its inaugural edition in 1991.
All nine of the interested nations will now be provided with overview and bidding documents and have until 16th April to submit their completed registration to FIFA.
Potential host nations have until 4th October 2019 to submit their bids for hosting the tournament with FIFA to make a final decision in March 2020.
Unlike in the men’s tournament bidding process, where the full FIFA membership casts a vote, the FIFA Council will vote to award the Women’s World Cup.
However, FIFA has now reversed its position and agreed to make public its vote on the 2023 Women’s World Cup host. Following last week’s FIFA Council meeting in Miami world soccer’s governing body announced that the result of each ballot and related votes of each member will be made open to the public.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 kicks off in France this summer.
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