Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 Women’s Globe Cup, Fifa has introduced.
The joint bid acquired the nod in advance of Colombia, which was the only other rival in the managing soon after Brazil and Japan dropped out of the race previously in June.
The 2023 edition will be the initially in the women’s activity to feature 32 sides – up from the existing 24.
The opposition is scheduled to take put from July to August 2023.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino mentioned: “The bidding approach was remarkably competitive. We would like to thank both equally of the bidders for their amazing function. It was seriously, actually nicely geared up.”
The Italian also announced a funding boost for the sport.
“We have decided to award $1bn (£805m) to the advancement of women’s soccer in the coming four several years,” he said.
“We knowledgeable last year in France a superb Women’s Planet Cup. It broke all records. It brought women’s football to a genuinely world-wide phase.”
Australia and New Zealand’s joint bid
The joint bid from Australia and New Zealand promised “an unparalleled degree of investment” in the event.
This will be the initially World Cup hosted across two of football’s continental confederations (Australia is in the Asia confederation, even though New Zealand are aspect of Oceania).
They have proposed to stage matches at up to 8 grounds in Australia:
- Stadium Australia, Sydney (the last), potential: 70,000
- Sydney Soccer Stadium, ability: 42,512
- Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, potential: 30,052
- Brisbane Stadium, capability: 52,263
- Perth Rectangular Stadium, capability: 22,225
- Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, ability: 18,435
- Newcastle Stadium, capability: 25,945
- York Park, Launceston, Tasmania, capability: 22,065
And 5 stadiums in New Zealand:
- Eden Park, Auckland (opening game), capability: 48,276
- Wellington Stadium, potential: 39,000
- Christchurch Stadium, capability: 22,556
- Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, capability: 25,111
- Dunedin Stadium, capability: 28,744