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Australia-New Zealand favorite to host 2023 women’s fifa world cup as joint bid rated highest

International football federation FIFA has confirmed the submission of three bids to FIFA council for aproving one to host next women’s world cup in 2023. Australia-New Zealand, Colombia and Japan are 3 bids in the final race.

Brazil withdrew their bid on 8th June and now they’re not in the race for 2023 women’s world cup host selection. The bid evaluation report confirms that Australia-New Zealand bid received the highest rating from all three final bidders. Trans-Tasman attains 4.1 score out of 5 on average of all parameters.

Women's FIFA World Cup Champions
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“One year after the record-breaking eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, the FIFA Council will decide on the host(s) for the ninth edition of the tournament in 2023, which we hope will be even bigger and better. The quality of the bids is testimony to the tremendous momentum women’s football has generated and we are looking forward to building on this to take women’s football to the next level at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023,” FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said as saying by fifa.com.

Australia-New Zealand bid is quoted as “the most commercially favourable proposition”.

“We hosted a very successful inspection visit and we are delighted by today’s FIFA Bid Evaluation Report which reinforces our belief that we would host a technically excellent FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023,” New Zealand football president Johanna Wood said.

“I am delighted that we have scored so strongly in FIFA’s Bid Evaluation Report and been described as offering ‘the most favourable commercial proposition’. We are confident that our combination of technical excellence, record breaking crowds, commercial certainty, a warm embrace from our 200 different cultures and genuine impact across the region where the legacies will be profound will prove a compelling offer to FIFA and its confederations,” Football Federation Australia chairman Chris Nikou said.

“We are two nations from two confederations, united in proposing a historic and exciting step forward for world football. It will be 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. As One, we believe this represents a compelling offer to the global football family.”

FIFA council will vote on 25th June 2020 to decide the host of 2023 fifa women’s world cup. United States will be title defending champions in the tournament.