In December last year, The Australian and New Zealand Governments launched a historic joint bid to bring the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.
It is widely believed that a co-hosted FIFA Women’s World Cup will supercharge the development of women’s football and unlock significant investment in the game. Australia and New Zealand, two leading nations in the promotion of women’s football and gender equality, will accelerate the game at both the grassroots and professional levels, lighting a path for future generations of footballers, administrators, and fans in Asia-Pacific. The opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 could see the New Zealand Football Ferns playing in front of more than 50,000 people at Eden Park with a renovated 75,000-seat stadium at Sydney’s Olympic Park potentially hosting the final.
A final decision is expected in May this year after the 37 members of the FIFA council conduct a public vote.