2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
DatesJuly – August
Teams32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)TBA (in TBA host cities)
2019
2027

The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the 9th edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The tournament will involve 32 national teams, including that of the host nation. The tournament will take place during a reserved period in the FIFA Women's International Match Calendar between 10 July and 20 August 2023.[1]

In July 2019, FIFA president Gianni Infantino proposed an expansion of the Women's World Cup from 24 to 32 teams, possibly starting with the 2023 edition, as well as doubling the tournament's prize money.[2] On 31 July 2019, the FIFA Council unanimously decided to expand the tournament to 32 teams, featuring eight groups of four.[3]

Host selection[edit]

The following nine countries have confirmed that they will bid for the 2023 World Cup, and have submitted the required registration to FIFA:[4][5]

Belgium and Bolivia were listed as candidates on FIFA's list in August 2019, but had been removed from the updated list in September 2019.[6]

The key dates of the bidding process are:[7][8][9][10]

  • 15 March 2019: Deadline to submit the completed expression of interest form to FIFA
  • 18 March 2019: FIFA dispatches the bidding registration and overview documents
  • 16 April 2019: Deadline to submit the completed bidding registration to FIFA
  • 18 April 2019: FIFA to dispatch hosting documents to the member associations that have returned the bidding registration by the above deadline
  • August 2019: Circular sent out for current bidding member associations to reconfirm their interest, and any other eligible member associations to express their interest in bidding
  • 16 August 2019: Deadline for new member associations to submit the completed expression of interest form to FIFA
  • 2 September 2019: Deadline to submit the completed bidding registration to FIFA by new interested member associations, and re-confirmation from current bidders
  • 3 September 2019: FIFA dispatches the updated bidding registration and overview documents
  • 13 December 2019: New deadline to submit the completed bidding registration to FIFA
  • January/February 2020: Inspection visits to the member associations
  • April 2020: FIFA will publish the bid evaluation reports
  • May 2020: Expected appointment date of the host(s) by the FIFA Council; it will be decided by 37 FIFA board members whose ballots will be published after the vote.[11]

The bidding timeline was adjusted following the confirmation of the expanded tournament.[3]

Qualification[edit]

Qualifying matches will start in 2021 and end in 2022.

Broadcasting rights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's international match calendar 2020–2023" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 November 2018. p. 8. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  2. ^ "FIFA President Infantino hails France 2019, outlines proposals for future of women's game". FIFA. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "FIFA Council unanimously approves expanded 32-team field for FIFA Women's World Cup". FIFA. 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  4. ^ "FIFA receives record number of expressions of interest in hosting FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™". FIFA.com. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Bidding process for FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™ continues with eight member associations". FIFA. 3 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Belgium and Bolivia drop out as eight countries remain in race to host 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup". www.insidethegames.biz. 3 September 2019.
  7. ^ "FIFA starts bidding process for FIFA Women's World Cup 2023". FIFA. 19 February 2019.
  8. ^ "FIFA Council decides on key steps for upcoming international tournaments". FIFA.com. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Bidding process for FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 continues with eight member associations". FIFA.com. 3 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  10. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Overview of the bidding process (updated version, August 2019)" (PDF). FIFA.com. 3 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  11. ^ "FIFA to make public the vote for 2023 Women's World Cup". Associated Press. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  12. ^ Sandomir, Richard. "Fox, Telemundo and Univision to Show World Cup Through 2026 as FIFA Extends Contracts". The New York Times. 12 February 2015.
  13. ^ "FIFA extending TV deals through 2026 World Cup with CTV, TSN and RDS". The Globe and Mail. 12 February 2015.
  14. ^ Parker, Ryan. "2026 World Cup TV rights awarded without bids; ESPN 'surprised'". Los Angeles Times. 13 February 2015.

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