2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryTBA
Teams24 (expected) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)TBA (in TBA host cities)

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 24 national teams, including that of the host nation, assuming the current format of the finals is maintained.

Host selection[edit]

The following countries have indicated interest in bidding:


Confirmed bids[edit]

  • After successfully staging the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, speculation that Football Federation Australia (FFA) would bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup intensified. A joint announcement was made by the Federal Government and the FFA on 13 June 2017. The Government will provide initial funding worth $1 million, with a further $4 million to be made available should it be satisfied the bid has a chance of being successful. Then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a statement, "I am delighted we are supporting a bid for the 2023 Women's World Cup...The Matildas are wonderful role models for young women and girls right across Australia. It would be fantastic to have the Matildas playing to win the Women's World Cup on home soil."[1][2] The bid was officially launched on 29 October 2018, with the slogan "#GetOnside" and urging all supporters of the bid to show their support at AusBid2023.com.[3]
  • On 4 June 2018, The South African Football Association announced that they will bid for the event of 2023. Having previously hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it is hoping to play host to the first ever Women's World Cup held in the African continent.[4] South Africa agreed to officially launch their bid after they qualified for the Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019 on 3 December 2018.[5]

Expressed interest in bidding[edit]

  •  New Zealand — Prior to their hosting of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, New Zealand officials expressed interest in bidding for the hosting rights of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.[8] FIFA's director of tournaments, Colin Smith, called New Zealand a "major contender" to host the Women's World Cup should they bid.[9]
  •  Colombia – The Executive Committee of the Colombian Football Federation, headed by its president Ramon Jesurum Franco, presented on Tuesday, 23 August before the FIFA president, Gianni Infantino interest to formalize the candidacy of Colombia as host country of the Women's World Cup FIFA 2023. Colombia has previously hosted the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup [10][11][12] In 2017 the Colombian Women's Football League played its first season. One of the requirements to host the World Cup is to have a national women's league.[13]

Broadcasting rights[edit]


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  2. ^ "Australia to bid for FIFA Women's World Cup 2023". Football Federation Australia. 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Get Onside: The FFA launches its bid for Australia to host the 2023 Women's World Cup". Fox Sports. 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ "South Africa line up 2023 Women's World Cup bid". ESPN. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Reports: Safa set to bid for 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup". goal.com. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Japan to bid for 2023 Women's World Cup". The Japan Times. 1 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Thailand prepares to bid for FIFA Women's World Cup". The Nation. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  8. ^ "New Zealand Football seek to host Fifa Women's World Cup in 2023". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Fifa boss welcomes New Zealand's interest in hosting 2023 Women's World Cup". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Colombia se postula para ser sede del Mundial Femenino 2023" [Colombia is postulated to host the 2023 Women's World Cup]. Gol Caracol (in Spanish). 23 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  11. ^ la FCF postula oficialmente la candidatura de Colombia para albergar la Copa Mundial Femenina de Mayores de la FIFA para el 2023 FutbolRed
  12. ^ Liga Colombiana en 2017 y Mundial Femenino en marcha GOAL Colombia
  13. ^ http://www.eltiempo.com/deportes/futbol-colombiano/presentacion-de-la-liga-femenina-profesional-de-futbol/16731242
  14. ^ Sandomir, Richard. "Fox, Telemundo and Univision to Show World Cup Through 2026 as FIFA Extends Contracts". The New York Times. 12 February 2015.
  15. ^ "FIFA extending TV deals through 2026 World Cup with CTV, TSN and RDS". The Globe and Mail. 12 February 2015.
  16. ^ Parker, Ryan. "2026 World Cup TV rights awarded without bids; ESPN 'surprised'". Los Angeles Times. 13 February 2015.