Australia and New Zealand will host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, the national governing body of FIFA football.
FIFA said the joint bid submitted by the Australia Football Federation and New Zealand Football received 22 of the 35 valid votes cast by members of the FIFA Council in the first ballot, with 13 votes cast by the Colombian Football Association.
“Australia and New Zealand will not only host a FIFA Women’s World Cup that is the largest tournament ever held, but will also serve as a catalyst for ensuring the continued growth of women’s football in the Asia-Pacific region and globally,” NZF President Johanna Wood said in a joint statement released by the two football associations.
“Our two nations have been working together to create an outstanding, historic bid and I would like to thank FIFA and the whole football family for giving us this chance. FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will bring us all together in a celebration of our shared love of football.”
The first edition of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will feature 32 nations, and will also be the first to be contested across two confederations (Asian Football Confederation and Oceania Football Confederation).