Here’s The List of Cities in Australia, New Zealand That Will Host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
FIFA announced nine cities in Australia and New Zealand that will host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup took to Twitter to share the list of nine cities and wrote: “It’s official! The #FIFAWWC Australia New Zealand 2023 host cities are: Adelaide, Auckland/Tāmaki Makauraul, Brisbane, Dunedin / Ōtepoti, Hamilton / Kirikiriroa, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara. See you in 2023!”
🚨 IT'S OFFICIAL! 🚨
The #FIFAWWC Australia New Zealand 2023™ host cities are:
Dunedin / Ōtepoti
Hamilton / Kirikiriroa
Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara
See you in 2023! ✈🇦🇺🇳🇿⚽🙌 pic.twitter.com/b2mEY9fZcR
— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) March 31, 2021
It will be the first time that the World Cup will be hosted by different confederation members. The World Cup will have 32 teams, the first to feature so many teams together.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said “Building on the incredible success of France 2019 both on and off the pitch, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 and nine host cities across Australia and New Zealand will not only showcase the world’s very best players, but will also provide a powerful platform to unite and inspire people, transform lives and create a lasting legacy for women’s football in Australia and New Zealand and around the world.”
Speaking about Australia being one of the host country for #FIFAWWC, Football Australia President Chris Nikou said “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be the biggest sporting event on Australian soil since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, showcasing Australia and New Zealand to a global audience of over one billion people.”
The opening match of the World Cup will be played at Eden Park, Auckland in New Zealand on 10th July 2023. The finals will be played at Stadium Australia, Sydney on 20th August 2023.
“It is a privilege to co-host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 with Australia and we look forward to welcoming the world’s best athletes and their supporters to Aotearoa New Zealand.” said Johanna Wood, President of New Zealand Football.