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Women’s World Cup hosting bids confirmed


Sports Reporter

FIFA has confirmed that three bids will be submitted to the FIFA Council for the selection of the FIFA Women’s World Cup host at its meeting to be held online on 25 June 2020. 

  The qualifying bids are joint submission by Football Federation Australia and New Zealand Football;

the Colombian Football Association and the Japan Football Association. The Brazilian Football Association withdrew its bid on 8 June.

  FIFA secretary-general Fatma Samoura said the FIFA Council will decide on the host for the ninth edition of the tournament in 2023.

  “The quality of the bids is testimony to the tremendous momentum women’s football has generated and we are looking forward to building on this to take women’s football to the next level at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023,” Samoura said. 

  FIFA has developed a robust evaluation model for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 bidding process that comprises a technical evaluation, assessment of the main infrastructure and commercial criteria; an assessment of the risks associated with certain criteria, including human rights and sustainability, applying a specific rating;

a summary of relevant information provided in the bid, such as the hosting vision and strategy, and highlighting potential issues.

  The methodology and application of the scoring system used for the technical evaluation are specified in the overview of the scoring system for the technical evaluation of bids.

  The process will see the appointment of the host of the 2023 showpiece after an open voting procedure by the FIFA Council, in which the result of each ballot and the related votes by the Council members will be made public on FIFA.com.

  The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be the first edition to feature 32 teams.