2023 women’s World Cup final will be held at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, Opens at Eden Park in Auckland
The 2023 women’s World Cup final will be held at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, with the first match taking place at Eden Park in Auckland. The tournament’s organizers hope that it will encourage gender equality in football.
Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth will all host games in Australia, with Dunedin, Hamilton, and Wellington, New Zealand, rounding out the nine host cities. According to FIFA, co-hosts, Australia and New Zealand will each have one semi-final, with the full schedule to be revealed later this year.
In a statement, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, “The appointment of the nine host cities marks a significant milestone for the next FIFA women’s World Cup, as well as for players and fans around Australia, New Zealand, and around the world.”
Newcastle and Launceston in Australia, as well as Christchurch in New Zealand, were unsuccessful in their bids to host the event.
On Thursday, Football Australia (FA) Chairman Chris Nikou told reporters, “We have already begun to brainstorm with those cities that missed out, this is a tournament for the whole of Australia, and we won’t be successful unless we optimize the benefits in Australia.” “Some of those cities are strategically located to serve as training centers and facilities base camps.”
New Zealand Football President Johanna Wood said it will be an honor to co-host the tournament with Australia, adding, “We have worked with our partners to produce the largest, most exciting, and best tournament to date,” and “We will continue to work with our partners to deliver the biggest, most exciting, and best tournament to date.”
The first women’s World Cup to be hosted by more than one nation and the first to feature 32 teams will be organized by the trans-Tasman neighbors.
The Football Association predicts that as a result of the World Cup, an additional 400,000 girls and women will take up the sport in Australia. While Australian Rules football and rugby league remain the most popular winter sports in the country, Mr. Nikou believes that more soccer infrastructure is required.
He told reporters, “The growth of the sport has been incredible, but the growth of the infrastructure needs to catch up.” “We need to collaborate with governments to promote the country’s largest participation sport, as well as the most inclusive sport.”