July 2, 2022

The joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup won the vote at the FIFA Council on Thursday.

Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. (Photo credit: FIFA Media)

“The joint bid submitted by Football Federation Australia and New Zealand Football received 22 of the 35 valid votes cast by the FIFA Council members in the first ballot, with the Colombian Football Association having obtained 13 votes. The full voting results are available below,” a statement on the FIFA website read.

The 2023 World Cup will be the first female World Cup to be held with 32 teams. The joint bid also means it will be the first to be held between two confederations, AFC (Australia) and OFC (Oceania).

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