Australia and New Zealand win race to host 2023 Women’s World Cup

The Sydney Opera House lights up in support of Australia and New Zealand’s joint bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. (Image credit: FFA)

Australia and New Zealand have secured the rights to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, beating off competition from Colombia.

Australia and New Zealand won a Fifa Council vote yesterday by 22 votes to 13. The winning bid was the overwhelming favourite, but a surprise decision by Uefa delegates to vote for Colombia created some last-minute tension.

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