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Fifa rejects report that Women’s World Cup could be delayed

Natasha Rigby (Perth Glory Women's Captain) poses during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 'One Year To Go' event at Perth Rectangular Stadium, July 2022. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images for FIFA)

Fifa has said "no changes are foreseen" to the dates for next year's Women's World Cup, in response to a report by French newspaper L'Équipe that there have been talks within the organisation about delaying the tournament.

L'Équipe reported late yesterday (July 28) that there had been informal talks between Fifa and leading figures in European football about the possibility of delaying the tournament by several months. The report suggested this was being considered because of the more favourable climate and longer days during summertime in Australia and New Zealand. There was also a suggested link to difficulties being experienced by Fifa in selling media rights for the tournament.

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