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Fifa to pick 2023 Women’s World Cup hosts on June 25

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The 2023 Women’s World Cup hosts will be selected at an online meeting of the Fifa Council on June 25, the world governing body announced.

Fifa will choose between Brazil, Japan, Colombia, and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand. None of the bidding nations have staged the event before.

The hosts were originally due to be selected at a Fifa Council meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next month, but that event has been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2023 World Cup will be the first to feature 32 teams, up from 24 at the 2019 edition in France, while there will be significantly increased bonuses for the players.

The body’s chief women’s football officer, Sarai Bareman, explained to SportBusiness that the decision would help create “increased playing opportunities for the women’s game all over the world.”