Sydney Olympics and Asian Cup laid groundwork for Women’s World Cup win, bid leader says

Players from USA lift the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following victory over the Netherlands (Photo by Naomi Baker - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Hosting the Olympics in 2000 and the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 helped Australia develop expertise that was instrumental in winning the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup hosting rights along with New Zealand earlier t…