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United States players celebrate their victory in the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. US won 2:0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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FIFA Council Selects Australia and New Zealand As Hosts For 2023 Women’s World Cup

FIFA Council Selects Australia And New Zealand As Hosts For 2023 Women’s World Cup

On Thursday the FIFA Council voted for the host of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. The winning bid out of Australia/New Zealand and Columbia was Australia/New Zealand by unanimous decision.

The winning bid received 22 of 35 votes cast by the FIFA Council members with Columbia receiving just 13 votes. Concacaf voted for the Australia and New Zealand bid. The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be the first to have 32 countries participating and the first hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The previous two World Cup’s had just 24 teams participating.

For those of us on the East Coast of the United States the two host countries are 14 hours ahead. So afternoon and night matches in Australia and New Zealand will be early morning hours in the United States.

The proposed host cities are:

Australia: Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Launceston, Sydney, Newcastle, and Brisbane.

New Zealand: Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin

There have been major events hosted by Australia in the past including the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games which involved 14,532 athletes.

Last five Women’s World Cup Site:

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2019: France

2015: Canada

2011: Germany

2007: China

2003: United States

The United State’s Women’s National Team were the victors of the last Women’s World Cup in 2019 that took place in France. USWNT has won four of the eight Women’s World Cups including the first that took place in 1991 in China.

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Tanner founded Trifecta Sports in Spring of 2016 and has grown it from a blog into a multi-faceted media entity. He covers the New England Revolution, Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston Cannons, New England Patriots, and the Providence College Friars.

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