By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
World football governing body, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has announced host stadiums for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Nine stadiums have been set aside to host the first FIFA Women’s World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Auckland will stage the opening match of the tournament while Sydney will host the final game.
The Host Cities and stadiums for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 are:
• Adelaide – Hindmarsh Stadium
• Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau – Eden Park
• Brisbane – Brisbane Stadium
• Dunedin / Ōtepoti – Dunedin Stadium
• Hamilton / Kirikiriroa – Waikato Stadium
• Melbourne – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
• Perth – Perth Rectangular Stadium
• Sydney – Stadium Australia and Sydney Football Stadium
• Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara – Wellington Stadium
Australia and New Zealand will host the first FIFA Women’s World Cup that will be co-hosted after Korea/Japan hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup for men.
United State of America (USA) are the defending Champions after defeating Netherlands in the final of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Super Falcons of Nigeria have appeared at every edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup since the first edition in 1991.
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