By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
At the meeting by video conference, on Friday, the FIFA Council conferred to the FIFA Congress the decision to award FIFA Women’s World Cup hosting rights.
Until now, the decision has been taken by the FIFA Council, most recently in June 2020 when the hosting rights for the 2023 edition were awarded to Australia and New Zealand. As FIFA seeks to raise the profile of the women’s game, this represents a significant step to bring the FIFA Women’s World Cup in line with the flagship men’s competition, the FIFA World Cup.
The proposal will be put forward for a final decision by the 71st FIFA Congress, which will meet virtually (for the second time) on 21 May.
Australia and New Zealand will host the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time as co-host in 2023 after South Korea and Japan hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup for men.
China (1991), Sweden (1995), United States of America (1999 and 2003), China (2007), Germany (2011), Canada (2015), and France (2019) were previous hosts of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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