FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
- From June 21, FIFA will visit the nine host cities and the venues of the competition
- This visit is considered “as important as it is exciting” in preparation and planning.
- The next FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ will be held from July 20 to August 20, 2023
Two years from the start of the competition, preparations for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ will intensify this month with a two-week inspection visit to host countries, the Australia and New Zealand.
After observing a mandatory quarantine in these two countries, the FIFA delegation, made up of experts in key operational areas, will visit the nine host cities and inspect the ten stadiums that will host the competition, as well as other venues. potentials.
During this visit, FIFA representatives will also meet key stakeholders as well as local representatives, including host member associations and local authorities, with the aim of discussing the most important operational topics and preparations in general. .
Stadium tour – main dates
- 21st of June -Wellington/Wellington Stadium
- June 22 – Hamilton/Hamilton (Waikato Stadium)
- 23 june – Auckland/Auckland (Eden Park)
- June 25 – Dunedin/Dunedin Stadium
- June 29-30 – Sydney (Stadium Australia et Sydney Football Stadium)
- 1st of July – Brisbane (Brisbane Stadium)
- July 2nd – Adelaïde (Hindmarsh Stadium)
- July 3 – Perth (Perth Rectangular Stadium)
- 4th July – Melbourne (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium)
Rhiannon Martin, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 project manager, said: “With just two years to go until the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ kicks off, we look forward to visiting the nine host cities. and the ten stadiums with our Australian and New Zealand counterparts, and to see firsthand how well the preparations for the competition are going. “
“Since the organization rights were awarded to the two countries, we have only been able to hold virtual meetings with representatives of the host cities and many stakeholders. This visit is therefore an important step in the general preparation. of a tournament that promises to be extraordinary. “
Jane Fernandez, FIFA operational director for Australia added: “The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is a unique opportunity to reach a new audience and inspire a new generation of female players in Australia, New Zealand , but also elsewhere in the world. While preparations progress well in both host countries, the next two weeks will mark a major milestone for FIFA and the five host cities in Australia in welcoming the best players on the planet and their teams. supporters in 2023. “
Jane Patterson, operational director for New Zealand, also reacted: “The 2023 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be the first to be co-organized by two member associations – moreover two different confederations – , will be a real showcase for women’s football, both for players, supporters and local communities all over the world. In addition to assessing the progress of preparations, the visit is a good opportunity for FIFA to work closely with host cities, stadium owners and local authorities in New Zealand, and to consider how to leave a lasting legacy of competition. “
Last month, the FIFA Council approved the creation of a FIFA affiliate to manage the organization of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ in Australia and New Zealand. FIFA recently announced the appointment of Dave Beeche as general manager of this subsidiary.
Following the success of the 2019 edition, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ will be the ninth edition of the competition, but above all the first to bring together 32 teams, as unanimously decided by the FIFA Council. The 2023 edition will be held in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023.