Where is the Women’s World Cup?
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is going to take place in Australia and New Zealand from 10th July to August 10th.
The eyes of the billions of people from all around the world will be in Australia. Because this is the first time Australia is hosting one of the biggest football and women’s sport. The FIFA festival will last for a whole month.
Here is what you need to know:
The Tournament will start in 2023 in July and will last for the whole month ending the festivities in August. The weather condition will be perfect for playing for both hosting countries because of the southern hemisphere.
Both A-League and W-League have no conflict between them. However, the grass-roots state-based rivalries will be running simultaneously in the two nations. This rivalry can be rewarding as it drives both groups towards commitment.
The bigger fish in the pond are NRL and AFL who are going to compete in Australia. Apart from those two potential fights, there is the regional rugby union clash going to happen in New Zealand.
Nonetheless, the bidding team stated that they have tied down the help and duty of different games to team up on the conveyance of the competition. The situation of the 2019 bid was disastrous compared to this.
The bid recommended 13 stadiums located across urban areas of both countries. They have told FIFA that a minimum of 10 stadiums ought to be used. 5 in each country would be good.
All the suggested arenas performed firmly against the necessary criteria but FIFA has the power to make the decision here.
The Auckland stadium Eden Park will have the honor to host the opening of the tournament and the first game will be played there, however, the Sydney stadium in Australia is marked for the final clash.
The arranged redevelopment of the Sydney Olympic arena into 70 thousand seats, the rectangular office was as of late set aside briefly. Yet FIFA requests the World Cup final is played at a place that can withhold at least 55,000 seats.
Renovated or not, Homebush is the single space that can hold the minimum capacity and fulfills the criteria because its current capacity is 82,500.
The bid team is relying upon inviting 1.5 million fans through the entryways over those settings for a normal of 24,000 spectators for each game, which would make it the most all-around, bolstered, and historic ladies’ World Cup ever.
How many teams will participate?
The 2023 Women’s World Cup will include 32 groups, up from the 24 that contended in France in the last world cup in 2019. The groups of 8 will be split equally into 4 teams between Australia and New Zealand in the early stage.
Depending on the COVID-19 situation all around the world the selection and qualification procedure will start in 2020. The breakdown of what number of groups will have the option to qualify from every league will be resolved at the appropriate time.
The favorites of the tournament
It will not be wrong to say that Matildas are expected to shine through and anticipated to bag the tournament and go home with the winning cup.
Australian women’s football team has the advantage of playing on their home grounds which is a familiar place tp give them the edge. The Australian team has been going through its golden period in the last couple of years.
However, the USA women’s football team has beaten everyone and grabbed the trophy in the last two tournaments held in 2015 and 2019. Both Matildas and Australian teams will have to fight hard to get to the victory.
On the other hand, the European teams Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, and France are all incredibly strong and vigilant. Although England has been enjoying the rise in the last few years and Australia is for now positioned higher than Brazil, it is silly to forget about the South Americans
Then again, there are still 3 years at least until the teams will face each other in the grounds. Australia will go through those three years getting ready for its opportunity on its greatest stage ever.
Both New Zealand and Australia succeeded in their momentous bid to be the host for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
FIFA has made two countries happy and something to look forward to in the mess of coronavirus. It will be significantly worldwide and have a lot of positive effects on the improvement of Women’s football.