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Category: Women’s World Cup

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The 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is a rare chance for sport to shape a better world | Craig Foster

The tournament in 2023 presents a unique opportunity to address equality, racism and Indigenous culture, and climate changeThe announcement of hosting rights for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is serendipitous not just for Australian football or the c…

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‘Disrespectful’: Australia disappointed by English snub in Women’s World Cup bid

FA voted as a Uefa block for rival Colombian bid‘I actually don’t find it very funny,’ says FFA chiefThe English FA’s decision to snub the trans-Tasman Women’s World Cup bid has been labelled disrespectful by FFA chief executive James Johnson.Despite s…

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‘We did it’: Joy and relief as Australia and New Zealand celebrate Women’s World Cup bid success

‘We freakin’ did it,’ says Matildas captain Sam KerrResult hailed as a ‘tremendous and exciting step forward’Australia and New Zealand were celebrating on Friday as the nations awoke to the news that their joint bid had won the race to host the 2023 Wo…

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Australia and New Zealand’s winning Women’s World Cup bid is a moment of optimism for football

Hosting the Fifa tournament will also open the door to the greatest untapped commercial market in world football: AsiaIn 2015, when France was announced as the host for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the dramatic reveal of the envelope was met with little…

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Australia and New Zealand win race to host Women’s World Cup in 2023

Joint bid sees off challenge from ColombiaResult confirmed by Fifa council vote Australia and New Zealand have won the vote to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, despite the outsiders Colombia having tightened the race as the decision drew close.The neig…

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David Squires on … worrying too much about the 2023 Women’s World Cup bid

Our cartoonist takes a look at Australia and New Zealand’s bid to host the tournament, which couldn’t possibly go wrong now, could it?Take a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Colombia’s bid to host 2023 Women’s World Cup boosted by Uefa

Uefa representatives on Fifa council urged to vote for ColombiaAustralia and New Zealand combined bid had been favouriteThe vote on Thursday to decide who hosts the 2023 Women’s World Cup is believed to be tighter than expected after Uefa members of th…

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Women’s World Cup: winning bid to hold contest would bring $500m boost to Australia and New Zealand

Joint bid for 2023 tournament to be decided this week and would offer chance of soft diplomacyAustralia and New Zealand’s push to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup could result in diplomatic gains with China and other Asian countries, and long-term trade…

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How Australia and New Zealand’s Women’s World Cup bid moved into pole position | Sam Lewis

Voting rules have changed in the wake of the Qatar controversy and although scepticism remains the As One bid appears to be out frontJust over 10 years ago, former Fifa president Sepp Blatter stood on a stage in Zurich and talked about the importance o…

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How Australia and New Zealand’s Women’s World Cup bid moved into pole position | Sam Lewis

Voting rules have changed in the wake of the Qatar controversy and although scepticism remains the As One bid appears to be out frontJust over 10 years ago, former Fifa president Sepp Blatter stood on a stage in Zurich and talked about the importance o…

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Fifa single out Australia and New Zealand as best Women’s World Cup bid

Joint bid most ‘commercially favourable’, says report2023 tournament host to be announced on 25 JuneAustralian and New Zealand bosses have embraced a Fifa report that rates their bid to co-host the 2023 Women’s World Cup the best of the three submissio…

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Fifa single out Australia and New Zealand as best Women’s World Cup bid

Joint bid most ‘commercially favourable’, says report2023 tournament host to be announced on 25 JuneAustralian and New Zealand bosses have embraced a Fifa report that rates their bid to co-host the 2023 Women’s World Cup the best of the three submissio…

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Australia and New Zealand Women’s World Cup bid boosted as Brazil withdraw

Just three bids remain ahead of June 25 decisionEconomic impact of Covid-19 behind Brazil’s decisionAustralia and New Zealand are now in a three-horse race to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup after Brazil withdrew their bid. The South American giants an…

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Covid-19 has rocked women’s sport but its future remains bright

Hope and determination abound throughout professional women’s sport despite the profound challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemicThe images come from a different time and place: before the sporting world became submerged in sepia and nostalgia, b…

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Australia and NZ’s Women’s World Cup bid highlights a global shift | Samantha Lewis

Of the final four, it is the historic joint bid that has embraced the momentum women’s football has generated in recent yearsFifa has confirmed the vote to award hosting rights for the 2023 Women’s World Cup will take place on 25 June. Between now and …

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My favourite game: Japan v USA, 2011 Women’s World Cup final | Samantha Lewis

After the devastating earthquake just months previously, there seemed to be something on Japan’s side that night in FrankfurtOn 11 March 2011, Japan was hit by the fourth most powerful earthquake in recorded history. Almost 16,000 people died, many in …

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: USA snub Trump … and enjoy it

Megan Rapinoe walked it as she talked it, inspiring the USA to World Cup glory while posing important political questionsThe cheeky fire-starters at Eight by Eight magazine knew exactly what they were doing when they waited six whole months until the b…

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Women’s World Cup could be staged every two years, Fifa president says

Fifa president floats doubling frequency of Women’s World CupInfantino cites event’s ‘impact for the development of the game’The Women’s World Cup could be staged every two years, Fifa president Gianni Infantino said Friday. Related: Joint bid for 2023…

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Joint bid for 2023 Women’s World Cup a chance to grow game in New Zealand | Ella Reilly

New Zealand’s sporting identity has long been shaped by the exploits of its male competitors, but the country’s joint bid for the next football Women’s World Cup can help change that We are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by suppo…

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Australia and New Zealand join forces for 2023 Women’s World Cup bid

Neighbours deliver joint submission to FifaFirst cross-federation bid for a World CupAustralia and New Zealand have confirmed a joint bid to co-host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The trans-Tasman neighbours submitted their bid to Fifa before Friday’s bid…