Two years have passed since Australia and New Zealand won the right to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Significant preparations were made in view of the first edition of the competition in which 32 countries participated
A delegation of Antibodies visited Zurich this week
Holding the FIFA Women’s World Cup was in jeopardy. All work completed and application submitted. The Sydney Opera House was covered in photos of Australian captain Samantha Kerr and her New Zealand captain Ali Riley. All that is left is to wait. Exactly two years ago, the news finally broke – and the joy began. The hard work put in in presenting the firm candidacy was rewarded and the enthusiasm was immediate. The local media has been overwhelmed by the news that the world’s largest women’s singles competition is set to go down town.
As the adrenaline rush subsided, local organizers, along with staff from Zurich, set about preparing for the biggest ever Women’s World Cup.
Since then, a lot has happened in preparation for the first edition of the tournament with 32 teams. Well-staffed offices are set up in Auckland and Sydney, while other cities have smaller satellite offices. FIFA staff have visited the site on a number of occasions, topped by the recent visit of FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samura. “This Women’s World Cup will be a huge boost to the development of women’s football not only in Australia and New Zealand, but also in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world,” said Sarai Bareman, President of Women’s Football. FIFA. “It’s the largest women’s sporting event in the world and it promotes not only the players and people on the field, but also the people on the field, women, girls and the community. It’s amazing.
“This is one of the biggest events these countries have ever hosted,” said Dave Peach, Managing Director of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, along with Jane Fernandez, Acting Managing Director (Australia). And Jane Patterson, Managing Director (New Zealand), are part of the team that will be visiting FIFA this week.
“There is a lot of excitement and huge potential for this match. Both countries are really coming together to support it. The excitement is absolutely obvious.”
Many stadiums are being renovated, as well as training sites. The Sydney Football Ground has been completely redesigned ModildaS will get the honor of hosting the first football match in stadium history in September against Olympic champions Canada.
“We want to provide sports fans with an unforgettable experience, world-class football on the field, everything from buying tickets to leaving the stadium and in between. In between,” Fernandez said.
“We have one more year until the competition starts on July 20. Of course there is no competition without the logo, so we are very much looking forward to introducing the logo to you later this year.”
Another milestone is the official draw on October 22 in Auckland. New Zealand’s largest city will also be proud to host the opening match. Despite the focus on competition, the long-standing legacy is on both sides of the Tasman Sea. “The World Cup will inspire many young people, boys and girls, because they will have the opportunity to see the best players in the world play on their own turf. So this is a unique opportunity,” Patterson said. “When young players see their heroines, we know there’s an inspiration they want to pursue, and we believe it’s going to be a lasting tradition, so they are inspired and want to kick a ball.” To learn how to apply for tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023, click here Here.
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