Australia bids to host 2023 Women’s World Cup

Australia is no stranger to hosting major sporting events, with the likes of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and the Asian Cup in 2015, firmly under its belt. It’s now setting its sights on making a bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

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A major tournament
The Women’s World Cup is one of the most competitive and prestigious contests in sport for women. The Aussie national team, dubbed the Matildas, reached the quarter-finals of the previous two World Cups, and is currently ranked eighth in the world. If Australia wins its bid to host the World Cup, Matildas will automatically qualify.

Government backing
The Australian government is right behind the bid to host the Women’s World Cup, pledging $1 million in the initial stages of the campaign, and a further $4 million, should the bid reach the final stages.

Competition
Australia isn’t the only nation hoping to come out on top. According to Reuters
(https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-worldcup-women-australia-idUKKBN194096)
,Colombia, Japan, New Zealand and Thailand have all expressed an interest in hosting the 2023 tournament.
Yet with Australia’s past success at hosting major events and its world-class facilities, together with strong backing from the government, the Aussies are likely to emerge as one of the favourites. The bidding process will be announced shortly, with Australia expected to make aparticularly compelling case.

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A major tournament
The Women’s World Cup is one of the most competitive and prestigious contests in sport for women. The Aussie national team, dubbed the Matildas, reached the quarter-finals of the previous two World Cups, and is currently ranked eighth in the world. If Australia wins its bid to host the World Cup, Matildas will automatically qualify.

What winning would mean for Australia
Any major football event will, inevitably, see a soar in demand for associated football team kits, from suppliers such as https://www.kitking.co.uk/. An event like this will also raise the profile of women’s football, and will inspire young girls in Australia and beyond to participate in the sport, highlighting that football isn’t just an activity that is geared towards boys. In particular, theMatildas are leaders in their field, and the team’s exposure will champion them as role models on a global stage.