FIFA announced on Thursday afternoon (25) that the joint candidacy of Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The decision was released after a vote among the council’s members, who met through videoconference.
After Brazil and Japan gave up, Australia and New Zealand became favorites, because the proposal was considered the best score in the various established criteria, which obtained a score of 4.1, on a scale of 1 to 5.
Before giving up, Japan had 3.9 and Colombia, 2.8. The candidates made other presentations on Thursday (25), before voting by members of the FIFA Council. The announcement was made at the end of the election by President Gianni Infantino.