FFA launches bid to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
A bid to host the Women’s FIFA World Cup has been launched today by Football Federation Australia (FFA).
Just over two weeks out from the start of the 2019 edition of the World Cup, FFA Chief Executive David Gallop stated “we saw with the Asian Cup (in 2015), that we can put on a great tournament. “We have the opportunity to be playing in a time zone which is attractive, we have great facilities already. We have an ability in this country to put on great world events. That will be part of our pitch.”
FFA does not have a precise figure on how much a bid would cost at this stage, but Gallop confirmed it would take a “substantial investment”, comparable to that spent on the Asian Cup.
He advised “we need federal and state government to get on board. But it will deliver close to $500 million in economic benefit for the country so there’s a lot of value in this proposition.”
Gallop said a successful bid would not only inspire a new generation of children and women to play the game, but it would also give the Matildas a very real chance of winning the World Cup on home soil.
The Federal Gallop said he is confident the Matildas would enjoy a deep run at this year’s tournament.
Football Federation Australia provide $4 million last year and $1 million in 2017 to back the development and feasibility assessment in advance of the formal phase of bidding.
20th May 2019 - China set to host 2023 AFC Asian Cup after South Korea withdrawl
18th December 2018 - Football Federation Australia launches pre World Cup women’s tournament
20th November 2018 - Chris Nikou elected as FFA’s new chairman
16th November 2018 - New Zealand secures 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup hosting
28th August 2018 - FFA promotes former Matilda to participation management role
6th February 2018 - Federal Government provides $4 million for FFA’s Womens World Cup bid
28th June 2017 - Australia slammed in FIFA report on World Cup bidding
13th June 2017 - Australia to bid for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
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