2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

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2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
Tournament details
DatesJuly – August
Teams32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)TBA (in TBA host cities)
2019
2027

The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the 9th edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The tournament will involve 32 national teams, including that of the host nation. The tournament will take place during a reserved period in the FIFA Women's International Match Calendar between 10 July and 20 August 2023. [1]

FIFA Womens World Cup Association football competition for womens national teams

The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China. Under the tournament's current format, national teams vie for 23 slots in a three-year qualification phase. The host nation's team is automatically entered as the 24th slot. The tournament proper, alternatively called the World Cup Finals, is contested at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about one month.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, usually known as women's football or women's soccer, is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

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In July 2019, FIFA president Gianni Infantino proposed an expansion of the Women's World Cup from 24 to 32 teams, possibly starting with the 2023 edition, as well as doubling the tournament's prize money. [2] On 31 July 2019, the FIFA Council unanimously decided to expand the tournament to 32 teams, featuring eight groups of four. [3]

Gianni Infantino Swiss-Italian businessman

Giovanni Vincenzo "Gianni" Infantino is a Swiss–Italian football administrator and the current president of FIFA. He was elected President of FIFA during the 2016 FIFA Extraordinary Congress on 26 February 2016. He was reelected as FIFA President on 5 June 2019.

FIFA Council institution

The FIFA Council is an institution of FIFA. It is the main decision-making body of the organization in the intervals of FIFA Congress. Its members are elected by the FIFA Congress. The council is a non-executive, supervisory and strategic body that sets the vision for FIFA and global football.

Host selection

The following nine countries have confirmed that they will bid for the 2023 World Cup, and have submitted the required registration to FIFA: [4] [5]

Argentine Football Association governing body of association football in Argentina

The Argentine Football Association is the governing body of football in Argentina based in Buenos Aires. It organises the lower divisions of Argentine league system, including domestic cups Copa Argentina and Supercopa Argentina. The body also manages all the Argentina national teams, including the Senior, U-20, U-17 and Olympic squads. Secondly, it also organizes the amateur leagues for women, children, youth, futsal, and other local leagues, as well as the national women's team.

Football Federation Australia sports governing body

Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body of soccer, futsal, and beach soccer within Australia. The FFA is headquartered in Sydney. Although the first governing body of the sport was founded in 1911, FFA in its current form was only established in 1963 as the Australian Soccer Federation. It was later reconstituted in 2003 as the Australian Soccer Association before adopting its current name in 2005.

New Zealand Football sports governing body

New Zealand Football is the governing body for the sport of association football in New Zealand. It oversees the seven New Zealand Football federations, as well as the New Zealand national football team, the national junior and women's teams, the men's and women's national Leagues ISPS Handa Premiership, National Women's League, and a number of tournaments, including the Chatham Cup and Women's Knockout Cup. A New Zealand team, Wellington Phoenix FC who plays in the Australian A-League also comes under New Zealand Football jurisdiction.

Belgium and Bolivia were listed as candidates on FIFA's list in August 2019, but had been removed from the updated list in September 2019. [6]

Royal Belgian Football Association governing body of association football in Belgium

The Royal Belgian Football Association is the governing body of football in Brussels, Belgium. It was a founding member of FIFA in 1904 and UEFA in 1954 and is based in Brussels, not far from the King Baudouin Stadium. Its chairman is Gérard Linard.

Bolivian Football Federation sports governing body

The Bolivian Football Federation is the governing body of football in Bolivia. It was founded in 1925, making it the eighth oldest South American federation. It affiliated to CONMEBOL and FIFA in 1926 and is in charge of Bolivia national football team.

The key dates of the bidding process are: [7] [8] [9] [10]

The bidding timeline was adjusted following the confirmation of the expanded tournament. [3]

Qualification

Qualifying matches will start in 2021 and end in 2022.

Broadcasting rights

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