South Africa expresses interest in hosting 2023 Women’s World Cup

The South African Football Association (SAFA) is among nine countries that have expressed an interest in submitting a bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.

FIFA on Tuesday, March 19, disclosed that it was the largest number of expressions of interest that it had received for the FIFA Women’s World Cup which was first held in 1991.

The nine expressions included bids from the Argentinian Football Association, Football Federation Australia, Bolivian Football Association, Brazilian Football Association, Colombian Football Association, Japan Football Association, Korea Football Association (expressing interest in a joint bid with DPR Korea Football Association) and New Zealand Football.

“All interested MAs have been sent the respective overview and bidding registration documents, and will have until 16 April 2019 to submit their bidding registration to FIFA,” the FIFA statement said.

“In line with the principles outlined in the overview document available on and with the bidding for the FIFA World Cup 2026™, FIFA will implement a fair and transparent process, which will include a clear evaluation model as well as a concrete commitment to sustainability and human rights. All bid books will be published in full on in October 2019”.

Based on the FIFA Statutes, the FIFA Council will appoint the host(s) of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

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