2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Australia Ready To Host
By Lekan Sowande, Abuja
Australia says it is fully prepared and ready to co-hosts the 2023 FIFA Women World Cup with New Zealand in July.
Both Australia and New Zealand will between Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, August 20, 2023 co-host world football women’s World Cup where 32 teams will participate.
Speaking on the preparations of Australia ahead of the tournament, the Charge d’Affaires, Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Madam Leann Johnston, said the FIFA women’s football showpiece will provide her country a unique opportunity to showcase her multicultural aspect as a nation.
Madam Johnston, who was a guest speaker at a forum, tagged Women and Sports Dialogue 2023, organised by Fame Foundation, a gender-based non profit Organisation also assured all the participating teams of an historic tournament that the whole world would remember for long time.
“We are a nation that brings people from every corner of the world together with our indigenous community and the world’s longest continually existing culture,” She said.
She said Australia was committed to promoting gender equality and to ensure that women have equal rights and ability to flourish.
Nigeria is among the nations that will participate in the tournament and Madam Johnston said the whole of Australia are looking forward to the Super Falcons match against the Matildas scheduled forJuly 27 in Brisbane.
“Australians knows the Super Falcons reputations, our match against them will not be taken lightly. This game would be a great one,” She said.
32 countries will participate in the 2023 FIFA world in Australia and New Zealand. They are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China PR, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Italy, Jamaica, Japan and Korea Republic.
Others are Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Vietnam, Zambia.