The FIFA Council were to select hosts for the 2023 Women’s World Cup early next month but the meeting and vote will now take place online on 25 June 2020.
In the most competitive bidding process in the history of the competition, four bids are in the race to host the first 32-team tournament: Brazil, Colombia, Japan and a joint effort by Australia and New Zealand.
“FIFA remains committed to implementing the most comprehensive, objective and transparent bidding process in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This is part of our overall commitment to women’s football that, among other things, will see FIFA invest USD 1 billion in women’s football during the current cycle,” FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura told fifa.com.
Following inspection visits to all bidding member associations, FIFA is now finalising the evaluation report, which will be published in early June on FIFA.com.
All eligible bids will be presented to the FIFA Council in order for it to select the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 host(s) within the scope of an open voting process, in which the result of each ballot and the related votes by the members of the FIFA Council will be made public on FIFA.com.