Australia and New Zealand as a joint bid, Brazil, Colombia and Japan are the official bidders for the hosting rights of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
At its peak, the event had as many of 10 bidders vying for hosting privileges; Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, Korea Republic (South Korea) with the possibility of presenting a joint bid with DPR Korea (North Korea) and South Africa. Both Belgium and Bolivia withdrew their interest on the 3rd September 2019. South Africa withdraw its bid on the 8th December 2019 to focus on the 2027 edition. South Korea withdrew their interest on the 13th December 2019, the day of the final bid submission deadline. They stated that a joint bid with DPR Korea was infeasible for the time-being due to continuing tension in the region. Argentina also ended up not presenting a official bid.
On the 13th December 2019 after some anticipation, Australia and New Zealand announced that they have merged their efforts and will bid for the event as joint hosts. On the same day, FIFA confirmed the four official bidders for the event.
The host nation will be selected in May 2020 at the FIFA Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after FIFA approved from 24 to 32 teams.
- ↑ Inside the Games - Belgium and Bolivia drop out as eight countries remain in race to host 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
- ↑ Goal.com - South Africa withdraws bid for 2023 Women's World Cup, targets 2027
- ↑ Inside the Games - Hopes for joint-Korean 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup end as South Korea withdraws bid
- ↑ SportsPro - Australia and New Zealand discussing joint bid for 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup
- ↑ The Women's Game - Joint Australia New Zealand Bid for 2023 World Cup
- ↑ FIFA - FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™: four bids submitted