South Australia will host England, China, Brazil, South Korea and Morocco as the world’s biggest women’s sporting event kicks off next year for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.
Big news for women’s football is that England, the number 4 in the world, has attracted to play in Adelaide/Tarntanya. August next year.
Other teams still to be confirmed are the winner of the Play-Off Group B (winner of Chile, Haiti and Senegal) and the winner of the Play-Off Group C (winner of Papua New Guinea, Chinese Taipei, Panama and Paraguay).
Hindmarsh Stadium will host five FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 matches, including four group stage matches and a round of 16 match.
The venue is undergoing a $53 million upgrade, which will include a major renovation of the stadium’s locker rooms, a shadow over the east grandstand, a complete replacement of the pitch, new arena lighting, and upgraded media and corporate facilities.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has been hailed as a tournament of firsts – the first tournament to be hosted by two countries, the first with 32 teams and the first to be held in the Asia-Pacific region, with 64 matches being played. played in nine host cities in Australia and Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Team representatives will travel to the city of their first game this week, with senior staff arriving Monday to inspect the Hindmarsh Stadium, team hotels and other training venues.
The event is expected to have a worldwide viewership of more than 1 billion people, with an additional 1.5 million fans expected to fill stadiums in Australia and New Zealand.
Hailing from South Australia’s main international market, the United Kingdom, the world’s number 4 ranked England will draw many visitors to Adelaide.
Tourism Minister Zoe Bettison said: “It is so exciting that we will welcome England, China, Brazil, South Korea and Morocco to our amazing state, and that we will be able to showcase South Australia to a global television audience through this event.
“We are going to offer a world-class experience to some of the best players in the world, and it is a huge win for tourism to secure England – which will no doubt attract visitors to the UK’s once $77 million market.
“Not only is this a great opportunity for the teams to come and explore South Australia, but they also bring a large number of supporters, and we will be rolling out the red carpet to show them all a good time and a successful tournament. ‘ continued Bettison.
Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Katrine Hildyard said: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup will present an unprecedented opportunity to increase participation in football, inspire the next generation of footballers, showcase all that South Australia has to offer and promote gender equality to improve.
“Our government is deeply committed to supporting women in sport, to fulfilling its role as host city in the run-up to next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, and committed to ensuring that as hosts we can leave a legacy for future generations of women in sports and our state as a whole,” continued Hildyard.
Jane Fernandez, Chief Operating Officer, FIFA Women’s World Cup said: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw is a monumental milestone on our way to the tournament in 2023. We now know where each of the 32 teams will start their journey and more importantly who will come next to South Australia.
“We are excited to see each of these teams in action next year and I look forward to seeing the fans behind the teams at each venue, including Hindmarsh Stadium, which we now know will host England, China, Brazil, South Korea and Morocco.
“Tickets for the tournament are now on sale and we look forward to seeing history next year for a tournament beyond greatness,” Fernandez continued.
Before the pandemic, the UK was worth $77 million to South Australia’s visitor economy. It is a priority market for the state’s international tourism recovery.