South Africa pull out, Aussie and Kiwis team up: Race for WWC 2023 hosting hots up

December 12 – South Africa have pulled out of the running to stage the 2023 Women’s World Cup saying they will not  be submitting a bid book and other proposed hosting documentation by Friday’s deadlineThe South African FA has been on a collision course with Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa over the future of football in the country which would need government guarantees to stage the tournament.

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Brazil confirm they remain in bidding for 2023 Women’s World Cup

Brazil eye

August 2 – Brazil are the second nation to reconfirm they will be a candidate to host the expanded 2023 Women’s World Cup, following Australia’s announcement yesterday. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) had expressed an interest in staging the 24-team tournament, and have indicated the new 32-team format would not be a hurdle for them.

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