FIFA receives record interest to host Women’s World Cup 2023

Nine nations formally express interest to host FIFA Women’s World Cup

The world governing body for football – FIFA has received record number of interested for bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

There are nine expressions of interest, including the joint Korean bid.

Following its invitation to all member associations (MAs) to express their interest in submitting a bid to host the final competition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, FIFA has received a total of nine expressions, FIFA has stated on its official website.

The following nations have made official expression of interest to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.

> Argentinian Football Association

> Football Federation Australia

> Bolivian Football Association

> Brazilian Football Association

> Colombian Football Association

> Japan Football Association

> Korea Football Association (expressing interest in a joint bid with DPR Korea Football Association)

> New Zealand Football

> South African Football Association

This is the largest-ever list of member associations to have submitted formal expressions of interest to FIFA with a view to hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, the first edition of which was held in 1991.

All interested nations have been sent the respective overview and bidding registration documents, and will have until April 16, 2019, to submit their bidding registration to FIFA. The full bidding timeline can be found here.

In line with the principles outlined in the overview document available on and with the bidding for the FIFA World Cup 2026™, FIFA will implement a fair and transparent process, which will include a clear evaluation model as well as a concrete commitment to sustainability and human rights. All bid books will be published in full on in October 2019.

Based on the FIFA Statutes, the FIFA Council will appoint the host(s) of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. As communicated in the overview document and confirmed by the FIFA Council at its recent meeting in Miami, the result of each ballot and the related votes by the members of the FIFA Council will be open and made public.