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Australia-New Zealand promise record crowds if awarded 2023 Women's World Cup

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Australia and New Zealand would deliver the highest-attended FIFA Women's World Cup in 2023, with projections of more than 1.5 million spectators and an average crowd of 24,000, if they are awarded the tournament, officials said on Tuesday.

The trans-Tasman neighbours launched a joint bid last week backed by both governments to bring the tournament to the southern hemisphere for the first time in 2023.

Their official bid book was presented to world governing body FIFA last Friday.

Brazil, Colombia...

Australia, New Zealand make joint bid to host 2023 Women's World Cup

Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

Australia and New Zealand have joined forces in a bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

If the bid is successful, it would be the first time the event has been hosted in the southern hemisphere.

Venues in all six Australian states would be used, with a renovated 75,000-seat stadium at Sydney's Olympic Park tipped to host the final.

Colombia, Japan, Brazil and Argentina are also in the running to win the hosting rights.

The four submissions come amid "an unprecedented interest" from member...

Australia flag joint FIFA Women's World Cup bid with New Zealand

Australia's bid for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is shaping to be a joint bid with New Zealand.

The success of this year's tournament in France resulted in FIFA officials expanding the 2023 edition from 24 teams to 32.

FFA chairman Chris Nikou said on Tuesday that due to the increased demand for venues a dual bid is being discussed, with a resolution expected in coming days.

"We're still in dialogue with New Zealand and a decision will be made shortly as the bid book is due on December 13,"...