FIFA has no plans to change the 2023 Women’s World Cup dates

FIFA mentioned on Thursday that the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will go forward as scheduled after a European report floated the risk of postponement.

French publication L’Equipe wrote on Thursday that FIFA had been in touch with a number of main European footballing our bodies to talk about the deserves of suspending the 2023 Women’s World Cup for quite a few months.

Similar to the 2022 Men’s World Cup set to be staged in Qatar from November to December, this might end in the WWC happening in the European winter and Australian summer season.

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However, though a FIFA spokesperson wouldn’t touch upon the L’Equipe story when contacted, they instructed ESPN that the dates for the 2023 WWC remained unchanged.

“After a profitable ‘One Year to Go’ occasion, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is scheduled to kick off on July 20, 2023,” a FIFA spokesperson instructed ESPN. “No adjustments to the dates of the competitors are foreseen.”

The 2023 event is scheduled to start on July 20 at Auckland’s Eden Park and the closing is ready to be performed on Aug. 20 at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, with tickets set to go on sale this October. The draw for the event may also happen this October in Auckland.

Any change in dates, in accordance to L’Equipe, would enable extra favorable circumstances corresponding to further daylight throughout the staging of the event.

Such a transfer would additionally assist create extra favorable circumstances for broadcasters, with the report claiming that FIFA had acquired bids considerably under the €20 million it had collected for the 2019 event when taking the rights to market in France.

Last week, event organizers staged a sequence of occasions marking one yr to go till the event’s graduation, together with a cultural lighting ceremony in the New Zealand metropolis of Hamilton and the unveiling of a “Unity Pitch” gifted to Sydney in Australia.

“Today is a good day in the build-up to the ninth version of the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” FIFA secretary normal Fatma Samoura mentioned at the occasion.

A Football Australia spokesperson, in the meantime, instructed ESPN that they’d no information of any talks surrounding the doable postponement of subsequent yr’s event.

It mentioned: “Following latest ‘One Year To Go’ celebrations throughout Australia and New Zealand, Football Australia continues to plan in the direction of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 kicking off in July subsequent yr as scheduled.”

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