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19 Feb 2019

Fifa opens bid window for 2023 Women's World Cup

Fifa today opened the bidding process to find a host of the Women's World Cup in 2023.

Member associations have been given until 15 March to submit a completed expression of interest form to the federation.

Bid books are due by 4 October, with the winning country to be selected by the Fifa council in March 2020.

Sarai Bareman, Fifa's chief women's football officer, said: “Interest in women’s football continues to grow and following this summer’s Fifa Women’s World Cup in France, it is certain to reach an all-time high. Fifa believes that women’s football still has even more potential for growth and we look forward to receiving hosting submissions for the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023, to see how potential host countries will aim to promote the ultimate competition in women’s football, and create a sustainable legacy that will inspire upcoming generations of young girls and women to get involved in the game.”

Last month, the FCF, the Colombian Football Federation, received a boost to its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, as it received full government support.

Ivan Duque, Colombia's president, met with Fifa president Gianni Infantino while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he expressed the "desire" to host the tournament.

Australia is also preparing a bid, while South Korea, which lost out to France in the race for the 2019 competition, could be involved, as might Thailand.