It’s official- Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
They won a 22-13 vote against Columbia on Thursday, held by FIFA’s ruling council.
The council believed the joint-bid by both neighboring countries had the best commercial prospects for women’s soccer.
The 32-team tournament is expected to open in July 2023.
It’s an expansion of the 24 teams that participated in the 2019 edition in France.
At least $100 million US is expected to be paid by the governing body in 2023, for prize money, team preparation costs and to clubs releasing players for the tournament , according to a pledge made by FIFA president Gianni Infantino last year in France.