Breaking down the race to host Women’s World Cup 2023

Footage of the moment the Matildas found out that Australia and New Zealand would Host the 2023 Women’s World Cup is enough to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

The trans-Tasman bid beat out that of Colombia by 22 votes to 13 at the FIFA Council meeting in Zurich late last week.

After previous bidders Japan and Brazil each pulled out of the race in recent days, Australia and New Zealand were up against Colombia alone. What does this win mean for women’s sport, and how did geopolitics come into play during the bid?

The Daily was joined by Dr Michelle O’Shea, a senior lecturer in sport management at the Western Sydney University, to chat about this topic.

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