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Australia Launches Bid For FIFA Women's World Cup

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Australia Launches Bid For FIFA Women's World Cup

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Australia will launch our bid for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup today.

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra will be among the host cities for the 24-team event that has grown in stature over the past decade.

The last World Cup in Canada in 2015 reached a global TV audience of 764 million.

The tournament is also expected to provide a big boost to the economy with many fans from China, Japan and the US expected to travel to see their national sides compete.

“I am delighted we are supporting a bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup,’’ Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said of the bid.

“The Matildas are wonderful role models for young women and girls right across Australia. It would be fantastic to have the Matildas playing to win the Women’s World Cup on home soil,” he said.

“We are a sporting nation, recognised internationally for our sporting achievements and for showcasing some of the biggest sporting events in the world.

Australia's Matildas are ranked 8th in the world and would be every chance to win the World Cup - not unlike the Socceroos Asian Cup victory on home soil in 2015.