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Australia say no plans to shift 2023 Women’s World Cup


Sydney (AFP) – Football Australia on Friday dismissed claims that the Women’s World Cup it will co-host next year with New Zealand could be shifted to satisfy European broadcasters and ensure better weather conditions.

The scenario was raised by French newspaper L’Equipe on Thursday, which said the sport’s governing body FIFA had informally approached “several” European football bodies to discuss the merits of moving the event closer to the southern hemisphere summer.

The 32-team tournament is scheduled to start on July 20.

L’Equipe said lower-than-expected TV rights interest from European broadcasters was a key motivation, given matches would be played early morning for them and August was seen as an unfavourable month with people on vacation.

The report also pointed to extra daylight hours in the Australian summer.

Football Australia said in a brief statement to AFP it…

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