— Published 22 March 2021

The Women’s World Cup awarded by the congress

FIFA seems to have been won over by a democratic fever. Meeting last weekend by videoconference, its executive committee decided that the attribution of the next editions of the Women’s World Cup would henceforth be entrusted to the congress of the body. Until now, the decision rested with the executive committee. The awarding of the world tournament was therefore played out in a small group. This happened in June 2020, when the organising rights for the 2023 edition were awarded to Australia and New Zealand (pictured above). Henceforth, the method of designation of the Women’s World Cup will be modeled on that of the Men’s World Cup, the votes being distributed among the representatives of the national federations. A decision justified, according to FIFA, by its desire to develop women’s football. The proposal will go to the final decision of the 71st FIFA Congress, which will meet virtually (for the second time) on May 21st, 2021.