Which country could be on the edge of holding the 2023 Women’s World Cup?
And the answer is…
South Africa! Women’s football in South Africa is living a golden moment with the classification of the ‘Banyana Banyana’ to play, in France, the first World Cup in its history.
The South African Football Federation is a selection whose participation at an international level is reduced to two Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016, and an African Cup that has not managed to win in any of the twelve editions that it has played, making three finals.
They took advantage of the signing of an agreement with Turkish clothing brand D’S Damat, which will wear the national team next summer at the World Cup, to announce their candidacy to host the World Cup in 2023.
Those responsible for the entity said that they have already transmitted to the FIFA their intentions and are waiting for the highest international body to answer them with the specifications necessary to enter the race to host what would be the ninth Women’s World Cup and first to reach Africa.
The intention of the South African leaders is to meet and present the project to Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, next Saturday in Paris, as part of the World Cup draw 2019 to be held in the gala capital.
From South Africa is taken as an example the Men’s World Cup that was held in 2010, with the victory of Spain over The Nederlands, which was an economic, sports and social boost for a country that aims to be a protagonist in the world of women’s football in the medium term.
Since they debuted internationally on May 30, 1993 (14-0 win over Swaziland), the ‘Banyana Banyana’ has grown exponentially to the point of having players in the United States, Australia and even in Lithuania.
We’ll need to wait to and see if this time the African country is able or not to hold their second World Cup, but their first one on women’s football.