Covid-19:Brazil Drops FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup Bid

LAGOS JUNE 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Brazil has pulled out of the race to host the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup just two weeks before the successful bid is announced.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), the country’s national soccer body, said its government did not want to sign guarantees required to hold the event owing to Covid-19.

Brazil will now back Colombia’s bid to host the national team tournament, while Japan and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand are also in contention.

A statement on the federation’s website noted the Brazilian government had said ‘economic and fiscal austerity’ played a part in the decision.

It added: ‘In view of the exceptional time experienced by the country and the world, CBF understands the cautious position of the Brazilian government, and of other public and private partners, which prevented them from formalising the commitments within the time or in the required manner.’

A Fifa Council meeting to decide the winning bid will be held on 25th June.


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