The 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup could also be delayed for a number of months, based on French newspaper L’Équipe.
The report from L’Équipe says FIFA has not too long ago reached out to “a number of European leaders” to debate the opportunity of transferring the World Cup, which is because of be collectively hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The scheduled begin date of July 20, 2023, is in the course of winter within the Southern Hemisphere, and FIFA is reportedly aiming to push the competitors into the area’s summer season.
A rescheduled World Cup might drive a reworked Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League schedule, because the league sometimes holds its playoffs and championship sport late within the yr. It will additionally drive the competitors to compete for tv viewership with a number of sports activities in america, together with soccer and the start of the NBA and NHL seasons.
Nonetheless, the postponement might present a couple of high gamers — together with 2021 Ballon d’Or Féminin winner Alexia Putellas of Spain — the time to recuperate from harm and take part.
The USA has gained 4 of the eight FIFA Girls’s World Cups, together with the final two in 2015 and 2019. The upcoming occasion would be the first Girls’s World Cup within the Southern Hemisphere.