FIFA has announced that its first ever Women’s World Cup will be held in 2018, with the tournament to be hosted in Auckland.
The women’s tournament will be the first tournament to host the event outside the United States since the 1998 FIFA Women’s Championship, which was held in Japan.
In order to ensure a safe and secure event, the tournament will take place in the New Zealander capital of Auckland.
The tournament will have a maximum capacity of 1,000 spectators and will be hosted by New Zealand Rugby and will take part in the Auckland Olympics.
The New Zealand Women’s Rugby League will be represented in the tournament with former All Blacks winger Liz Williams, the current New Zealand team captain.
The tournament is set to feature 12 teams from across the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
The teams will compete in eight group stages, which will be played over a period of four weeks.
The knockout stages will be contested in three group stages.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals and the final, which takes place in a tournament with an average prize pool of $3.3m.
The competition will be staged on the same day as the Women’s Super Rugby League, which is set for its second season.
It is the first time that the women’s game will be run in a World Cup format, with FIFA organising the event in its latest attempt to bring the sport to the masses.
Ahead of the tournament, FIFA’s Vice President of Football and Sports Marketing, Eddy Seifert, announced that the 2018 World Cup would feature a $3m TV fund.
“The World Cup is the most important sporting event for women in the world, and it is a global event with a huge impact on women’s lives,” Seifirts statement read.
“This new money is the result of a year-long consultation with women, the sport and the sport’s partners and stakeholders, to provide the necessary support for the Women�s World Cup to take place on a world-class scale.”
It is also a tribute to the extraordinary work of the Women Football League (WSL), which helped build the Women Super Rugby league.
We will continue to work with the WSL to create a World Women’s Cup for 2022.”
Fifa will be holding no Women�soccer events in 2022.”FIFA confirmed the news on Thursday, while the Women”s World League (WWL) announced it had received a further $2.3 million from FIFA for its 2022 World Cup bid. “
FIFA will have no plans to hold any World Cup Women�z or Women�A League Women�x in 2022,” FIFA said in a statement.
“Fifa will be holding no Women�soccer events in 2022.”FIFA confirmed the news on Thursday, while the Women”s World League (WWL) announced it had received a further $2.3 million from FIFA for its 2022 World Cup bid.
Fifa also confirmed the 2018 tournament in Japan would take place there.
FIFPro confirmed it had not received a request for funding for a 2018 Women�Soccer World Cup.