State of play - Australia's joint Women's World Cup bid

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The joint bid of Australia and New Zealand is one of just two left in the running to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, with FIFA to make announcement on Friday morning (AEST).

AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND 2023 WWC BID AT A GLANCE

BIDDERS

Australia-New Zealand, Colombia.

VOTING

35 members of FIFA Council to vote in open ballot early on Friday morning (AEST).

WHAT IS AT STAKE

Hosting the first 32-team Women's World Cup, an increase from 24 teams in 2019.

Neither Australia, New Zealand nor Colombia have hosted a World Cup and if the joint bid is successful, it will be the first time a World Cup has been held across two confederations - the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Oceania Football Confederation.

Australia initially planned to bid for the 2023 tournament alone, before combining forces with New Zealand to officially submit a joint bid in December 2019.

The opening game would be held at Eden Park in Auckland with the final in Sydney.

PROPOSED HOST CITIES

Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle, Launceston.

New Zealand: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin.

PROPOSED STADIUMS

Australia: ANZ Stadium, Allianz Stadium, AAMI Park, Suncorp Stadium, Coopers Stadium, McDonald Jones Stadium, HBF Park, University of Tasmania Stadium.

New Zealand: Eden Park, Westpac Stadium, Christchurch Stadium, Waikato Stadium, Dunedin Stadium.

EVALUATION REPORT

Australia-New Zealand received a technical score of 4.1 points out of five, with Colombia receiving 2.8.

Australia-New Zealand received higher scores than Colombia in every criteria - stadiums, team and referee facilities, accommodation, International Broadcast Centre (IBC), competition-related event sites and commercial.

Japan received a score of 3.9 but withdrew their bid on Monday.

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

The cross-confederation bid already has A$109 million of committed government investment.

BIDDERS TO DROP OUT

Brazil, Japan.

Source AAP