The primary Women’s World Cup Playoff Tournament will occur in the urban communities of Hamilton and Auckland in New Zealand on Feb 17-23 one year from now, FIFA said on Monday.
The Playoff Tournament will comprise of 10 groups going after the last three spots left to meet all requirements for the Women’s World Cup, which will be facilitated by Australia and New Zealand from July 20, 2023.
Thailand and Chinese Taipei affirmed they would take part in the competition while the excess eight groups will qualify through their mainland competitions.
“The Playoff Tournament… will give enthusiasts of any age the chance to watch countries from around the world strive for the last three capability spots as the energy keeps on working towards FIFA Women’s World Cup,” FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman said.
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The Playoff Tournament follows FIFA’s choice in 2019 to extend the quantity of groups contending in the Women’s World Cup to 32 from 24 from 2023 as interest in ladies’ football keeps on developing.