Jason Pine: FIFA Women's World Cup will be great for NZ

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 12:02PM
Football Ferns players Erin Naylor, Hannah Wilkinson, Paige Satchell and Annalie Longo. Photo / Photosport

Jason Pine: FIFA Women's World Cup will be great for NZ

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 12:02PM

The eyes of the world will be on us for the next Women's football World Cup.

New Zealand and Australia will host the event in 2023.

The FIFA Council has voted in favour of the trans-Tasman bidover Colombia.

Newstalk ZB football reporter Jason Pine told Tim Dower it's fantastic for the sport in this part of the world.

"The scale of this event is as big as anything that's ever been held here in New Zealand." 

He says Kiwis will get to see plenty of action.

"New Zealand will be based here for their pool games, and hopefully on towards the knockout stages as well.

"And as far as the number of games we will see, it will be significant. Five venues are going to be used in New Zealand."

They include Eden Park where they opening game will be held.

Dunedin will also host games and mayor Aaron Hawkins says it's great for the city.

He says aside from the positive economic impact on hospitality, accommodation and retail, it's a huge opportunity to present the city to a global audience.