Grant Robertson: FIFA Women's World Cup will be a huge event for NZ

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 8:31PM
FIFA Women's World Cup bid launch - NZ Football CEO Andrew Pragnell iwth, Michele Cox, Football Ferns players Claudia Bunge and Rosie White, Barbara Cox at Eden Park. (Photo / Photosport.)

Grant Robertson: FIFA Women's World Cup will be a huge event for NZ

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 8:31PM

The FIFA Women's World Cup will pump millions into the country.

New Zealand and Australia will host the tournament in 2023, with the FIFA Council voting in favour of the trans-Tasman bid over Colombia.

Pool games and some knockout matches will be played here, in five different venues.

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says it's huge for the country.

He says over a billion people watched the last women's world cup in France, more than watched the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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