As the Westfield Matildas get set for their first match in Adelaide in 13 years, the South Australian Government has thrown their support behind Australia’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup bid.
South Australia became the third state – alongside NSW and Queensland – to fully get behind Australia’s quest to host the showpiece women’s football tournament.
Coopers Stadium – which will play host to the Westfield Matildas clash with Chile tonight (kick-off 8pm AEDT) will be the same venue that will be used should Australia win hosting rights for the 2023 tournament.
“We’ve been able to reach an agreement and an outcome that allows us to participate [in the bid] and we couldn’t be more excited,” South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said on Tuesday.
“Now we’re part of ‘Team Australia’ that is going for the bid for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“We’ve got the Matildas here tonight, they haven’t been in South Australia for 13 years and we’re super excited to have them here.”