UEFA statement on voting with Colombia over Aus/NZ : WomensSoccer

UEFA statement on voting with Colombia over Aus/NZ : WomensSoccer

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/football/england-football-boss-rejected-jacinda-arderns-phone-call-ahead-world-cup-bid

UEFA said in a statement their vote for Colombia was an attempt to try to increase the growth of the women’s game in South America.

“Even though the Colombian bid was not the one rated highest technically by FIFA, European members of the FIFA Council felt that it represented a strategic opportunity for the development of women’s football in South America thanks to the legacy and increase of attention for the women’s game that the tournament would bring to the continent after turbulent years.

“It was a choice between two countries – Australia and New Zealand – where women’s football is already strongly established, and a continent where it still has to be firmly implanted and has a huge development potential. “It’s important to add that European members of the FIFA Council agreed to vote together on major issues as a matter of solidarity.”

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