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Australia's bid for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is shaping to be a joint bid with New Zealand.

The success of this year's tournament in France resulted in FIFA officials expanding the 2023 edition from 24 teams to 32.

FFA chairman Chris Nikou said on Tuesday that due to the increased demand for venues a dual bid is being discussed, with a resolution expected in coming days.

"We're still in dialogue with New Zealand and a decision will be made shortly as the bid book is due on December 13,"...

U.S. Soccer wants income info on USWNT players

New USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski addresses the pressure of coaching the two-time reigning World Cup winners.

U.S. Soccer is seeking the disclosure of all soccer-related income over the past five and a half years from the 28 players in the women's national team player pool who filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the federation earlier this year.

Lawyers for the federation filed the motion for disclosure Monday, the same day U.S. Soccer held a press conference to introduce Vlatko Andonovski as the new coach of the women's national team.

U.S. Soccer argues that the disclosures, which would cover...

Women's World Cup watched by more than 1 billion

Megan Rapinoe reacts to outgoing USWNT coach Jill Ellis becoming the program's all-time wins leader.
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More than one billion people watched this year's Women's World Cup, in which the United States women's national team beat Netherlands to win the competition for a fourth time.

A statement from FIFA revealed that a combined 1.12bn viewers watched the official broadcast coverage of the World Cup, which took place in France between June 7 and July 7, across all platforms -- a record audience for the competition, with the USWNT competing in three of the five most-watched games.

- USWNT is on top...


Australia star Sam Kerr at home in NWSL, but for how long?

Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A little more than two years before she cradled the World Cup trophy in the same stadium, Alex Morgan attempted a quieter exit in Lyon. Minutes after playing the second leg of a Champions League semifinal with Olympique Lyonnais, she walked through the mixed zone oblivious to the surrounding interviews in French. Her eyes were locked instead on a phone as she watched the beginning of her husband's MLS game several thousand miles away.

Family, friends and everything familiar were...

It's time to map out successful, meaningful change for women's soccer

There's no debate: as a standalone tournament, the Women's World Cup is a rip-roaring, commercially viable success. The 2019 edition broke women's football viewing records around the world. This happened not only in Europe, where the time zones were friendly and new marks were set in France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom, but also in the United States and Brazil. In fact, according to FIFA, Brazil set a new global viewing record when 35 million watched the Selecao take on France in the...